Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Lots of Bargains!!

Once again I feel I am neglecting my blog, I really don't mean to!! Because blogging has so helped me in the last year and I have met such lovely people through blogging. So to all new followers welcome to Nice Day at Roses

The past few weeks have been filled with fairs, sewing and sourcing new items for my stall it really is a full time job, but I am so enjoying it.
One fair that I did this year was the Village Vintage in Sussex, and I recommend you to visit the lovely Lucy's facebook

page Love Lane Vintage, her photos just make you want to buy all that she sells, Lucy also runs a smaller Brocante Fair once a month in the Sussex village of Wisborough Green,

so we decided to combine a holiday with one of her lovely fairs in September, and luckily Ardingly Antique fair is on at the same time.  Found a beautiful barn in the Sussex countryside so really looking forward to this.

Been busy today at a country auction, and I mean country auction, it is held at a large farming market in deepest Devon, and when you are there I feel like I have gone back nearly 40 years in time, it is worth visiting if only to listen to the local characters, and visiting the Market Cafe. I was of course looking for items for my next fair which is in the Cotswolds, and it never fails to provide, lots of buckets, watering cans, milking stools but I am going to keep it a secret for now the exact location!!. The fair in the Cotswolds is run by Ali from Betty and Violet and is in the village of Toddington.
Here are a few items of what I will be taking
A glimpse of my french bistro chair

Pretty basket

French coffee cups

One of my finds today at the market

and a pretty trio

If I was going to buy new fabrics or clothes I have a soft spot for Cabbages and Roses,

 beautiful fabrics and clothes and I am always looking for a bargain, managed to find this lovely top on Ebay! so pretty.

Tomorrow should see me sewing again, as well as another visit to an Auction and so much painting to do!
I love your comments and found such pleasure when you leave them, off now to visit all your lovely blogs.  Hope next posting is will be a little sooner.


  1. I love Cabbages and Roses - one of my favourite clothes shops! I lived in my tartan coat and dress last winter.

    Pomona x

  2. sometimes its hard to fit everything in! lovely things as usual, i never seem to find any nice vintage clothes on ebay!

  3. Love those Cabbages and Roses skirts too! Nice to see you again ... xxx

  4. Hi Jill,

    You sounds so happy visiting the fairs, meeting new people. Isn't it just lovely how blogging can change your life?! Just before I left for England I decided to rent a stall at a vintage & lifestyle market in Holland as well. Can't wait!! Before I go I will be looking at the photographs of your stall, to see how you made it all look.

    Your top looks lovely! Such a pretty find.

    Have a lovely day.

    Madelief x

  5. I just love your style and if I visited one of your fairs I would be sure to come back with armfuls of beautiful items. You seem to be living a busy but happy life, surely the best way to live.

  6. I live in West Sussex but I never seem to get round to visiting these fairs.Saying that I did get to one in Lindfield,in the hall,but it was packed which put me off a bit.I used to pop into Love Lane Vintage,Lucy's shop in Billingshurst when she first opened up there.
    You must have lots of lovely goodies for your stall by now! :0)

  7. a shame we don't live near enough to visit. We just love countryfairs.

  8. Hi Jill, I just love the French coffee cups and the bistro chairs - I've been looking for a vintage set for ages, just can't make up my mind if I want two or four chairs! You've found such lovely items! Thanks for sharing. Sharon :)

  9. Lovely Post Jill. Was that the new top you were wearing on Saturday?? Lizzie

  10. Gosh Jill, your images are just SO beautiful! I only wish that I lived close enough to visit one of these fabulous fairs - I adore reading about them though, and seeing all of your 'wares' - you have impeccable taste!
    best wishes,

  11. Oooohhh Jill such a lovely post!!!!!
    You are soooo lucky to live in the Sussex, a country that I love sooo much!!!!!
    Love Cabbages and roses me too!!!!!
    Have a nice weekend.

  12. Hello,lovely to have found your pretty blog xx Manda XX

  13. Hi Jill,
    Thank you for your comment and become my latest follower. I have been reading your blog since before you moved house so I was excited to see you appear on mine. Hopefully one day I might get to one of the fairs you attend.
    Sarah x


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