The first one is the famous Original Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury, on Saturday 1st December. A lovely fair which has some of the very best vintage dealers and the most talented artists and makers from around the South West. The quality and variety of goods on offer is outstanding and our visitors often stay all day, sometimes doing several rounds of the hall before going home happy and laden with beautiful and original Christmas gifts.
Just check out the list of stallholders
If you are fed up with seeing the same old same old on the High Street and are stuck for ideas of what to buy your loved ones then this is a must for you. The town of Chipping Sodbury is lovely too with lots of great independent shops, charity shops, cafes and is the home of the Fabulous Baker Brother's bakery, Hobbs House. Well worth popping into for bread, pies and cakes.
I have been gathering bits for my stall all year and have had lots of fun today putting them all together and making a mock-up of my stall.
I have wonderful handmade soaps, wrapped in vintage fabrics, a 2 in 1 present for the fabric lover!
I have been pinning beautiful vintage brooches onto vintage postcards to make them into lovely gifts.
and have also wound vintage ribbon onto vintage Christmas postcards
I have vintage ice skates, little vintage children's shoes, vintage Christmas boxes, toy soldiers
and of course there is loads and loads of fabric and a rail of gorgeous vintage clothes
From pinnies, tweeds, velvets and fake fur, natty knitwear, sparkly dresses and a selection of little black dresses, this is a wonderful and exciting collection of vintage fashion.
Lots of other lovely bits, blankets, quilts, books, boxes and baubles.
My next fair is the Country House Vintage Christmas Fair on December 8th at South Molton.