Saturday, 1 May 2010

FUN at the FAIR!

This is the third time that I have been to the Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury and once again, it did not disappoint! I really enjoy visiting this fair. It's not just the selection of beautiful items available to tempt you , it's also a chance of catching up with some lovely like minded people. It's no surprise to say that I had a great time there.

Here is a glimpse of some of the stalls. Not all my photos came out well, so sorry if some stalls are not featured... (Warning, lots of photos! ;-))

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A peak at some of the things I bought at the fair...

Recycled basket from Amanda (Shabby Chick)

Hair band made by Viv (Hen's teeth), I love the detail and colours. I spotted these hair bands on one of Viv's previous posts and was really hoping to find one today. I tried some on and they were the perfect fit. A little hesitation between two of them but Viv's daughter kindly helped me choose the right one for me.

Greeting card by Hen (HenHouse)

I bought these beautiful prints from Jayne (Country Cottage Chic)

I will add some links over the weekend but thought I would let you have a look at the photos asap.

Don't forget that the Vintage and Handmade Textile Fair will be held on Saturday 3rd July 2010, details available here

Have a lovely weekend!

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


Desde my ventana said...

Hello Isabelle,
Thank you for visiting and leave your comment.Beautiful post that you have maked, I like this Fair,here I could find a lot of lovely thigs,
Have a happy weekend,

a mermaids purse said...

Adore all f your wonderful photography from the fair! wow!!!
it felt i was there ;0)xx
you have made my day thank you! xx
those treasures you bought will look fabulous in your cabinet x

KC'sCourt! said...

I was going to try and get there this time but alas I had to work this morning! I will try and make it soemtime!

From the lovely pics looks like everyone had a good time.
Julie xxxxxx

bekimarie said...

So jealous, was meant to of been going.

Beki xxx

marigold jam said...

Gosh that looks like fun! Love those 3 teddies in the proam the one on the left reminds me of the meercat on Compare the market dot com ad!!

Wish I was nearer as the July textile fair sounds great too.


All things nice... said...


Oh wow that fair looks so amazing, I'm so jealous I wasn't there!!! I spotted the Hen House and Nostalgia at No.1 in your photographs. Everything is so pretty, girly and vintage, I want it all! Roughly how many stands/displays were there? Is there a website or blog for the fair? Sorry for all the questions.

All things nice...

Lynda said...

what a lovely cute hairband!!!! Who's the lucky princess???;)
And uhm....SOME of the things you bought???? Did you buy so much you have to show it in parts??;)
I bet adrenaline is pumping after visiting such a nice fair???

Have a nice weekend!


Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

What a great fair you have been too. I wish I could have gone with you. All those cheerful stalls, with so many lovely things on display. Love the floral dresses and cushions, the hat, the pink embroidered bag, the hairpin etc.....Looking forward to your links!!! I am going to take one more look :-)

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pictures...this fair certainly had much to offer! Beautiful things!

lou said...

I wish I had gone...I love the head band!
Love Lou xxx

Heloise said...

Looks as if you had a great day.So many lovely things, thank you for sharing your day with us. I went last year and really enjoyed the fair.

Monica@The White Bench said...

many thanks for posting these pictures tonight! What a beautiful Fair, I wish I could visit one day!
Your purchases look lovely.

Lace hearts said...

What a fabulous selecton of photographs. I'll make it there one day. You bought some beautiful bits.

Blondie's Journal said...

The photos are wonderful, Isabelle. I had fun looking at all of the bright, colorful stalls and items for sale. I would be hard pressed to pick out only a few things at this fair! I am so happy you had fun and thank you for sharing your day with us! :-)


Enitram said...

Que de belles trouvailles!!!!!! J'irai presque là rien que pour les chapeaux!!!!!!! J'adore les chapeaux!!!!!!
Bon dimanche Isabelle!

Steph said...

Wow!! Did you spend up?? SO many lovely things how could one choose. Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

maría cecilia said...

Dear Isabelle, how lovely to spend a day in this fair, so many beautiful items... what did you get?
Maria Cecilia

Linda said...

OH Isabelle~ what a fabulous show...I just loved everything! Wonderful photos...great eye candy!

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks for the tour. A warning about 'lots of pics' can only be good!
For the first time, I think I could actually recognise some bloggers' stalls from the items on sale.
Glad you had a good time. xx

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Oh it was lovely, wish I could come to these - have never been to one, they just don't do them in my area. How exciting too to meet Hens Teeth, I love her work, I bet she was interesting to chat with. Your slide is beautiful - it's just the kind of thing I love. I am going back to look at the pics again! I think in a place like that it would take a whole day to look at everything properly. Hope you enjoy your finds. p.s. didn't know about the Cumbria museum you mentioned on your comment to me - too far away but oneday would like to go and see. Thanks for telling.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

oops, I am silly - it wasn't you who told me about the Beatrix Potter Museum in cumbria - but having mentioned it maybe you would like to know too!

bellaboo said...

Oh,it all looks the soooo tempting!
I must try and get to the Fair one day.I love the photo of the three bears in the pram...adorable!!

Bellaboo :0)

hensteeth said...

Isabelle, it was so good to see you and have chance for a chat and thank you for buying alice band and your kindness.
It was such a wonderful event, a real highlight. x

RosieP said...

Looks brillian, my niece Kelly and her friend Victoria were there too

Hugs RosieP x

JuicyFig said...

It is only when you see all this loviness you realise how many things you need that you never knew you needed before!

I just became smitten my a yellow sauce boat on one of your photo's - I don't even use sauce boats!


Cowboys and Custard said...

Dear Isabelle... It is always a pleasure to see you at the V & H fairs.. and your family.
Thank you for doing great justice to the event with your beautiful photographs.. sadly mine were not very good.. but I did remember my camera for once!

Look forward to seeing you in July hopefully..

Michele xx

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Dear Isabelle, I would never have left! The frocks look lovely and the hairbands beautiful. My eyes are sore from their bulging out taking it all in I am now going to calm down with a dose of Midsomer Murders. Thanks for sharing the lovely fair with us. xx

Guenievre said...

Bonjour et bon dimanche Isabelle !
Quelle chance vous avez d'avoir été à cette "foire" vintage ! J'aurais bien aimé y faire un tour aussi car il y a de très jolies choses.
Malheureusement, il n'y a pas (encore) de fête vintage dans ma région.
Bonne journée.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Looks like fun!! I know Kelly and Victoria enjoyed themselves!!

Tilly Rose said...

Hi Isabelle....what a grogeous post! Thank you for sharing it all with us. It is alittle too far for me to travel but I soooo wish it wasn't!
Lovely goodies...
Karen x x x

Sandy said...

It is such a gloomy, dreary day here. I decided to take a little "vacation" and search the web. Your wonderful blog helped chase away the blahs.

harmony and rosie said...

Oh to live a bit closer, I would love to go although I fear it's probably just as well since it all looks too tempting. Love the hairband you have pictured, will you be showing us the goodies you brought home? I do hope so.

Kate x

Rubyred said...

Such a gorgeous post! I'm a bit sad I couldn't get there due to work! You bought some beautiful things too!The hairband is so pretty!
Rachel x

Sylvia said...

Hello Isabelle,
Nice you had a great time at the fair. I see a lot of beautiful things on the photos !
Gorgeous greeting cards !

I've become a follower of your blog, with my old computer that gadget always disappears (I have a new one now), but I followed your blog anyway.
Have a nice evening,

Anonymous said...

I sure need all that stuff to make my life complete or maybe just a visit to the fair might help what a marvellous place and a great day out

Lisa said...

Thank you for taking so many lovely photos so we could get to see all the lovely goodies for sale.
I would love to go along one day.
The hairband you bought is just gorgeous
Lisa x

Kelly said...

Had such a lovely time!!! Love all the bits you bought!!!

June said...

Oh Isabelle the fair looks like it was just great! So many wonderful things under one roof. How could one ever decide on what to take home? The headbands are darling. I loved your post on the wonderful cottages.

Carolyn said...

Hi Isabelle,
That looks like a fun place to spend a day.I love the hats and the beautiful prints you bought.


A Time to Dance said...

Good job I couldnt go I would have spent a fortune...Sorry I havent been to visit for ages, I have been snowed under with work and havent had anything exciting to tell on a post...hope you are well...H (A time to dance...which was cocoa and blankets)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
Lovely to see you on Saturday - so glad that you had a good day.

I too adore those hair bands made by Viv - if my hair wasn't quite so wild(!) ;-)) I may well have been tempted to buy one...

Hope you've had a happy BH,
Niki x

Les Cotrions said...

Ohhh Isabelle! It looks like a faboulous fair! I'd like to be there!
Lucky you!
A nice week to you!

Yiota said...

I wish I could have been there! All these beautiful things! How could you choose what to get?

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Looks like a wonderful fair, Isabel.

Ticking stripes said...

Wasn't it lovely - you did really well with all your pictures. I was so overwhelmed with it all i didn't take many! I will have to go again!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Just love it!
greetings from Holland,

Amanda said...

I'm green with envy! Glad you had a good time. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Alex said...

I used to live in the next village to Chipping Sodbury when I was little... they never had anything like this when I was there! And you bought lots of lovely things...

LissyLou said...

it was a lovely fair!! i was there!! can't believe i missed meeting some bloggers!!!
i got too meet a few though x

Hesta Nesta said...

Hi Isabelle
It looks like you had a lovely day out, lots of tempting things to buy. I will promise to try and get to the next one.
Jo xx

Florence and Mary said...

What a shame we missed you this time.

It was of course great once again and you certainly brought some wonderful things.

Victoria xx

maría cecilia said...

So many lovelies in the fair!!!!

The Vintage Rose said...

Thank you for taking us on a little tour of the fair. I do like you vintage floral prints.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a fabulous fair! I see about a million things I would want to buy!!!
Thanks for sharing these lovely things!