Friday 12 August 2011

Vintage Jumble

Join us for a fun day out at the 2nd V&H Vintage Jumble on Saturday 13th August 2011 at the Rangeworthy Village Hall, Wotton Rd, Rangeworthy, BS37 7LZ

10.30am - 2.00pm

Some of your favourite dealers (and me!) will be having a clear out & offering vintage goodies at bargain prices.

China, glass, textiles, toys, books, ephemera & much more....something for everyone.
Free admission.
Teas will be served by the Rangeworthy WI.

Monday 13 June 2011

Vintage Summer Boutique

For various reasons my blog has had to be put on the back boiler for a while, but I wanted to tell you about an exciting event I'll be taking part in this weekend.  You may be familiar with Ali's blog - Tales of Betty and Violet.  I've met Ali a number of time at fairs we have attended, and was delighted when Ali invited me to participate in her Summer Boutique.

This is an open house sale at Ali's home, being held this Friday and Saturday, 17th & 18th June.  Ali has invited a number of makers and sellers to participate, and of course there will be tea, cakes and the whole vintage works.

Pop over to Ali's blog for more information and an invite.  Fingers crossed for sunshine and it should be a fabulous day.

Most of my stock is packed away, but these are a few things that I'll be taking along.  Hope you can come and join us!

Wednesday 23 March 2011

I haven't stopped blogging!

...I just haven't blogged for a while. I thought I'd better pop in and let you know, before you all give up on me.   The pics are of my latest painting project, these word plaques have been around for a while, I bought a blank a while ago thinking it might be fun to paint.

I wasn't sure what I was going to paint on it - the design kind of evolved as I went along.  The Union Jack was a real fiddle to do, but now it's finished I'm pleased with the result.

It brightens up a plain bit of wall in the kitchen, it will hang higher up on the wall eventually, I just haven't got round to fixing it up yet.

I'm busy getting ready for the fairs I'm doing in a few weeks time:

I may be doing some smaller local fairs too - details to come once these are confirmed.  That's all for now, must ease myself back in gently!

Thursday 13 January 2011

Hello and a rather late Happy New Year to you all.  Nothing new going on around here hence no post for a while.  Thank goodness the Christmas leftovers are finished now, ate the last of the surplus stuffing balls and Christmas pudding yesterday, a bit past their sell-by but nothing untoward happened.

It's lovely to have the break, but I always find the period between Christmas and New Year a bit strange, I feel obliged not to do anything much but feel a bit guilty at the same time.  And though I wasn't looking forward to going back to work it's good to get back into a routine and regain some focus and more importantly give my digestive system a rest.
One post-Christmas ritual I have is to buy a few Christmas decorations in the sales. Our local garden centre always has a lovely selection, I went a bit OTT this time (above, multiply by 3). I think next year this ritual will have to cease, I now have so many Christmas decorations it took me 3 days to sort and pack them all away!

I did receive some lovely gifts this year, pot stand and religious picture from my sweet vintage-fair-buddy Jayne.  If you have been to any of the fairs I sell at you might have met Jayne, she's the happy smiley one.  I usually look miserable, not that I am (mostly), just have that kind of a face.

Mr. Bloom surprised me with a red Roberts Revival radio - I hadn't even hinted and had no idea.  Also some craft and vintage fashion books - these I did know about as I chose them myself.

From another friend, these candle cups with a mercury glass effect....and....a subscription to Home and Antiques magazine - how lucky was I!

A few items of stock I've picked up this week - some plates, hanky, old tile and a sparkly necklace.  The coloured-handle knives are probably my favourite find.

Folded up inside the knife box I found a bonus - knitting patterns for these cute hats.  Not having a hat-shaped head I don't think I'll be making these for myself but the pics are great - love those eyebrows!

I'm glad it's nearly the weekend, it's been a bit of a shock to the system getting back to normal.  I'm checking out a potential new selling venue, nice and local, about 2 minutes up the road.  Fingers crossed!