Tuesday, 29 November 2011

my first vintage fair

That was a lot of fun! The vintage fair on Sunday was a success and I learnt a lot. I can't wait to do more next year.

Here's my stall, prior to a few tweaks. I set it all up on the dining table the day before, but needless to say it looked completely different on the day! The biggest item I sold was the globe, hiding under the table in the photo. S and I spent half an hour one evening comparing the names of the countries against the history books, and dated it to the 1930s/1940s.

Now I just have to unpack it all...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

lost property finds - off to the fair

It's been a bit quie round here recently, and that's because I'm buried undernearth piles of boxes, preparing for my first vintage fair!

It's today (Sunday, 27th November) at Victoria Hall in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Drop by and say hello if you are in the area!

As well as some finds previously talked about here, I'll be bringing lots of new things. Including the Oxo tin above, and the accurately named 'little forks' below.

And if that wasn't enough, lost property vintage is now on etsy! More on that soon, but please have a look around.

Wish me luck!

(linking to Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

living vintage - hudson bay blanket

(photo: Design*Sponge)

Can't find your own thrifted Hudson Bay Blanket? Then why not knit one! This pattern from The Purl Bee looks fairly straight forward. Would you give it a try?

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

lost property finds

It's been a quiet year for vintage Christmas, but this week's find makes up for it.

This gang of Santa's and elves are about a foot high, and made of bendable wire. They are so much fun!

Monday, 14 November 2011

living vintage - photograph wall

What a great way to display your favourite vintage photograph. It would cheer you up every time you walked in the room.

(found via)

Sunday, 6 November 2011

lost property finds - flea market find of the year

A special post for Sophie's Flea Market Find of the Year competition! Last week's jadeite bowls were certainly a special find. But I've chosen an item that I came across in the spring, just before I dusted off the blog and started posting regularly.

It's not often I find truely vintage pieces. Amongst the 1970s polyester, I discovered this Fifties cotton dress. It's full of beautiful details, from the buttons to the unusual waistline.

Around the same time, I came across this gorgeous black and purple floral dress. It's 1950s in style, but the design of the label suggests it might date from a decade or two later. No matter, it's a stunner. And I was particularly excited when I found this, because it was on the £1 rail!

I'm off to see what everyone else found!

Friday, 4 November 2011

lost property finds

I'm visiting my parents this week, which means not much time for thrifting. So here's something from a couple of weeks ago. A real piece of history, this is a field dressing from the Second World War. It only contains one of the two bandages in the little bag - I wonder where the other bandage went?

Believe it or not, it turned up at a jumble sale for 20p.

(photo by S)