Wednesday, 22 April 2009

A wonderful, sunny day at Ardingly Antiques Fair

I had a brilliant day yesterday, my sister and I set off to ardingly for the huge antique fair hosted at the South of England Showground. The weather looked set fair, and was fantastic, the sun shone warmly, and brought out the visitors in droves.

It was lovely to see Lizzie (The Washerwoman)in her usual place, with some wonderful treasures, including a beautiful 1800s gown that I was sorely tempted by, but forgot to photograph...

Lizzies's stand looked as beautiful as ever, and I was really pleased to find a gorgeous piece of Victorian embroidered border, and the sweetest little vintage corset, patched with such pretty rosebud fabric! So charming! I had to have it, I love antique and vintage textiles with patches and darns. And what a hat!

I bought a lot of wonderful stock at the fair (I am pretending it is stock, when really I shall keep some, as I won't be able to part with it), some very special pieces which I shall photograph for a separate posting in a day or two. All in all a fantastic day.


  1. Great to see you both yesterday. Love the piccies you have taken of my stand. Very many thanks!
    Came home to a horrid teenage boy mess..grrrrr.
    Lizzie x

  2. Must be similar to coming home to a horrid teenage girl mess, just a slightly differnt type of mess I presume! It was lovely to see you, I hope you did well. Did the wonderful dress sell? Lois x

  3. looks like you and Zed had a great time!.. That corset.... WOW!!! I saw one like that recently, but can't remember where, may have been one of the National Trust mags... ?
    Brain like a banana...

  4. It is soo sweet! One for me I think, not to wear of course, not wih my hips... xx