The Washerwoman

Monday 24 November 2008

Another week, another town.........

Monday morning already, and trying to recover from the excitements of the weekend. On Saturday was the amazing Vintage & Handmade fair in Rangeworthy Village hall. This charming building was transformed into a fantastic & alternative shopping experience for the day. Those who missed it must put it on the calendar for next year (Saturday 30th May in Chipping Sodbury Town hall). I did take plenty of photos at the fair, but after seeing that everyone elses were better than mine I will keep them for another day! It was lovely to meet so many new people, my only regret was that there wasn't more time to chat (as we were busy selling). So, look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Sunday was another very busy day....Here is a piccie of my stall at the Fair in Bath. The fair in the Assembly rooms is fast becoming well known for its selection of top quality stalls & is a great hunting ground for collectors, designers and anyone who is passionate about Vintage clothes and textiles. The next fair is February 22nd, so another important date for the 2009 calendar.

So, onto this week.... it is all systems go to prepare for the Textile Fair in Ilminster on Wednesday the 26th November. It takes place in the meeting house at the top of the high street & you can park right outside. Open from 10 am to 4 pm.
As always there will be a wonderful selection of textiles, trimmings, buttons, quilts, lace and of course.......................................

No visit to Ilminster is complete unless you visit the wonderful time capsule that is Dyers (shown at the top of this post). This shop has to be seen to be believed, it really is just like stepping back in time. It is not a museum, but a working commercial outlet, selling ladies & gents clothing.. also haberdashery & much more.


Sal said...

Lovely to meet you on Saturday!
It was great wasn't it?
I wish I lived a bit nearer as I'd love to see all of your lovely vintage bits and pieces, again.
Good luck with all of your shows

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Sal
It was good to meet you & Mr Snippets, wish we had had more time to chat as I know we have crossed paths & have mutual friends (Shabby Chic & her mum)... it was a very special day, but went too fast!! Might see you at the new Flea market in Exeter in the new year???

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Liz

Looking forward to Wednesday. Perhaps we'll get a chance to catch up then as there wasn't much time on Saturday, was there!

I wonder which of us will have the clearest sitting room floor first!!!!

Sue xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I don't know how you do it Lizzie - and you are always so cheerful! It was fantastic having you there on Saturday & at least with us being opposite each other we did manage a bit of chat!

See you again soon!

Niki Fretwell said...

Lovely to see you at the Bath fair Liz.
Looking forward to Wednesday.... you'll be sick of the sight of me! ;-))
Can you imagine all of your stock arranged in the Drapers? - it would be the perfect surroundings for a vintage store...
Niki x

BusyLizzie said...

sitting room still in chaos, how is yours Sue?
.. oh yes Niki I would LOVE to have Dyers as my very own shop!

Hope you are putting your feet up today Jayne!
Lizzie x

Redwoodhouse said...

you are such a busy lady the Bath fair sounds great I must try to make the one in Feb. I'll be brave and say hello if I do. Dyers looks like a wonderful place I can remember lots of shops like that which makes me fell very old!!

BusyLizzie said...

Hi jan
do say hello if you come to the next Bath fair. I know what you mean about those old fashioned shops. I worked in one as a Saturday girl in the 70's.. which is probably why I am potty about old stuff!