The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Homespun Vintage Fair in Portscatho.


We are looking forward to one of our favourite fairs next month. The Homespun Fair in Portscatho, Cornwall takes place just three times a year which makes it even more special as there is a degree of anticipation as you know everyone has been looking forward to this lovely event.


I have been gathering quirky French ceramics... as well as vintage towelling fabric from the 1950s and 1960s.....






 Nautical themed curtains....


Vintage tea towels with a seaside theme...


 ..and Mr W has been gathering some lovely old linens, mangle cloths and sacking which is always popular with our customers in Cornwall.


The fair takes place on Sunday the 4th of August and the doors open at 10 am and the fair ends at 3 pm, we look forward to seeing you there!


Admission is free and there is an excellent Vintage tearoom.

7 comments:

ted and bunny said...

this is one of those fairs that I always want to go to, not just for nw-ing and stuff but cos it always looks so NICE!
Enjoy, hope you have a lovely time and all those seaside goodies look great

Petticoat fair said...

Dear Washerwoman,

I am currently organizing a vintage event called 'The Petticoat Fair' for WellChild, and wondered if you might be interested in taking a stall?

It is taking place at the lovely Tithe Barn on the 1st september, and will have upcycling, hair and beauty and fascinator making workshops running throughout the day, retro entertainment and stalls comprising of vintage textiles, clothing, accessories, homewares and more inspired by the 40's and 50's. The first 200 guests also get a fabulous goodybag!

The stalls will be £40 each, or you can take a double stall for £60. The event was a sellout last year, and it would be great if you could join us this year!

For more information please visit:
http://www.wellchild.org.uk/PetticoatFair2013.asp

or call 0845 458 8171. To book a stall, you can email me on jessakino@wellchild.org.uk and I will send you a booking form.

I hope this is of interest!

Kindest regards,

Jess

nilly said...

Gosh that printed towelling brings back memories.My Mum made me a sort of beach jacket in one of those patterns. It served me as a towel & cover-up for our first trip to Spain in 1958!

jane and the happy crow said...

looks like I need to stand watching you unpack! lots of lovely stuff coming our way. looking forward to seeing you and Jack, xxxx.

jane and the happy crow said...

Looks like I will need to stand watching you unpack! Lots of lovely stuff coming our way, looking forward to seeing you and Jack, xxxx

the woolly dog said...

I know we all have to make a living but I'd find it hard to part with some of your finds, those French cups and saucers for a start...

BusyLizzie said...

Thank you Jane, looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!!! x