Monday, 27 February 2012

Textiles, Treasures & Tea!

The sun was shining down brightly on Chipping Sodbury on Saturday at 8.00am when the doors of the town hall were opened to the stallholders attending the Vintage & Handmade Textile & Fashion Fair. Boxes & bags, baskets & bundles were carried in & unpacked to create a glorious display when we opened the door to a very long queue of eager shoppers at 10am.

Is it any wonder that we were busy all day when the stalls had such wonderful treasures available to snap up & take home?

A great day was had by all & once again it was thanks to the extremely high quality & hard work of the stallholders. Thanks also to our new tea team 'Billy's Buns' who kept everyone plied with tea, coffee & cake all day.

I have included a few photos here to give you a flavour of the fair, but if you'd like to see more please do pop along to our Facebook page here where there is an album full of delights!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

V&H Textile & Fashion Fair This Saturday!

Just in case you didn't know - the V&H Textile & Fashion Fair is back in Chipping Sodbury this Saturday! I do hope you will be able to join us. The Fair is held at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, South Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD from 10am - 3pm. The vintage baby clothes above are from a lovely selection that I will be bringing to the fair.

This Fair is a 'must visit' for anyone interested in vintage fashion & home textiles,sewing or creating. So whether you are looking for that special dress or jacket, fabrics & haberdashery for your latest project, a special gift or sewing supplies, or just love to be surrounded by like minded & creative people, do come along for a great day out.

There will be 40 stalls brimming with lovely goodies.

Stallholders include vintage fabric & haberdashery dealers, textile artists, fabric designers & many more including top quality dealers in vintage fashion & accessories & re-purposed clothing.

The V & H Fair, with it's extremely high quality goods on offer, has proved very popular with visitors & stallholders alike, with both coming from far & wide to attend - some even travelling from France & Italy to do a bit of vintage shopping!

Entrance to the event is just £1.00 for adults (children free).

Refreshments will be available in our Vintage Tearoom.

Free parking is available all over town.

Another 'in case you didn't know' ....the lovely Tom & Henry of Channel 4's The Fabulous Baker Brothers are based in Chipping Sodbury at Hobbs House Bakery & Butchery & they do super bacon rolls & burgers on a Saturday.

For more info visit:

Monday, 20 February 2012

Venice (In Pictures!)

The view from our hotel room window.....

Old & new....

Frozen fountain....

Street market.....


This is the view I saw of Mr Cottage most of the weekend!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day & a Winner

I couldn't resist posting this photo for Valentine's Day of this super cute foal with a heart shaped marking on his bum!

Thanks for all the entries for my little giveaway. I put the total into a random number generator & the winner is number 17 - The Vintage Gardener.....please let me know your postal details & I will pop your package in the post. Hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Little Valentine's Giveaway

Thank you all so much for the birthday & anniversary wishes....we had a lovely (if very cold!) time in Venice & I will post photos soon, but today I am having a little giveaway for Valentine's Day. I was sorting some goodies out to take along to the Vintage & Handmade Textile & Fashion Fair on the 25th February & came across this little lot & I thought it would make a nice giveaway.
All you have to do is leave a comment here & I will draw t
he winner on the 14th.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Guess where I'm going on Friday?

As it is my 50th birthday tomorrow (how did that happen?) & our 25th wedding anniversary, Mr C has earned himself many brownie points by booking a long weekend away!
It is somewhere that I have always wanted to visit & so I am excited & delighted!