Sunday, 24 July 2011

Update Part 2

Yesterday, I finally managed to get out to a boot sale although very late on. I obviously missed all the best bargains but still managed to find a few nice things.

I found this pretty blue rose, vintage silk cushion cover, I have added a nice feather pad . The chair is one of pair Mr C found at the tip shop and painted in an Annie Sloan paint ,he mixed the blue colour himself using a white and dark blue.

I also found some pretty china , a sweet green and pink carnation dressing table set, some cute vintage crocheted crinoline lady egg cosies and a china crinoline lady.

Going back to our first Olney Vintage Fair, I thought I would share a few photos to give you
a flavour. My sister and husband were visiting from Scotland with their children and they got roped in to running the tea room. They were completely exhausted by the end of the day.
As usual there were a wonderful array of stalls. The hall looked really pretty and we had a steady flow of visitors throughout the day.

There was a nice mix of vintage and handmade with some lovely new sellers too. Some had travelled quite a distance including the lovely Amanda from Charente Vintage who had travelled from France.

We had a lovely day which made all the preparation worthwhile. The next day we were up bright and early as we were selling at The Winslow Vintage and Handmade Fair. This is a lovely event outside in the market square. We were pretty tired but luckily it was a sunny day and we were able to sit behind our stall on deck chairs and relax and listen to the music.

After all the fairs we needed a day of relaxation so we headed to one of our favourite National Trust properties, Wimpole Hall Farm.


It was a lovely way to relax, ambling around the farm looking at the baby animals and of course sampling the tea and cake in the tea room.
Things are very busy again now, with only two weeks to go until our first fair in Market Harborough. And before that I have to squeeze in a little trip to Vintage at The Southbank !




8 comments:

Susan said...

It sounds like you had a great time!

A Blessed Life said...

Well you know how to make us drool,those lovelies could live at my home anytime lol I have never seen crinoline ladies egg covers lol how sweet.

ted and bunny said...

oh those cakes
Unfair to post piccies of them whilst I'm sitting here eating boring old porridge!
xx

Sal said...

Love your 'finds'! Hope you have a lot of fun at 'Vintage at the Southbank'...lucky you! ;-) x

Wend said...

I'm going to Southbank too - might bump into you!

Susy said...

Hello dear,
I wanted to thank you for the information,
if I'm in Market Harborough
I'd like to meet you.
a hug
Suzy x

Pennyblossoms said...

That is brilliant that you have traders from aboard joining the Fair! Good on you!
Z xx

Joanne said...

The pictures are all amazing but my favorite is the picture of the dresses. I love vintage dresses!
Blessings, Joanne