For the love of vintage
23Apr

For the love of vintage

Frome Vintage Bazaar

The sun has finally made an appearance here and we've been making the most of it. Although typically the minute the weather warmed everyone caught colds! Despite the sniffles the children were very happy to be out in the sunshine over the weekend.

Not wanting to spoil my their fun I decided to leave them in the garden with Rob and made my way to the Spring Vintage Bazaar in Frome...

I love a good rummage at the vintage bazaars and as I was child free for a couple of hours I took along my camera so I thought I'd share a few photos here.

The Vintage Bazaar in Frome is held at the Cheese and Grain and the whole hall is always full of amazing stalls selling inspiring collections of vintage and handmade items. Since I began crocheting I appreciate the value of handmade so much more. I really take pleasure (when my budget allows) in buying handmade goods. I like that not only am I getting something unique that has been made with passion and care but that I can support local artists.  

As I was walking around, trying to sneak photos through the crowds, I was listening to the stallholders talk to each other and their customers and what struck me was that they very much supported each other (buying from each others' stalls, getting each other coffees etc.) it seemed to me like a friendly creative community and I LOVE that.

So here's a glimpse from the weekends rummage, I will admit that it was so busy it was difficult to get clear shots so there were many more gorgeous stalls that I didn't get to photograph - where possible I've linked to the sellers website/blog if you'd like to find out more about their work:

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Beautiful vintage fabrics and trims - Donna Flower

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I was very tempted by these tiny shot glasses - Helen Roskell

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The most amazing hand made fairies by: Nostalgia at No.1

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Frome Vintage Bazaar

Gorgeous vintage homeware from: All Things Vintage and Beautiful

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More beautiful fabrics from: Sal's Snippets

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The cutest display by: Daisy Darling Millinery

I was very good, but it seems I also have a weakness for vintage knits as I came home with another tea cosy. He just needs some new pom poms and he'll be right as rain:

Vintage Knitted Tea Cosy

It's the same with crochet blankets, when I see them at boot sales for just a couple of £ I feel so sad, I just want to take them home and love them again!

The Vintage Bazaars also appear in Devizes and Hartley Wintney, you can find more info here.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and that the sun has been shining for you :)

Bye for now. Em xx

Posted in Day's Out

Comments (10)

  • Ana

    Ana

    24 April 2013 at 08:54 |
    I have no words for your post today...just this :)))))))))))) xx
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      24 April 2013 at 10:38 |
      Ana you would love it! :)) I hope you are feeling better? Em xxx
      • Ana

        Ana

        24 April 2013 at 10:51 |
        Yes...I believe so! We do not have that kind of thing here...sadly. Yes, much better, thank you! Finally getting back to normal crafty life! Yeyhh! :))) xx
        • Lululoves

          Lululoves

          24 April 2013 at 16:55 |
          Brilliant - I will pop over to see what you've been up to xxx
  • knitnrun4sanity

    knitnrun4sanity

    24 April 2013 at 20:39 |
    I would be afraid to buy anything as it would mess up the beautiful displays!
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      25 April 2013 at 07:58 |
      Haha yes the displays are beautiful, but not intimidating at all :))) xx
  • Donna Flower

    Donna Flower

    24 April 2013 at 20:46 |
    Thank you for your lovely blog post about the Bazaar and for your insightful comments about how supportive we are to each other. You are spot on and we sometimes buy as much as we sell hahahaha x
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      25 April 2013 at 07:57 |
      Thank you, it really is a lovely event - but bad for everyone's purses by all accounts! ;) xx
  • eskimo*rose

    eskimo*rose

    24 April 2013 at 23:13 |
    This looks like my idea of heaven! What a perfect way to while away a few child-free hours ... feeling rather jealous!
    I know what you mean about crochet blankets, I'm torn between wanting to give them a home and knowing that they cost far less than making myself, but then I always stop myself as I just can't not do it myself!
    xx
    • Lululoves

      Lululoves

      25 April 2013 at 08:01 |
      Maybe one day soon we should organise a little bloggers meet up and do something fabulous & child free! Xx

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