Monday, 20 June 2016
Monday, 13 June 2016
I really used to enjoy writing my blog and interacting with other bloggers and readers, but it seems that I have ended up hardly doing anything at all. This morning I was thinking about it and was wondering if I could get back into it again. I have come up with a plan (a cunning plan perhaps?). I think the most enjoyable part of reading blogs is looking at the photos that are posted of houses, gardens, pets, vintage
finds and outings etc so I wondered if I should try and do a weekly post of the photos reflecting what I have done the previous week? I wrote some posts like that in the past and it encourages me to take photos too.
So, if anyone is actually reading this after all this time, do you think?
Shall I start one now as it is Monday morning...a good time to reflect on the past week and perhaps think about what is happening this week....
Last Monday Mr C and I had breakfast at The Canteen in Nailsworth.
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Where does the time go....I have just realised that it is a whole *year* since my last blog post!
I have no excuse except for being busy with life. I really would like to be blogging properly again....maybe I will be better in 2016?
The V&H Fairs & Vintage Jumbles have taken up my time, they are just as much fun as always & the Jumbles are becoming very popular.
Our next event is the Spring Fair in Chipping Sodbury which we are holding on the Easter weekend for a change so expect all things bunny, chicky & cute!
It will be an Easter Extravaganza on Saturday the 26th March. Now in our 8th year, the V&H is a firmly established favourite on the South West vintage scene. Our fabulous sellers from across the South West & beyond always make a huge effort to bring along their best stock & display their wares on attractively arranged stalls. The V&H has always presented the very best combination of vintage treasures & handmade delights.
Expect to find everything from vintage home wares, toys, haberdashery, fabrics, clothing, books, jewellery accessories & more, plus beautifully handmade hats, decorations & gifts to suit all tastes. In addition, our favourite vintage publication, Pretty Nostalgic, will be there & of course our fabulous tea room will be serving teas, coffees & home baked cakes to raise funds for local good causes.
So, why not join us on Saturday 26th March at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD. We are open from 10am - 3.30pm. Entrance is £1.00 (children free) & there will be special Easter treats for the first 50 visitors of the day.
Friday, 15 May 2015
Blow away the cobwebs this spring! It's time to look forward to lovely days out....so why not plan ahead and add the fabulous Original Vintage & Handmade Fair to your diary? If you are a fan of nostalgic days gone by and perfectly handmade creations then this is the event for you.
If home decor is your passion then you won't be disappointed as we have a wonderful selection of soft furnishings, small furniture, lamp shades, pictures, quilts, china, glass and country style brocante.
If you are looking to spruce up your vintage wardrobe in anticipation of warmer weather or just fancy a little treat we have that covered too with beautiful vintage clothing, handcrafted jewellery, heirloom dolls, beautiful cloche hats, brooches and needlefelted animals.
For those who love to create their own heirlooms we have oodles of vintage fabrics, haberdashery, patterns and much more.
Vintage toys and games are always to be found sprinkled around the hall with time worn and well loved bears, rabbits and even rocking horses awaiting new homes.
After enjoying this cornucopia of vintage treasures why not relax with a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake and support local good causes in our little tea room?
We look forward to welcoming you to the next V&H Fair which will be held on Saturday 23rd May from 10am - 4pm at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire. BS37 6AD.
If you are one of the first 50 visitors of the day you will be treated to a free goody bag.
Entrance is just £1.00 (children free).
Many of our readers & visitors will know all about the fabulous Pretty Nostalgic Magazine & Society. You may remember that they launched at a previous V&H Fair where many vintage lovers snapped up magazines & memberships. No longer just a magazine, Pretty Nostalgic has evolved into a Society of dedicated Nostalgineers - those longing for the simple & charming ways of days gone by.
The Vintage & Handmade Fairs are proud of our association with PN & we are delighted to announce a fun new collaboration which will launch at the Spring Fair on the 23rd May in Chipping Sodbury.
The stage will be set with tables & chairs so you can sit & try out an activity, chat about vintage & handmade & make new friends.
In addition, the first 50 visitors of the day will be fortunate enough to receive a copy of this wonderful publication to take home & treasure, so do come along & join us & the Nostalgineers for a truly lovely day out.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
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Friday, 27 February 2015
at the Selwyn Hall, Box, Wiltshire
10.00am - 1.00pm
The Vintage Jumbles have become a firm favourite with bargain hunters locally & further afield. Some of your favourite Vintage & Handmade Fair dealers will be having a clear out & offering vintage goodies at bargain prices starting at just 50p.
There will be everything from china & glass, textiles & toys, books, ephemera & much more....something for everyone. The hall will be full to capacity with tables piled high with bargains galore, so come along & relive the days of the good old village jumble sale!
Free admission & plenty of free parking.
Home made cakes, teas & coffees will be available.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
This week I had the 18th visit from an Aga engineer. In human terms, 18 is an auspicious number - the number when you become an adult, it represents independence & freedom. Sadly, for my Aga it just means yet another rescue mission. Since this baby was created & delivered to my home it has been a very poorly child indeed with constant visits from the engineer to resuscitate & revive it. Now, while J the engineer is a very fine fellow I would prefer to not see him quite as often as I do! This past Christmas the Aga has once again been out cold in a coma awaiting J's expertise in the New Year. This is not the first Christmas that the poor thing has been dead & in need of a 'heart' transplant (or burner as it is known in Aga circles). It has been purely decorative!
This particular Aga (3 oven oil fired) has been such a troublesome child that Aga have stopped reproducing them & abandoned them. Now, you'd think that Aga, that great icon of the British country kitchen, would be concerned about the welfare of their offspring, but no, they have washed their hands of all responsibility & told us poor adoptive parents that it is our problem, not theirs, but we could have a complete change for a mere £5000! After spending a great deal to adopt this beauty & many more pounds to repair it, I somehow think not!
In the Aga publicity materials we are told that besides cooking, we will no longer need an electric kettle, a toaster, a tumble dryer...which is true when the Aga works. What they failed to mention is that we would need an entire other cooker to use when the Aga is out of order once again or else the family would starve!
Currently it is working after yet another new burner having been installed, but I fully expect it to give up the ghost again within the year.
So come on Aga...take pity on this ill conceived offspring of yours & come up with a proper & final solution for this problem child!