Thursday, 7 June 2012

 Hope everyone has enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations, what an amazing few days.

We haven't done many fairs at all this year, but did have a stall at the Blighty Boutique Vintage and Handmade fair , it was a great day, even though in true British fashion it rained !
A few pics of our stall.....

Jo from Hesta Nesta was next to us with her beautiful stall full of vintage and antique treasures....

Wend of Ticking Stripes had a great vibrant display....

I did buy another Quality Street tin from Wend....

Which has  been added to the growing collection

I can only think my fascination with these comes from childhood, when I used to keep stamps in an old QS tin and of course used the shiny wrappers in collages.
Only a couple of days left of the holidays and I am really enjoying being at home after being so busy and visiting family. I am quite appreciative of the fact that teenagers sleep in late, and like the peace and quiet when I get up and can have what Tv or music I want on, or even complete silence!
Don't forget you can always visit my facebook page Vintage Alice 

This image comes from one of the first vintage photos that I bought from a shop in Southport, one of those sprawling vintage/antique shops that are so stuffed full you wonder if they actually sell anything, but you can find some little gems.

 She is the fairy that I use in my tiny bottles and I also made a large'captured' one to keep.

Enjoy the rest of the week, whatever you're doing Linda xx

Monday, 30 January 2012

Thought I might start posting some pictures from my home. I don't know about you but I love looking around peoples houses, at the decor and what interesting things they have. They are often a good reflection of their character. My home at times can become a bit chaotic in places as there always seems to be lots going on, things being made or boxes being moved in or out to a fair or our stand at Daventry.

Starting with the smallest room in the house....the small decorated canvas is one that I made, the cherub was from a boot sale.

The mirror was from a boot sale and the little wire holder was from Homesense, sometimes you  can find some unique bits and pieces there.

The wallpaper is called'Vintage' from B&Q, my daughter chose it for her bedroom and we decided to carry it through.

Some vintage cups that I use to keep cotton wool and bits and bobs in.

We opened our Pigeonhole display with a pink and blue theme, we have now had a total change of stock to gold, amber and green....If you are near Daventry pop in for a mooch, there is a tea room as well. Linda x

Monday, 9 January 2012

The excitement is building for the Vintage Jumble that is going to be held on Saturday. We have been sorting and pricing, everything is going to be very cheap on our stall, we need to clear out, the house is bursting at the seams!

Prices on our stall will start at 50p!

Although I have the feeling we will probably end up doing a bit of bargain shopping ourselves........

Hope to see you there  Linda xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Happy Christmas to all  visitors of my blog xxxx
I have also created a Facebook page which you can' Like' to receive regular updates of events and vintage treasure that we have to offer-

 Have a happy and peaceful time. Linda xx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

image from google
Last Friday afternoon we packed up the car and headed over to The Pigeonhole Moot Hall Daventry. It houses a lovely collection of vintage, antiques, art, craft, photography , jewellery and more, all for sale in lovely surroundings.We have now got a small space there,  I decided to start off with a pink and blue theme.....

It's adding to our workload , but we were impressed on visiting the Hall and thought let's give it a go.
We still have another fair to go to before Christmas, My Little Vintage at All Saints Parish Hall in Earls Barton, Saturday 3rd 11-3pm (they are hoping to open a bit earlier10.30).
Some pretty coloured glass that will be coming with us...

Some great costume jewellery that I found difficult to get a decent photo of. I took photos inside and out, I'd be grateful of any photography tips of how to stop the glare from the stones...

Enjoy the weekend. Linda xxx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The sun was shining as we made our way to the second Blighty Boutique Vintage and Handmade fair in Warwick .It was a great day thanks to Amy, Annie their family and friends who put in a lot of hard work .
We managed to fit a lot on our stall...

...and were happy to come home with a few empty crates.
This is the lovely stall of Jo of Hesta Nesta, there are always several items of beauty on her stall. I would have took more pictures of others, but chatting prevented that, as before I knew it , it was opening time.

During half term we enjoyed a break in Whitby, we had lovely weather and stayed in a cottage next to the railway, we couldn't have asked for a better view.

The view from the 199 steps up to the Abbey

Very atmospheric

The unbelievable sign at the station...

Mr.TabbyRoo enjoying a steam facial...

 We managed a little vintage spotting...

Enjoy the rest of the week-Linda xx