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.