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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Vintage interlude

Up too late for the car boot sale today, but I was in time to pop into Oundle for a Vintage and Handmade fair that had been advertised heavily in our area. I was very intrigued to see what was going on.

Lots of people in the hall, and vintage was flying off the stalls. The craft sellers weren't doing so well, but if you had a stand with clothes, books, china or linens on it, I think you would have been pretty happy.

Kangaroo with a baby in its pocket was very tempting, but I resisted.

I did make a purchase. Quite excited about this really, although I can't imagine it ever being warm enough to wear it....

Then home to spend a few hours in the garden, where the sun even made a hazy appearance. Husband and my Dad have put up some willow fence panels, which are just lovely. So, a very good day indeed.


  1. Looks like there were some great stalls! Love the dress - hope you get to wear it.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Thank you, enjoyed your blog the other day, too :)

  3. Hope its as busy next week-Inken , Poppy and I went off to Cambridge later, we saw some vintage dresses a lot more expensive there!! Good buy. Good luck for Tom x

  4. Thanks m'dear. I'm just about ready now.

  5. I love all the vintage linens displayed on the clothes airer and the dress is beautiful.

  6. It is so interesting how differently clothes were cut in the past to emphasise the waist and hips, not used to that at all! It's also a bit snug, I need to breeeathe in....

  7. That kangaroo has such a lovely face she would have had to come home with me. I think your dress is gorgeous. I have a lovely old 40's dress of my Mothers which I can only wear if I don't eat whilst I'm wearing it.
    Karen X

  8. Hello! Loved the post...The pictures are lovely.Wouldn,t have been able to leave Mr Kangaroo, am afraid!! Happy Monday! x