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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Vintage Bazaar & Manchester Textile Fair.....

Yesterday saw the Vintage Bazaar go to Hartley Wintney in Hampshire.  Lizzie and Clare did their usual wonderful job of organising a fantastic fair aided by their respective other half's...so a big thank you to all of them for all their hard work that went into making the day such a success.  Ali very kindly let me stay with her on the Friday night so I didn't have so far to drive.  I was also very naughty and took my Chelsea Tractor for it's first long journey, very comfy, it was like driving whilst sitting in an armchair!  It was lovely to meet  new faces at the fair and also meet old friends and fellow bloggers.  A big thank you to all of you who made a purchase from me, it is most appreciated.  I was very good and saved all the money I made in readiness for today, the textile and fashion fair in Manchester.  So again, up early at 5am this morning and a 1 1/2 hour trip to Manchester..........

The truffling began with a delicious pile of patchwork quilts in dire need of a clean (a gentle one), and of course I want to keep them all but can't!

I love this gorgeous faded roses French sewing basket?? (please correct me if I am wrong) and a lovely selection of lace and beadwork.

A gorgeous vintage beaded lace jacket.

More beaded lovelies.

The usual Victorian and Edwardian gorgeousness that I cannot resist.

I certainly couldn't turn down this beautiful black heavily beaded Edwardian dress.....it weighs an absolute tonne and is in stunning condition.

The bead work on both the front and the back is stunning but must have made the wearer ache from the sheer weight.  I am now going to slope off and tidy away my purchases and enjoy a well earned rest.
Have a great week.
Jo xx


  1. wow what goodies you found- good job you had a profitbe day at the VB to finance it!
    great to have a catch-up yesterday, nice to see you as always
    Have a lovely week ahead

  2. Luvely jubbly - some really gorgeous finds there! I love the little French sewing basket.

  3. As always - you make me long to visit the Manchester Textile Fair. Instead I was up before dawn, to aid Mr N's hunt for serious bloke-ish stuff.

  4. mom loves all that vintage stuff
    Benny & Lily

  5. Hello Jo,
    I'm glad you had such a successful weekend and the treasures you found are amazing. Oh, I would so love the figure and the occasion to wear that beautiful Edwardian beaded dress! Jane xx

  6. Glad you had a good couple of days. You deserve a rest now! M x

  7. Looks like a perfect weekend Jo, selling one day, then off buying at a textile fair the next.
    Love the pile of quilts...I would want to keep them too!
    Julie x

  8. That dress is amazing. Don't know how you are going to bear to part with any of it.
    Ruth x

  9. delicious images. I would have bought the sewing basket

  10. I just wanted to thank you for stopping by our blog! Hope you will visit again.

    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

    P.S. Lovely items!

  11. Hope all is well with you Jo.
    Looking forward to seeing you at the Vintage Jumble,
    Niki x :)


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