Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunny Shepton Mallet

As you may have already heard, Shepton Mallet held a great Antiques Fair over 3 days last weekend. The wonderful weather helped to make it a great one. The sun was shining and with all the outside stalls, many of them having just returned from buying trips in France, it felt as though we were abroad in the best French Flea Market. There was such an array of stuff on offer from beautiful furniture, antique textiles, vintage bric a brac and clothes. I had a great time buying. I could not find my camera before I left so I have no photos of while I was there but below are some of the things I came home with.





Vintage children's fabrics and novelties





Vintage floral fabrics


Gorgeous vintage patchwork curtains (from Lizzie) and quilt



French antique fabrics


More florals (well you know me!)



Pretty rosey curtains from Amanda


Vintage kitchen shelf edging


Vintage French buttons, braids and magazines


And this lovely vintage French fabric box


First seen on Niki's blog, now a home for my vintage ribbons and trims


and I couldn't resist this 1950's dress for myself


what better to go with it than these 2 pairs of 1950's shoes?


The shoes came from a stall full of vintage hats, bags and shoes and the seller said that they belonged to the once Lady Mayoress of Weston Super Mare, who is now in her 90's. She had a fine wardrobe and one of the pairs of shoes I bought were unworn. Not a bad buy at £9 for the 2 pairs!!

I saw lots of lovely friends and stallholders there and got to meet the lovely Posy, and her lovely husband, at last. We found we were kindred spirits in all things fabric (but I knew that anyway). I wanted to give her a big hug as she was all teary due to having just dropped off her first born at University. It's like having your baby start school all over again, but worse, as this time you don't pick them up at the end of the day but leave them in their digs. I have to say I am glad that Jasmine is taking a gap. I don't think I am ready to let my baby go just yet.
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24 comments:

hens teeth said...

Oh my goodness....I'm drooling! What finds!

Hen said...

Gorgeous dress. Please post a photo of you when you're wearing it.
Hen x

grumpy old woman said...

Yes, I want to see you in that dress too.

Love the photos - they make my mouth water.........

~(:o})=

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

WOW... YOU HAVE BEEN VERY LUCKY TO FIND SO MANY LOVELY VINTAGE TREASURES!

I LOVE THEM ALL!

OH... THE DRESS AND THE SHOES THEY ARE SO FAB!

AND I TOO WANT TO SEE YOU WEARING THE PRETTY DRESS, PLEASEEEEeeeeeee!
HUGS AND KISSES
DEBBIE MOSS

The Vintage Kitten said...

Beautiful fabrics. I especially like the floral fabrics.

claire Maraldo said...

You've out-thrifted me again.

I would of LOVED the Shepton Mallet thing.

I was too lazy to take photos of the bits I got and I had to hide some of them as there would have been moans . . .however, there is a box that is ready for pimping. watch this space!

Lily and Agathe said...

I forgot to tell you, Sarah bought me coffee in london, I bumped into her, she told me all her news... didn't know about Saff, I am so pleased for her.. love the dress mrs xx

Lily and Agathe said...

~(:o})=

always wanted to do that xx

Lily and Agathe said...

Yes, yes and yes, that's what I meant about all her news..

grumpy old woman said...

Hey Sweetie, I'm watching you!
Yes YOU Mrs Lily and Agathe! hee hee

~(:o})=

Lily and Agathe said...

Hello, opps sorry won't do it again GOW..
yes Donna, I will e-mail you..

Trac said...

~(:o})=
haha - I've always wanted to do that too!

But it doesn't look right when anyone else does it.
Sorry - It won't happen again! :O)

Fab shoes! :O)

Redwoodhouse said...

Love everything what a fantastic haul I would loved to have made Shepton but alas it was not to be maybe the next one.
Would I love to be able to push my wide little hobbit feet into those beautiful elegant shoes!!
Jan

grumpy old woman said...

This emoticom (?) naughtiness must stop! lol

~(:o})=

Trac said...

Sorry GOW!
No one does it like you anyway...

grumpy old woman said...

Well - that's all right then - we'll say no more about it ~(:o})=

lettuce said...

those shoes are FAB

(it all is obviously, but i esp. love the shoes)
(i didn't look at the buttons. Best not to)

University. arrrgh. can't be thinking about that at all...

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh those shoes!!!!!!! t.x

Donna said...

Oy you lot, go and make your funny faces somewhere else. This is serious blog dontcha know?!! ;-p

grumpy old woman said...

Ooops! Sorry ~(:o})=

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Donna - sorry to have missed you at Shepton - I normally go on the Saturday, but decided for once to try a Friday - blow the expense!! Think I picked up that French shelf edging, but the stall holder was nowhere to be found - that's the problem with the friday, all the dealers go off buying from each other!
Love the dress and shoes and such a bargain,
Niki x

Suzie Sews said...

that shelf edging...adorable...so good to meet up with a fellow blogger...sounds like a good time was had.

Lucy B - Vintage Floral and Gingham said...

How do you find out about all these fairs??

Lucy
x

French Fabric said...

Nice collection.specially French antique fabrics have beautiful designs.