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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Cotswold Vintage Fair

It was the first Cotswold Vintage Fair yesterday, and what a huge success it was.  The fair was held in the lovely village of Toddington in Gloucestershire, not far from Cheltenham.  The hall was a lovely light airy venue for the fair and it was superbly organised by Tonia.  There were quite a number of different stands all selling the most delicious vintage wares that I have ever set eyes upon.  I had a large stand and was really pleased with how well I did and the positive feedback received from people.  It was also lovely to meet fellow Blogger Ali Hocking from Betty and Violet who had a stand next to her Mum who was selling lovely vintage jewellery.  Ali had some lovely hand made treasures and also some gorgeous hand made candles, made by a friend of hers.  I love meeting people who you converse with on line.  The only slight down side (if it can be called that) is that the fair was very full, space was quite limited around the stands, and it was quite difficult not to encroach on your neighbour - but having said that, everyone I spoke to had done really well, and the customers were full of praise for the quality of the fair.  I was also very naughty (as usual!!), I only made it round half the fair before I ran out of money!!

My haul!!

Two beautiful vintage fabric cushions bought from Heather at Hellish Designs.  Heather specialises in yummy French fabrics and makes cushions, lampshades, peg bags etc..  I think she left with a lot less than she had brought with her yesterday!!

I also couldn't resist this beautiful lamp base and lamp shade also from Heather - the vintage hat box was also bought from her.

I also purchased some gorgeous vintage French fabric, red white and blue ribbon and some yummy little lavender filled sachets - in the most gorgeous scrummy faded fabrics and smelling divine!!

Aren't they scrummy?

It really was one of the prettiest fairs I have ever been to and the good news is, is that another one is planned for November, so make a date in your diaries!  I will let you know via my Blog when it is.  Hope you are all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.
Jo xx


  1. Gorgeous haul of vintage goodies!
    Tamzin X

  2. Excellent buys Jo....well done!
    I love the toile cushion with the swan, the lamp and shade are fab too.
    Wish I could have been there, sounds like a great Fair.....
    Julie x

  3. Hi,I was at the Toddington fair yesterday,I was going to introduce myself as a fellow blogger but you were chatting then it got wonderfully busy!Your stall was beautiful Linda:)

  4. Too far away for me to get to unfortunately, but love your buys!
    Will you be at the Northampton Vintage & Handmade Fair in October? Will be great to meet another blog friend if you are!!

    Sharon xx

  5. Dear Jo:
    This looks like such a wonderful fair. We wish we could have been there with you, but it is always enjoyable to travel vicariously...and it is free! We experienced the "out of money rule" at our flea market this Sunday and had just enough money for coffees for the ride home.
    Take care
    Sheila and Sherrill

  6. That sounds great! I'm in Oxfordshire so I can't wait for the next one! It'll be lovely to meet local bloggers!!


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