H&A at Vintage In The Park
A fabulous day of vintiquing in Abington Park, Northampton
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Vintage In The Park, a splendid event set in Abington Park Museum where traders mixed in with the exhibits. Fair organiser Trevor Marshall (centre) was delighted that the mayor and mayoress of Northampton, Roger and Jenny Conroy, came to show their support for the event, too.
Cherry Abrams of Merrimans Vintage Jamboree makes these pretty flowers from old hand-dyed blankets. ‘I’ve been commissioned to make lots of them for the British Plant Nursery Guide, which will be having a rather special display at RHS Chelsea in May to celebrate its centenary,’ said Cherry.
Trading next to me were Mark & Louisa of Sugden And Daughters who sell a great array of upcycled goods, vintage, antiques and salvage items. They have a concession at My Little Vintage in Earls Barton run by Julia Chapman (pictured centre), who also puts on vintage and handmade markets - the next one will be on Saturday 18th May at Nene Court.
Sally Selwood from One Fat Hen bought some sweet crochet pieces from Suzanne Chopping of Hearts N Kisses to make into summer bunting. Sally is another trader/maker-turned-fair-organiser who runs Yardley Hastings Vintage Fair, which will be on 12th May.
Jo Gladville of Lost Property Vintage sold one of her milk bottles to a lady whose father had designed the embossed advert on the front of it. ‘She was delighted,’ said Jo.
Amy Worley of Hand Me Down, who trades at Woburn Town Hall Antiques, looked cheerful in one of the upstairs exhibition rooms with her colourful rail of vintage dresses.
Homes & Antiques will be visiting the following fairs in April:
4th-5th April - Newark Antique & Collectors Fair (The Textiles Tent), Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark
6th April - Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair, Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire
6th April - Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair, Castle Douglas Town Hall, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
(Please note, this is the postponed 23rd March event)
14th April - 4th Annual Vintage Textile & Costume Day, Dairy House Antiques, Semley, Nr Shaftesbury, Dorset
27th-28th April - Festival Of Vintage, York Racecourse, York
27th April - The Vintage Bazaar at Hartley Wintney, The Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire