Sunday, 31 October 2010

The Vintage rhyme!! ;-)

They came from near, they came from far!
They'd heard about this fab bazaar!
They'd seen the ads in all the mags!
And so they came ... with empty bags.

They started queueing, after eight.
They didn't want to come too late.
To come too late would be a crime!
And so they had to be on time...

And as they jostled, in the queue,
Inside there was so much to do!
The stalls, they had to be 'just right'
Nice 'n vintage, nice 'n bright!

Vintage here, vintage there
Vintage flippin' everywhere!
'Vintage' is the word, you see!
Vintage goods for all to see.

And so it was, that dead on nine
In they came, to feast on fine
linens, fabrics, china cats,
Stuffed owls and best felt hats.

Tea cups...mismatched of course!
Vintage lace, a wooden horse.
Antique fabric, buttons, chintz,
Teddy bears and old framed prints.

This bazaar had it all!
Fine displays on every stall.
Ephemera and gardenalia.
All sorts of other paraphernalia!

By ten o clock, the hall was packed!
One hour gone..(and I was whacked!)
Yet, still they came, through the door
Could this hall fit many more?

And as they shopped , the music played
To remind us of those bygone days.
Ah, bygone days..i.e. the past.
The days when things were made to last!

By now, the hall was fit to burst,
The cafe was on hand , to quench their thirst
And provide that very welcome break
Tea, coffee , cold drinks and cake.

The morning flew by...the goods flew too
far away, to pastures new!
The shoppers looked as pleased as punch
And off they went to have their lunch.

The 'afternoon crew' came storming in!
The bustle started all over again.
They came in swarms , they buzzed around.
''Cor , this bazaar is well worth one pound £!''

And so it was, one day, in Frome
At a certain hall, there was little room!
Thanks to two gals , Clare and Lizzie
(Who've been so very, very busy)

They organised a day to remember
On the 30th of Octember (ha ha ha!! ;-)
And don't forget, you can come again,
Next April, to The Cheese and Grain.

The Vintage Bazaar is here to stay!
What a fantabulistic day!



Cowboys and Custard said...

Bavo Sal.. a poet Laureate in the making.

Michele x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Well, that bazaar sounds just great
From the early morning through til late
I'd really like to have been there
At that lovely vintage fair

Maybe next time I'll come along
And join the happy little throng
Of folks who love the vintage style
so much - it makes them smile!

Anonymous said...

lol...Amanda (Shabby Chick)xxx

Hen said...

Just brilliant Sal, I've had a good giggle. Great to have you as a near neighbour at the fair and I love my goodies, thanks.
Hen xxx

baysiderose said...

Love it Sal, I can hear your rhyme in an English accent.

Would have loved to have been there.

Pam x

Aunty Bee said...

Everything looked lovely, I wish I could have been there. Sal for next Poet Laureate, does Britain still have one, I bet they don't write poems about the important things in life like Vintage Fairs.

The Vintage Bazaar said...

Hi Sal, that is absolutely bloomin' brilliant. Thank you so much for stepping in at the last minute and some amazing photos (which I will use thank you). You are an absolute star!!!!! Lizzie xxxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
Julie xxxxx

Menopausal musing said...

Wonderful post! Looks like a great day was had by all. :O)))

thevintagemagpie said...

LOL! You little poet! Wonderful! Great to see you Sal, what a great day we had! xx

galant said...

To Baysiderose ... the rhyme is in English, but Sal would be reading it with a Devonshire accent. What a super rhyme Sal, and what a great day you must've had! Love some of the things I see, especiall those German Christmas tree decorations - I would love those!
Margaret P

Country Cottage Chic said...

You are a poet
and you know it!

I don't know why I didn't see
you & dear Mr T

I'm sorry that I missed you there,
but will catch up soon at our next fair!


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Brilliant Sal! You are so creative in many more ways than one!
Niki x

Alchamillamolly said...

Sal thank you so much for your lovely comment. I read your blog to make me smile I can always feel the buzz and busy-ness in what you write. Today, your poem is just what I needed to make me smile. I so wish I wasn't so far away from all your lovely ladies with your lovely fairs.

Ellie said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun
As through the door those crowds did run.
Lots of lovely stuff for sale
Vintage fabric by the bale.
Cups of tea and lovely cake
Just a perfect day did make!

(hmm think I will stick to sewing) Seems like a great time though.

H x

Lucy Bloom said...

Fantabulistic post Sal - what a great day it was. Thank you for featuring my stall in your blog header - I'm honoured. See you in Chipping!
Lucy x

landcuckoo said...

I just love the rhyme! Lovely pictures too, such wonderful goodies there were. Glad you had a good day, might we be seeing pics of your treasures purchsed?
Take care
Sarah x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Oh Sal, how do you do it?

Absolutely brilliant - hope you'll print and frame it. I think Lizzie and Clare should use it for their next set of flyers!!!

See you at Sipping Chodbury

Sue xx

green glamour said...

great post and a great fair.
from hesta

Donna said...

Brilliant Sal, you are a star :-)

So lovely to see you although we had so little time to chat.

See you at Sodding Chipbury x

ted and bunny said...

great to meet you on Saturday- hope to be able to catch up again

Clare said...

Fantastic Sal!!I love your poem it sums up the day so well. I hope we'll have more time to chat at the V and H when I wont be quite so nervous and jittery!!