Thursday, 11 December 2014
A very Happy Christmas to all my followers. All the very best for the New Year too! Over the next few weeks I will be listing the 2015 Antique, Vintage and Collectors Fairs here on the blog. Just scroll down and they will be listed on the right hand side. Hope to see you somewhere soon. Lizzie x
Friday, 7 November 2014
Ready for a bit of sparkle? If so, The Vintage Bazaar Christmas Market in Devizes at The Corn Exchange, SN10 1HS is the place to be on Saturday 29th of November.
The event is open from 9.30 to 3.30. Admission is £2. There will be 1940's hats, bags, shoes, coats and dresses for sale.....
Textiles, Linens and lace....and much more!
Monday, 24 February 2014
Last year I was fortunate enough to purchase this rare collection of 1940's children's clothes and shoes......
Having been packed away in a suitcase for almost 70 years, the shoes are lovingly polished to a conker-like shine.
Scuffed sandles, some with holes where the toes poked through.... It is poignant to imagine who the case of clothing belonged to, perhaps an evacuee sent away from the bombings in WW 2?
Many items in the suitcase have the CC41 Utility labels which are found on clothing issued in the the war.
A tiny pair of leather gloves would have kept a child's hands warm and dry during a bitter Winter.
There is something charming about old clothing labels?
Knitwear has been darned..button holes repaired.
This tweed pinny has been made from an adults garment. Make and mend was a way of life in the war years. In contrast to the much-worn shoes, several hats are in pristine condition. Obviously much hated and never worn!
The little shoes are my favourite items.
There are even sets of reins, complete with a small bell!
I will be taking a selection of Vintage Childrens' costume to The Vintage Bazaar in Devizes on Saturday 8th March. Doors open at 9.30. Admission £2 for adults.
Monday, 21 October 2013
I cannot believe it is over 6 months since the last Rag and Rummage in the village of Trull!
On Saturday the 26th October we will be back there again, along with Ted and Bunny, Beyond France, Lucia Collectables, Muddy Dog, and others who, like me have been clearing out workrooms and cupboards to bring lots of lovely stock to this event.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
This was Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair last Friday, a wet, cold and let's be honest, miserable scene!
I took very few photos this time, apart from on this extraordinary stand.....
Thousands of china dolls, all shapes and sizes.... laying on the soaking ground, all waiting for new homes...
I was very restrained,and just came home with one of these!
The Vintage Bazaar blog has more details, as well as a Facebook page here. Doors open at 9am, and the event will close at 3 pm. Admission is £1 for adults.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
The gloom began to lift as the hall filled with stallholders busy in the task of setting up their stands.....
It didn't take long for things to be arranged and in place...
Each stand brimming with goodies....
Despite the weather, there was a definite floral and cheery theme on many of the stands.....