H&A at Bath Vintage & Antiques Market
Alice Roberton reports on her visit to last Sunday's fair, with its decorative antiques, vintage accessories – and H&A cookies
Here I am at my third outing for H&A so far – and the coldest yet. The Bath Vintage & Antiques Market is on the last Sunday of every month under the arched splendour of Bath’s old Green Park railway station.
A favourite stall was Katherine Gilmore’s chic decorative antiques. Inspired by a brocante south of Lyons, Katherine launched her very own West Country brocante last summer. She’s planning more French-style antiques free-for-alls this summer – check H&A's fairs pages in May.
I also had to stop a lady with a big suitcase (and equally big smile) to ask what she was planning to use the case for. Chloe Gidney is a trainee Norland nanny (at the Bath-based Norland College) and was in search of something to use as a ‘rainy day box’ – she plans to fill it with puzzles, puppets, games, books and items for dressing-up. She was delighted with her purchase.
I couldn’t help but notice Zoe Hodson proudly holding her vintage shoe trees as she walked past, which she’d bought to keep her new leather ankle boots in shape. Zoe lives in London and thought the fair had a really good mix of homeware, clothes and jewellery.
Speaking of London, this Saturday (4th February) I’m off to Spitalfields for the The Vintage Furniture Flea. Do drop by and say hello.
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