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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,

Sadie xx

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Hello my lovelies, I want to apologise for not blogging in so long.  I have been snowed under with preperations for my first ever Vintage fair which I am exhibiting at the Love Retro and Vintage Craft Market in Hythe in Kent this weekend the 17th of July.  I am tres excitamundo as you can imagine!

I have been labelling all my stock with brown luggage labels, painting display shelves duck egg blue, making 16 yards, yes 16 yards of bunting from vintage fabric scraps, laying it out, wrapping it all up safely in boxes, then realising I haven’t put price labels on anything, unwrapping again…. you get the picture?

I booked a 12 foot table and am starting to panic a bit about having enough stock! it always feels like you have LOADS until it’s displayed… maybe I’m just worrying to much…

On top of all that, as you may know, the weather has been insane! HEATWAVE then good old England… down pour and grey skies,  Also ET took his first independent steps (yeay!) and I am gob smacked by how quickly he has gone from two steps to running around the house and inevitably smashing his face into walls, floors, doors and even the baby safety gate. Very Safe indeed. My cream carpet + baby blood = not chic. ho hum. But I am delighted he is up on his feet. Now where can I enrol him in ballet classes?….

Now then, I wanted to mention something, and would love your feedback.  I discovered a little blog called Fille De Fleur, Flower Girl a while back and I wanted to share some pictures of her home with you.

It really is a lovely little vintage inspired home, or rather, was.

Unfortunatley due to the economic crisis the lady, Kim, had to leave her house and move in with her sister and I was so upset to think she had to pack up and sell all her lovely pieces.  I couldn’t imagine having to do that… give up all my treasures. She is very brave and as I said to her on her post..

“Hello Kim, What a lovely home you created! I’m so sorry you had to part with it but family IS the most precious thing.
I just wanted to say, all the lovely objects that you filled your home with will have been sold on and are now continuing their stories and journeys, and filling other homes with joy now. I am very sentimental about the treasures I find and love and the stories of their own pasts but the beauty of these things is that they move on and are recycled. That’s what makes vintage and antiques truly beautiful.

All my love, Sadie at Flea x”

I’ll post early next week (I promise) with pics from the fair and a full run down of goings on.

Have a lovely sunny weekend, Sadie xx

Hi darlings!

Another week has flown by and I have been hard pressed for time what with being a single mother and the business of trying to run a vintage boutique and everything else.  These lilac stocks are filling my house with a very delicate sweet fragrance though and that seems to keep me calm.

It’s nice to just slow down for a minute, read through all of your lovely blogs and put finger to keyboard for my own whilst enjoying a cup of very sweet, milky Earl Grey…

I have found SO many treasures this week that I have only just got through photographing, cleaning and cataloguing them all, most I found at The Taplow Giant (and they are serious when they say giant!) Car boot in Berkshire.  Taplow is a strange mix of sellers really, and you do have to walk a bit, but there are treasures to be found.

Now just look at her! Isn’t she beautiful?  She is a print that has been hand painted onto to give the illusion from a distance that she is a real oil on canvas, and is probably a 70’s repro.  I say this because the frame was covered in a bizarre brown felt, which, after many hours of picking and cleaning off with a knife and some nail varnish remover revealed quite a pretty wooden  frame underneath that I painted gold. Nice huh? She is not going anywhere though my friends and has moved in with ET and I and enjoys watching Cash in The Attic with us!

I love this trio of French Rose prints, many times I have heard dealers say a pair is better than one, so what about a TRIO! They are so pretty, with just the right amount of fading and the frames all match too. I was assured by the seller that they were in their mothers house since he was a child and he was in his 50s, and I would say that sounds about right from the look of them.

And these little milky coloured plaster of Paris dipped in resin religious Icons are heavenly! I bought them off my favourite dealer who brings me trinkets from France every now and again. Wait till I show you what else I got of him in my next post……

Don’t you just love 50s retro?

Too many other things to show you today, but of course you can buy most of these items at the Flea Boutique (not meaning to be such a cyper pimp!)

I’m heading out again on Sunday to THREE different markets, so more treasure next week to show you.

The reason for all this frantic purchasing is that I am about to embark on my first Vintage Fair as a stall holder which I am very excited about, and if you have any tips or advice to give me for that I would be SOOOOO grateful!

See you soon,

Sadie xxx

Vintage Barrel Back Chair Now Sold

We will be showing here!!