We have had a lovely weekend. We attended the Northampton Vintage Fair on Saturday and although it was a little quiet it was lovely to catch up with everyone. The range of stalls were fabulous and Ann and her hubby Trevor had everything organised down to the last detail. The tea room was well manned and the lemon drizzle cake to die for!! Annie, Amy and myself can vouch for that!! I had plenty of time to have a good mooch around and bought some lovelies, some of which will be destined for the V&H Textile & Fashion fair on the 4th of June, so make sure you've got the date in your diary as it promises to be spectacular.
I just had to have these wonderful Cartier-Bresson French haberdashery drawers from the lovely Debbie.....she had just started to pack them away when I spotted them and she subsequently had to empty all of the drawers!!
I also purchased this lovely vintage silk corsage from Debbie and some beautiful original fabric shoe stretchers from another stand (apologies as I cannot remember the lady's name).
I also bought an absolutely stunning bridal tiara dating I would guess from the 1930's and in lovely original condition as it has been kept in it's original box. The lovely pink Art Deco box and the crinoline lady book cover also date to around the 30's and came from Debbie.
I have also recently purchased this rather gorgeous original 1920's ladies cotton swim suit. It is in really fab condition only missing it's belt. I will admit this is going to be a hard one to part with as I adore anything dating from the 20's and 30's.
The lovely vintage Union Jack came from Ann's hubby Trevor. I also purchased some vintage linen from Heather to back cushions with as I always run out of backing fabric, it has a lovely red stripe down either side so I will have to incorporate this in somehow. It was a great weekend, yesterday was spent catching up with a few jobs around the house (never-ending!!)
Have a lovely week, and now I've got to get cushion making.
PS: The Pugs are on my S**t list as I caught certain little doggies who shall remain nameless ragging some of my vintage tablecloths and linen in the conservatory. They were on the chair and somehow found their way onto the floor!!! Thankfully no damage has been done.