Monday, 25 October 2010

Northampton Vintage And Home Made Fair

If you don't like looking at lots of photos then it's probably best to give this posting a miss. I couldn't let Saturday's fair go unmarked though and I wanted to share with you some of the lovely things that were on offer. It was a great day with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The weather was kind to us and the rain only started as we were all packing up.I tried to get plenty of photos this time but sadly some have not come out well including those of Jo's (Hesta Nesta's) gorgeous stall. We had some very bright sunshine which meant that taking photos of some stalls was impossible, so apologies to those people whose stalls I haven't captured.

This was my stall before the doors opened.

Part of Debbie's pretty stall.

Linda and Jake's of Tabby Roo.

Vicky from Tickle Penny Vintage

More of my bits and pieces

I did sell quite a lot but still seemed to come home with loads so if there is anything you see that takes your fancy drop me an email. At some point I will get round to listing things in my Etsy shop but it could be a while !

Carol from Pure Country, she also had a wonderful display of floral pinnies.

Lindsey of Elsie Sparrow, I can never leave her stall empty handed.

Lots of lovely knitted goodies from Carol of Sara Carol Makes. Her mannequin was great.

I love this red mangle but I can't remember which stall it was on. Wend of Ticking Stripes maybe ?

Amy from Blighty Boutique was joined by her mum Annie The Felt Fairy. Amy had made some lovely felt poppies for the poppy appeal.

Caroline's quirky stall, love the tea cosy.

Lovely eiderdown on Debbie's stall, Bella Bella.

I snapped up this wonderful old painted WI glazed notice board. It has been converted in to a display cupboard and I was so excited when I spotted it. I can't remember the name of the lovely lady who was selling it but I know it was Kris's mum. Sadly the pictures of Kris's amazing stall didn't come out.

This was Vicky of Vicky Loves Vintage. I was very tempted by the barbola plaque.

Sharon of Shabby Polka Dots had some beautiful hand made pictures and note books.

Eleanor was selling some gorgeous bags made from vintage fabrics, I am really cross that I didn't snap up one of the yellow rose bags.

And finally another snap of my lovely WI cupboard. It needs a new catch and I may remove the doily shelf edging but will share some more photos of it once it is in it's new home. Mr C also bought the lovely old Moroccan style stained glass lantern to hang in the garden.

Finally I just want to thank all of the amazing sellers for making the event such fun and so friendly. Also thanks to all of our lovely customers who were so appreciative and also so wonderfully friendly. They had travelled from far and wide including one lovely lady who had travelled all the way from Birmingham on the train having read about the fair on my blog.


Alix said...

Looks like an amazing day! Wish I could have been there!

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Ann
The fair was lovely and had a wonderful atmosphere, please reserve me a space for the next one, I'll definitely be back (if you and Debbie will have me:))Thank you both for a lovely day.
Jo xx

Amy said...

Great selection of pics. My friend and I were admiring the lantern, it's lovely x

winnibriggs said...

I am gutted that I was unable to get to the fair, perhaps next time. So glad it went well and you all seem to have had a great time. The stalls look amazing, thank you for sharing. I love the pictures.

Ticking stripes said...

Ah it was you who bought the most coveted item of the day was it - the WI cabinet! Please put me at the top of the list for potential buyers when you tire of it! (Although I'm not convinced you will tire of it). Yes it was my Wringerette - which was purchased by a lovely gentleman who buys old items for his work in rehab for old folks - stimulating their memories - he bought it for his "laundry memories" area. He also bought a Pyrx babies bottle for the same reason. I was thrilled that those two items went to such a good cause. Also a young man buying items for World War II re-enactments bought several items. Isn't it nice that the fair isn't just a "girlie" event? Thank you and Debbie so much for making it such a good event - it seems to get better it each time. Please count me in again!

Anonymous said...

It was a great afternoon, well done for organising it all. I came away with some lovely bits and pieces, including your Vernon Ward picture of a harbour. I didn't realise until I saw it in your photo! I'll say hello next time.

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, I love lot's of pictures! I want it all :-)
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

It certainly was a lovely afternoon despite the chaos I caused with my late arrival. The atmosphere was spot on and I would love to come back next time .... promise I'll be more punctual. Wend is bang on about the mix in customers .... I had a lovely old gent that was buying up linens and children's hankies. A memory area for old folks sounds like such a lovely idea and I lost count of the number of people who had memories stirred by items they had seen and purchased on Saturday. Well done Ann & Debbie x

Vicki said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for a great fair! I really enjoyed the day; it was so well organised by you all; the other stallholders were lovely and the customers were great and seemed very impressed too. Please put me down for next time.

Cornflake said...

Wow look at all these treasures! I could spend all day looking through theses stalls. Wonderful!!

Rebecca White said...

Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing! Becky :-)

landcuckoo said...

Trust me you did sell lots! I didn't manage to get to the event until just after lunchtime and there are quite a few bits in your pictures that I didn't see there!!
It was a lovely collection of goodies and I look forward to the next show to see what else I can spend my pennies on!
Thanks for showing your lovely pictures
Sarah x

Donna said...

Hi Ann my family and I came from Peterborough to the vintage fair we had a great time brought quite a few items my daughter whoose 13 brought herself a crochet blanket very pleased with herself.Thanks for a lovely day looking forward to the next one.

Vintagemaison said...

Super photos - ooh! It's times like these I wish I could get back over to Blighty! Hope you all had a great time.

Miss Creativity said...

What lovely photos and the blue glass rose bowl on Sharons stall (Shabby Polka Dots) is just like one I have but hers looks like it is in better condition - the painted flowers on mine have rubbed off a little over time.

bellaboo said...

So pleased that it was such a success.All the stalls looked amazing! I think I would have been quite broke by now if I had been there! :o)

ted and bunny said...

out of everything in your wonderful photos, I too would've had to buy the WI cupboard!
What an amazing day it must've been

harmony and rosie said...

What a visual feast .. I would love to have been there too. Your WI cupboard really is a stunner.

saracarol81 said...

Hi Ann, what lovely photos and i was so thrilled to be part of such a lovely exciting day, thankyou for the comment about my manaquin , the whole day was brilliantly organised and well done to both you and Debbie x

Susy said...

Hello Ann,
that your beautiful stalls,
I wish I was there and buy everything.
Compliments, hugs Susy

Thecraftytrundler said...

Lovely post & loads of lovely pics!!!
It's a great event, great to see you, and Debbie, also great to meet blogging friends, and make new ones!
Count me in for the next fair please, and thanks to you, and Debbie for all your hard work : )

Sharon xx

Jem said...

Hi Annie!

I'm new to reading and writing blogs and I've been really inspired after stumbling across your blog - such gorgeous pieces, I like your style

Jem :-)

Tabbyroo said...

Hi Ann, Thanks for organising another great fair,know its loads of hard work but you and Debbie do a great job Linda xx

Pennyblossoms said...

What an amazing selection of comments, Ann. So pleased, but such a shame to have missed it. It just keeps growing and growing. Big slaps on the backs to you and Debbie. It is so good when someones hard work pays off. Congratulations!
Z xx