A visit to the Vintage Fair…
No visit to the Blandford vintage fair is complete without a review from me to you. Who and what I saw and of course those all important purchases?
Blandford Spring Vintage Fair
The sun was glorious on the morning of Monday 14th March. Blandford a pretty Georgian town, was looking its very best..I even found a free parking space!
Vintage Fair Treasures:
There were some familiar faces selling at the fair: below ismanning her very pretty stall, look at those vintage fabrics and please note Ellie’s gorgeous dress (just seen) it was made for her, from vintage blue pussy willow fabric, she looked stunning!
There were some new to me faces and stalls too. This eye catching display below is from Kim Woods Yarns, you can find her on
Richard Watkins’s stall with his beautiful prints, from his own original paintings had me spending a few pennies! His wife was helping out too, they also have a shop in Wimborne at 14 station road. I am planning a visit very soon!
Richard Watkin’s superb website can be found here
The Red Shoes:
My star buy of the day, came about quite by accident! I was photographing Tilly D’s stall.
I have bought from Jenny before, isn’t it funny that you gravitate to the same people time after time, similar tastes perhaps? Whilst fiddling with my camera I had the IOS far too high and my pic was awash with light. I noticed a tiny splash of red in the pic and looked on the actual stall to see a pair of red ceramic shoes half hidden behind some fabric. Quick as a flash they where in my hand paid for and in my bag!
This is the bad picture I unintentionally took of the shoes…
….and this is the one I took when I got home, aren’t they lovely? They are of course very old, but they still have what looks like the original ribbon! I’m guessing at 1940’s because the film starring Norma Shearer and called ‘The Red Shoes’ came out around then.. 1943 (?) They also remind me of one of my favourite childhood novels ‘Ballet Shoes’ by Noel Streatfield.
Vintage Fair Treasure galore!
The vogue sewing pattern was also bought from Jenny. You can find Jenny on FB here
…and a view of the treasures on Jenny stall that day…minus those shoes! They are now hanging in our newly decorated bedroom, but thats a post for another day.
Love that The washer Woman is looking right down my camera lens too! Can you see her?….hello Liz!
A superb fair as usual, arranged by a Elaine from Fab Fairs I have started saving up my pennies ready for the next one…! Who loves vintage fairs? I do!
So until next time,