Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Northampton Vintage Fair 21st May

Saturday is fast approaching and last minute preparations are being made. Life is pretty hectic at the moment and finding time to even sort out stock to take to the fair has been tricky. However it is starting to come together with a little pile of sorted and priced stock forming on my landing. I am really looking forward to catching up with everyone again sellers and customers alike. Hopefully the rain will stay away although it's pretty miserable looking out of the window at the moment.

Mr C has been busy transforming this mannequin we found at the tip shop some months ago. He started by painting the base and top in Farrow and Ball paint.

He has then covered it in pieces of vintage adverts taken from 1940s copies of Punch magazine. I bought a job lot some time ago and they are full of great adverts. It has been a long and painstaking process but the end result is really good. I am trying to convince him that as he has made such a good job of this one he should make a start on the female mannequin we bought at the same time. This chap will be coming with us to the fair on Saturday.

Mr C found me a pile of blue utility ware this week. I found a box full of green Beryl Woods Ware in a charity shop a few weeks ago too. This is just some of it as there is still more of the green in the dishwasher as I am writing this.

I will be sorting this in to sets and bringing some along to the fair on Saturday.

Anyway if you are not too far from Northampton , please pop along to the fair on saturday, we would love to see you.


Tabbyroo said...

Hope the fair goes well Linda xx

Anonymous said...

Can't wait!

LissyLou said...

i am gutted, i had put this fair in my diary ages ago, lost my diary and then when i found it realised i had booked something else!!!! would be great to meet you all and i'd love to see Sharon (crafty trundler again) - oh well maybe i'll organise myself enough to get to the next one xxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Can't wait to see everyone! It is an amzing day out!

A Treasured Past said...

Hope the fair goes well. Love the mannequin makeover, it is bound to get heaps of interest. bye for now, Tam x

Pennyblossoms said...

Ooo, I'm getting excited! (oo-er Mrs!).
Looking forward to seeing you all again!
Z xx

PS The mannequin looks amazing-a real labour of love. But so very worth it. Well done Mr C!

Vintage Sunday said...

Oh what lovelies you're taking to the fair! My problem would be parting with it all! :) Mr C did a wonderful job on the mannequin! Hope you have a wonderful time! Love Brenda

Thecraftytrundler said...

Looking forward no end to Saturday : )Love your finds, especially the great idea for decorating the mannequin!!
See you all then : )

Sharon xx

delia hornbook said...

Have a great time, dee x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

My stock is now taking over the conservatory and the dining room table, thank goodness for trays....
Can't wait.

Vicki said...

Love the blue utility and the mannequin! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.
Vicki x

gillyflower said...

You have some fantastic stuff there - your husband has done a terrific job on the mannequin - what a find!
Love the blue china, hope you have a greatd ay at the Fiar tomorrow, good luck, wish I were a bit closer to visit!
Found your blog via Ted and Bunny, and will be back!
Gill x

a mermaids purse said...

love your blog always so many beautiful treasures, love the images from the fair on the previous posting too x thanks for kind comments on blog ;0)xx

gillyflower said...

Hope the Fair went well for you!
Good Luck to your teenager taking AS levels! Hope its all going well for them.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment!
Best Wishes
Gill x