Sock thing

Sock thing
Floppy dog

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

What's cookin'?

I have a new obsession with brightly coloured enameled cooking pots, the red one has a steamer on top so I do all my veg in there. I bought a new enameled teapot  at the Hebden Bridge Vintage fair on Saturday 12th Sept. It was a really good event with varied stalls and lovely cheap veggie food. If another one is coming up I'll keep you posted. I'm also going to start Victoria's Vintage Wardrobe at my next fair on the 2nd October at Victoria Baths in Manchester as I now have about two thousand dresses and they won't all squeeze in my wardrobe so come along and have a look.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Woof woof

How do you like these little barkers? They're lovely big chalkware dogs. I love 'em. I hope they sell as a pair as they get on really well...

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Time for drinks roulette...

You could have a great game with these shot glasses on a rotating stand, as each glass is a different colour you wouldn't know what you were getting.. Could be nice could be nasty...

Anyway I was meaning to say that it's time again
Discover Vintage Fair at Victoria Baths 
on Hathersage Road, Manchester 
Sunday 3rd July 
10am - 4pm

Please come and join in. I have some terrific stock as I haven't been to a fair for a few weeks and have still collected at the same rate...which means like crazy. 

That's good really though as the week after it is  
Todmorden Vintage meets Handmade Fair  
at Todmorden Town Hall 
Saturday 9th July, 
10 - 4pm
I'll be there too....I'm on fire in July

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Festival of Vintage

One of these tins shows York Minster in the 50's which is appropriate as on Saturday 30th April it's the
Festival of Vintage
York Racecourse
10am - 5pm
£4 entry on the doo
Under 16's free

There will be over 100 vintage dealers from across the UK selling everything from music, homewares, clothes, clothes, toys and furniture PLUS live music, beauty parlour, dance and classic cars.... It'll be brill...come along. I'll be there...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bit fishy..

I hope there are others out there who appreciate the beauty of this old fish slice...actually I know there are because it was the first thing I sold Saltaire Vintage Fair...

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Lot of Bottle....

These bottles are from a chemist's shop and still have their beautiful original labels. I put wax flowers in them for a very affordable floral display. I am inspired by Nicolette Owens the florist (check out Nicolette and Sarah's Little Flower School) this week. If I sell about a million of these bottles I can save up enough money to fly to New York and do one of their workshops.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Item of the Week...

At Todmorden 'Vintage meets Handmade Fair' last Saturday it's not too much of an exaggeration to say about 457 people picked this caddy up and looked at it lovingly... but nobody bought it. They will soon though because looking at it evokes a feeling of the past and lives lived that you just can't get from a tupperware container from Ikea.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Item of the week..

This beautiful art deco silver plated bun stand is my latest and proudest vintage find. I'm putting apples on it to be healthy as my I haven't yet eliminated my Christmas spare tyre/s. Photography this week is c/o my new Hipstmatic phone app. I'm lovin it's retro hotspot and wonky viewfinder angle.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Fancy a jar?...

Got a bit of a 70's collection going on at the moment. I really like this tablecloth as it reminds me of the wallpaper my Grandma used to have in her bathroom. Come and see the rest of my finds at my next Vintage Fair at Todmorden Town Hall on Saturday 19th Feb. It's vintage meets handmade so will be great and full of unique pieces.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Give Peas a Chance...

I've been for a really cold walk up on the moors with my dog Vince. It was very bleak and dramatic with the sun breaking through the clouds in Jacob's ladders. My ears felt like they were going to fall off.  So I put on a picture to remind me of summer. The sweet peas were from my garden last summer and the dairy jug from a bloke on a flea market. I've sold this one but will have to find another as it looks pretty with flowers in.