The Washerwoman

Thursday 25 April 2013

The First day of Spring!

 Just look at that sky! This was the scene at The Ardingly Antiques and Collectors Fair on Tuesday this week.

 We arrived at our new location (a smaller marquee not far from where we used to be) bright and early ready for the day ahead.....

The sun was already up and pouring lovely natural light into the marquee.

We had the added bonus of having outside space to display things, which is great for presenting an attractive entrance to the stand.

Trading was very brisk, and it was great that our regular customers found us. I also met some lovely new folk who read this blog. A big thank you to them for popping in. I can't tell you how nice it is to meet friendly smiling faces when you have been up since 3 am!

This fella (above) was on our neighbours stand. they are a lovely family from Belgium who have superb and interesting stock.

This little boy was on the Beyond France stand next to mine. Maud also had a busy morning. We are pleased with the move to a new location and you can see us both on Saturday together at The Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire where we are stalling out side-by-side again!

Thursday 11 April 2013

48 hours in France

Many apologies bloggers for the silence over the past few weeks. Life seems to have cranked-up a few gears lately, leaving a distinct shortage of hours in the day!

 However, earlier in the week we did manage to make a long-overdue trip over to France to stock up on goodies for the busy run of Spring Fairs.....

It is always hard work gathering pretty stock at the right price, but I am pleased with what we found over a few days.....

 A selection of these pretties will be on my stand in Frome at The Vintage Bazaar on Saturday 20th April.

 I couldn't resist this "Washerwoman" nursery plate....

and these unusual printing and photographic blocks caught my eye....

 A selection of beautiful 1930s children's straw cloche hats just had to come home with us. I will be taking some of these to The Bath Vintage Fashion fair on Sunday 21st April at Green Park Station in Bath (Near Sainsburys).

 Pretty china destined for The Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park on Thursday May 16th.....

 This grumpy looking pair of French ladies will be joining me on my stand at The Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney on Saturday 27th April. More details on the blog. 

 These quirky alphabet printing blocks are coming with me to The Annual Dairy House Textile Day on Sunday 14th April. Click here for details. Hope to see you somewhere soon. Welcome to all new followers, it was great to note that there are over 400 of you lovely folk out there!