Sunday, 30 January 2011

Vintage Fair Plans

I have had a busy few weeks finalising plans for the Northampton Vintage Fairs. We have decided to go for it and have booked four dates for the year with another yet to be finalised for the Summer. Mr C is doing a lot of the work for me this time and we have set up a new blog northamptonvintagefair.blogspot.com to keep everyone up to date with developments.We are already fully booked for the first one of the year, and it's great to know that all things vintage are as popular as ever.

The Keep Calm And Carry On sign is rather apt at the moment in the corner house but I am sure things will calm down soon. Mr C bought me this metal sign from Sue and Chris who sadly have had to close their little shop Rags and Roses Vintage. It is destined for my kitchen wall once it has been decorated. They are still selling online though and will be selling at our March fair for the first time. We also bought the lovely E .S Byatt picture from them.

This little chap is the latest addition to my dog collection.

Mr C finally got round to painting the dark pine cupboard in the hall that houses all my vintage children's books. It looks loads better with it's white and green distressed paint job.


This old Minton jar was a recent find, I love the images on the sides and lid.



Yesterday was the Northampton Bicycle Basket Bazaar and after a change to my original plans I decided to brave the cold and pop in to catch up with a few fellow bloggers. Sure enough I managed to catch up with Annie (The Felt Fairy) and her lovely daughter Amy from Blighty Boutique and also Linda from Tabbyroo. All of them will be selling at the March Fair so it was good to catch up.

I found the pretty yellow vase on Linda's stall which matches my green and pink ones.


There seems to be a bit of a yellow theme going on this week, I treated myself to this hand made yellow roses bag last weekend and we found the yellow rose butter dish, needle book and cruet set on Linda's and Amy's stalls.



23 comments:

Jem said...

I adore the delicate yellow vase to match your pink and green ones - such a beautiful shade! :-)

Jem x

sharie said...

Think the bookcase looks so much better after its been painted. Don't forget to put up a photo when its filled with books. The yellow roses bag is adorable.

Callie said...

OO now, I had a good giggle to myself wondering if you looked really closely at the ES Byatt pic. I saw it in a charity shop, high on the wall, so I asked the man serving if he would get it down for me. "Which one?"
"The one with lovely yellow and pink roses."
"Oh you like it do you," he said, giving me a funny look. "Oh well," I thought, "He thinks it's old tat, but it's vintage (dahling)" I took it home (£2!) and hung it over the mantlepiece and all and sundry visited and said not a lot about it and one day, as I sat gazing at my lovely picture, I noticed the ornament, the lady and her ahem state of, well, not entirely dressed-ness and then I noticed her reflection in the silver vase...... I still wonder if anyone noticed before I did but it's in the bedroom now, out of sight to everyone except DH and me! Still love it!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh Annie, so many lovely things in this post, I don't know where to start. Love all the yellow. I never used to be a fan of yellow but now I'm really keen on it. Mr C has done a good job on the cupboard.

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Sunshine yellow is much appreciated at the moment as we seem to have a severe lack of it in the sky. So pleased to hear that the March fair is fully booked and thank you for all your hard work x

Susy said...

Aaaarghhh! What I would pay for
get your hands on the two jars
last photo with the roses, they are wonderful!
Congratulations to the fair.
A hug
Susy

Susan said...

I love those vases!! And the Minton jar is to die for!! Gorgeous!

delia hornbook said...

O WOW gorgeous things but what had the oooohhhhh factor for me just had to be those 50's frosted vases i LOVE them ;-)) dee x

The Vintage Gardener said...

I can't wait until March!!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The vases are gorgeous! and the little dog is such a cutie! It was great to see you on saturday, we are really looking forward to the fair!

LissyLou said...

i'm wondering if i can make a trip to this fair, i'd love to see you all and meet up with Sharon the crafty trundler again. I'm going to speak to the hubbie x

fee~bee said...

what a lot of gorgeous things my fave is the cupboard I just adore stained glass
xx fee

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Glad to see that the fair plans are coming to fruition just sorry I wont be as involved this year.
Debbie

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Everything is lovely especially the cupboard and the zingy yellow bag, I am collecting 50's yellow roses fabric for my seaside home(when we get it). I did my unit in spring yellow and green yesterday, great minds and all that.....
T x

Tabbyroo said...

It was nice to catch up with you on Saturday, a few people took flyers and said they were pleased to have all the dates to put in diarys. Liking the yellow theme Linda xx

ted and bunny said...

just over to the fair blog, looks like you had some great buys...I could just move right into your home!!
xx

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann, beautiful finds and your cabinet looks fantastic. I have a little plate with the same image as the top of the jar, its one of my favourites.

I am so excited to see that you have a fair on in September, we will only be staying only 1 1/2 hours away in the Cotswold's on this date, so I have marked it on our itinerary to visit...can't wait.

Tamara

melanie said...

A feast for the eyes, as usual, you have so many beautiful things :) xxx

Fancy Vintage said...

Loving your collections!

Fancy Vintage said...

Loving your collection!

sylviesgarden said...

Hello there, would you please accept the Stylish Blogger Award? As you know, I love your blog and would be honoured if you would accept.
x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

I love the cupboard and little dog x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Ooh so many lovely things - i forgot to say I went to uni in Northampton (a fair few years ago now!) and i wish i was savy enough then to find lovely stuff like this, although i did frequent all the fab charity shops there (dont know if they will still be there now) and there always seemed to be a bargain on gold street -lol. Scarlett x