Monday, 12 December 2011

Pictures And Thoughts From Saturday's Fair

The Tragic Ramon Novarro Adorns This Bound Collection Of  1930s 'Picturegoer'
I want to share some photos of the things which caught my eye when I walked around the stalls at our recent fair in Northampton.
'VINTAGE' 
There were lovely vintage and handmade items around the hall.
Cute Chap On Wheels
These dogs on wheels are very popular, I remember watching one make nearly £300 on Ebay last Christmas.
American Calendar Glamour
Cockerels and weather-vanes appeared in my last post just before the fair as there is a golden cockerel atop the spire of St Matthews.
Sitting Pretty
Although it was cold outside it was  lovely bright day. A friend accepted our invitation to play the piano in the 'old style' tea-shop, the sound of Christmas carols and Scott Joplin created a lovely atmosphere.
60 years in 2013!
Interest in tins and other ephemera is bound to increase as we approach the 60th anniversary of the Queen's  coronation.
1950s Shades Of Yellow and Green
Start collecting now!
It's Not Kirstey
The shades in 50s/60s photographs are so different to the digital shades of today

A Potato Peeler
When I first saw the crank handle of this vintage peeler I thought it was some sort of air-raid warning siren, which is something I really want to find as I have this idea of sounding one to start the fairs.
Handmade Felt-work
There were some lovely handmade items as well as all the original vintage.
Vintage Gifts For Men
I like to send old, vintage cards and include a written message on a slip of paper inside.
Story-Time
As the year draws to an end and thoughts turn to Christmas its time to conclude this post.
Perfect For A Vintage Christmas
We want to thank everyone who has helped to make the fair such a nice friendly event. 
We have really enjoyed 2011, meeting lots of people and finding lots of lovely vintage.
Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

2 comments:

Nostalgic Vicky said...

It was a lovely fair and the carols from the piano were fantastic and created such a wonderful atmosphere. Looking forward to 2012. Happy Christmas to all at The Northampton Vintage fairs. Love Nostalgic Vicky

Thecraftytrundler said...

Thanks to you & Ann for organising the fairs!! We all enjoy them, and it is a lovely community : )
Love the pics,Merry Christmas, and look forward to 2012!!!

Sharon xx