details and updates for all Vintage at the Village Hall events are now on Fab Fairs website fabfairs.com

vintage clothing, fashion accessories and jewellery, English and French textiles, Brocante, decorative furniture, furnishings, garden and homeware, designer-maker crafts and a carefully chosen selection of handmade gifts.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Fabulous Frome & Heartfelt Thankyous!

I just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou to Clare and Lizzie for organizing the The Vintage Bazaar in Frome which was a truly amazing place to visit- even without the stunning array of goods for sale on stalls, the atmosphere was enough to make you feel giddy on  girly-gorgeousness!
Uncannily, the photo on the flyers really DID capture the feel of the fair!

Thankyou Lizzie; even though you've been so busy with The Bazaar and your many other commitments, you still took time to display
Vintage at the Village Hall advertising on the front desk. . .and "heartfelt thankyous" is what this post is all about.

I've been so touched by all the interest and help promoting my fair and want you to know it's really appreciated. So much has come from people I've never even met!
Stallholders at The Bazaar, and other antique fairs and markets who have taken stacks of flyers
Shopkeepers, Antique Centres, all the workplaces, business premises and community centres who have displayed posters and flyers
Advice and The Voice of Experience from other Fair holders!
My lovely stallholders who have done, are doing and are going to do posts for the fair on their blogs
Our local printer for displaying the poster in his window and photocopying it foc for a lady who enquired about the details!
Emails I've received from fellow bloggers around the county offering to distribute flyers. . .
the list goes on and on, and there's still 4 weeks to go!!!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

For me or not for me. . .

ooooooh I just LOVE this quirky vintage 1930s theatrical prop mannequin, her linen body is covered in Union Jack flag bunting!

Now, the dilemma is. . .do I get to keep her :))). . . or will she go to the Village Hall??

For me or not for me. . .that IS the question!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Washerwoman

I have the greatest admiration for Lizzie, and her fabulous blog
aptly titled The Washerwoman was one of the reasons that I
began blogging earlier this year.

Her eye for finding an absolutely stunning selection of
Vintage English and French stock is second to none.

Very reasonable prices mean she certainly appeals to both
trade and private buyers alike, which is why she's so successful
selling at Vintage fairs and in The Dairy House at Semley.

Her blog also contains a very useful and concise list
of Vintage fairs in the area.

I'm so grateful for her enthusiasm when I mentioned my
fledgling idea of Vintage at the Village Hall

and really look forward to seeing the gorgeously girly items
she'll be bringing to sell on the day!


Lizzie is also holding her own vintage fair in
Frome, Somerset on Saturday October 30th.
It looks really good and I'll DEFINITELY be visiting!
The Vintage Bazaar blog has further details

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Vintage Bothy

Tracey from The Vintage Bothy has an amazing way of pulling together
a perfectly cohesive look from the stunning array of
Vintage lovelies for sale on her stall.

I've been an avid reader of her blog but we only met
for the first time at the weekend, and I'm
So SO pleased she'll be joining us at the Village Hall.

Her eclectic vintage stock ranges from vintage textiles,
decorative items for the home, small painted furniture,
 papier mache & fabric covered boxes,
beautifully illustrated childrens books and vintage luggage,
through to rusty wrought iron and desirable gardenalia
and up-cycled chandeliers, each one re-hung with antique crystals,
beads & Venetian glass to create a uniquely "new" design.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Simply-Chateau Shirley and I have been friends
for many years

so its difficult to write an unbiased post about her
delicious French finds,
but as you see from this small selection of photos

her trip over from France to sell at
Vintage at the Village Hall
is going to be a treat for EVERYONE!

Friday, 1 October 2010

recipes recipes recipes. . .

recipes recipes recipes. . .

My task next week is to select the cakes for the Village Hall kitchen.
I've decided definitely on lavender muffins which I baked for Shirley's wedding cake-stack, and also a good old-fashioned boiled fruitcake, but if you have a favourite tried-and-tested cake recipe, that's easy to bake in a large quantity and will freeze or store well for a few weeks, please send me any other ideas you think will fit the bill.

For some strange reason, Ted has expressed rather a lot of interest in this aspect of the fair and says all suggestions will need to be thoroughly tested. . .;-0)