Category Archives: vintage fair

Classic Car Boot Sale

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Sorry for the delay in reporting back on my first vintage fair of the year but it took me a while to come back down to earth after my most successful fair ever! Great way to start my year eh? Big thank you to all who wished me luck….it worked!!

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This was my pitch….bit of improvising as we weren’t supplied with tables this time and I already had my hands and shoulders full so couldn’t carry one. People seemed to enjoy having a rummage around the floor as well as looking through rails so it worked well. The sun shone on us all day and I sold lots of everything,met lovely people…..among them Mrs Fox Finery,who bought a dress from me. So great when the blogosphere brings us all together! I had no chance to leave my stall so only have a few images to share…..

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This gorgeous girl loved her Hollie Hobbie dress and wore it very well I think you’ll agree….

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And this little cutie went off wearing her new dress on top of the one she arrived in! Nice!

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Walter the Rolls Royce was my neighbour for the day and went home with two of my Scottish cushions as that’s where his owner had found him.

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All round it was a fabulous day and I went home tired but happy. It feels so good when some of the coolest people you will ever meet love what you create and then want to give you money for it!…..roll on the next!

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Sunshine,South Bank and much Vintage Attitude

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Saturday saw me at The Classic Car Boot Sale on London’s South Bank. What a fabulous day it was….in every way….because after a nerve shredding day of rain on Friday I set off very early on Saturday morning with much trepidation and lots of polythene sheeting! But someone was on our side because as I stepped out of Waterloo station,the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Hurrah!

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My stall was soon set up with fellow up-cyclers and next to an adorable little Fiat from 1972.

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Fellow upcyclers.

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I chatted to so many people that my voice was fading by mid afternoon and the queues stretched away along the pavement. I did get a few photos but would have liked more but of course I was happily chatting about and selling my wares.
Here are some images I managed to get.

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Just wanted to partake of tea and cake here.

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Shady character selling nylons on a bin!!

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Scooter boys …..and girls.

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My favourite car…..so cute!

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Pink Cadillac…..of course!

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And the nicest thing was meeting Kate from MasonBently who was the first person to follow my blog. So good to put a face to a name and here’s to our next meeting and the next Classic Car Boot of course!
I was very restrained and didn’t buy any clothes but when I saw this I could not resist….

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I grew up with this magazine rack in our living room and have vivid memories of trying to say the French words as a child. It used to hold The Radio Times I seem to remember but I think it’s perfect for some of my vinyl collection….French music, of course.

Fisherman,Friends and Fireworks

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Had a fabulous time this weekend at the Ipswich Maritime Festival,held each year on the waterfront of this Suffolk town. I shared a stall with a group of friends,which is always more fun than flying solo. The fact that we were displaying our wares under 2 gazebos gave an opportunity to display my work in different ways and seemed to prove popular.

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Charles and Di took pride of place and caused a stir!

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Some odd items for sale including these trays of succulents which made for a great photo opportunity …..as did the surrounding dockside buildings….in various states of disrepair.

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Oh how I love a bit of peeling paint!
After a good days trading and chatting with lovely punters it was time to enjoy,funfair,beer festival and fireworks….

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Who doesn’t love a carousel ?

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And here’s to doing it all again next year!…..

Fine day at The ( no longer a ) Secret Vintage Fair.

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Yesterday me and my Vintage Attitude had a stall at The Secret Vintage Fair. The location of the fair is only revealed a couple of weeks before the day so you never really know what you are signing up to but on past experience I know they are well attended and always in a fabulous building. The last one was in the Norman castle here in Colchester…you can’t get more vintage than that eh?

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So this was me…right at the front and centre of The Masonic Hall in Ipswich.

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My girls dresses proved popular,even being bought “to hang on the wall until I have kids”by one enthusiastic lady!

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….and we were entertained by the fabulously named Testosta Tones!….get it?

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Really was a lovely day at the fair and I sold lots of dresses,met lovely people and got great feedback,all of which gives me encouragement and much needed support to continue “putting my soul on display”…..yes that’s how it feels when you put your creations on sale.
….oh and of course I bought a couple of bits myself…..well it would be rude not to!

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