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Sunday, 20 March 2011

A lovely day out & Some wonderful finds

Hope you are all having a great weekend, mine kicked off with getting ready for the Northampton Vintage Fair held yesterday.  It was a beautiful day and the people were out in force.  Ann and her hubby had been up since the crack of dawn getting the hall ready and putting up bunting.  It was lovely to meet some fellow bloggers and to have a nosey at all the lovelies on offer.  For some photos of the fair please see Ann's blog Vintage at the Corner House or Clover Cottage, Sharon was the official photographer for the day. I'm afraid our photos didn't come out all that well, and they certainly did a much better job of capturing the day.  It was lovely to see Annie The Felt Fairy and her daughter Amy from Blighty Boutique  we had a good laugh and lowered the tone a little (as I always seem to have a knack for doing...can't think why?).  We also caught up with Linda and her hubby from Tabbyroo.  Her hubby and mine had grand designs on hitting the tearoom and cakes before the fair opened but their plans were thwarted by the vigilant ladies serving behind the counter!!  It was also great to catch up with Debbie from Home thoughts from Vintage Wants, and I bought a beautiful vintage Bridesmaids headdress and some millinery flowers from her.

Aren't they gorgeous, I think they must date from around the 1920's.
I also met Wend from Ticking Stripes, a really lovely lady with some lovely treasures, I bought a sweet little 1930's coffee cup and saucer from her.

It's the little cup and saucer in the front of the photo.  I also caught up with Heather from Hellish Designs, she does a wonderful range of vintage French goods, and gorgeous lampshades and cushions.  I bought a lovely French fabric covered box from her.

I am very tempted to keep this little box to add to my own collection.  I also made some purchases today with a bit of a Crinoline Lady theme going on.

I have a real weakness for anything from the 1930's, when we lived in Devon we lived in a 1930's cottage and it was filled to the brim with Art Deco furniture..even the sofa and chairs were the Odeon style originals...I sold it all as it didn't really fit in with our Victorian Cottage that we now live in and I still hanker after that look!!

I have to thank Andy for my find of the day though, he deserves the credit for this lovely vintage luggage rack, it is going to be perfect for display at the fairs, and who knows, I might be tempted to part with it one day!! My rather gorgeous large Gladstone is now sitting resplendent on it.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great week.
Jo xx


  1. Hi Jo,
    it was great to see you and Andy again yesterday. Love the things you found most of which I didn't spot. I did see the lovely fabric covered box and very nearly picked it up myself.The luggage rack was definitely a good find, didn't spot that. I made a few nice purchases myself which I will share in my next post.Hopefully see you again soon.
    Ann x

  2. Hi Jo

    It was lovely to see you and Andy again yesterday, will make sure that you get your scone and cream in May....
    You certainly found some great buys yesterday, loved the French box and where on earth was that luggage rack hiding?

  3. Hi Jo
    Lovely to say hello and meet you!
    What a lovely day :)

    Look forward to seeing you again in May...
    Karen x x x

  4. It's a lovely fair, see you at the end of the week!
    T x

  5. Lovely to see you and hubby yesterday, wasn't it a great day.You found some lovlies, didn't see that luggage rack, very smart!Linda xx

  6. Lovely to see you yesterday, and you & Annie (The Felt Fairy), don't ever change!!!
    Love your finds, and a gorgeous pink paisley eiderdown found it's way home with me!!!
    Have a lovely week ; )
    Sharon xx

  7. Looks like you had a great time and bought well too! I love the French box and the headdress and flowers are so pretty. Hope you have a good week, Abby x

  8. It all sounds so lovely, and great when you can come home with a few little delights of your own. Have a lovely week,dee x

  9. Thank you for sharing your day! I can also lower the tone given the chance.... ha ha. See you Saturday! xx

  10. Thank u for your blog comment, looking forward to the weekend already.... can you not get to the Glastonbury fair then>> Make a nice day out! xx

  11. Sounds like you had a good weekend Jo....some nice purchases and the luggage rack will make a great display for your newly acquired Gladstone bag.
    Julie x
    P.S. I can't believe you lowered the tone at the Fair....


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