Sunday, 17 March 2013

With a little help from....


I have just had a little trip away from home, and on my travels I met some lovely people. My first stop was here, The Viables Craft Centre where I found this wonderful barn and a lady called Gillian who transforms old furniture in these gorgeous surroundings....


Her business is called Les Jolies Choses. As well as selling furniture, there are many other treasures for sale in the barn...



Gillian will be joining the stallholders at The Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney on Saturday April 27th. I have a real soft spot for this stunning location. An Arts and Crafts Hall built in the 1890s which is well maintained and used for all different types of events.


 My next stop was this shop in Fleet. I grew up in this town and remember this as the bakery. It was good to see the "Hovis" sign remains. Serendipity  is a super shop and has the added bonus of a tearoom! What more can a vintage gal ask for?


After a stroll around Fleet, it was onwards to Farnham for some serious Charity Shopping in the town. We also popped into Farnham Maltings where I shall be selling my vintage wares at the Farnham Vintage Fair on Sunday 2nd June.


We chanced upon this gorgeous little haven of textiles and creativity called Nature' Threads in Crookham Village. I got chatting to the lovely Sue who has very kindly offered to spread the word about The Hartley Wintney Vintage Bazaar to like-minded souls! Her shop is somewhere you might want to visit on the same day as the Vintage Bazaar if you are in the area as the Vintage Bazaar finishes at 3 pm, and Sue is open until 5 on Saturdays.
While on the subject of making and creativity, here is another super business called Asomo Crafts based in Hartley Wintney. Definitely a craft shop with a difference! On offer are a range of classes for all ages from children's workshops, after school clubs to adult classes in knitting, felting and much more. Check out the website for more information.


You can also buy on-line. They stock these metal buttons that you can cover with vintage fabric. I have been asked where you get these sooooo many times and now I have the answer! Thank you lovely ladies for your kind and friendly welcome to the area, see you soon! Lizzie

11 comments:

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Hi Lizzie, see you at Farnham Maltings on June 2nd.
Jean x

Sundayatwindsor said...

I'm coming to Hartley witney I can't wait :-)

OhSoVintage said...

Some good links to places not too far away from me, thanks.
Ruth x

BusyLizzie said...

Glad to be of service Ruth. x

hellish designs said...

Hi Lizzie
Really looking forward to Hartley Wintney and hope I have time to take a look around the town
Heather x

Jane the Booklady said...

What a lovely tale of your wanderings. I'll keep note of the links in case I'm there myself someday soon! Jane xx

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

oh Lizzie......that beautiful green birdcage.....ooooooooooohhhhhhh!

BusyLizzie said...

I know Trixie, isn't it fab! x

Purrfect Haven said...

how lovely... I love touring like that. Usually mine is gardens but the places you have discovered look wonderful. Always lovely to visit you. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Maria said...

~Hello...Ooh loved this little virtual trip out with YOU....The beautiful cage full to the rim of delights!....Just lovely! thank you for sharing with US...With 'Twinkles' ****** Maria x

Deborah Darling said...

oohhhh !! what a super great Blogg ! :) i will pop you on my blogg list and hook up with you on fb too !! lets keep in touch ! so lovely to meet you, hugs and squeezes, deborah xXx