A vintage Fair tour…

On Monday I visited ‘Vintage at the Village Hall’ a vintagefair held at Blandford Forum’s Corn Exchange.

I know that some of you live far away, and were unable to attend.

Would you like to accompany me on a virtual visit?

Shall we play let’s pretend…and meet at mine, 10am for a coffee kick-off?

First to arrive is my pal Emma, you may know her as the vanilla Squirrel?

Ok, let’s go to the fair….everyone keep up and follow me!

We have arrived at the grand entrance to the Blandford Corn Exchange building where the fair is being held.

Shall we go in….

First stall to catch my ‘magpie’ eye is this one,

I have my eye on that cushion in the front.

(I bought it later)

Look at this basket of tins…..from Dairy House Antiques

lets get a bit closer….

We enter the main hall and are greeted by our gracious host Elaine, look at all the goodies she has to tempt you!

I rush ahead and push through the crowds like a woman obsessed…I spy vintage fabrics

Could that possibly be Donna Flower  with her wondrous vintage fabrics for sale?

Yes it is hip hip hooray!
look at all the beauty hanging here…

and this nautical barkcloth gem below …I bought this and have a project started already!

Onwards walking up the aisle, we meet …….Carara designs

I love her cushions and bags.

Up the steps and across to centre stage, keep up! there is a grand birds eye view from up here.

Now I have to rush off again, because I have an apointment to meet up with one of my all time favourite makers.

Made by Swimmer

I commissioned a cushion from them and we agreed I would pick it up from the fair.

I was beyond excited.

Look at this….I could shed a tear it is simply perfect and more than I could have hoped for.

and the details…

Thank you very very much Nicky and Sue.

Watch this space for more on this amazing sister act!

Made by swimmer had a stall next to the lovely Ellie from Jellyjam.

By now I have caught up with Squirrel Emma who has a stash of goodies clutched in her little squirrel paws.

So we move on together…..

Here is the stylishly unique stall (and girl) that is Vintage Jane….

Squirrel found a soldier, she loves them, she told me she has a basket full of them at home

 Toy ones silly, not the real real ones!

By now all arms are full and legs are aching.

 A surprise has arrived in the nick of time.

It is my darling, talented other half, offering coffee, extra arms and above all more cash!

Thank you, you are my Hero.

Now it is time to think about retiring, purses are empty and the time has flashed by.

At home we place our bags in a pile, stand back and admire….

Would you like to see the fruits of our combined shopping efforts?

Taa daa….whoop whoop


Here is my other new cushion looking very much at home!

Ok thats enough for now…children to pick up and dinners to plan, back to reality.

One more thing to say

“Elaine Thank you for organising ‘Vintage at the Village Hall’ I hope it was as good for you as it was for us all…love ya!”

Did you enjoy it too?

Until we meet again




  1. 27th March 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Lovely items to look at. In the goodies bought looks like a sindy bed and bedding. I had one of those gosh some 50 years ago 🙁 enjoy

  2. 27th March 2014 / 4:30 pm

    WOW!! So much prettiness! I feel like I need a rest now. Looks like you had a wonderful day!

  3. 27th March 2014 / 11:27 am

    What a lovely day and some gorgeous finds. Love your cushion, it really is very special xoxo

  4. 27th March 2014 / 11:15 am

    Oh daisy I'm so disappointed!… after moving from London to Dorset in February and having no land line or internet for over a month till yesterday, the first blog I read is yours and see the words… "would you like to visit a vintage fair with me?" in Dorset of all places and think YES PLEASE! then of course realise it's a virtual tour. Oh well, it was a fantastic tour thank you (and I'm not sure where Blandford Forum is yet) thank you for those few seconds of feeling welcome xxx

    • 27th March 2014 / 12:01 pm

      There is one in the Autumn, will keep you updated and welcome to dorset..Email me where you are? I thought you had been a little quiet…d xxx

    • 1st April 2014 / 9:12 am

      Thank you, yes please do let me know, I'm in a place called Branksome Park Poole. xxx

  5. 27th March 2014 / 10:20 am

    Thank you for the invite Daisy, I had a super time. I'm all spent out of virtual pennies now, the first thing I spotted was the brown satchel. I love, love, love your cushion. 'Til next time. x

  6. 27th March 2014 / 10:18 am

    Thank you for the invite Daisy, it was super, I am all spent out of virtual cash now! The first thing I spotted was that satchel. Love, love, love your cushion! 'Til next time. x

  7. 27th March 2014 / 7:38 am

    Great finds Daisy. Love the haberdashery stuff. Jo x

  8. 27th March 2014 / 7:30 am

    Lovely virtual tour, Daisy, and what a lot of goodies you got.
    Jacqui x

  9. 27th March 2014 / 7:13 am

    A brilliant post Miss Daisy! Good to see you and Squirrel briefly… we had a fab day too..but I didn't get to spend apart from a lovely little man from Joanna's stand – as she was nearby that was easy!!! Liz x

  10. 26th March 2014 / 8:44 pm

    WOW vintage fairs are the stuff dreams are made of…
    ~ Great for us that live, far~ far to have a nosey too! Thank you, miss Daisy!
    Thoroughly enjoyed and didn't even spend a penny!!! mores the pity!!!
    Your swan cushion is beautiful….Very special indeed.
    Hugs Maria x

  11. 26th March 2014 / 7:59 pm

    That looks like the best fair ever!! I have been studying your photo's and it was like I was there…
    I bought lots of nice things as well (in my mind…) ….;-)
    Thanks for the coffee and the terrific day out, love from Mirjam.

  12. 26th March 2014 / 6:56 pm

    So much to see ….. thank you for sharing, nearly as good as being there. But do want to come along next time. Love those cushions in the shape of animals, and that Swan cushion! I am seriously in green envy over that boat printed cloth you got. xx

  13. 26th March 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Me want, me want! Such gorgeous finds! The cushions…the fabrics…well, I just had to look up the address, and lo and behold, AA route planner tells me it would take under two hours for me to get there! Next time there's a fair, I'm there – I want those pink ice cream bowls…Cxxx

  14. 26th March 2014 / 4:37 pm

    I enjoyed that! I love Jelly Jam's stall. I had a good time AND it didn't cost me a penny 🙂 x

  15. 26th March 2014 / 4:17 pm

    wasn't it fun?!!
    Must do it again come Autumn. . .;)

  16. 26th March 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Hi there, new to your blog, popped over after I saw your comment at Vintage Janes! Lovely to see your blog and I will be following along and looking forward to reading more. xx

    • 26th March 2014 / 3:19 pm

      Hello Amy and welcome, I have popped over to your blog too, lovely flower images!
      I hope you will enjoy following along…
      bestest wishes
      daisy j x

  17. 26th March 2014 / 2:37 pm

    That must have been a terrific fair, looking at the pictures… I'm jealous ! Would love a fair like that a little bit closer to home… Greetings from Belgium, Ingrid

    • 26th March 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Hello Ingrid, yes it was super, thank you for your comments
      Bestest wishes to you today
      daisy j x

  18. 26th March 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Great write-up! I love your cushion … I fell more than a little bit in love with Swimmer's deer … did you see it? Lovely to see you and The Squirrel again …
    M x

    • 26th March 2014 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you, lovely to see you too,
      I did ….!
      I love everything those girls make, ones to watch i think they will go far…..
      D xxxx

  19. 26th March 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Well…I thought it was really great….
    AND…This time, l got to have more of a good look round!
    I managed to see things, l have at home, and, get some sort
    of value! Never really bother otherwise!
    Miss Daisy, do you remember that 'View Master' you had on
    a previous post…Well, l have one here at home, saw one for
    sale on a stall for £25. and the round films a pound each.
    HeHe! I tried to buy Mrs VJ's doll…I offered 2/6 for it…….
    That's twelve and half P in current money….But! No Deal! :>).

    Blandford is my home town…And, has been for a long time
    now…So, something like this is so, so welcome…Lovely day
    ALL round….Thankyou!
    And, Yep, I certainly enjoyed it……

    • 26th March 2014 / 3:22 pm

      No deal ?
      awww Willie, so nice to see you and I thought you looked very debonair too! such style…..xxxx

  20. 26th March 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Oh my… Vintage fair – it sounds like poetry for my ears… I love that kind of places 🙂

  21. 26th March 2014 / 2:12 pm

    It was so lovely to see you and the lovely Vanilla Squirrel, your sweet faces and enthusiasm made my day 🙂

    Can't wait to see the skirt!