Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Where does the time go?

I have been to 2 great vintage fairs over the last couple of weeks; and haven't blogged about either of them; which is terrible.  Not only that; but I didn't get any photos at the wonderful Northampton Vintage Fair; as I left my phone in the car.  Luckily there are alot of other stallholders who have done a much better job than me at photos and description.  As probably the last person on earth to blog about it; the day was great.  Fantastic weather; lovely fellow stallholders; lots of great customers and loads of wonderful vintage items.

Among many others, these ladies have done a much better write up than me:  Ann at Vintage at the Corner House and Sharon at Clover Cottage who took some great pictures.  

Last Saturday, I went to another fair, the Joy of Vintage fair in Watford; which is such an event, with live music and dancing too; to say nothing of the number of stalls, beauty parlour and cafe!  Again I was a miserable failure on the photography front and only got these pictures of my stall part way through:

Thank you to all the people involved in organising both these fairs; it must be such a lot of work.  I hope you get time to relax before the next ones!

On Sunday, as many of the car boots round here haven't re-started yet; I thought I'd try out a local table top sale.  It wasn't any good; but the girls and I managed to walk the dog close by in an area I never knew was there; even though I have lived in the vicinity all my life.  This church is beautiful; but tucked away a little from the very busy main roads around it:

There was a moated manor house here (now long gone) in the days when the area was a village miles from London and not the part of sprawling suburbia it is now.  I wonder what vintage treasures  were owned by the occupiers??


  1. That certainly looks loke a fair I would love to go to : )
    It's not easy to take pics, when you have a stall at the fair, I will be doing the Northampton Fair in May, so I'm sure there will be less in the way of pics from me!!!
    Lovely to have met you, will you be there in May too?

    Sharon xx

  2. Hi Sharon, Yes the Watford fair is great; the next one is 4th June I think. I'll be at Northampton in May; so I'll see you there; and I'll bring more buttons! Vicki x

  3. your stall looks beautiful! I looked for your email on your blog but couldn't find it. I'm organising a vintage & handmade fair in Warwick & wondered if you might be interested in a stall. If you'd like more details please email me through my blog profile or to retrodollybird @ yahoo. co.uk (no spaces- apparently the spaces help stop spam?)xxx

  4. Hi Amy, I'd love to if I can; I have sent you a mail. And now I will try and add my email address on here; what an idiot, I hadn't realised it wasn't on the blog - thanks for noticing!! Vicki x