Monday, 9 May 2011

The Winslow Handmade and Vintage Fair





On Sunday we were up early and packed the car to go to The Winslow Handmade and Vintage Fair. After a very wet night we weren't sure what the weather had in store for us, but apart from some strong gusts of wind the rain stayed away.The fair was held on the pretty market square and had a lovely vibrant atmosphere. Hayley from Vintage Scoops in her vintage ice cream van did a roaring trade. The Sasparillas entertained us with some great 1940s tunes.



All of the lovely little shops around the market square were open for business. This one seemed particularly popular with young and old alike.

Our stall was on on the corner of the market right next to the musicians which was great.

Our new vintage bunting got it's first public airing.

Mr C and I had a lovely day and met lots of nice people. It was great to catch up with Sharon from Clover Cottage who was having a day out as well as Lindsey from Elsie Sparrow who was selling two stalls along from us. There were yummy cup cakes on offer as well as some very nice alcoholic ginger beer that went down a treat in the sunshine.
Lisa from Polka Dot Gallery along with her friends did a great job of organising a really enjoyable event.


Last week I found this really pretty vintage Suffolk Puff or Yo Yo bedspread.

I am guessing it may date to the 1930s and is made from beautiful pastel coloured rayon type fabric.

It is a very large single and backed on to pink fabric.

It is in amazing condition and must have taken hours to make. Sadly I really can't keep it as I have an ever growing collection of eiderdowns and bedspreads so I think it will be destined for our little area at Brackley Antiques Cellar.


11 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Sounds like a brilliant day! Wish I had come for a trip out, I am sure I could have done two fairs in one day if I tried very hard! lol!

Those bedspreads are gorgeous, I have never seen a yoyo one like that before, it is really lovely!

See you very soon!

Ticking stripes said...

Sounds lovely! I have a Suffolk puff quilt too but can't bear to part with it. I'd never seen another - yours is lovely.

Josie-Mary said...

Sounds like a great day. I love the bedspread :)

The Vintage Gardener said...

Your stall looked great. Totopoly brought back memories, I had that game for Christmas in about 1972/3 and I've still got it! Love all the pictures too!

delia hornbook said...

Sounds and looks like such a lovely day. Wow i love that quilt the work that has gone into that is amazing, dee x

Catherine said...

It is just such a treat to see your pictures. I love your stall..it looked lovely. Mmm the ginger beer sounded yummy. I am entirely enchanted by the ads for the various fairs in your sidebar each time I visit..they are just gorgeous, let alone the fairs themselves!!. Love Catherine

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

I thought of you with the weather glad to hear you had a good day and that the sun shone for you.

Liz McCaffry Payne said...

Lovely pictures of Winslow looking pretty in the sunshine. I really liked your stall - hope to see you again next time :)

ella said...

Lovely pictures I so enjoyed. I used to
live in Winslow and worked in LLoyds bank in the Market Square many years ago. I wish I could have visited your stall. Your pictures brought back many memories. Thank-you.

Seamstress Sue said...

Hi Annie! Lovely pics, we delivered to Winslow in deep snow last winter...it looked so pretty in spring sunshine, especially adorned with your lovely goodies! we have a new gaff...must catch up soon,
love Sue n Chris (Nuneaton) xxxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wonderful day and treasures....I wish we had things like this to go to!