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Decided it would be nice to take my grandson Elliott to the fantastic Carters steam fair on Saturday evening in Maidenhead Berkshire, they were having a fireworks display as well.
Elliott was really excited despite being only 2 yrs old and not really understanding what we were doing.
Sadie my daughter (Elliott’s mum) dressed up warm and drove the few miles to the fair Elliott was happy and excited seeing all the fireworks exploding in the sky during the drive.
We had to park a distance away and walk as there were so many visitors to the fair.
It was packed and very noisy and lively, the stalls and rides as expected were all steam driven and very vintage beautifully looked after and enjoyed by everyone.
Elliott had a great time especially overloading on sugar treats like candy floss !!!! he was full of himself yelling and shouting orders at everyone around him making people laugh at his antics.
He loved winning 2 prizes on the ‘Hook a duck ‘ stall until he realised that he did not get to keep the duck he had caught!!!!
We walked around for a while and then joined the rest of the crowd to watch the fireworks…
well the first firework exploded over head in a blaze of colours and noise and Elliott followed suit his voice or rather screams took off over the explosions….he ran off into the fair shouting” Home mummy, wheres the car” over and over … I have never seen him move so fast back to the car his feet barley touched the floor.
We watched the rest of the display from the safety of the car bending our necks so we could see around an enormous pine tree !!!
Still we all enjoyed the evening and Elliott slept like a log after his adventure.
So in all Fair is Fair when you’re only 2 years old one minute youre very brave the next .. well who knows.
Apologies for the camera shake…. and lack of firework pictures…but we were to busy running in the opposite direction….
Well back to business, we have been very busy as usual getting ready for our next bvintage fair in Henly run by Sadie and the lovely Bernie.
We will be showing a selection of our smaller vintage furniture and homeware finds and Sadie will be there of course with her vintage clothing and accessories.
Please come along and join us we would love to meet you.
A great time is always had by all and there are great original bargins to be found.
Please check out our project gallery( tab at top of page) just added some pics for you to look at and hopefully enjoy ..please feel free to leave a comment
Breath…. and type…..
Well it surely has been a very busy few weeks (as usual) for team SBV..
We have attended a plethora of Vintage Fairs, and bumped into some fabulous blog world friends too!
But before all that, a little catch up.
One. We are moving house on the 20th of August. A whole month early, and whilst, as you all know, I have planned the entire redocoration and landscaping of the new house, I have yet to pack a single thing or change any utilities… hmmm.
Still, I am very excited and quietly confident of pulling it all together with a little help from my friends!
Two. Project Business expansion. This has been going extremely well and we are now officially restorers and re workers of lovely old vintage and antique furniture, and we have even started selling pieces before our official launch which is likely to be the beginning of October.
So, now for some pics!
August is a hard time for vintage and antique sellers alike, but we have braved through and had a good time doing it.
I was also delighted to finally meet the lovely Landgirl1980 and the HenHouse Family! Both running blogs that I have adored and followed for a few years now. I highly recommend adding then to your blog lists!
Right, flying visit, but I will be back soon (sooner that last time anyway) with more tails of vintage-ness!
kiss, Sadie xx
Hello Kittens!!! I have been absolutely swamped lately, my work load has increased massively and business is going really well with lots of new and exciting projects coming up and already under way.
So I wanted to show you all some pics from my June Vintage fair in Henley on Thames before I unleash my new information on you!
I have a little more free time from now on to attempt to post more regularly so fingers crossed as I do so enjoy blogging to you guys!
photos courtesy of Avril Appleyard
Saturday was indeed a bright, sunny and wonderful day AND I launched the BVintage Bazaar Authentic Vintage Fair with my bestest vintage friend Berni Bales!
With over 20 stalls selling some of the best quality vintage clothing and home wears Berkshire, if not the South has ever seen, a pop up beauty parlour, vintage tea room, alterations specialist and so much more, it was not surprising that over 500 people flocked to the Guildhall in Windsor for the fair!
Even Hollywood movie star Anna Friel couldn’t resist and purchased an array of vintage goodies including hats and beautiful furs, a hat bought for by a patron to be worn at the Royal Wedding and furniture was bought for residents at Windsor Castle!
What can I say, it truly was a wonderful day and it was such an amazing feeling to fulfill one of my “vintage” dreams and to see the fruition of almost a years work.
All I can say is, a picture is worth a thousand words, oh, and I’ll see you at the next fair on the 18th of June in Henley!!!
So it’s my big weekend as I launch the first of my authentic vintage fairs! Yay!
With over 20 stalls selling authentic high quality yet affordable vintage fashion and home wears, tarot card reader to the stars, pop up vintage beauty parlour, Burlesque photo studio, alterations on site and of course a wonderful vintage tea room you would be MAD not to come and join the fun!
The day kicks off at 10.45 am as the Royal Windsor Guard march past the Guildhall (our venue for the day) then doors open at 11 am for all the fun of the fair!
Entrance is £2 on the door and you can check it out further by visiting the website. www.bvintagebazaar.co.uk
And with Windsor being the most delightful town, with a great selection of shops, restaurants, bars and attraction why not make a day of it!
Hope to see you there!!!!
What a fantastically vintage weekend I have had!
On sunday I went along to the Bray Village Hall to support my lovely friend Berni of BVintage Bazaar at her fist ever vintage fair! And ohh what fun we had.
So many lovely stall holders turned up with their wonderful wares, there were more fur stoles and coats than you could dream of, beautiful house wares, darling cup cakes and so on and so forth…
The lovely Lily of Lily Vintage Living was there as were the girls from Honey Divine, with some truly beautiful items that I was hard pressed not to buy, and I was so upset to see them back up the stunning Jaegar Maxi dress, and the Balmain Scarf that both just begged to come home with me.
There was tea and cakes, music and old talkies on the screen at the back.
And it’s all happening again on the 7th of November. Same time, same place.
See you there!
I seem to be short on time and sleep at the moment. ET is has a hundred teeth coming through and is being so clingy that he is starting to feel like an extra limb!
Anyway, apologises again for the time lapse between posts and as promised here are some pics from the Love Vintage and Retro Craft Fair that I had a stall at on the 17th of June in Surrey.
I had the best pitch in the house!!! A double stall right in front of the entrance, so I doubled up as the welcoming committee too!
I went for a sort of vintage Cath Kidston inspired look for the merchandising complete with my home made bunting. What do you think? Does it look OK?
It was my first foray into selling at fairs, and although it was a quiet day, partly due to it being the first event for Love Vintage and Retro, I did pretty well and went home with a lighter load than when I arrived. It was hard to part with most of the items, as it is when I sell online, but hey, that’s the name of the game right?
On top of that, this week I have had to help my sister move and redecorate an entire house, help another relative move new furniture into their house, my Mother is moving back from Egypt permanently (YEAY!) and I have had a very exciting invitation to collaborate with one of my most favourite people from blog land on an exciting new project! It’s all a bit of a secret at the moment but I promise I will reveal all in due course so keep checking back. It really is very very exciting and will blow your socks off!
In the mean time, Love to you all,