I used to avoid going to 'Antique and Collectors' fairs as with a bit of boot sale mentality I always thought these fairs would be way over my budget and I would lust after items which would hurt my purse. Since blogging my eyes have been opened to the world of 'The Vintage Fair'. Although I have never found one near me i did find a week day collectable fair a couple of weeks ago which I decided to check out.
I came home with a bag of goodies! So here is some of my buys:
Vintage Jacob's biscuit tin - £2. Ideal for storing some crafty supplies :o)
I loved the design on this vintage box and was surprised when I looked inside...
...to find the original unused stationary set :o) I do love a good set of writing paper. This cost a whopping £3 ;o)
I spied a box on the end of one stall, not very exciting from the outside:
but being a nosey mare I had to have a peak inside:
Now if you're not familiar with Icilma then this will explain the magic:
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Now for a bit of pretty pink. I saw this pink metal case on the stall furthest from the door and homed in on it straight away:
Not overly exciting from the outside but its whats inside that counts:
Only a 1930s vanity case with original enamel lid bottles and a packet of spare stoppers! Its is also in amazing condition and looks it was not used either. I'm also loving the little side compartments:
I adore this little case and would have paid more than the £10 the stall holder asked for it. She did later let slip that she had it priced at £30 on her previous sale but as this one was slow she let me have it cheap - ta very much :o)
So I have been converted and will definitely be visiting an antique/collectors fair if there is another one in my area.
Ta ta for now
Linking to: thrilling-thursday, vintage-thingies-thursday, thrifty-thursday