The Washerwoman

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Winter wardrobe and Shepton Mallet 3 Day Antiques Fair and .....Kirsty!

Busy, Busy this week (despite catching Mr W's rotten cold). I bought these amazing barkcloth curtains at the Frome Retro fair 2 weeks ago. I plan to use them as a backdrop in my stand at the Antiques Fair this weekend.

Here are a few of the Winter warmers.. vintage jackets and coats that are coming with me to the fair. Above is a French 50's coat, size 14 approx, very cosy.

Along with a selection of gorgeous vintage silk scarves (a few sold on ebay last week, but still have a HUGE stash of them!)

This gents cashmere coat is pretty cool, I also have it in navy, but that one has gone into the Dairy House as Sue is always asking me to put more vintage clothing onto my stand, so I have obliged!

This fur trimmed jacket comes with a matching skirt, very Mad Men I think.

Lastly this little gem of a childs coat! I bumped into a friend in a carpark in town yesterday and she has already said she wants first dibs on this one!! I still have a couple of reduced entry tickets to the fair so please leave a message if you are interested.
 PS. I have to add how much I enjoyed Kirsty's programme last night. I watch very little TV, but I felt this was worth giving up an hour for! Anyone who promotes reusing, recycling and making items for your home has to be applauded. Of course a lot of what she says and does it what many of us have been doing for years, BUT it is about time that this country's obsession with "buying new" needs to change. I will now step down from the soap box before I get started on Christmas!!!


ted and bunny said...

ooh they're beautiful- I'm sitting here eating porridge wrapped in a blanket, and this morning was supposed to be warmer!

BusyLizzie said...

that was quick, hadn't finished the bloggie post..... and you were there! xx

monkeemoomoo said...

Love, love, love that barkcloth!

Vintage from the Village said...

Those curtains are so lovely.
Also enjoying Kirst but not watched yesterdays one yet.

VintageVicki said...

I agree about Kirsty - if she just inspires people to think about handmade/vintage then she's doing a great job :)

Wonder if your feelings on Christmas are similar to mine?

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

That child's coat is lovely! SueXXX

OhSoVintage said...

Yes, and even Royalty are recycling engagement rings!!!!

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Ruth, I wasn't sure about the ring initially, then decided it was a splendid idea!!

Pan said...

Lovely stuff as always Lizzie. The French coat is gorgeous!

Trixie@ the vintage bothy said...

I hope the weather is kind to you, the back drop will look brill, I will get there one day!
Did Kirsty not film anything with you at Ardingly??

Anonymous said...

oooh, those curtains are so fab Liz!!! Love them! Dont worry about lack of contact, When we meet up again it will be like we have spoken all the time anyway! We have bad colds/sore throats at the moment, yuck, and of course, the new I need to say more? hehehehehehehehehe

the upholstress said...

Those cushions need to be on a chair !!!!! with a little bit of Maud's shocking pink !

Marigold Jam said...

Thank you so much for the tickets which arrived safely yesterday. I would write a proper letter but guess you wouldn't receive it till after the event! Looking forward to meeting you - not sure if we will come on the Saturday or the Sunday yet.

I too am enjoying Kirsti's programme though not as much as the last series. She is certainly game trying out all those different crafts isn't she although I doubt if she actually finishes any of it! Bit like me there then!!!


Purrfect Haven said...

amazing finds! I am watching Kirsty too, I love the crafting and beautiful rooms. Though it is so easy for her to have the time and money (yes money) to be thrifty though because she has help and doors open - nanny and more - but I still enjoy the sentiment and ideas. Will you be at Chipping Sodbury because I am hoping to go? Love Helen

Cowboys and Custard Mercantile said...

I would love to wear those beautiful tailored clothes.. They do remind me so much of my mother as all her clothes were made for her in the 40's and 50's.. I remember dressing up in her silk dresses and wonderful coats and sitting inside her large wardrobe that always smelled of mothballs and made me yearn for Narnia.

Good luck at the fair Lizzie.. Dress up warmly.

Michele xx
P.s I would happily wear that fabulous barkcloth too!

Hesta Nesta said...

Beautiful clothes Liz and I am enjoying watching Kirsty too. I agree with you about people 'buying new', give me vintage any day!! Hope your cold is better.
Jo xx