Liz van Hasselt also had her usual marvellous wares at the fair - I buy a lot of my vintage bits from her. She also runs her own vintage fairs. Liz's Facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/LaCamionnettebleue , or you can follow her blog here: http://thewasherwoman.blogspot.co.uk. At these vintage fairs or shops, you will mostly find me on my knees, racking through their baskets, drawers, and piles. I intend to invest in a very good pair of kneepads in order for me to do this in a little more comfort!!!
|Beautiful vintage aprons! I wish I had|
purchased these too!
It is quite a hard job sourcing vintage items for my work. It is not like modern fabrics, where you can just keep ordering. You can only work with that item so long as you possess enough of it, then, once it is gone, it is gone. I always say that if you like one of my pieces, don't think about purchasing it for too long, as for some of them, there will only ever be that one specimen, and once it is gone it is gone. I trawl all these fairs for more the 3mm vintage 1920's rayon ribbon I bought earlier this year, but I have yet to find any again, which is such a shame, as I love it so much!
|I ended up purchasing this lush grey-blue|
blanket - I have lots of plans for it!
|How can you not love a Welsh waffle blanket!|
|Vintage undies - just lovely!|
|I fell rather in love with these shoes!|
|Drawer and drawers of buttons!|
|Some of Lizzie's lush objects!|