Monday, 30 April 2012

Buttercross vintage market

Haven Ilchester stall at Buttercross Vintage Market

I attended the Buttercross Vintage Market on Saturday. Once again I had my usual spot on the stage. There were workshops advertised, so I made sure to take lots of vintage fabric fat quarters in case the work shoppers wanted to stock up on fabric to make more corsages or pincushions.

I'm so lucky to have such a great fair just a few miles from my home and shop! It was so busy that I hardly left my stall.

vintage wallpaper and typewriter

I have lots of rolls of vintage wallpaper and this month decided to open them up and cut off metre lengths to take to fairs and sell. Buttercross was my 4th fair this April, and although the wallpaper got lots of attention at the Hello Bygones Retro Bash in Yeovil on the 1st of the month, and I sold a piece at Bridport Vintage Fair last week, it was the Buttercross crowd who really took to it.

vintage wooden hotel letters spelling HOPE
Those knee high letters spelling hope were nearly sold once, but I didn't take the customers offer. I was left wondering why I didn't want to let them go until I sold them to a nice lady. After she paid she told me where they were going and I felt glad that I didn't sell them earlier.

Cupboard love
painted wooden cabinet 
That little cupboard has sold. I have always wanted to recreate a little cupboard with mesh in the doors. This is what it started out as:
before the transformation

I didn't get outside for the whole of the fair, so it's been nice looking at other peoples pictures on blogs and facebook. I managed to take one picture of Bubs Bears

 I have a van to unload and a shop to restock now. It is great to update my blog after such a long time. I was inspired to do so by Isabelle of Suzy's Vintage Attic who was taking  photos for her blog. She has a lovely blog post about the Buttercross vintage fair.
Buttercross Vintage Market is held twice a year at the parish rooms in Somerton Somerset England.

1 comment:

ted and bunny said...

hiya- thankyou for your sweet comment...yes look forward to meeting you tomorrow...lovely to see someone who works with as much stock as I seem to have!