We had a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend, hope you all did too. After the fab Royal Wedding we had the Vintage Bazaar in Frome to go to on Saturday. After an early start we arrived and it didn't take as long as I thought it would have. Lizzie and Clare had done a fabulous job of setting all the tables up ready for everyone. It really is a great venue with easy access and parking and a fabulous restaurant at one end of the huge hall serving fabulous food all day. My apologies for not having any pictures to show you but it always takes me so long to set up I never get the time to go round and snap some pics. It was lovely to meet up with numerous fellow bloggers again and to meet some new stall holders. The visit to the Vintage Bazaar also coincided rather nicely with picking up two new mannis from a shop in Frome called La Belle Etoffe who deal in beautiful French antiques and furniture.
This is Catherine, our new 1940's Triumph advertising mannequin sporting a rather fetching 1950's bullet bra!!
This is Liane, a French lingerie advertising miniature mannequin, she looks to me like she dates from the 1940's also. I am sure we are going to be paid a visit soon by the Village decency committee with all this underwear on public show...Ooooer Missus!!!
It gives the neighbourhood something to titter about :))
I have also developed a 'thing' about buttons in vintage bottles after purchasing the small one in the front of the picture from Ali at Betty & Violet who I was next to in Frome. It was lovely to catch up with her and her lovely Mum again as I hadn't seen them both for quite a while. Ali very kindly gave me a copy of the gorgeous Jeanne D'Arc magazine which I sat and devoured cover to cover....she sells them on her website Betty & Violet and it really is one of the most beautiful magazines I have ever seen and very inspiring. I am also really looking forward to attending The Vintage Boutique Ali is holding at her gorgeous home in June over two days, it promises to full of gorgeousness and held in a lovely English setting. She has also bravely taken on the organisation of the Cotswolds Vintage Fair in August which again promises to be a lovely event.
I have also taken to placing things under domes when I bought one a couple of days ago. I have owned this French cherub bust for ages and I am rather pleased with how he looks under the glass with a vintage velvet millinery flower placed in front of him......now I have the quandrey, do I sell or do I keep??
Another recent purchase, a Victorian Library bust, I think it is probably Socrates, can anyone enlighten me?
Another lovely batch of vintage textiles to go through, some I will keep and some I think I will sell on for others to make cushions etc...
Hope you all have a great week and now I've got Vintage at The Village Hall to look forward to on Monday, I'd better get sorting and pricing once more.