Sunday, 12 February 2012

Vintage Fair Finds

Yesterday's Vintage Fair in Market Harborough was great, it was even busier than the last one in Market Harborough even though we had sub zero temperatures. On our drive over in the morning the temperature dropped to -15 degrees but the countryside looked stunning with the trees covered in thick frost.
Of course I had to treat myself to a couple of things including this lovely jar with it's bright red lid from Helen Storey. I am not sure what I am going to use it for yet but it will definitely live in the kitchen with my other red bits of kitchenalia.

Other things I found were the blue rose curtains from Wend of Ticking Stripes, two sweet little 1930s glazed cards for a wedding and a birthday from Vicky of Vicky Loves Vintage and a pretty jug and picture from Jo of Lost Property Vintage.

I found the lovely roses tin on Wend's stall. The daffodils are the ones we had on the tea tables in the tea room, they were displayed in vintage coronation mugs. I love using this vintage Kilner jar as a vase for spring flowers.I bought it from Acorn and Will at lat year's Country Living Fair.

I found this little wooden doll with a pink dress on Adrian's stall. She has found a home with my other two with their yellow and blue dresses.

This wonderful assortment of 1930s reading comprehension cards were from Vicky Loves Vintage.

I found this gorgeous piece of fabric on Wend's stall and will definitely turn it in to some pretty cushion covers.

This lovely barbola plaque was another purchase from Vicky loves Vintage.

It has survived in wonderful condition and is beautifully hand painted.

I have been avoiding helping Mr C with the unpacking of bags and boxes today and instead have been faffing with pictures. I have finally replaced my christmas classroom print in the hall with this one of ducks which is one of my favourites.

The chickens have cheered up today as the snow has started to melt. The poor things were totally bamboozled by their first experience of snow, they refused to budge from these plant pots until Mr C had cleared them a path.

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday and supported the fair, I had a really enjoyable day talking to lots of lovely people. There are photos of the day over on the fair blog.


Sal said...

Gorgeous finds...especially the reading cards!! I love old school items like that! ;-)x

ted and bunny said...

I'm so pleased that you had a good day and good attendance- you put in such a lot of hard work.

Sounds like it was a really cold start, even us Soft Southerners have been bitten last week by a blimmin cold Jack Frost!

I love your treats especially the rosy print tin- I've got a version in yellow with daffodils and it cheers me up everytime I take a biscuit out- the best excuse I can find!

Susan said...

What wonderful finds! I especially love the huge jar with the red lid!

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

So pleased that MH went so well for you again and sad I couldn't make it. Some lovely purchases there especially Wend's fabric ... hope she has some left for Northampton! Off the the fair blog now xx

June said...

Brilliant finds - love that barbola plaque and the fabrics.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Sounds like you all had a fab day. So glad it all went so well and really jealous of all your vintage goodies!

Carol said...

Fabulous purchases, especially the rosey tin and material from Wend.
Carol xx

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely finds :)

Thecraftytrundler said...

It was a great day, once inside the lovely location! Have never been before, but thoroughly enjoyed it, and look forward to the next one : )
I must say I bought some fabric from Wend too : )

Sharon xx

delia hornbook said...

oohhh you really did find some beautiful things. Love the roses tins and the jug. Have a lovely week,dee x

bellaboo said...

Wonderful did well! Love the little jug and the storage jar.Have a bit of a storage jar/tin obsession going on right now!
We have the same scales except mine are cream.
Hope it's a bit warmer for you this week! :0)

Anonymous said...

I had a little wooden doll like yours when I was little, mine had a sailor dress on - wish I'd kept her now! Also love the fabric and the comprehension cards.

Vicki said...

So pleased it went very well; I was worried when I saw the weather. Your barbola plaque is gorgeous!