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Thursday, 12 May 2011

The Beast goes to Dorset!!

Sorry it has taken me all week to post about Vintage at the Village Hall but I am still recovering from the long drive to Dorset and back!!  I had arranged to meet Tracey & M (The Vintage Bothy) to follow them down to Dorset as left to my own devices I would probably have ended up in the Outer Hebrides or somewhere equally obscure!!

First problem encountered was finding the windscreen on the van had a major crack travelling along my line of vision so hence the Beast had to be loaded up and would be coming along instead.  Second problem:  The Beast is a gas guzzler and I do have a tendency to put my foot down a little too hard, and due to the size of it we don't really do country lanes!!
All this aside, we loaded up and I set off.  The drive down was lovely with beautiful countryside and I certainly wouldn't have found my way if it wasn't for Tracey and M.  We booked into our hotel and enjoyed a lovely evening with the wine flowing and good food and company.  Monday morning was up early, breakfast and off to Pamphill ready to set up.  I do apologise for not having any pictures of the day but Tracey took some lovely ones, please see her Blog.  I always seem to forget my camera or take too long in setting up to go round and take some pics.

Bought this gorgeous faded French fabric box from Linda Clift and also a fantastic 19th century French linen chemise that she had dyed a charcoal black...I have lived in it all week as it looks fantastic with black leggings.

It has the most beautiful oval picture in the centre of the lid of a lady holding lovely pink blooms.

This lovely vintage Union Jack bunting was one of two pieces purchased from Cecile and her hubby from Elegance Maison and it was lovely to meet them both.

Pepe is sporting the other as a rather fetching vintage scarf.  It was a really lovely day and I met lots of Bloggers I haven't met before so it was great to meet them in the flesh.  I love being able to put a face to a name.  Miss Bunny did a wonderful job of organising the fair with help from Ted who organised the parking and oversaw the unloading.  The stands looked fantastic and I could have spent the earth but had to come back with some pennies!!  The village Hall is in the most beautiful location and the weather was gorgeous.  The fair was so busy and was steady all day.  I really enjoyed the day but I did find it very tiring and hence am still recovering from early mornings and a four hour drive back on Monday!!  A big thank you to all who made it such a memorable weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Had a lovely surprise this morning,the lovely Julie from The Cloth Shed sent me these gorgeous quilt pieces.  I am going to use them in my patchwork cushions (when I've got the energy to make some).  They are gorgeous pink floral pieces and I have just the fabrics to go with them.  Thank you Julie you really cheered me up this morning.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I promise I won't leave it so long next time.
Jo xx


  1. Hi Jo,

    I love the French fabric box what a gorgeous piece of furniture and a piece of art to. have a lovely weekend,dee x

  2. I am sure I left a comment before blogger went off for 24 hours, (it may re-appear) anyway,
    I love your car reg... fantastic!
    Abby xx

  3. Love the Beast Jo and the number plate is so appropriate for you.
    However you need one more to be totally correct....E7 PUG!
    Julie x

  4. Honestly, it's taken me ages to get round to actually leaving a message lol.
    For some reason, in my head, i just kept thinking I had left you a comment last Monday!!

    Anyway, thankyou kindly for the comment you left on my blog. It was so nice to meet you at the fair. What a lovely person you are:o)

    I could have stayed there all day, it was so relaxing to me. I hope you managed to get some more drinks/food when I went!
    It was a pleasure to 'hold the fort':o) I did so feel for you being on your own...I generally have to do things on my own as someone has to always be with Gemma, and some places just wouldn't be suitable for her..I mean she would have been much to hot and stressed with all the people at the fair for example which wouldn't be a good thing for her :(

    Anyway, i do hope Elaine does another fair that you come to!
    I hope you had a really successful day there Jo.

    Take care,
    Kindest regards,
    Donna xx

  5. What a beautiful car! I hope you and PD have refined your regal waves to a level the beast truly deserves! ;-)


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