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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Babcary Vintage Fair & Craft Market

What a lovely fair!  Greeted by a jaunty blue and white striped marquee of grand proportions, that ably withstood the gusty winds, stalls were set up and prettily arranged.  Organised by the charmingly flamboyant Carole of Vampilicious ...
Vampilicious had clothing from the ancient to the 80's - corsetry and gowns, fur trimmed capes and shoes to die for. 
Capricious, glamourous, wearable pieces - legacies of fashion history. 

 
Vertiginous platforms with mirror heels!
Yes, these are soaps!  Arranged daintily on pretty stands they looked good enough to eat and smelt divine.  Confections to spoil yourself or others with, topped with rosebuds and petals, created and beautifully packaged by Helen Izzard
Nostalgic, vintage inspired designs from the talented Lily & Mo ... so sweet.  Colourful softies in gorgeous fabrics, cushions and more.
Pickle Lily - cute gifts from a very creative lady.

There were lots more lovely stands but I didn't get a chance to photograph them all as my memory card was full.   Also, you must check out Merille Jane Photography - natural portaits and beautiful framed muted flower photos.

After a very successful day I treated myself to some divine chocolate from Chocacao, a gorgeous 70's velvet liberty print maxi skirt (from a lady who's name I didn't catch) and a little black something from Vampilicious!

As well as this being a successful fayre for Babcary (the monies raised are going to local causes), the overriding atmosphere was one of community, knowing your neighbour and belonging ...  The fayre was to be followed by a village Harvest Supper this evening.  As I left the music was being arranged and tables set - I wished I could stay ...

Oh, and sshhh, don't tell anyone but Pearl Lowe even paid us a visit!  AND, Sophia Loren's sister's amazing bespoke wolf skin coat was for sale there too!!

Thanks Carole ... I'm looking forward to the next fayre! 


13 comments:

Nelly said...

Wow that Vamp lady has some great things Id love to own,.Loving the cartoon cushion Id love to know how they do it or where they get the fabric.

Michela said...

You're such big supporters of vintage overthere, aren't you?! Such a charming country, who loves to preserve his past!
Have a good Sunday x

BusyLizzie said...

That sounds delightful, wish I could have been there. The one in Somerton was equally gorgeous with more great stands, vintage cars and a band! Have a super Sunday.x

Pickle Lily said...

Thank-you for the photo and the mention. It was lovely meeting you yesterday and what a super day it was.
Jo x

carole said...

Thank you so much, it was great to meet and chat with you and very informative too and I loved your stall, as I did all the stalls, the whole marquee looked so beautiful and the cakes in the vintage tea room too were divine. I am so please you attended and enjoyed it. Thanks to everone who came.

Jen of Country Weekend said...

What fun. I love the owls. Some day I am going to have to take a trip to England and visit the wonderful markets I keep reading about.

Mary Lou said...

oh i absolutely love this platforms with mirror heels, they are to die for!!! i just found your blog, but i think i have to follow you now;)
love and kiss,mary

http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

greenthumb said...

What a lovely day out you must have had. A great market.

Pomona said...

Some amazing things for sale - it looks a great fair!

Pomona x

Scarlett said...

Oh wow, this looks like an amazing day out! Right up my street :O) Scarlett x

Am Bothan said...

Hi! Glad to have found you! Our paths must have crossed at the Sherborne fair in August - next time I'll say 'hello'.
Jennie

Brown Paper Packages said...

Sigh... and yet another sigh... It really is special to be able to share in these fabulous events even across the miles. A vicarious pleasure made possible by your blog and your enthusiastic sharing... Thank YOU!

Fading Grace said...

Hi, it looks like a great day, will have to try and get in for the next one! Hope you are ok, speak soon
Sophie xx