Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Weekend Finds

We had a lovely weekend starting with the our second Vintage Fair at Market Harborough. The atmosphere was great and the stall holders went to enormous effort to make their stalls look wonderful. On Sunday we were selling at another fair in Winslow and we also had to fit in a trip to Brackley Antique cellar to tidy up our unit. The box and magazines were found on the unit next to our own.

Of course I had to treat myself to a couple of purchases from the fair. First was this sweet tin which has no name on it so I am unsure what it originally held although I would guess sweets.

I bought three beautiful crystal chandelier droplets from Bryony to add to my collection I use to decorate my christmas tree each year.

I love this painted pebble that I bought from some wonderful new sellers, Gail and her sisters. I also found the little tin on their stall.

The 1950s tray was another purchase from Gail's stall.

The duck tin was another find at Brackley, I love the muted colours.

Mr C found this vintage German christmas tree holder at Brackley, there are still a couple left if you are looking for one.

All in all we had a really enjoyable weekend although it was nice to finally put my feet up on Sunday evening.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Market Harborough Vintage Fair

Just a reminder that this Saturday is the 2nd Market Harborough Vintage Fair. It would be lovely to see some of you there. This time there are more stalls than ever with a second room of stalls and lots of new sellers joining us for the first time. As usual tea and cakes are available provided by the hotel. There will be lots of lovely ideas for Christmas presents as well as the usual vintage goodies to treat yourself.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Lull Before The Storm

Things are fairly quiet here at the moment but I can sense the hectic build up to Christmas will very soon be upon us. The house has started to feel quite cosy, we have had a few log fires and I have started trying out some of the festive scented Yankee candles that have just appeared in the shops.

The garden is looking horrendous especially now the chickens have made it their own. However there are still a few flowers brightening things up and I always bring a few indoors to enjoy.

Mr C has been busy preparing for the fairs and renovating various pictures and pieces of furniture. These frames were a boot sale find some time ago. They were dark brown wood and falling apart. I wouldn't have looked twice at them but Mr C knew they could be repaired and that some light paint would show off their pretty detailing.

They still had their original old mounts and just needed the right pictures to set them off.

I remembered that I had these two original Victorian chromolithographs waiting for the right frames and they fitted perfectly. These will come along to a fair with us or find their way to our stand at Brackley Antiques Cellar.

The Christmas build up starts in just over a week's time on Saturday 19th with our second vintage fair in Market Harborough. We are both really looking forward to this as the venue is great and we had a lovely day last time.

The next day we are having a stall at the Winslow Festive Fair which will be good fun but means I will be pretty exhausted by the time I have to go back to work on the Monday morning.

The following Saturday Mr C is having a stall at another fair very local to us. There will be a range of antiques and vintage goodies on offer including some furniture and clothes.

Before we know it we will be in to December and we will be preparing for our Christmas vintage fair in Northampton. This will be our 7th fair at St Matthews in Northampton and we are supporting a local charity by donating raffle prizes for their own fundraising event the following day.

If you are free next Saturday the 19th please pop along to The Three Swans in Market Harborough and say hello, you will be made very welcome.