I’d never been to a vintage fair before.
Hard as that may be to believe, it is true.
A hard-core charity shop aficionado, market maven and jumble sale rummager, the vintage fair phenomenon had managed to pass me by.
The event was within walking distance and organised by a local charity shop. Entry was free and my friend had a stall. So I went along.
I found treasures…
The vintage baby bonnet pictured above will be a present for my friend’s new baby girl, once I have lined it with soft fabric and possibly edged it with antique lace from my stash…
The fabric it is made from is beautiful:
Next up, fabrics (of course). 1930s vintage for a change:
And a rather spiffy red vase from my friend’s very stylish stall:
And for some reason I just couldn’t resist this:
I think she looks perfect gazing down from the mantlepiece in the living room.
She’s been christened Baldie.
I love little oddities ♥
A while ago I spotted this photo on Pinterest and thought: that looks good! And easy!
So I have been hoarding empty tin cans and amassing a little stash of leftover wrapping papers and wallpaper samples.
Its the weekend – time to have a go.
So easy! You just measure your tin, cut the paper to fit around it and secure with tape.
They make great storage pots:
And the best thing? When you get bored, you can just remove the paper and cover them in something different!
Or put both paper and can responsibly into the recycle bin!
I’m saving up to make a blue set next, to use as vases on the kitchen table.
Its always nice to make something and think “I can do that”.