Friday, 27 August 2010

Northampton Vintage Fair and Bank Holiday Plans

This week has been pretty hectic, back at work catching up and waiting for the dreaded GCSE results. In the end my lovely girl made me very proud and did really well.
Deb and I finally got our act together and made some flyers for the Northampton, Vintage and Home Made Fair on OCT 23rd. Most of the stalls have already gone but there may be one or two left if any new sellers are interested.

I am now off work for a long weekend. I guess there may be a bit more baking going on,

quite a lot of this ......

and possibly a bit of this. I found two lovely old heavy wooden bedside cupboards at the local tip recycling shop and they need a lick of paint. These are some more of the lovely scraps in my new scrap book.

The lavender is dried and stored away in four large glass jars.

I have started sewing lavender hearts with recycled linens and vintage buttons. I do this every year but will try and make more this year to add to my stall at the fair.

I had a couple of charity shop finds this week including these pretty glasses

and this 1950s/60s Molly Brett print. I will try and get these listed in my Etsy shop over the weekend.

Anyway I need to get myself moving as there will be lots to cram in over the next few days. I know my lovely girl is planning a day out for us and I have lots of jobs to catch up on. Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend with at least a bit of sunshine.


VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Enjoy the weekend, love the hearts, they are very pretty. Still coveting those scraps.

LissyLou said...

I really wanted to come to this one. I believe sharon (the crafty trundler is going)but i looked in my diary and we are off to see Disney on ice that day. Wish you all well for the day and looking forward to seeing all the piccies after. x said...

Those hearts are gorgeous, really lovely! I am glad that you lovely girl did well and that you are having a grand day out together. Have fun! A very happy bank holiday weekend to you too! Susie xxx

sylviesgarden said...

Love, love, love those glasses!!!
Hope you have a good weekend.

bellaboo said...

Congrats to your daughter! Those hearts are fab..I LOVE them!The prettiest I've seen.Look forward to seeing the bedside cabinets after your makeover.
Have a great weekend!

Bellaboo :o)

Ticking stripes said...

Love the poster - will put it on my blog over the weekend! (My gorgeous girl did well in her ASs too so I was happy particularly as I had to pick them up and phone them through to her while she was in Edinburgh!)

vintage mum said...

What lovely hearts, don't work too hard have a good weekend
Cate x

Vintagemaison said...

Gorgeous hearts - I really love them! Carol x

Amy said...

I'd love a stall at your next fair if you have any left. Amy x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Really great to see the posters!! I'm really looking forward to it!!
Well done to your daughter with her exam results, she can relax & enjoy her holiday now!
Love the lavender hearts, and well done on your finds : )
Have a grat few days off.

Sharon xx

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Ann
Love the little hearts. Glad your daughter did well in her GCSE results, congratulations to her, Louis also did us proud. I would love a stand at the Northampton Fair if there is one left please? You would have loved the Cotswold Vintage Fair. Hope to meet again at Stamford. Have a great weekend.
Jo xx

Tilly Rose said...

So gutted I can't come to the fair this year :((
Hope all goes well ladies...
Love the posters!
Karen x x x

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann, those two chocolate boxes are my favourite too :)

Congratulations to your daughter....Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend!

p.s love the lavender hearts, they are gorgeous

Tamara x

Tabbyroo said...

Hi Ann, the hearts you've made are very pretty. Looking forward to the fair, have already started blogging about it Linda x

Susan said...

Okay I really love the hearts and glasses. I am seeing so many pretty things in blog land.

The Little Vintage Company said...

Gorgeous finds! Love the lavender hearts!
Tamzin X

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Can't wait for the fair! Very excited xxxx

homemadegorgeous said...

Hi Ann, thanks for your post and for stopping by. I would love to come along to the vintage fair, it looks fab! If it's not too tricky to get to from London I may pop along..
Sarah x

A Life Less Expensive said...

Hi Ann,
so glad your daughter did well. Good luck with the fair this weekend, sorry but i cant be there, working ! Sue (Rags and Roses Vintage)