Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Allow me to introduce you!

A visit to the Little Vintage Lover Fair at Blakeney as promised! You've seen my bits before and here are some of them, all laid out in a slightly chaotic way!
Mingled inbetween are a few vintage goodies - a fair is always a good opportunity to have a de-stash and hubby likes to see me circulate my goodies from time to time! The beautiful boy, on the other hand, declares undying love for everything as I pack so I never manage to bring half what I had intended!
Do you spy those little shoes? I have a few pairs of those so we get to keep a pair. I bought a whole box of little leather shoes when the boy was born still in the original factory box. They were so cute, I was hormonal, what can I say? But now I have made little bags and I am selling some of them so that babies get to wear them!
The Bun brooches went into the cake stand... of course!
And that's enough of me! You want to meet some new faces!
Well, lucky lucky me, the fair organisers put me next to lovely Lisa of BoboBun! We have spoken on the phone as we are both in Norfolk but this was the first time we have met properly. And we certainly made the most of the opportunity to chat! We promptly set up camp adding extra tables and bunting to our little corner of the hall! And just look at the temptation I was under.... all day! Such lovely things on the Bobo Bun Stall....
I love the little treasure bags for buttons and bits...
and I had to bring this pin cushion home, I am in love with this fabric!
And the beautiful boy fell in love with Lisa's seaside donkey's so he chose Milly who is now very happy living in his room with his puppy, barmy bunny, retro owl.... quite a collection going on!
My favourite button seller, Diane, was there. I have been buying buttons from Diane for almost a decade. She doesn't have a website but attends fairs all over Norfolk. But she loves me best so don't go trying to get my buttons or I'll cry!
I have wanted to meet Fi since seeing her beautiful things at Big Blue Sky Gallery where she is also a supplier.
I am going to have to get the beautiful boy one of her owls (shhh) but truly I wish I had a little girl so that I could buy one of her beautiful dresses which she makes using vintage fabric. Take a look at her site - if you have a little girl I am sure you will be smitten - although she does make grown up sizes....
Yet more temptation to my left! Tracy and Craig, seasoned vintage sellers who attend regular markets in Norwich with all their amazing things as well as selling through Etsy. More info on their blog Faded Splendour.
Tracy also makes lots of beautiful clothes too. My faves were these skirts using vintage aprons! Some of these were modelled by the beautiful daughter of a fellow blogger who came to visit. It was lovely to meet you Zoe and Sophie!
I had my eye on two cushions but I wasn't quick enough and they had vanished by the time I popped over to take these pictures.
All together a lovely day in great company. The the next Little Vintage Lover Fair is on Sunday the 2nd of August in the beautiful village of Heydon. I'll be there 10 -4 and would love to meet you if you can come along.
After we had packed up we popped to the Albatross for supper before driving home.
The perfect end to a great day! Hope all your weeks have got off to a good start. t.xx (you can see by the time we left ship the tide was in - the gangplank is a bit of a giveaway! x)

36 comments:

lucy@theantidote said...

Your stall is adorable. I LOVE those Union Jack Pillows x

Sal said...

Your stall looks fab! Wish I was nearer!!
;-)

Linen and Roses Boutique said...

The fair looks fab, especially your stall. I'm doing a fair on Sunday and as it's been over a year since I last did one I'm having to get my head around the presentation thing again. Looking at your stall I realise I definitely need some added height. Glad you had a good day.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Your stall looks lovely - very tempting goodies!
Glad to hear you had a good day!

Jayne

Bobo Bun said...

Hello fellow blogger. Great post of a good day. Funny seeing the same things from another perspective.

Looks a great place to eat. Lucky you.

Lisa x

Rhiannon said...

What lovely people and what a lovely stall!
Can I please come to Norfolk?
xxx

Rue said...

I'm so sorry it took so long to come back and say you're welcome. Blogger has been awful lately and I am getting error messages everywhere.

Anyway, I love your stall! So much cuteness :)

Have a great week!
rue

Wendy said...

What a feast for the eye!
Your stall looks - edible!!!
Wx

comfortstitching said...

Looks like we all missed a treat! Though I probably wouldn't have many pennies left at all if I'd gone!

cocoa and blankets said...

Everything looks so lovely, we have missed a fantastic fair by the looks of everything....it looks much nicer than being in a black box studio all day like I was...I see little enough daylight as it is...

Floss said...

It looks wonderful! Thanks for the photos and the news - it's good to hear of another great (and different) vintage fair.

Helen said...

Makes me want to move to Norfolk!!
Yummy goodies!

Florence and Mary said...

Everything looks fantastic. I was just about to shut the laptop off but you've linked up all these other fabulous bloggers that I have to go and visit now!!!

Victoria x

Menopausal musing said...

What a superb post. Loved seeing everything and also really good to click on the links and discover other bloggers and their makes/goodies that they sell. x

goldenbird said...

What fun! Loved looking at your booth all the fantastic items for sale. Wish I could have been there ... looks dangerous for the pocketbook though!

Lucy said...

Oh I wish wish wish I could have been there. So gorgeous. I think I would have bought everything! When is the next one???? Great photos. Lucy xx

lottie said...

I hope you didn't spend all your profit on the ship - hope you had a very successful day

Cowboys and Custard said...

What is it about dinky shoes? I can't resist them..
Beautiful display T.... you did Norfolk proud...Lovely to see all of your comrades too.
I do hope you didn't have the same experience at the Ancient Mariner and his albatross!

Mxxx

Goosey said...

Wish I lived near I would definately come along.I remember that boat, I saw it when we were on holiday in Norfolk last year I think?!Your stall looked enticing and I hope you did really well

vanessa said...

Thank you for the wonderful shopping trip Teena! I've just been visiting all your great links. Your stall looked fantastic. I love all the things Bobo Bun buys to sell, she's got a great eye hasn't she? I have to visit these occassions virtually, and after the event, but I love it, and thank you so much for showing us around!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

bex said...

wow wow wow wow wow!!! the fair looks great!! wish i still ived in kings lynn...i could have made my way over to the fair easier than i could here in cheltenham!!
x

Serenata said...

What a lovely day! I wish we had something like that near us. So many beautiful things. :-)

Sara said...

Hi! Thanks for finding my blog, love yours!. My parents lived in Wells for a while (at Blenhiem House) and so it's nice to read about what's happening in the area! Gorgeous stuff! x

twiggypeasticks said...

Your stall looked great, what a load of loveliness.
twiggy x

PattieJ said...

Thanks for the visit and the compliment on my ripple blanket! :) The vintage fair looked awesome! Wish I could have been there!

Pattie

claire Maraldo said...

Your stall looks fab! I wish I could have come!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi T!
Despite the lack of time and urgent deadline that you had, your stand looked very full and inviting! Well done to you - glad it was fun with lots of giggles!
;-))
Oh, and I love the way you've packaged your brooches on the swatch of fabric - brill!

Wish I could have come shopping... I love BB's purchse - too cute!

And a fish and chip supper to round it all off...lovely!

Good luck for the next one!
Niki x

Frances said...

Oh, how I wish I could hop across the Pond and attend some of these fairs.

That very first photo with the sunlight shining through the window on your beautifully colored stand just grabbed my attention.

I would also love to meet that button lady.

There is nothing, nothing like these fairs in New York.

Best wishes.

Lindy said...

Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my blog recently. I truly appreciate.

And... I think your blog is lovely! :)

Pom Pom said...

Wow! There really isn't enough pink in the world. Thank you for such a visual treat!

Jackie said...

Timing is everything!
We were in Blakeney, well, Cley, at the end of last month..so bad timing.
Now if you don't make that pink shell on the china in the post before last into embroidery then I will be compelled to do it. I just had a look and thought..OOh that would make a good embroidery, then I read the post.....

Ashley said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. Maybe a lovely union jack pillow would have helped me too. As it is I am much better unfortunately without any of those beautiful things.

Ashley xx

dulwichmum said...

Oh darling, you make such pretty things. I want one of everything in every colour. When is your online shop coming online. I have James' credit card at the ready!

THIS'N'THAT said...

Thanks for the 'virtual visit' to your fair. Wish I was closer!
Lesley X

Calico Kate said...

Got back here via the PFG and this is a wonderful post. Quite inspirational. Do wish we had such fairs up here.
CKx

maminka girl- Loribeth Robare said...

Oh my...what a wonderful blog you have and that faire! So many wonderful goodies. I love how you have your table set up. Such wonderful colors. I can tell we like a lot of the same things. So glad I stumbled by.

Loribeth