I spent a blissful few hours on Sunday at a lovely fair in Bradford on Avon. I had received the invitation a few weeks ago from Mrs. Elizabeth Baer who, once a year, opens part of her home to antique textile enthusiasts. (This was possibly the last to be held here?)
|I have attended this event many times in the past and have always come away laden with wonderments!|
|Past visits here in 2007 and here in 2009.|
|Once again I was unable to resist a stunning hand stitched Welsh quilt from well known Welsh quilt expert/enthusiast, Jen Jones.|
This one dates from the 20's, with its classic Deco jet black banding around the edge.
|I am told that the spiral hand quilted design on the edges represents 'long life'.|
|The floral fabric in the centre is delicious.|
|Other items that came home with me were...|
|A large lace curtain panel, perfect for a glazed door.|
|A collection of lovelies that came from Sue Stokes....|
|A girdle and vintage fabric remnants to re-use...|
And a pair of antique dancing shoes that may have one last dance left in them...
(They remind me of the dance shoes that were shown on the recent BBC2 TV programme - Pride & Prejudice; Having a Ball, which recreated the Netherfield Ball, inspired by Jane Austen's novel. Did you watch it?)
|Adorable patriotic 40's hat and mother-of-pearl button and buckle selection...|
|A plush c1920's feather boa.|
|And a collection of original ostrich plumes. |
If I am able to part with any of my purchases ;-)), they will be coming with me to the V&H Fair on Saturday...Lots to do in readiness for that, so I must get on...
|Have a great week,|