Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The Northampton Vintage Fair Goes To Olney in July and October 2011

Exciting news, we have added two additional fair dates at a new venue in the lovely historic market town of Olney, Saturday July 9th 12 - 4 and Saturday October 8th 12 - 4.

Olney, home of the famous pancake race

We will be holding two new fairs selling our usual mix of vintage and vintage inspired handmade goodies. We have been lucky to secure a great venue at the Carlton House Club on the high street.

The Carlton House Club

Olney is a beautiful, historic market town with lovely independent shops, an antique centre and some great antique shops, restaurants and cafes.

The spire of St Peter and St Paul's
The venue offers great facilities, free parking, a secure outdoor children's play area, tea, coffee and cake as well as a licensed bar.

a beautiful market town

We look forward to seeing  many of our regular customers as well as lots of new faces.We will be posting more details nearer to the dates of the fairs.

Something for everyone

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

A Visit To Olney & Expectations of Summer

Mr & Mrs Tube

Greetings from Mr and Mrs Tube, part of a wonderful find in Olney earlier this week, hidden in a pack of Happy Families from  a vintage games compendium by Chad Valley, found in the lovely Dodo Antiques. It is a great shop to visit, although 'shop' isn't really an adequate description of Dodo, it is like stepping into a period home with rooms with distinct themes, bedecked with absolute treasures. Our favourites are the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Rooms, the proprietors are so welcoming and helpful, from exquisite high-end antique furniture to vintage finds it is a lovely place to visit.

The Britannia Compendium of Games

There are so many places to choose to to have tea and cakes or lunch but we always find our way to the Olney Delicatessen, the apple pie is out of this world and again you will be made so welcome, it is such a warm snug place to hide away on a cold day.

The Artichoke Family

The Artichoke Family leads to thoughts of being outside and the summer that seems such a long way off but we found a lovely reminder of June, this time at the auction held in Ashton on Tuesdays. Tucked inside a small collection of old cigarette packets was a beautiful collection of old cards depicting roses of all colours, they will have to feature in some future project as yet unidentified, but they are so lovely and reminiscent of warmer days.

Rosa J B Clark, Rosa British Queen & Rosa Mrs Bertram de Walker

A Reminder of Summer and Flaming June

Lovely vintage things can be found in all sorts of places, it is such a pleasure when you find something that you really like. 

Thank you so much to all our wonderful sellers and best wishes to all who visit this blog and to everyone planning to visit The 4th Northampton Vintage Fair in March.