Hubby offered to open my shop for me again on Saturday (that's two Saturdays in a row now! Should I be worried?! ;-)) I think he enjoys talking to all the lovely 'vintage ladies' who visit!)
Anyway, I didn't need to be asked twice, as I wanted to get myself down to my local antiques fair for some shopping with my friend Debbie...I know the event well, as years ago, I used to pack up my little car and trundle down to the Shepton Mallet Showground to offer my vintage goodies for sale inside one of the tented arcades.
|I would have lots of colourful textile pieces and my handmade products piled up on the tables.|
A warm welcome, however, is always guaranteed at another stand a little further along the row. This London couple can be relied upon to have an exquisite display of gardenlia, and will always give a cheerful greeting (recalling us from previous visits) and be excited to show us what they have new...
|This certainly worked in their favour, as it didn't take long for Debbie to strike up a deal and buy this beautiful metal window with peeling paintwork...Perfect just the way it is...|
|The stall holders had us arranging their wares to create the perfect photo too! Stunning single stem roses in Victorian glass jars, where just the thing to reflect through it.|
One happy customer!
(The window is destined for a stone potting shed that Debbie hopes to build (with a little help from her hubby!) in her cottage garden - If it gets built, I will of course reveal all on my blog! ;-))
|Carefully taking one from the box, the fantastical red cracker came in for a close-up! |
Very pretty! We did ponder about what little novelty might be inside, but I think it is something we shall never know.
These little sweetheart brooches from WWII will help me to name some of my rag dolls. They'll each be fastened to the jacket of the finished doll.
I was lucky to find some more of the tiny Edwardian collar pins again. I shall work on presenting them in a similar way to the last lot, as these have proved popular.
Antique bottles will soon be decorated with some of the brooches above.
This lovely French perfume bottle with glass stopper will be adorned by a few ribbons and flowers.
Three gorgeous glass magnifiers ready for a simple transformation. (Watch this space! ;-))
And one threadbare character that will accompany me to the next fair, taking centre stage on my stall with a dolly companion.
I'll be back soon to show some of the little crafting projects that I manage to complete.
|I did an hours work in my garden on Sunday and was able to pick this little posy of flowers - Not bad for mid-November!|