I've had a gloriously vintage time over the last few days (and it was sunny...three cheers)!
My vintage adventures all began on Saturday when I went to the Stroud Rag Market...
Tucked away in the Old Town Hall were all sorts of vintage treasures.
One of the first people I saw when I arrived was the lovely Viv. Mr Treasure had stayed at home so I'd ventured to Stroud unaccompanied (alone in a vintage fair full of fabulous things to buy...was he not thinking straight when he let me loose on my own?!!) It was so nice to see a friendly face and made the trip even more worthwhile.
Viv had lots of gorgeous things to rummage through and needless to say I found some that just had to come home with me (Viv - your generous spirit is so wonderfully kind. Thank you!)
Bundles of vintage fabric were crying out to be bought, but I managed to resist. I'm being strict with myself and trying only to buy fabric that I can think of a use for!
The quilt in the left of the photo was made in the 1800s and everyone who'd worked on it had sewn their initials on to its panels. It was so soft...I could easily imagine myself snuggled under it!
It's always fun to rummage through tins of bits and bobs - you never know what you might find.
In amongst the quilts and pieces of fabric on one stall I found these vibrant shell necklaces. Although I'm not sure I could see myself wearing one, I was rather drawn to their pretty colours.
The smell of lavender that wafted from these sachets and hearts was wonderful. It's a shame smell-o-blogging hasn't been invented yet as the scent was just gorgeous!
Not content with just one vintage-filled day...
...we popped along to the Blind Lemon Vintage Fashion Fair at Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham this afternoon. Mum loves vintage fairs too, so we all went as a Mother's Day treat (even Mr Treasure and Dad came along!)
It was really nice to see Lizzie at the Fair. It's always great to catch up with people from Blogland. Lizzie introduced me to another lovely blogger, Tracey. It does make me chuckle how introductions are made between bloggers..."Textile Treasure Seeker, this is lovevintagehomestyle". It's a great place, this little community of ours!
Vintage loveliness on Lizzie's stall.