The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Friday, 22 April 2011

Introducing Esme......and coming to Frome Vintage Bazaar this Saturday..


On a recent trip to France I found another wonderful 1940's mannequin. Anyone who knows me or reads my blog regularly will realise that I have a bit of a "thing" for these vintage treasures..


Esme is modelling a 40's tweed jacket and a selection of 40's felt hats that will be coming with me to The Vintage Bazaar next Saturday, the 30th of April.


These lovely pale blue handmade 40's PJ's are another recent find. Esme has borrowed Flossie's spotty scarf for the photo shoot.


A stunning pair of blue shoes come in their original box, with a French description written in pencil on the lid....


This suit is a de-mob suit from the 40's, and is in amazing unworn condition with its original label.



 Pair of cute vintage leather children's shoes, dating from the 1950's.


Funky 60's Sylko set of storage drawers....


 A fabby vintage beach bag with shells design...


Plenty of vintage pinnies....


Georgie gets to model this pretty 20's cloche hat which has since sold since I first published this post. Other items will include a new selection of 40's dress fabric, trimmings, gorgeous vintage children's clothes from the 1940's and 50's, a pair of CC41 satin cami-knickers, French workwear dresses and shirts and much more. See you in Frome on Saturday!

Friday, 15 April 2011

The New Textile Tent at Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair.


Here is a photo of our lovely Textile Marquee at Newark last week. IACF Antique Fairs certainly were most helpful and obliging in getting the 4 of us together in this fantastic space.



My new French and English finds looked good in the bright sunshine that poured into the tent.....



There was a bit of a wedding theme going on with this fantastic 40's headdress, veil and poignant photograph of the bride. In front of it is a French wedding cake decoration from the same period.


Amazing 40's French platform shoes soon found a home...


I didn't get the chance to take further photos of Maud or Michelle's stand...


.. but the funky shoes, magazines and fabric (below) are all from Alan's stand which was next to mine.



If you didn't get to Newark, there is always Ardingly next week where I will have my usual stand near the refreshment area, alongside Maud  and Rosie.... might see you there!

Friday, 8 April 2011

The Original Vintage and Handmade Fair & The Vintage Textiles and Costume Day at the Dairy House


It is all happening in The West Country this weekend! On Saturday it is the fantastic Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury. Click here for full details....


 I will be there with a mixture of Vintage clothing, Textiles, Decorative china and glass....


Vintage toys, ephemera, haberdashery and possibly a few treasures from over the Channel.......




 Then on Sunday, I will be manning the top floor of the Dairy House for the 2nd Annual Vintage Textiles and Costume Day. If it is anything like last year, the front of the building will be overflowing with beautiful stalls.. and inside will be a veritable Alladin's Cave of Antiques, Furniture, Paintings, Prints, Jewellery, Ceramics.. there really is something for everyone!


Oh yes, and I will be bringing a horse!