Monday, 8 June 2009

How Bazaar ! ;-)

Bazaars, Fetes, Country Fairs...call them what you will...I love them!

I was lucky enough to be asked by Amanda (Shabby Chick, Totnes stall) to join her and do a 'Country Fair' at a place very near here, called Blackpool School. It's at Liverton, in a very pleasant setting, nestled in the foothills of Dartmoor.

So that's where we'll be on Sat July 4th, weather permitting,with some of my hand made goodies and some of her lovely delights!


Which means I've been having fun making a few vintage bits..starting off with some lavender bags because (yes ,ok, I know, I need to be struck down... before a certain lady in Paignton goes mad at me for this! You know who you are!) LOL

Yes, I took the scissors to a vintage tablecloth ! ;-)

As I was beavering away, I caught sight of this little book which is brilliant for all the basic embroidery stitches, if you can still get it. My absolute favourite.
And this one for vintage lovers...

Naturally ,one can also be inspired by these old faves...quite old fashioned but a must for the vintage craft room!

Which brings me on to this...an old favourite...very old fashioned... but one can improvise!


I hope you get to some of these gatherings, this summer.

BTW...Anyone for tea and scones?

I should say so ;-)

23 comments:

summerfete said...

I hope you love summer fetes too!!

Hehe Clare x

Gorgeous lavender bags!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Are you planning on making those leg warmers Sal? Very fetching!

;-)
Jayne

KC'sCourt! said...

Why don't they print books like that now?

Cowboys and Custard said...

I am sure I had that bizarre (oops Bazaar) book...I was definitely guilty of dressing with appalling taste in the 70's... but then weren't we all!!
I would love some scones right now... I have run out of cake and biscuits..

A lovely setting for your fair Sal.. wish we could come along..
It is my boy's end of term service in Bath Abbey so duty calls!

Michele xx

LissyLou said...

I love summer fetes etc too, i'm off to one in a couple of weeks in my dream town to live - Stock, Essex.
I love that fete sign and your pretty makes x

BusyLizzie said...

Good luck with the Fete on July 4th, lets hope for some lovely summery weather by then...
Lizzie xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Ooo lovely stuff Sal, I love Summer fetes too, we'll be at my friends wedding on 4th July. Have a lovely time!
twiggy x

Hen said...

Hi Sal, loving that vintage embroidery. Good luck for the fair, you're getting a pro at this now! I love the Bazaar books and have a few, always on the look out for more and indeed I spotted the "Best Sellers" one which I don't have. A new mission for me...!
Hen x

Rosy Little Things said...

Hi Sal
Love those lovely lavender bags they look so pretty. Love the village fete sign too, very pretty
x Dom

The Weaver of Grass said...

Your blog and your embroidery/craft items always fill me with such a warm feeling at the pleasure of such goodies. Wish I could come to that fete.

funkymonkey said...

Love the lavender bgs. Count me in for tea and scones please.

Tracey

galant said...

OOh, you are a scream, Sal! I think that's the first time a blogger has referred to me in their blog! And no, I shan't pelt you with rotten eggs, or bits of Silko too small to do anything with, for cutting up that piece of needlework ... what you are doing with it looks lovely.
Hadn't you better make something with an American flavour for the 4th July fete?
Maybe I ought to start embroidery? The only thing I ever did was x-stich tray cloths when I was 8 or 9 and then the x-stitch didn't all go in the same direction, as I think it's supposed to!
What I do love, however - not that I have any, but we can't always have the things we love - are old needlework implements. An excellent book on this subject is ANTIQUE NEEDLEWORK TOOLS ANE EMBROIDERIES BY Nerylla Taunton (published by Antique Collectors Club.) Another book I have is THE NEEDLEWORKER'S DICTIONARY by Pamela Clabburb,which is excellent if, like me, you are interested in the social history of needlework. But one of my late mother's books which I didn't dispose of when she died even though I'm not a needlewoman is ERICA WILSON'S EMBROIDERY BOOK. This combines the social history with the various techniques. Just three more books to look out for!
Margaret P

Floss said...

My grandma used to be involved in RNLI bazaars on the quay at Brixham. I found a photo of her at one of the stalls when I was last with my parents! As a child, we loved the bazaars, and often came home with a little knitted toy, or a pom-pom owl (which I still have!).

In France, to say something is messy you say it is 'bazaar'!

Rosie said...

How pretty - tea and scones - perfect. Reminds me of the garden parties in the village where I grew up - always held in the vicarage garden - we had to wear our best frocks and sandals; the fete or gala was held on a local farmer's field just off the main street with pony rides and coconut shies etc.

Menopausal musing said...

As the recent proud owner of one of your lavender bags, all I can say is "long may your scissors snip, Mrs Snippets!". x

THIS'N'THAT said...

All the best with the bazaar. I love them ... so much a part of English Summer ... whatever the weather!
Thanks for your blogging too. I've had a busy week and hardly taken time to catch up with visiting blogs but yours was loke a breath of fresh air or a good magazine!! :) Lesley X

maria said...

I love seeing your vintage books. Do you have a book for every occasion?

Josie-Mary said...

I love fetes to, me & Penny are still planning on doing something at the end of the summer as I have a build up of things to sell. Must get around to getting them on esty etc. Good luck on the 4th, I'm working :(
Love the books, I've been looking for some for a while now.
I'll email you about meeting on my hols, BTW you did ruin my Sunday :(
Nasty Mr S...lol!!! :)

Guenievre said...

Hello !
Ohhh,all that is very lovely ! I like it much. Summer fĂȘte are nice to meet people, hope the sun will shine !
I've got some vintage books too, I bought three old "Enid Blyton" last year in Hay-on-Wye.
Tea, scones and ... muffins for me ... Thank you :-)
Have a nice week !

Felicity said...

Hi Sal
good luck with the fair, I love those vintage bazaar books, ive got a couple now, always on the look out for more!!
taking joshy to his first summer fair on saturday so fingers crossed for sunshine!
felicity xx

Julie said...

good luck with the fair, sounds like a lovely venue - not sure what our plans are for that weekend, but will try and persuade the family to give it a visit. x

louise said...

We all love a cream tea! Good luck with the country fayre. x

Kitschen Pink said...

beautiful lavender bags! at least they won't have things spilled on them or get faded in the laundry! Loving all the old pattern books. I have many of them and they are a great inspiration! t.x