Sunday, 1 May 2011

Vintage Festival at The Maltings in Farnham

Here's a date for the diary - Sunday 8th May! If you are around, why not come along - it should be lots of fun? It's the Vintage Festival at The Maltings in Farnham.

Gorgeous Things will be in the Long Kiln Room if you wanted to drop by and say hello - I'd love to see you. I've never done a vintage fair before, and so I am both excited and terrified about this event! I've been busy buying extra stock in readiness (quite a hardship, but it just HAD to be done!!) - I've found some fab stuff, I am soooooo looking forward to displaying it. I think I've probably gone a bit overboard, but I'm thinking that it is probably safest to be that way.

I've also been busy rigging up a "dummy" stall at home... mainly to check how much space I have to fill. I managed to get hold of a set of folding shelves a couple of weeks ago, so I've spruced them up with a bit of "Stone Blue" from Farrow 'n' Ball. They should hold quite a bit of stuff. But I have a LOT of work to do yet - I think the key to this stall thing is maxing out on the display space. I have been checking out all the blogs from stallholders of the various vintage fairs - it is soooo useful to get ideas. I still need to get some hanging space - I think I'll be visiting the tip every day next week, hoping that some sort of hanging rail turns up.

Little Thing 2 and I had a lovely time the other day "upcycling" a mannequin, which I might bring along to the fair. You can just see part of him in this photo. I have no idea why I got him - the fancy just took me!! We've covered him in colourful fashion magazine clippings.

And I have been collecting vintage luggage - I thought that it is a great thing to bring along to a fair, as I can use it to pack all the goodies in to get to the fair, and then I can use them to help display. I thought I might use one case to put my pictures in...

Well, lots more work to be done here! If any of you have any tips for me, I'd love to hear them. I've got lots of embroidered pictures - they are really pretty, but the frames are a bit boring, so I shall have the paint pots out on those next.

I'll let you know how it goes!!!!!


  1. I was wondering what had happened to you! Good luck with the all sounds very exciting.

  2. Aaah, you spotted that I have been away! I took a little blogging break, but I'm going to give it another go - thanks for still being there!

  3. Arrrggghhhh....gutted I missed the vintage fair! I live just down the could I have missed it?!!!!! Did it go okay? x

  4. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.


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