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So I thought I would share my thoughts and that of a lot of other vintage stall holders during the lean times of the Christmas season.

Its very difficult to cope with the fact that during this time and especially with the current economic climate that stall holders are suffering a good deal financial loss due to poor sales.

Its a sad fact that many of us are working hard sourcing stock and preparing for sales for many weeks before the actual event and it takes a lot of hard work  behind the scenes, only to find that come the big day we are truly disappointed and frustrated that all our hard work seems to add up to very little financial reward.

All very doom and gloom I hear you saying, well be heartened that its not just us Vintager’s

everyone is struggling to keep their heads above water at this time but Christmas just seems to polarize matters as people shop for more commercial items associated with this time of year.

Still spring always follows winter and we should all hold tight and keep our spirits up as who knows what next year will bring.

So on a lighter note this weekend was Sadie and Bernie’s

             Vintage fair at Henley.

It was a freezing day but still a good many visitors came in and browsed , not a particularly good day sales wise but a good time was had as usual .

            The lovely Bernie.

Some pics of our furniture display…

Having a few problems with downloading the photos today…..

Please check out project gallery for more finished items….

until next time…. chin up every one…


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

Hi been busy finishing off a few smaller vintage finds and thought I would share them with you whist I get together all my pictures of previous before and after creations to post .. there are hundreds of them and its taking some time to sort and size but do not fear I will post these asap.

So here are a few pics of a couple of old vintage fire screens that were bought at a local boot fair,

they have been refurbished and painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint. And the centers are decorated in pretty paper then finished in matt varnish to protect.

I like this old vintage tray with brass handles a lot , now painted in chalk blue with sheet music insert.

Waxed and aged to finish.


Sorry about picture quality will be working on this shortly….

Hope you like the pics still….I will do a more detailed blog tomorrow when I don’t have my two grand babies running riot around the house  Bless them!!!!!

I love my Christmas cactus its just one of 5 that I have blooming at the moment.

Vintage Barrel Back Chair Now Sold

We will be showing here!!