Saturday, 30 May 2009

Viva Vintage

I'd been looking forward to today for ages...the promise of the Vintage and Handmade Fair at Chipping Sodbury turned me into an over excitable being as soon as I read it was happening!

Driving through South Gloucestershire, Mr Treasure and I kept commenting on how French it all looked (the sun streaming through the car windows and the smell of suntan lotion probably added to the holiday feel). Even the Fair's venue - the Town Hall - was flying the French flag! 

So many gorgeous stalls, but I made a beeline for The Vintage Magpie as soon as I arrived. Mr Treasure bought me the best present ever - another bunny to join the little gang I have at home...we chose Agnes. 

I love Nicky's wonderful bears, bunnies and elephants. It was fabulous to see them face-to-face and to meet their talented creator too!

The little blue elephant eggcup from Cowboys and Custard just had to come home with me...

There were gorgeous bags aplenty at The Sea Garden (one of my favourite stalls).

I loved the buttons and stamps on these boxes (I can't remember the name of this stall - oops, apologies!)

Brightly coloured fabric made into all sorts of  things caught my eye at Hen House.

Niki's Nostalgia at the Stonehouse stall was filled with lots of textile treasure...I fell in love with one of her pillow designs and just couldn't go home without it (it's in the last photo below...)

As soon as we got home, I rushed outside to hang up the bunting I'd bought from Shabby Chick. I'm thrilled with it!

Even Agnes couldn't resist getting out in the sun!

What a brilliant day! It was fabulous to meet so many of the faces behind the blogs I love reading. There were several instances of "It's you" and "I thought I recognised you from your blog photos"! It was like meeting old friends, even though all we've ever shared is each other's posts and not actually ever met before.

The Fair was a complete triumph (hoorah for everyone involved in it!)...roll on the next one, I can't wait!


Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Katie... it was so good to meet you at the fair.. I am really happy that so many bloggers turned out for the event and had the courage to come and say hello..
Lovely photos... thank you for taking them.. I left my camera in the car and was looking for it all day!

Look forward to another chat in November!!!

Michele xx
P.s Lovely blog you have here

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh I'm feeling so left out way out East! It seems such a lovely event - I think I shall have to persuade hubby that a short break south west is in order next autumn! t.x

BusyLizzie said...

so glad you enjoyed the fair, it really was quite special & unique!
Lizzie xx

BusyLizzie said...

I am not surprised that you couldn't find me in the crush! My stall was in the foyer, next to the ladies loo.. very useful for people to use as a changing room!
Lizzie x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hello Katie,
What a lovely post! - And I shall be adding you to my blog links...

Thank you for mentioning me and for buying one of my brooch pillows - I hope that you will enjoy using it.

Glad that you had such fun at the fair,

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Katie!
You came our way for the V&H fair and we went to your home town of Malvern for the party!
I am soooo miffed about missing the fair, but can't wait for the next one. It looks great in your photos.
Have a super weekend.
Denise x

Country Cottage Chic said...

So glad you made it & enjoyed your day out - Chipping Sodbury certainly looks lovely in your photo!

I've added your post to the V&H blog.


Donna said...

Oooh you made some fine purchases Katie :-) I shall have a stall at the next one and am so excited to be going finally. No doubt I will see you there x