The Washerwoman

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Textiles and Treasures!

The best finds are when you come across a"job lot".. for example an old wooden French trunk over-flowing with buttons, buckles, fabric, trimmings.... which is just what Mr W found for me last week at the fair in Newark!

It has taken me many hours to sort through it all and decide what will be going where? A lot will be coming to The Vintage and Handmade Textile Fair on Saturday the 25th of February.

 As will this gorgeous Spring ensemble. A matching 1950's dress and jacket - approx size 12. A perfect for attending a vintage style wedding!

 Next stop after the Vintage and Handmade will be The Vintage Bazaar's Rag and Remnant Rummage which takes place on Saturday 3rd March at The Trull Village Memorial Hall, Church Road, Trull, Taunton, Somerset. TA3 7JZ . Doors open at 9.30 and the fair will close at 14.00. Admission 50p.

 There will be over 20 stands piled high with a selection of goodies for every pocket. Textiles, trimmings, buttons & bits from the workrooms of West Country makers, collectors and dealers. It will be a fun day, so hope to see you there.

It would appear that I am not the only one who is busy preparing. Check here for another sneak preview!


Fading Grace said...

Really , really hoping to be there Lizzie. just sounds like heaven. x

Purrfect Haven said...

Hi Lizzie, how lovely your stash looks... I wish I were nearer to come and buy (I would!).. love that 1950's dress. Good luck and take care. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxxx

Kylie said...

That dress and jacket is gorgeous.

Hesta Nesta said...

Well done to Mr W for finding such a fab job lot. I love it when you come across a box full of treasures and it is such fun going through it all because you never know what you will discover.
Jo xx

Jill said...

That sounds like a great find. Oh and sorry for knocking some of your lovely display over, when I saw you in Honiton, went to an auction yesterday in Honiton and a box of lace went for £380!!!! Have a lovely sunday.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Wonderful finds as always Lizzie - several brownie points for Jack, eh?!

'Mother of the bride' do you think?...maybe I should try it on!

Have a great week,
Niki xx