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The Vintage Bazaar

March 5, 2013

This weekend, after the excitement of the Upcycle! workshop, the big boys in the house, went off to do some big boy stuff, and SmallSmall and I ventured off to Devizes for The Vintage Bazaar. Excitement was high (for me, not for SmallSmall..)

The Vintage Bazaar has been running in Frome at the Cheese and Grain for a year or two now, and just seems to get busier and busier. The talented team behind it have now started to branch out, and have held events in Hartley Witney, North Cadbury, and now Devizes, as well as keeping the original Frome one’s going.

It really is a mecca for all Vintage Lovers, and another fine example of why buying nothing new is, for the most part, a joy!

Needless to say, I was in seventh heaven (SmallSmall was not quite so enamoured..) There were clothes, textiles, haberdashery, homewares, books, toys, kitchenalia, ingenious upcycled goodies….pretty much anything you could want. And not a new thing in sight! Fantastic 🙂

Here are some of the gorgeous things on the many lovely stalls:

Buttons! Who doesn't love vintage buttons..?!

Buttons! Who doesn’t love vintage buttons..?!

Gorgeous old books...

Gorgeous old books…

Fabric....

Vintage fabric-took some resisting, but I think hubby would actually disown me if I bought anymore fabric at the moment..

Such pretty needles-maybe I should learn to knit...

Such pretty needles-maybe I should learn to knit…

Some fantastic Upcycling!

Some fantastic Upcycling!

I came away empty handed, but then the only thing I am on the look-out for at the moment is some boots (still…), and I seem to have lost the habit of buying for the sake of it. So much gorgeous stuff, but I fear (or maybe actually, I am glad) I have turned into one of those eminently practical people who says “yes, but where would you put it…?”

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  • Reply joelleharris March 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day out, and I having just moved house am with you on both, not daring to buy more fabric & thinking ‘where will I put it’ for other temptations! I hope I can find a good vintage market in Lincolnshire.

    • Reply Jen March 6, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      Check out The Vintage Fair Joelle-they are all over the place, and going to new places all the time-they might be near you?

  • Reply Hattie March 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Ohhh it really does look like heaven. If I could get some nice old knitting needles like that I might just be able to tick ‘learn to knit’ off my list for this year…

    • Reply Jen March 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Gorgeous aren’t they?! Learn to crochet instead-it’s what all the cool kids are doing.. 😉

  • Reply Moral Fibres March 6, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    That fabric! Such iron will you have, I wouldn’t have had nearly as much restraint as you!

    • Reply Jen March 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Thankyou-It was tough…!!

  • Reply Samantha Schofield March 5, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    All that old fabric! I need to sort out my stash now as i think I have enough to set up a stand! What a cool fair.

    • Reply Jen March 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Bagsy 1st dibs! Actually, maybe not, hubby would go mad. Oh man, I LOVE old fabric..!!

  • Reply lizzie March 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you for the great mention, watch this space for the next date! Lizzie

    • Reply Jen March 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks for the great event! The next Frome one is already in my diary 🙂

  • Reply Becca March 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Hartley Witney isn’t far from me, I’d have missed this if you hadn’t mentioned it. Thanks

    • Reply Jen March 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      No probs!

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