Saturday, 27 March 2010

Retro Fair - Frome

Thank you for your good wishes. I have been gradually catching up with work, housework and emails..

Today I went to the Rook Lane Retro Market in Frome. It was held in a lovely 18th Century building with tall windows allowing the day light to stream in to the room.

As well as vintage and retro stalls, there were refreshments provided in a room at the back of the hall. The cakes and biscuits (vintage recipes) were homemade and what we sampled was delicious!

There were some lovely vintage outfits worn by visitors and stall holders alike adding to that retro/vintage atmosphere.

Here is a flavour of what was there.

On the look out for a vintage dress to add to my wardrobe

Whilst there I saw some fellow bloggers, Liz, Clare and Elaine as well as other familiar faces.
When I arrived at the fair I took my camera out ready to take photos and realised that I had left the card behind. Luckily Alan came prepared so was on hand and took some photos for me. Phew!

I brought back a few things back with me....

After the retro fair I headed for Frome town centre. I went to all the charity shops but only found a couple of small items worth buying. Being the end of the day all that was worth having had already gone. I can't complain though, I had a good day.

I hope that you are having a good weekend what ever you are up to.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Sal said...

Just the sort of fair that I enjoy!
And I do so love the fabric of vintage dresses!
I hope that you are feeling better and not overdoing it!
I have just returned from a jolly day out in Bath!

Lydia said...

What a lovely day - thanks for sharing it. The photo's are lovely. Would love to do something like this, oh well, one day!

Love Lydia xx

Diva Kreszl said...

oh such wonderful treasures! looks like a great way to spend the day :)

koralee said...

What a lovely place to have a teasure hunt...I think I would go nuts in a place like that...I saw so many goodies in your images. Thank for sharing...I always love coming over to visit you my friend. xo Have a great week. xo

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle, you bought some lovely things! I love the cottage print and the lovely floral fabric and the dress! And your hair is looking very blonde! I would have gone MAD at the fair. The worst of living in a big city is I don't get to go to things like that. They have them but very EXPENSIVE. Thank heavens for Etsy and EBay and lovely Blogs like yours!
Pleased you are feeling better but don't overdo it. We can only do so many things at once. Thank you for your kind words on Alfie aad my wedding. xx

Bleudelavande said...

Looks like a great day my friend, I'm so happy for you!!!
Tank you for sharing those wonderful treasures!!!!
Have a nice sunday my friend

lemonade kitty said...

Love the pic of the cottage it reminds me of Ann Hathaways cottage in Staffordshire that had lovely flowers in the garden just like your picture...Lucey xx

ted and bunny said...

Love the vintage dress you bought, perfect for Springtime. . .yeay!
Ashamed to say that my stockroom looks just like the photos of the fair(alas without cakes)so think I'd better have a tidy up today!

Lisa said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better.
I think I would have wanted to bring it all home with me!
Lisa x

BusyLizzie said...

It was so good to see you at the fair, love the photos Alan took. I haven't had time to look at mine yet! Hope you have a pleasant and relaxing Sunday. Lizzie xx

marigold jam said...

I wish I'd known about that as it looks really intresting and I love the building it was held in. Lucky you!

Andi's English Attic said...

Wish I'd been there too. Sounds as though you had a great time. xx

LiLi M. said...

I love to stroll around any flea market even virtual ones! You bought some lovely fabrics, have a nice Sunday!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Looks like a great day!! Plenty of treasures to be found!!

bellaboo said...

Oooh,Isabel...I would have LOVED to have joined you at that fair!
You know what I would have chosen?...yes..that lovely cottage picture!

Bellaboo :0)

funkymonkey said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day out. I've fallen for that lovely blouse that you've bought home with you.


Guenievre said...

J'adore ce genre de "brocante" ! On y fait toujours de jolies trouvailles.
J'avais laissé un petit mot sur le dernier post, mais il semble avoir disparu ... grrr.
J'espère donc que vous allez mieux !
Bon dimanche.

Sylvia said...

Hi Isabelle,
it looks like you enjoyed this day.
Nice flea market, you bought lovely things there !
Have a nice Synday,

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Hello Isabelle
You must be feeling better... the fair you went to looks absolutely lovely.I really love the "new" dress.
Louise x

AshTreeCottage said...

Thank you for the opportunity to armchair travel! I wish I could have been at the fair too. So many treasures. I love that cottage print. I posted some of my own on my blog last week. Have a wonderful week Isabelle!

Susan and Bentley

Clare said...

Lovely to see you there on saturday, looking forward to having you at our Vintage Bazaar!

melanie said...

The fair looks wonderful, some gorgeous things to be had there. xxx

Kelly said...

I would ahve bought loads!

Anonymous said...

thank you for the lovely tour :o)

i had been meaning to visit your beautiful blog again for awhile, but have been away a lot lately.

it's so nice to catch up with you xxx


VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Looks like a brilliant fair, I am coveting the cake tin that is peeking out in one of your pictures.

Duchess of Tea said...

Morning Isabelle darling, sorry I have been a bit absent lately! I am finally getting to catch up, I needed some me time to relax and to get rid of my never-ending migraines. Luv, in your images I can see loads and loads of items that I would love to have. I love the dress, so glad you had a lovely time. Wishing you a week full of blessings.

Love & Hugs

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

The market looks wonderful. Great pictures! :) Xx

Alex said...

Ooh, I wish I'd been there - it looks so inviting!

Enitram said...

You find always many things very beautiful!
A real luck in England, I wish to go there!!!!

Mumxie said...

I love the photos Alan took. Can I use the ones of my stall please? They are much better than mine! Was that you I spotted in the charity shops in the town that day?

Crystel said...

What a wonderful fair! I see so many beautiful things I like. I guess it's a good thing I'm across the Atlantic!!

I love your petticoat and embroidered blouse so much!!!

Floss said...

What an incredible collection of joy! Or that's how it seems from your photos. Your own choices are impeccable, as always...*

Thanks very much for your kind words about my Stories of Jesus for Children series - it's good to know that children are enjoying them! I am thinking very seriously about how to put the difficult events of Thursday and Friday appropriately for children, now...

Rosemary said...

It looks like my kind of fair!!
Thanks for sharing all of the wondeful pictures.
Have a good week,

Cottage Palette said...

Hi, I've enjoyed my visit to your blog. The retro fair looked like a lot of fun. And you found some beautiful treasures. ♥

Yvonne said...

It looks like you had a fabulous day... so much to see and so many beautiful things to drool over!
Hope you feel much better now.
Love Yvonne xx

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Now THAT'S a serious faire! I wish we had those here! So many treasures to be had! And in such a beautiful building!

Cottage Garden said...

That looks like a fabulous fair and you came away with some wonderful buys. I would have spent way too much money! A cake tin and seed box amongst other lovelies caught my eye!

Glad to hear you are feeling better now Isabelle.

Jeanne x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Isabelle, must have been hard to buy not to many treasure ;o) Lovely pictures of your perfect hunting day!

Bonne Soiree! xo

Elyse said...

what fun!

thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog post today. very appreciated!


Florence and Mary said...

That looks like a wonderful fair!

Victoria x

Tabiboo said...

All those goodies - I would be like a child in a sweetie shop.

take care and glad your feeling better,

Nina x

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Isabelle
Thank you for stopping by my blog, I love it when I get followers and comments, it is so lovely to share thoughts with like minded people. The vintage fair looks interesting, lots of goodies to buy.
Jo xx

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

ooohh this retro fair looks like SO much fun! I love all the pictures you have shared with us, and also love the pretty things you brought home. ;)

xo Heather

Anonymous said...

thank you for your sweet, kind, supportive comment on my blog xxx

wishing you a happy easter weekend xxx hugs xxx