A wonderful day at Vintage in the Village Hall Pamphill near Wimborne, Dorset. The hall dates from 1919 and is linked to the nearby Kingston Lacey estate and country house.
It started with a slightly scary frosty drive through the dark of an early winter morning on country roads that had recently been covered in snow. We were so apprehensive of skidding on black ice in our heavily laden estate car. But as the dawn broke we arrived safely at the sweetest larchlapped village hall. Inside all the tables were set out and above our heads long strings of joyful bunting made from vintage fabrics by the talented organiser Elaine of teandbunny blog and eBay seller of quirky and desirable vintage treasures.
Quilts a go-go ( though they didn't)
Who will buy my lovely vintage quilts? Only one lovely buyer with excellent taste. And no-one even enquired about the vintage metal cot from Normandy in which I had piled the pretty quilts. Nor the miniature version for dolls that had its own sweet blue and white ticking mattress.
End of a very busy day at the fair...
Oo-er out of focus (this was before the G'n T)
Sadly in the rush and dark of a 6.30am departure, I forgot to take my camera so had to make do with my mobile phone for pics. I am very disappointed as usually it takes very good photos but this time they are mostly out of focus. Though they were taken towards the end of the fair when the hubbub had died down. It was a very busy and successful fair and many thanks must go to Elaine for her terrific promotion all over Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Not to mention the delicious teas and cakes - lavender cupcakes - yummmy! And Mr EM also devoured the delicious chocolate cake.
The other great pleasure of this fair was meeting up with fellow bloggers and followers. Stallholders around me were: Liz from The Washerwoman; Tracey from The Vintage Bothy ; Shirley from Simply-Chateau ; Elaine from tedandbunny and many others.
My only regret is that the delightful Jill from Nice Day at Rosies arrived as promised but I had hardly spoken to her when I was inundated with buyers and when I surfaced she had disappeared. I looked everywhere for her but she had gone! Jill if you are reading this I am so sorry. I wanted time to chat to you and talk about your pretty Rosiebud Designs - I love the beach huts cushion cover I bought from you.
Back to Spain and my sunny mini-break a couple of weekends ago.
Sardines by the Sea
No rain in Spain in November
Well-behaved children on the beach - my favourite!
Mijas - the famous white hillside village.
But what's that just below the church?
Sunday - not just in in old Spain
Mihas - the Bullring
Seat in the Shade or the Sun, por favor?
Feet (incl bunion) in the Med in November - bliss!
My favourite Spanish composer and music - click on the link and enjoy. Sorry I don't know how to embed it into this blog so that it plays in the background.Joaquín RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez - Paintings by "JOAN MIRÓ"