Monday, 6 June 2011

Vintage Loveliness

Saturday saw Mr Treasure, Little Treasure and I heading to Chipping Sodbury for a day of vintage loveliness at the ever brilliant Vintage and Handmade Textiles and Fashion Fair.

Here's my stall, complete with my new 'wine boxes covered with vintage adverts' shelves. I was up until 1am one day last week getting them finished!

I took all sorts of vintage treasures to sell, from clothes and cushions, to fabric and hats. Mr Treasure has even started to join in the treasure seeking having found a gorgeous Brexton picnic set. He was very pleased that it found a new home on Saturday!

I love having a stall at the Vintage and Handmade Fairs...there's always a lovely atmosphere and it's a fabulous opportunity to catch up with familiar faces as well as meet new ones! I do find I get itchy feet when I'm behind my stall, not because I'd rather be somewhere else, but because I can see so many other stalls bursting with vintage treasures that I want to go and investigate! Luckily, I did manage to leave Mr Treasure in charge and sneak off for a look around the fair. Here's a peek at just some of the vintage lovelies I found... (I'm afraid I can't remember the names of some of the stalls, so apologies for missing out a few names here and there).

Hen's Teeth

Viv is so talented and I absolutely love her work. I've got a few of Viv's brooches - I call them my little rays of sunshine because they make me smile every time I wear them. I couldn't resist adding a couple more to my collection on Saturday!

Hen's Teeth

Betty and Violet

Betty and Violet

Sal's Snippets

Sal always has the most amazing array of vintage feedsack fabrics. I think it would be lovely to use them all and make a quilt.

Country Cottage Chic

I loved this jacket. The fabric's so pretty.

Suzie Johnson
I met Suzie at last year's Vintage and Handmade Textiles and Fashion Fair. I would happily give any of her knitted designs a home (as long as I didn't have to make them myself...I'm not known for my knitting skills!)

Suzie Johnson

You might recognise the little knitted house from 'Kirstie's Homemade Home' was Suzie who created them and was featured in the first series too!

My mum made me all sorts of Clothkits clothes and toys when I was little and I loved them. I'm really thrilled that Clothkits is back on the scene... now I'll be able to make things for Little Treasure too!

Hesta Nesta

Donna Flower
A mouth-watering display, as always!

Donna Flower

Donna Flower

What divine bags!

I do love a touch of glitz and sparkle. I'm a big fan of brooches - you can change a whole outfit in a matter of seconds just by picking out different brooches to wear.

Such pretty accessories...perfect for any summer occasion. I love the vintage hues, especially the dusty pink and powdery blue.

It really was a fabulous day. A huge thank you and three cheers to Jayne and Michele for organising another glorious day of vintage loveliness!


Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Pure eye candy - thanks for sharing.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It was lovely to have you back again Katie...& Little Treasure too!


Tonia said...

Great post Katie - wonderful pictures, and how amazing are you to be tackling this with Little Treasure in tow! Having to bribe my 13 yr old to come with me in August!

Vintage Jane said...

Your stall looks fantastic - well worth staying up until the early hours to cover the boxes. They look just perfect with your wares.

Thefabricofmylife said...

What a wonderful day. The highlight for me was definitely getting to cuddle your little treasure who makes me feel all gooey and quite emotional!!!

carrad said...

So excited about finding your blog! I love all those pics and your fabulous stall, really wished I could have been there. The boxes covered in vintage paper are very clever. Some of the items in the photos really made me drool ... :) Will be following you now x

Pomona said...

It looks fantastic - wish I had been there!

Pomona x

The Queen said...

Hello Katie, I just found your beautiful blog. Love anything vintage so will be looking forward to more lovely posts, all the best Bea x