The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Monday, 30 August 2010

A rather special Shepton mallet Antiques Fair photo shoot.



Hands up - who has seen the latest Cath Kidston catalogue? Does anyone recognise the textile-laden back drop??


Several months ago while I was at the IACF 3 day Antiques Fair just outside the town of Shepton Mallet some very friendly and smiling people asked if they could use my stand as a backdrop for a photo-shoot? I then asked what the images were being used for...


The answer was the Autumn/Winter Cath Kidston magazine! It was a busy Saturday morning, so the stall was heaving with prospective customers, but everyone was smiling and good-humoured (apart from one grumpy gent who pushed his way into the stand. tut-tutting). Not sure what he thought he would find at the end of the totally floral girly emporium? .......but the beautiful models played and posed as the camera clicked oblivious to his rude comments.....

They took the top three photos on my stand and then moved on to my friend Terry (aka The Snooty Fox) for a more wintery tweedie look!
If you haven't seen the magazine, it is worth a peek. There are lots of interesting insights and articles (and recipes) as well as the usual tempting goodies that you might want to purchase.

14 comments:

The Little Vintage Company said...

Wow how exciting! I did see the autumn/winter CK and thought 'hmm that looks like a lovely antique fair' and now I know!!
Tamzin X

Leanne said...

When I saw these pictures I thought how lovely they looked! I wish I lived closer so I could visit your stall! xox

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments. I also sell at the Newark fair (IACF) so do venture North with my wares!

Magic Cochin said...

How exciting for you! I've just acquired a stack of vintage textiles that I'm gradually washing and sorting - so I took a peep at your lovely blog (can't remembered how I stumbled upon it).

That fair looks a delight!

Celia

hensteeth said...

Hello Lizzie...with your style and stunning wares ...I am not surprised. Hope to see you soon. x

carol at home said...

Wow and doesn't it all look wonderful?

The Vintage Knitter said...

I often wonder where they shoot the CK magazine photoshoots, as there is always something interesting in the background. Now I know!

bellaboo said...

How lovely that they picked your stall! I have been drooling over the CK catalogue as usual. :o)

Pan said...

Oh I must check! I have my copy at work so I can browse through it at lunchtimes. I do love that look.

Gabriele Agustini said...

I love the look of your blog!
And congratulations on the impromptu photo shoot!
I'm a silk-painter so I love all things 'textile'!!
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am sure I live in a cave.. I am so out of touch with everything and have yet to see the CK catalogue. So.. thank you for the wonderful preview and what a lovely addition to your scrap book of fame!

Michele x

OhSoVintage said...

Oh what a shame mine has gone to the recycling dump! But how exciting! I hope they paid you well for your props and I hope they have mentioned you in their magazine!
Ruth

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you for your comments. Hi Ruth, no they did not pay me or mention me in the mag.. BUT I take the attitude that anything that promotes and spreads the word about vintage events has to be good (see the flyer on my stand advertising the Stroud fair... nice one!) xx

fee~bee said...

how amazing and the perfect backdrop for ck to use in her magazine I am still waiting for my magazine to be delivered I love those dresses