Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Vintage and Handmade Christmas Fair 2010

Acorn & Will

Today Alan, Miss P and I went to Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. This is the 3rd or 4th time that I have visited this fair which is held twice a year. The standard of stalls was high as ever! We arrived around 11am and the fair was in full swing, it was so busy that at times it was hard to take pictures but I did my best to give you a flavour of what was there. This year the fair was even bigger, the upstairs floor was also used. So many stalls! So much choice! Who is complaining though, you can never have too much choice...

Acorn & Will

Shabby Chick (Amanda -Totnes Market)

Shabby Chick (Amanda -Totnes Market)

Helen Roskell

The Vintage Bothy (Tracey)

Donna Flower

Donna Flower

The Washerman (Liz)

The Washerman (Liz)

The Devil Makes Work (Woo)

Country Cottage Chic (Jayne stall holder and fair organiser)

HenHouse (Hen)

Sal's Snippets

Textile Treasure Seeker (Katie)

This'n'That Totnes (Lesley)

Dairy House Antiques Semley (Sue)

Dairy House Antiques Semley (Sue)

Nostalgia Shepton Mallet (Niki)

Nostalgia Shepton Mallet (Niki)

Hen's teeth (Viv)

Hen's teeth (Viv)

Cowboys and Custard (Michele Stall holder and Fair organiser)

It was yet another fantastic event. Looking forward to the next Vintage and Handmade Fair!

After the fair we headed for Bath to have a late lunch in Cafe Rouge and to do a spot of shopping.

Bath looked very festive as day light faded and the lights came on.

I did of course made some lovely purchases at the V&H Fair which I will share with you in my next post.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X
P.S: I will add links soon...


Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

Cuántos detalles maravillosos!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

That was such a lovely peek at what looks to have been a wonderful fair! Thank you for all the pictures...I saw some gorgeous things! Can't wait to see what you brought home with you!
:) Laura

Donna said...

Ahhh Isabelle it was so lovely to see you and your family as ever. Thank you for taking so many photographs, it gives a great flavour of the fair.

I was listening so intently to the elderly gentleman on my left who was very knowledgeable about vintage textiles and was telling me about Henry Moore and his fabric designs of which I knew nothing. He was so interesting, I was engrossed as you can see!!

When I got home my dress was waiting for me on the kitchen table. I shall try it on tomorrow and let you know how it looks.

Big love


bellaboo said...

That was a lovely taste of the Fair.I would have LOVED to have been there.Look forward to seeing what you found! :0)

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

What a Feast of Festive Photo's! Thanks for sharing them. I live too far away, unfortunately. SueXXX

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

How lovely. I would have gone mad. I'm amazed by how many names I recognise. Blogging shrinks the world! And yes please, share your goodies in another post. xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, I lake it!!!
Kisses and regards.

Betty said...

I have never been to a fair like that - it looks fabulous! Overwhelming even. Thanks for showing. Betty.

BusyLizzie said...

Great piccies. Good to see you all at the fair. Hope Miss P is feeling better...

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like you all had a great time, I will get there one day
Julie xxxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Lovely to see you and your family yesterday Isabelle...and thank you for posting so many fabulous photos of the event...great to see things from your side of the stalls!
The sky was beautiful as we drove home that evening...I was too tired to stop and take photos though...
Have a great week,
Niki x

hensteeth said...

Hello Isabelle
it was a treat to see you yesterday. Thank you for all of the pics...I can see lots of missed purchasing opportunities!
Hope you are still pleased with your purchase :-)

loveandlilac said...

Lovely to see the photos and it would have been even lovelier to be there. There seems to be so many more vintage fairs and shops in the SW than here in Herts. I'm quite envious! Louise x

Katie said...

Hi Isabelle! It was lovely to see you yesterday, I'm just sorry we didn't get a chance for a proper chat. I did manage to have a quick catch up with Alan, who I found tucked away inside the main hall door, waiting with all your bags of goodies as you carried on shopping! Thanks for including a photo of my little stall on your blog (although I do look as if I'm talking to the jelly mould I'm holding!!) Hope you found lots of vintage goodies at the fair. Great to see you all and hope to see you again soon. Katie x

Julia said...

Hello Isabelle - well I actually feel as if I were lucky enough to be at that fair myself, thanks to your pictures! I think I'll be searching out some of those clever people on the web when Ive posted this, some gorgeous things I spied on those stalls.
Sounds like a lovely end to the day too, hope you enjoyed your meal!

Sending love
Julia x x x

Lululiz said...

Thank you for my virtual visit to the Fair. I wish it wasn't so far away, I'd love to go shopping there. Its great to see so many names familiar to me from my blogger reading list.

Country Cottage Chic said...

A great post Isabelle! It was lovely to see you again & I'm pleased you enjoyed it!


MaygreenFairies said...

What a fantastic fair, wish I could have visited. Mandy x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Ah Isabelle, thank you, thank you, I loved this post. I really felt I was there with you! I really wanted to go and this was almost as good,

Love Sarah x

A Time to Dance said...

One day I hope that I will make it to one of the fairs it looks wonderful...

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle
It was lovely to see you briefly at the fair :-) I hope Miss P is feeling better this week. Great photos here - as always! Wasn't it a fab fair and even more wonderful stalls to explore - mmmmmmm! The carousel looks so inviting I must go have a turn on it soon,
Happy days to you,
Denise x

theoldboathouse said...

Wow so much wonderfulness. What a great event, cheers Katherine