A LOVELY VINTAGE FAIR ON A SUNNY SUNDAY

Handmade posterHello Thursday folk, I can’t believe the weekend is almost here again. I am only just finding time to post about the lovely vintage fair we went to at King John’s Nursery last Sunday. It was a sunny day and most the beautiful setting. We arrived just after 8am to set up our stand and thankfully everything came out of the van easier than it went in. Sleepy eyes at 6am on a Sunday don’t make for great coordination!Strawberry Plants This central display was the first thing we saw as we arrived to set up. What a great start to the day, a beautiful gathering of strawberry plants, trees and wooden loveliness. Beryl TeacupsMy favourite thing on our stall were some 1940s green ‘Beryl Ware’ tea cups planted up with baby houseleeks from my husbands windowsill nursery (can’t believe he parted with his spiky babies!). I love this utility style crockery it reminds me of the WI tea room at my local church hall and it always pops up in school canteens and hospitals casting nostagia. Next out of the boxes were my vintage packaged seeds in teeny tiny jars, love these so much. Anything in miniature always makes me smile. When you take hours and hours to make something it feels super nice when it’s received well, and these were, yay!Vintage seed boxesVintage packagingVintage ribbonsAt last I have also parted with some of that beautiful hand embroidered trim, all with original paper labels. A lovely lady her daughter snapped some up, along with some old linens and doilies for a wedding.Beryl Teacups giftsThe Old Haberdashery TicehurstAll around the barn, there were so many lovely stalls and vendors, The Old Haberdashery from Ticehurst was there. Sonia’s tables and crates were spilling over with trims, ribbons, wooden stamp blocks and a gorgeous green ladder piled high with indian silk scarves.The Old Haberdashery TicehurstVintage fair in East Sussex My neighbours on both sides had lovely things for sale. Vicky of Evelyn’s of Sussex started our day of with a sample of her lovely gardeners hand cream and continued to keep us scented and entertained all day, with delightful smelling products and wining sales skills, her table was almost bare at the end of the day! Beautiful handmade creams and lotionsJust beyond Vicky were the lovely couple of All Things Vintage and Beautiful – their table had a loose theme of pretty garden items and florals with their signature colour of pale mint green running through. I took a particular liking to this peely paint parrot for the garden!Vintage and BeautifulVintage fair in East SussexOn our other side was the lovely Marti Murchison, a textile artist and crafter, Marti had a beautiful palette of white, linen, greens and blues with a dash her handmade cushions and beehive embroideries thrown in.Hand embroidered linensVintage TreasureMore vintage treasures in boxes and baskets, rusty and worn things for the garden, and a neat row of old spades and forks were lined up out towards the herbs and plants of the nursery.Vintage Garden ToolsHerbs and garden toolsAnd these charming brightly coloured memo board pins made from vintage buttons caught my eye, in their boxes lined with vintage fabric – they are from Salvation Garden. Vintage pin board pinsThere were lots more lovely stalls there, I have a few more pictures over in my Facebook album over hereCranbrook Iron were outside along with another couple selling chalky grey painted furniture, someone else had beautiful garden furniture and of course it was lovely to see people wandering around with plants of all varieties in their arms from the nursery. Thanks to everyone that came along, we met lots of great people and bumped into a few friends which was nice. The day started calmly then at about 11.30 went a bit mad, Harry the nursery owner was out in the road directing traffic and the lovely peeps in the tea room didn’t get a minute to sit down all day. So, a roaring success all round, hoping to be invited back to the next event, cannot wait. Now I have to price all my old clothes and accessories etc for the Posh Jumble this Saturday, who’s coming?!

  • http://www.foundandsewn.blogspot.co.uk found and sewn

    What a great way to spend a Sunday! All the stalls look very pretty. I really love your little vintage seed bottles. Have a lovely weekend x

  • Jeska

    Thank you, I do love making them!