Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Living the Vintage

Where fashion trends change and move on I am always amazed to find that old linen and lace and living the vintage is alive and kicking and still trending with a lot younger crowd now. Over 15 years ago I was doing the fairs in London and surrounding counties. I loved old linen, lace, quilts anything in the textile line.

English Durham quilts and cushions on an antique french Corbeille bed

1930's Eiderdown quilts

My number one fav quilt in my collection is this Allendale English Quilt
I am always in awe of the time and effort that was taken to hand stitch these quilts and to keep them in good order like this for over 100 years.
 My children looked down on my collections and could not understand the term Vintage or Shabby as anything could be regarded as Chic. But now they are bandering around the word vintage like its only just arrived on the circuit .... Darlings your behind the times .... now I feel old .... my own email has had vintage in the name for more years than I like to even imagine. I am so glad we are all on the same page now. I love vintage ! even the name evokes excitement and its nothing to do with wine.

PS. I also love the word Vintique ... I guess my vintage is now just that.

The following pictures in this post were taken in August  this year at the Country Brocante in Wisborough Green, near Petworth, West Sussux. For many many years I always found the best fairs to be around Bath, Somerset, and Wiltshire area's but was so pleased to have found this group of happy sellars right on my doorstep.

This stall is called Hesta Nesta ( I think) - one of my favs along with Betty and Violet.
I'm sorry I don't have more info on these stalls, it was such a success that we could hardly move around the venue,  and it was difficult to get the names of them all. Love Lane Vintage ( on facebook)  run these fairs and there will be a lovely Brocante at Petworth House, West Sussex coming this Christmas, which they say will have a lot more room to manoeuvre.