I have been sorting out & packing up goodies for our new event tomorrow - a Vintage Jumble Sale in Box, Wiltshire. It is being held at the Selwyn Hall in the village (SN13 8NT) & there will be oodles of vintage bargains up for grabs. Homes & Antiques magazine will be there too with special offers on subscriptions, copies of the magazine & bargain buys as they sell of things that have been used in their photo shoots. Refreshments will be available from Claude The Butler's vintage coffee van. There is plenty of free parking so do come along between 11am & 2pm for a fun few hours.
Admission is just 50p. Right....back to squeezing everything into the car.....
On a recent sunny day I was walking home through the village & thought I'd take some photos as I went along & share my walk with you. Things that you don't notice when you are driving. Interesting things, pretty things & every day things.
One of the first I photographed was the village pound - I am pleased that it is still there. For those of you who don't know, the pound was a small walled area where any loose animals would be rounded up & placed & then the owner would have to pay a fine to reclaim them.
Nowadays there is a bench & information about the village in there.
There are always abandoned & derelict farm buildings crumbling away here & there - they must have been useful once.
We have lots of stone around here, therefore lots of stone walls around the houses & farms.
This big rock has a plaque which commemorated the planting of an oak tree for the Queen's Golden Jubilee & the little tree is doing very well 11 years on.
Of course almost everyone grows flowers & vegetables so there are always surplus plants to buy - the 'honesty boxes' always please me - it is so trusting.
Hay racks make excellent planters.
There is a lot of cow parsley around at the moment...or Queen Anne's Lace, which sounds so much more important! Our horses love eating it.
A very old milestone so we know how far it is to Wotton.
We are now just about coming to the turn into our lane & here is the old Ebenezer Chapel which was derelict when we came to live here but is now a pretty house.
On our lane now, a very well tended veggie garden (these neighbours almost always win lots of the vegetable categories at the annual flower show!)
No straying here - well behaved sheep & lambs.
Beautiful & wonderfully scented bluebells on the roadside.
The last stretch until we are home.
Mind the tractor & trailer - this one doesn't smell good at all - it is full of slurry for spreading on the fields - peg on nose!
Home at last - tulips on the doorstep....time for a cuppa?
I was so pleased to find the little pincushion on the left last weekend. I have had the one on the right for years & this one is a perfect pair! I have a collection of pincushion & half dolls that were used to make pincushions - I really must photograph them to show you some day.
I can't believe that amost a week has gone by since the Spring V&H Fair! I have been meaning to write a blog post & show you my stall since Sunday but as always time just seems to fly by.
So...here goes....it was a lovely day as usual with 40 stalls brimming with wonderful goodies & 800 eager visitors making a beeline for their favoured items. Everything from jewellery & ceramics to vintage toys & fabrics...even a flower bedecked taxidermy 'pink footed goose' made an appearance on Niki's stall! The ladies of Rangeworthy kept everyone plied with endless cups of tea & coffee & delicious cakes which raised almost £300 for charity - well done ladies!
Thanks to all the fabulous stallholders & visitors for making it such an enjoyable day.
My stall.....vintage swans, books & china.
The vintage toy department.
I even had some boy's toys!
Snowy - a very big dog.
If you'd like to see photos of the fair do pop along to our Facebook album here: Spring V&H 2013
Spring has sprung & it is once again time for a vintage treat! Michele & I
extend a warm invitation to you to join us at our 2013 Spring Fair tomotrrow,
Saturday 25th May, at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, South
Gloucestershire, BS37 6AD from 10am - 4.00pm.
This popular event is always a joy to attend with 40 stalls brimming
with scrumptious vintage goodies & divine handmade lovelies.
Carefully curated to showcase some of the best vintage dealers,
artists & creative designer-makers from the South-West &
beyond, it is a day not to be missed.
With everything from vintage china & glass, toys & games,
books & ephemera, fabrics & haberdashery, homewares,
handmade hats, quilts, notebooks, cards, purses, bags & so much
more, you will find much to inspire & delight you!
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee & homemade cakes in our Vintage
Tearoom run by the Ladies of Rangeworthy to raise funds for charity.
Entrance is just £1.00 (children free) & there is plenty of free
parking all around the town which has a fabulous High Street filled
with independent shops, so make a day of it!
My name is Jayne - I'm an avid collector of all things vintage. I live in a 1930's farm cottage at the end of a muddy lane.
I love my family, pets, horse riding, decorating, cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, car boot sales, auctions & fleamarkets.
I have a passion for vintage which has lead to me starting an online shop & becoming a vintage fair organiser which keeps me busy!
I will be having a stall at the following events this year.... 13th July 2013 V&H Vintage Jumble Sale, The Village Hall, Rangeworthy, South Glos, BS37 7LZ 10am - 1pm. Free admission vintageandhandmade.co.uk
7th September 2013 V&H Vintage Jumble Sale, The Village Hall, Rangeworthy,South Glos, BS37 7LZ 10am - 1pm. Free admission vintageandhandmade.co.uk
5th October 2013
Original Vintage & Handmade Autumn Fair, The Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Glos, BS37 6AD