Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Now that the party's over...

This morning I woke up and wondered what to do with myself. You see, I've spent the last four months helping organise "It's darling!" Bath's Vintage and Handmade fair. I've been getting up early, jumping online to post messages on the blog or Facebook page, going into town to litter the place with leaflets and posters, meet up with Becky to chat through details, send of press releases to the press and worry worry worry. Now that's over, it's time to get back to what I'm really about - vintage china! So I wandered into Bath today and what did I find in the very first place I looked? Six darling trios with little rosebuds on them. I just had to buy them. So I did.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Suzanne Lenihan

My mum is just fabulous. Her name is Suzanne Lenihan and she is amazingly talented at all things crafty, especially sewing - cushions, bunting, lavender bags, you name it, she makes it beautifully. I have sadly not inherited her talent - I don't have the patience - but she does and it shows. She is having a stall at It's darling! - Bath's first vintage and handmade fair that I am helping organise at The Guildhall in Bath on Saturday 17th July. Here are some pictures of some of the things you can buy from her, taken at her gorgeous Hampshire home - and I hope I have done them justice. If you want to know more, or buy something, do leave a comment here or email me or come to It's darling!

Beautiful Bunting

Beautiful Mum

Suzanne's handmade cushions

Lavender bag, lavender-filled cushion and painted trug

Teacosy, cushion and lavender bag

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Roses are pink

I'm rushing around, counting down to It's darling! fair today which is next Saturday. I was traipsing round the city yesterday, giving yet more flyers out and just generally telling everyone I met all about it. I better get on with organising my stall now. Luckily I've come across four of these lovely trios with pretty pink roses by Woods. I'll be bringing them along to the Guildhall - see you there?

Friday, 2 July 2010

Green Park Friday!

So it was up bright and early for me and off to Green Park Station Market in Bath for the first of their Green Park Fridays. They're trying to create a buzz about the place, the first Friday of every month, and get a whole load of stallholders together who sell vintage and handmade. If anyone wants to join in, then get in touch with me and I can give you the details.

Teacups on the stall today

I've sold there on Fridays before and gave up on it because it was so quiet. However, with a few more sellers today, there was more of an atmosphere, especially in the morning, including a group of Japanese tourists, scurrying after a man with a flag. They swarmed round the stall at one point and I thought that the Mulberry handbag I covet so much could soon be mine. In fact I only sold a locket (a nice one though), so only enough for a Primarni bag this month.

And as is the way with my business, I ended up buying china today, not just selling it. Last week, Soleil who was looking after the stall for me, bought this lovely blue and white Victorian trio.

Today I ended up buying this lovely little milk jug and sugar bowl.

I'm also selling a gorgeous coffee/teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl for Becky Amesbury at the moment too - it's Meakin. So if you like any of the above or below,  email me.