Sunday, October 13, 2013

Vintage at the Village Hall

Phew...Finally here with an update...better late(ish), than never!... ;-))

on Monday 14th October 10am - 4pm
The Georgian Corn Exchange provides a perfect setting for this unique Vintage Boutique Fair where buyers can chat with the friendly group of specialist sellers, and browse at leisure through a fabulous array of vintage clothing, fashion accessories and jewellery, English and French textiles, Brocante, decorative furniture, furnishings, garden and homeware and a carefully chosen selection of handmade gifts.
I've been making lots of handmade goodies to take with me to Elaine's lovely fair on Monday.
Items include this collection of greetings cards, made from antique silk velvet, lace fragments, mother-of pearl buttons, and vintage book pages. 

A lovely tall hat stand, made from authentic 30's materials and doll's face. 

There are a few of my one-of-a-kind dolls coming too...
This is Dorothy, who is wearing a pretty dress made from a vintage eiderdown cotton.
She comes complete with underwear made from hand crocheted lace and a sweet vintage doggie brooch which reminded me of Toto from the Wizard of Oz...Hence her name came about as a result!

Molly is one of my large rag dolls. Her cheerful outfit has been made from a large piece of C19th French check fabric, a variety of ginghams and other checks, and a pure wool cardigan.
Pinned to her chest is a  genuine WWII sweetheart brooch.

I've also made four sweet fairy dolls named after types of sugar! 



And Maple.

I've made a few one-off pieces too. I had these antique plates that were unsuitable for food use due to their poor condition.
I gathered some scraps of lace, vintage photos and some buttons to create some unusual collages.

A plate hanger on the back...
And they're ready for display.

Inspired by the handfuls of sea glass I was able to collect in Mallorca last month, I made use of an old glass bottle. I applied lace to the outside and added faux pearls, lace and sea glass to the inside.
This old lead fishing weight makes the perfect stopper.

Two cushions made from vintage hand embroidery and floral fabrics.

Reverse C1970's Laura Ashley fabric.
All packed and ready for the early start in the morning, with lots of vintage treasures joining my handmade stock...
I'll be doing it all again on Saturday for the Frome Vintage Bazaar, when I hope to have another small collection of handmade dolls ready to take to that too...More details to follow in the week. 
Hope to see you at one or both of these much anticipated events, if you can make it. Weather forecasters are predicting a long winter freeze as from November, so it might be wise to start the Christmas shopping early! ;-)) 
Thank you to all who visited my shop on Friday, when Shepton Mallet hosted the Friday Flea - Belinda has captured the atmosphere beautifully in her fabulous photos from the day, here.

Have a great week,
Niki x


  1. Those dolls and cards are sooooo sweet, but those plate collages are genius! Nice job! With such lovely things, how can people resist buying them? ? ? Hope you have an extremely successful season! ! !

  2. Niki, you are a true artist! How beautiful are these dolls and all the other treasures. I wish you a great day tomorrow.

  3. The antique plates is very nice!

  4. Lovely things! Good luck at the fair.

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  6. So many beautiful ideas. I love those doll/ornaments. The needlework pillows are to die for! Splendid!


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Niki xx