Sunday, 14 March 2010

A Vintage Weekend

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.

After all the fun of this weekend's fairs, I'm rather looking forward to the next ones on the calendar!


BusyLizzie said...

thank you for your lovely comments, great to see you & your family. Lizzie x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Looks like you had a good dose of vintage over the weekend!

I'll get some postcards sent to you asap.


hensteeth said...

It was really good to see you and thank you for all your kindness.
The Blind Lemon looks like a really top class event. Glad you had such a great weekend. x

Sal said...

Lizzie must have had one very busy weekend as she was at Exeter on Saturday!! Hope she is chilling out today!
Those events look fantastic! ;-)

Miss Sew & So said...

ok i am having a seriously lovely, & if i'm truely honest, very envious look at EVERY tiny detail in these photos! where do i find these places in the north of england?? do you know? i am in lytham st annes...any thoughts?
an australian set loose in one of these markets in england- heaven!

thanks for the snaps- love them!


Kayla coo said...

It all looks very exciting,wish I could have been there to buy the vintage thread in your picture!

gill said...

wish i'd known this was on - i'd love to have gone!!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi there
thanks for the mention, as you say it is lovely to meet your fellow blogger, or as I call us "vintage ladies"
Lizzie is great and a font of knowledge she also has fantastic stock.
I have put you on the list and will probably bump into you before August but look forward to seeing you then,
PS I love your blog

Miss Sew & So said...

thanks soo much for scouring the web for vintage fairs for me- somehow its nicer to be told than the disap of finding out for myself! maybe i just need a weekend down south!! or...maybe i need to start one up here as you said?? anyway lovely to have you pop over & still loving that blog of yours!!!!! have a lovely tuesday & i'll think of you when i head out to the boot sales early sunday morning!
Melissa x
Miss Sew & So

A Bun Can Dance said...

ooh what fun!
There really is nothing quite as exciting and heart-racing as a good rummage in a pile of vintage loveliness!
Sounds like you had a fab time. Can't wait to see what you bought!
Not long to wait for the lunch/scrabble.... so very exciting!!! Do you think any scrabble will be played amid all the chatting?!
Happy days to you,
D x

kanishk said...

Looks like you had a good dose of vintage over the weekend!
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