Monday, 3 May 2010
A day out at the Vintage & Handmade Fair
I spent May Day engaged in one of my favourite pastimes, browsing vintage goodies at the Vintage & Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury.
I went along to meet Liz aka The Washerwoman who had kindly contact me via my blog about some vintage fabric I had been trying to get hold of for ages.
Sadly, I couldn't get a decent photo of Liz's stall. She was so popular I couldn't see through all the people around her lovely selection of vintage textiles and clothes. I hope she achieved her aim of leaving with less in the car than she arrived with!
I did manage to take a few photos of some of the other stalls
This stall's wares looked fantastic against the backdrop of the old fireplace in Chipping Sodbury's Town Hall
There were lots of Union Jacks on display amongst the shabby chic textiles and homewares from the aptly named 'Shabby Chick', I don't think she has a website, but she has a stall at Totnes Friday Fleamarket
One stall had a cornucopia of vintage trinkets, from Coronation hairclips to yogi bear transfers all priced at £1!
It was worth making the trip to the fair just for the tea stall which was heaving with homemade cakes, flapjack and oh so fashionable macaroons. All the tea and cakes were served on vintage bone china plates and cups, very civilised
And finally, my purchases! A selection of bold, vintage fabrics in just the shades I most fond of. Destined to be made into lavender rabbits and owls and maybe a couple of small totes.