One main draw of the fete is the Bric a Brac stalls as they tend to have a lot of vintage goodies and as the sellers have no emotional attachment to the items you usually get them cheap. These two fetes however were a bit lacking on the bric a brac. I came away with just two vintage boxed hankies:
The little rose one is from New York oooooh ;o) I paid 50p for both boxes. I also picked up these:
Vintage Zips, loving the packaging - 10p each.
Onto the book stall which again is a fete tradition and I picked up these two:
For 10p each you cant go wrong ;o)
Now of course I couldn't go to the summer fete and not have a go on the tombola. I must admit some of the prizes looked quite good, lots of vintage glass wear and china which I'd have been more than happy to have taken home. So I paid my £1 for 5 tickets and the first ticket out was a winner, oh yes! Feeling chuffed that I might be the new owner of something pretty I waited for the stall holder to look through all the prizes.....
She then pulled this from the back of the table:
So feeling lucky I ventured onto another prize stall. For 50p you got to chose a random box from the table and keep the contents. I thought I'd play it smart and choose a small jewellery box hoping that inside would be someone Grandma's vintage brooch, necklace or earrings.
With box in hand and feeling lucky I opened the box. Inside was a small little laminated token which said 'STAR PRIZE'! The stall holder whooped and passed the token to her fellow stall holder. They then went to the back of the stall and produced a plain white carrier bag. Excitement building they walked with the bag to the table. With a congratulations the lady put her hand in the bag and pulled out my star prize.....
The ladies were so thrilled to present me with this that I put on my Oscar winning performance of being thrilled to bits of taking home the 'star prize' of the fete. As I had bagged the biggie I wonder what was in the rest of those boxes lol!
My luck however ran out for the booty the next day, but I will share my weeks finds in my next post.
Happy Monday all.
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