Saturday, 28 April 2012

Buttercross Vintage Market - Somerton




Somerton(Ancient Royal Town of Wessex) is a lovely little market town in Somerset. It has character and some very nice architecture.
Luckily for me, it is only just over half an hour away from where I live. 
Today the Buttercross Vintage Market was being held in Somerton. The perfect excuse for me to pop over there to have a look and do a spot of shopping!

I didn't get around to photographing all the stalls but here is a taster!

Liz (The Washerwoman) and her husband Jack

I really wanted to come back home with that yellow vintage cabinet but sadly no room for it at home

(The Devil Makes Work)
Woo makes gorgeous unique creatures, dolls and other creations out of vintage fabrics

Vintage Jane
I bought some map/stamps greeting cards from Jane. I am always drawn to maps and stamps and like making collages with them. I couldn't resist getting a couple of her cards.




Jo Greenidge - Remnants of Time
I found some pretty vintage wallpaper, a yellow cushion and some fabric from this stall.


Savoy - Art Deco Collectables
Such a beautiful array 1920s and 30s things
If you are in to Art Deco this is stall was a real treat!



Red Fox
I loved the colours used


Jenny Jones





 Stunning bouquet of flowers bought from Jenny Jones' stall

I very much enjoyed the Buttercross Vintage Market, the selection was varied and many stalls were reasonably priced. I found quite a few things for home. A successful shopping trip!
I look forward to the next fair which will be on SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012.

 60s / 70s textiles, a couple of cushions, greeting cards, vintage paper lanterns, vintage wallpaper
FAB COLOURS!

Back home now and time to continue with some decluttering. I took 3 bags full of things and a big box to a charity shop this morning. It's a satisfying job to clear out things that you no longer need but being a collector and a hoarder there is plenty more to go through. 

Have a great weekend!


36 comments:

Jem said...

What a beautiful fair! Oh how I wish I'd been able to pop along myself; the yellow cabinet in particular has stolen my heart! :-)

Jem xXx

Victorian1885 said...

Isabelle you must have had a great time! What wonderful treasures ... Have a great weekend.

Wanda

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

How lucky are you, we have a little cottage in somerset but sadly it is let out! I would have love to come to this fair.Lesley x

Minerva Black the shop keeping cat said...

Isabelle - This looks like a lovely market to attend, lucky you to have it so nearby. Like you I love some of those colours used on the furniture, so refreshing. Thank you for sharing. x

Bernideen said...

Oh what fun here - so many great items and unique NEW designs! Loved the painted furniture. Hope the prices were also great!

The verifcation letters are TOO HARD - EVEN FOR GENIUSES.

bellaboo said...

It all looks wonderful...I wish I could have been there too!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend despite the weather. :0)

It's me said...

Wowwwww great post thank you !!...love Ria...xxx...

Liz said...

Looks fantastic! Wish I lived nearer!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Jenny said...

Looks like a great day - and I recognise lots of faces/things from fellow bloggers/facebook-ers too which is really nice! Love all the brightly coloured furniture! Jenny x

hasenschneck said...

I saw that this was on but wasn't able to go unfortunately. Thanks for the date of the next one. I'll try to catch that.

loveandlilac said...

What a great event. really enjoyed the virtual visit - I would have spent a fortune!

Lyn said...

oh wow what a lovely looking fair, wish I lived close enough to attend!
xxx

Betty said...

What a fabulous array of goodies - I did like the tea towels particularly - pretty and practical! The vintage hairbrushes too. That cabinet was pretty - I could find room for it! Betty

andamento said...

Gorgeous stall selling lots of lovely things - a feast for the eyes indeed.
Lovely to see you back blogging. Hoping all remains well.
Anne.

The Vintage Knitter said...

This is just the sort of fair that I would go to; full of stalls with lots of individuality and craftiness abound! I love those tea towels and the 70s cushions, but most of all I think I would have been hankering over that yellow cabinet - the colour matches my kitchen walls perfectly!
xxx

Sylvia said...

Looks like a great fair, Isabelle, lovely things !
Have a nice Sunday,
Sylvia

delia hornbook said...

Wow what a gorgeous fair those stalls look amazing and that yellow was gorgeous. Thank you for sharing i wish i had gone. dee x

buttercross vintage market said...

Lovely photographs! So pleased that you enjoyed the market, we had another great day and I agree that there were some wonderful bargains there!
I look forward to the next market in September,come and say hello!
Best Wishes
Mary Hossack (organiser!) x

Anonymous said...

Great write-up of buttercross, it was a great day. I'm from the stall photographed with the dollies (I'm the girl with eyes shut :-P) Just wanted to mention that in addition to 'elizatootsweet' my part in the stall is 'love and cotton'. Thats www.loveandcotton.etsy.com Just incase anyone were to ask you where to get the dolls or something in the photograph. You never know.
Thanks for the great write up, and I might start frequenting your blog as it is absolutely beautiful
Thanks

Helen

Dan Salter said...

I wish I had bloomin smiled now! (didnt think we were in the shot!) ;)

Dan Salter said...

I wish I had bloomin smiled now! (didnt think we were going to be in shot!)...Dan (helping on Bubs Bears stall) ;)

Vintage Jane said...

Hi Isabelle,
Thanks for the mention ... I wish you had introduced yourself - I always love reading your blog. It was a fab day for me, one of the best fairs I have done in fact. Really looking forward to the next one. Marina x

Liz Cooke said...

Thank you for mentioning Red Fox in the Buttercross blog. We are fans of colour & vintage and all things hand-made. For more information on our rugs/carpets/furniture/art please see www.redfoxgallery.co.uk. Also we are Venue 260 in Dorset Art Weeks 26 May to 10 June. Many thanks - lovely blog xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Looks like it was a great day.
Julie xxxxxxx

Streetcomber said...

How lovely. I wish I was there now...

BusyLizzie said...

Good to see you on Saturday.. not sure I have enjoyed seeing myself looking so un-glam in these pix!!! Lizzie x

Katie said...

Ooo, I do like the look of this market! What a great selection of treasures, thanks for sharing. I love the look of the Art Deco stall. Katie x

Katie said...

Ooo, I love the look of this market! What a fabulous selection of treasures, thanks for sharing. I love the look of the Art Deco stall. Katie x

Chatelaine said...

Wow, what a great market. A fantastic selection from the vendors.

Somerset looks like a charming town. Must put a visit on my to do list.

daisymarmalade said...

Thanks for posting these photos. I had really wanted to come along as I am only 20 minutes up the road but I had to be Mum taxi in the opposite direction in the end. I will be putting my foot down about the next market though and might even book a stall.
daisymarmalade.blogspot.com

Kesenya said...

Isabelle, your blog is my favourite of all blogs...whenever I am here your pictures take my breath away and transport me to the most beautiful places....even if it is just a picture of a quaint english market :o) By the way, that green chair in the top photo is adorable !!! Thankyou for what you do at Suzy's Vintage Attic - please dont ever stop!!

Tania said...

Hello Isabelle! Oh, I do love your blog. Pure eye candy! Everything looked so beautiful at the Vintage Market...sigh...You have captured it all in such a lovely manner. I look forward to following your blog, and seeing all the loveliness! Blessings, Tania ♥

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It's Really Me said...

You always take such wonderful pictures. They make you want to be there.