Sunday, 18 September 2011

All the fun of the fair

Yesterday was the 6th Northampton Vintage and Handmade Fair arranged by Annie & Trevor of Vintage at the Corner House  .... it was a roaring success as always with hundreds of people flocking through the doors despite some heavy rain showers.  There were a couple of last minute stall cancellations and I do hope Amy of Blighty Boutique and Jo of Hesta & the Pugs are feeling better this morning ... you were missed ladies and of course Amy's lovely mum Annie the Felt Fairy.

All the stalls looked lush .... would you like to look at some of them?

Of course you would!

Sharon of Shabby Polkadots with some lovely china & glassware and her hand painted tea trolley

This was the stall opposite me with a clever way of displaying lovely handmade bags

 Then there was this Lalabibaby woman ;-)

who spied this platter in her most favourite blue & white transferware on Sharon's stall ..... Sharon was off taking some photos and having a natter before the fair opened so I shoplifted it when she wasn't looking

It's a real beauty and now I just have to find some shelf space for it!

I also purchased a gorgeous needle case made in vintage embroidered fabric from Suzanne of Hearts N Kisses  .......... Suzanne doesn't have a blog but this link is to her website and Etsy shop .... do take a look it is beautiful and I am kicking myself now for not taking a photo of her stand.

My last purchase was a vintage velour throw

No new Lilian Rowles or Bessie Pease Guttmann to add to my collection this week but I was lucky to find this luscious fabric on Ebay this week

I was telling Debbie of Vintage Wants Not Needs about this find as I'd purchased a Bessie Pease print from her at a previous fair.   I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Debs x

Finally these pretty postcards were found at Hitchin Flea Market this week ... I can see this becoming another addiction

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend xx


  1. It was great to see you both yesterday. We really enjoyed it, just a little tired today though. I am pleased you managed to grab yourself that lovely plate it's in a pattern I haven't seen before. The fabric is gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with it. Anyway off to look under some bushes, I am sure you know what I mean !
    Ann x

  2. That all looks very lovely. I'll have to try and visit next year. xx

  3. Such a fab fair. Atmosphere was great!! Your stall looked great.
    Vicky at the Nostalgic Kitchen

  4. It looks great Debs! I'm going to look for a vintage and handmade market to visit - looks like a great day out! The Lalabibaby stall was sooo beautiful, I wonder who she is?!?!
    P xx

  5. Hello, I recognised your name when I was posting over at Clover Cottage just now and thought I'd pop by... (I'm Nicki, I came to collect the blue china on Saturday at the vintage fair). So pleased you have a blog, I think I'll enjoy reading it! Your stall was lovely on Saturday, I should have had a proper look but husband was worried I'd spend too much!!

    Hope to see you at another soon.

    Nicki xx