|Finds From The Leamington Fair|
We had a lovely time when the fair visited Leamington Spa on Sunday and returned home with some pretty finds.
|A French Mystery|
I particularly liked this little tin and have seen one or two others similarly decorated with a charming lady, I think it may be from France and probably dates from the early 60s.
|Preparing For Christmas|
I spotted these Chinese Lantern decorations as I walked around at the end of the fair, they date from the 50s/60s and were an early import from Hong Kong.
|Blackie's Girls' Annual|
I love the covers of these annuals which were published in the 20s and 30s and always buy them when I see a copy in good condition.
|The View From The Gallery|
The stalls were set out in the Main Hall and The Conservatory of the Royal Pump Rooms.
|One Of The Stalls In The Conservatory|
Leamington is such a nice place to hold a vintage fair and the Royal Pump Rooms have a certain grandeur and elegance that only adds to the occasion.
|The Royal Pump Rooms - Our Home For The Day|
We will be returning to Leamington on 20th October and then again in February for a 'Valentine's Vintage Fair'.
|Homes & Antiques Ambassador Suzanne|
It was lovely to see Suzanne from Hearts & Kisses and her super display of vintage inspired handmade gifts. Suzanne has a stall at lots of our fairs and as an Ambassador for H&As Magazine can arrange subscriptions to the UK's most popular title.
|The 60s Kitchen Table|
Original kitchen furniture and effects are always popular and make for a great display, we are fortunate that we have two great kitchenalia specialists who regularly have stalls with us presenting good items from the 30s through to the 70s.
|The Well Stocked Cupboard|
This cabinet looked great and attracted a lot of attention, I really like the vintage Pyrex 'Snowflake' baking dishes, many thanks to Claire for bringing them along. Thinking about the 'vintage kitchen' leads handily into me explaining about a little departure for the fair when I and Vicky from The Nostalgic Kitchen have a display stall at the '1940s Day' which has been organised by the Derngate & Royal Theatre in Northampton. It should be great fun and has been arranged to celebrate the opening night of "To Sir With Love" and I expect I shall be sporting the 'just returned from the allotment look'!
It is taking place on Saturday 7th September from 4p to 7pm, I will write about this again closer to the time.
|Perfect For The Vintage Allotment|
Had these brown shoes been just one size larger then they would have returned home with me to be teamed with a loose shirt and sleeveless sweater although if I ever do venture onto an allotment I hope I do not bump into either of these!
|Not Your Usual Vintage Fayre!|
I think the glass and brass encased beetle would make a wonderfully tactile paperweight, these creepy characters were on the same stall as the pretty little tin from France I mentioned earlier in this post.
|Pip n Mix In The Conservatory|
'Pip & Mix' regualarly have a stall with us and will next be with us in September in Northampton although you can catch them at Twinwood over the August Bank Holiday.
|Textiles, Textiles & More Textiles|
Boxes of textiles are always worth a rummage as you never know what you may find.
|Clothes & Cases|
|Vintage Cards From Merriman's Vintage Jamboree|
Many thanks to Fiona Murray who came along and wrote about the Leamington Fair in her lovely blog, we hope you will be able to come along again soon.
I will be writing again soon as we prepare for the Northampton Vintage Fair & Late Summer Garden Party at the Spinney Hill.
|Saturday 24th August|
Best wishes and see you at the Fair.