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...
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.
Yesterday Mr.TabbyRoo and I headed off to the cotswolds to set up our stall at the Cotswolds Vintage Fair. It's our third time at this venue and we still got lost on the way! We set up our stall with not a lot of time to spare, so only time for a quick look round at the beautiful vintage and handmade that was on offer, there was vintage spanning the eras and the handmade lovelies on offer were gorgeous.
It was a brilliant day, and unbelievably busy, especially when the coach party dropped by! A big thank you to Ali for all her incredible hard work.
The view from the rear of the hall.
I sold a few of my altered bottles so think I will have to get a more ready for future fairs, I enjoy making these and love rummaging through boxes of stuff, some of which I've had for years. I knew it would come in useful one day !
I didn't get a chance to chat to stallholders and fellow bloggers during the day( I know that is not the objective, but it's always good to catch up!)as it was so busy, nice to see Tonia-Poppycorkhill who had and interesting stall next to us.Hopefully get the chance to see some of you at our next fair which is in Northampton...
It's been an age since I have visited blogland to post or read, I have missed catching up on what the blogging world is up to. It's been a hectic summer, but I have to say probably one of the best I've had as we had family come to stay that I haven't seen for a long time. My sister who hasn't been to England for two years, my niece who hasn't been over for twenty years and my nineteen year old great niece who has never visited England. We wanted to show them, especially my great niece a good cross section of what England had to offer, and I'm pleased to say she was not disappointed (apart from when I offered her a scotch egg!) and said she would love to return.
We visited Oxford and the beautiful Christchurch college and the very busy Turf Tavern where she had her first taste of lager and lime.
We went to Warwick castle and of course spent hours in London sightseeing and shopping, I have to say Mr.TabbyRoo was very patient with six women shopping and never being able to get in his own bathroom!
The 'Shard' in progress.
After visiting us they went down to my brother in Sussex for a taste of the country.
We had a brilliant day at the first Handmade and Vintage fair in Warwickshire organised by Amy with support from her Mum, Annie and others. I can't fault anything about the day, a great venue, great organisation and the weather was kind to us, look forward to the next one! It was nice to catch up with other bloggers and hopefully we will be seeing a lot of them again this Saturday in Olney at the fair organised by Ann and Trevor.
Again this is a new venue, and will hopefully be busy.
I had an lovely start to the week, my nephew who lives in Los Angeles was in London for a short time, whilst he is touring Europe. He is only in his thirties and spent the past year battling cancer, he is now in remission, and enjoying a special trip with friends. I could not miss seeing him and requested the day off work, and set off to London with my youngest daughter. We meet up in Kensington, had a late breakfast together, chatted and laughed the whole time. It was sad saying goodbye, but hopefully we will all get to meet up again soon. We made the most of the time we had left in London, my daughter wanted to look in Harrods, she's been before, but was probably too young to remember it well, she was in awe at the prices of the handbags and perfume.
I'm more interested in the food halls,and the wonderful ceilings and ornate decoration.
There's a lot of beautiful tiling to be found in the store.
We also visited the V&A.....
Hope to see you at Olney, it's 12-4 and there's a vintage tea room! Linda xx
I live close to a town centre in a victorian house with my husband and two teenage daughters. I have always had a big interest in art and craft,right from childhood. I have always made different things and love sewing,card and tag making,felting and papier mache. I have a small collection of victorian photographs which on occasion I like to turn into fairies! Now the weather is getting better my favourite pastime at the weekend is to hunt for vintage 'treasure' at car boot sales. I also enjoy selling at vintage and handmade fairs.