To have family who are as bonkers about vintage as I am is wonderful. So to have a weekend away, mixing family time with not one but two vintage shows was a true delight.
Being in Manchester I of course had to start my stay with a curry on the famous Curry Mile – So nice!
The next day was shopping time. Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair was heaving with stalls and shoppers. I have been to vintage fairs before but never in a university city. So many students buying vintage! They have very good taste. We came home with goodies including a vintage Levi jacket and a small leather case that might end up as a new sewing box.
|Homemade cake on vintage china
The following day was my first ever visit to the Textile Society’s Antique Textile Fair
in Manchester, (organised by Decorative Fairs
) and I was not disappointed. The range of goods for sale was everything from buttons to hats, quilts to hair pins. My only two problems were not having enough money or a large enough suitcase to take it all home with me! Next year I think I will be better prepared and take my car (don’t let me husband know). The whole selling space was one big bag full of inspiration – colour, textures, pattern, worn & aged and everything had a former life (which I love – if only the pieces could talk!).
By the end of the day I had bought a coverlet top from County Antrim in Ireland, lots of small quilted pieces and a huge safety pin. I had talked to some wonderfully knowledgeable people and made some new friends. A truly, perfect day.
I am so thrilled to have the latest copy of Reloved Magazine, which includes a feature on the work of Jessie Chorley.
Continue reading “Reloved! Look what arrived in the post today!”
Linens – I can’t resist vintage household linens! This beauty came home with me today.
Vintage Tea Party Linens
I fell in love with the orange and yellow – so vintage!
It’s a beautiful and small square table cloth. Sear-sucker with gorgeous thin stripes of colour. I love it. It’ll have pride of place at my next vintage tea party.
Do you have a weakness for linens too? Share your thoughts below.