V & H Jumble Sale in a village called Box in Wiltshire....
I was quite excited to discover it was on because I do love a delve around in jumble, picking up lots of little bits 'n' pieces that inspire or delight me so add the word 'vintage' and it's just about the perfect combination for a leisurely browsing session!
The venue 'Selwyn Hall', is on a steep little road leading down to the beautiful expanse of Box Park and as it was quite a bright morning and the fair was only on between 11-2pm I set out early, safe in the knowledge there is a big (free) car park that is hardly ever full..... except for, I soon learnt, this particular Saturday when I was lucky to just squeeeeeeze into the weeniest space left!
Still, it was worth it because, having paid my 50p entry fee I stepped inside to see a room full of wonders and immediately found myself dreaming over things like this...
|'oooh.... ahhhh.....lovely textiles...what could I make...hmmmm'|
|'oooh look...dolly bundles.. I love them...I want one!'|
(from Lucia Collectables who you can find on www.RubyLane.com)
In fact there was tables laden down with all kinds of vintage-y things lining the walls of the whole place with a row of little tea tables down the middle.
As you can see - it was already getting busy and I couldn't get near to the first few tables I passed as most were 3-4 people deep! In the end I had to weave my way back & forth around the room, getting a look in here and a peep in there where I could. Luckily I didn't need to be anywhere in a particular hurry so quite enjoyed my indulgent little meanderings!
The BBC Homes & Antiques stand was there, manned by the lovely Alice Roberton (H&A ambassador and a familiar face at such events around these parts)...
And this little corner of gorgeousness was courtesy of the washerwoman.blogspot.co.uk from where I picked up a piece of black & white 'dogs tooth' tweed fabric and a jar of metal buttons..
This little slice of curiosities tucked away in a corner was courtesy of Sue from 'Vintage to Victorian'
And do you see that big china bowl the lady in the scarf is looking at? Can you guess what's in it....yes, that's right - more buttons!
And yes, I bought a little paper bag full. Well, it would have been rude not too wouldn't it?
I think I might be a little bit addicted to buttons (I appear to be growing a rather large collection...). Although I'm not sure it's possible to have too many because they are such useful crafting embellishments - for example, on my return home I immediately picked one of the metal ones for my crochet flower idea which I wanted to make with some gorgeous petrol blue cotton yarn I picked up from Lucia Collectables
|...have wool... just add hook & scissors!|
|Make a flower... add a button...|
|then pop it on a hair grip!|
So, all in all a thoroughly enjoyable morning. Can't wait until the next one and I am sure I will translate my other purchases into other new makes soon too. And yes, I confess, I maybe did buy a few other bits too (...bundle of dolls, books, a brooch..)
Want a last bit of jumble eye candy before I sign off? Oh go on then..
|I bought a pretty brooch from the ladies on this table...|
Happy browsing :-)