Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Looking Forward to The Vintage Bazaar?

I thought it would be good to show you all the lovely place where Liz and I are holding The Vintage Bazaar ( http://www.thevintagebazaar.blogspot.com/) in October. As well as all the wonderful stalls which will be there and the 40's beauty parlour ( for those of us who need a bit of glamour...!) Frome itself has some truly beautiful shops. Catherine hill, which is about a 2 min walk from the Bazaar itself is a steep cobbled street housing vintage shops like 'Poot' and 'Make and Mend', clothing boutiques such as 'Deadlier than the Male' and 'Boho', the fab wool shop 'Marmalade Yarns' and the fabricholics dream which is 'Millie Moon' as well as many other unique antique shops, jewellers and cafes. So, when you have finished at The Bazaar if you have any money left (!) its the place to go.......just look at the pictures and try to resist its lure!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Necessary Purchases and a Brush with Royalty!

Well I couldn't go to the Vintage and Handmade Textiles Fair without making a couple of purchases but I was very restrained..honestly I could have happily remortgaged the house and really we could have lived on beans on toast for a while! Firstly was a beautiful embroidered picture from Helen Roskill, this is so clever, she has used a black and white illustration from an old childrens book and then embellished it with clever embroidery, the picture doesn't do it justice. Her stall was on my last post and she had some truly beautiful things but she doesn't have a blog so if you want to see more come to our Vintage Bazaar in Frome on October 30th http://thevintagebazaar.blogspot.com/as she has a stall there! Secondly is a corsage using some Liberty fabric from the talented Woo http://www.thedevilmakeswork.co.uk/and lastly was a patchwork cushion from Hen http://henhousehomemade.blogspot.com/.....and I was so inspired by Hen's work that I bought some vintage 40's fabrics from Sal http://salssnippetsshop.blogspot.com/and Donna http://www.donnaflower.com/to create my own less accomplished version!

Over the last couple of weeks my millinery has been getting about a bit (but only to the best places you understand!) this lovely lady sent me a picture of her wearing hers in her husbands E type jag, another pictured here went to the Queens garden party and another visited Ascot! Its so lovely to get pictures from clients, it makes all the sore eyes and stabbed fingers worthwhile!!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

The Vintage and Handmade Textiles Day

Firstly, apologies for neglecting my blog of late but it is officially 'mad' time at work so my blog has been relegated to the bottom of my 'to do' list! Today was the first (of many I am sure!) Vintage and Handmade Textiles Day in Chipping Sodbury. This is the brainchild of the lovely Michele and Jayne (http://http//countrycottagechic2.blogspot.com/and http://http//infocowboysandcustard.blogspot.com/) and it was a wonderful day. I went along today as a customer rather than a stallholder which was lovely as I could chat to everyone and make a real day of it. There were some beautiful stalls, some I recognised from the original fair like my partner in crime Liz http://thewasherwoman.blogspot.com/, Donna http://http//www.donnaflower.com/ Hen http://http//henhousehomemade.blogspot.com/ and Viv http://http://hensteethart.blogspot.com/. but there were also an array of stallholders I hadn't met before so it was great to meet other talented ladies, especially the wonderful Woo http://http//www.thedevilmakeswork.co.uk/ who makes the best bunnies you've ever seen. We enjoyed some delicious cakes in the sunshine made by Hen and managed to spot a meeting of the ' Vintage and Handmade Widower Support Group' as well! Needless to say a few 'necessary' purchases were made....but more of that another time. for those of you who couldn't make it I'll leave you with some pics...have a great weekend.