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Nostalgic Christmas Fair – gallery and stuff

The fabulous Katherine from homegrown originals has done this little piece with some lovely photos ūüôā


Nostalgic Christmas Fair – TODAY 10am – 3pm Alderholt Village Hall!!

 Over 20 Crafty and Vintage and

Food Stalls, lovely vintage style teas,

licensed bar and free craft for kids.

 Come and see us today between

10am and 3pm!

Keep the Vintage Love xx

Nostalgic Christmas Fair – Exhibitor Focus – Lovely Local Heroes

We’ve just finished decorating the hall with the help of fantastic local company Banquets Bowls and Buttonholes¬†– it really does look lovely!

Our fair is about supporting and promoting local businesses as well as raising money for the Village Hall Refurbishment.  We have a wealth of local talent on display again this year.  Check this out!

Natalie and Sandra King will be bringing a range of lovely handmade items. ¬†Nat was a huge hit last year and have a look at this fab assortment that she’s bringing along this year

Photo: All my crafty creations ready for the Alderholt Nostalgic Xmas Fair. Everyone should come along this Saturday 10-3 at Alderholt village hall :)

Jenny Clemas and her daughter Jo Kear will be selling wonderful antique and vintage fabrics, patterns and trims for charity. Look at this beautiful lace!

Photo: Preparing for the Vintage and Craft Fair - washing and ironing vintage lace and sorting vintage sewing patterns.  Every penny of our stall (that's mum, Ellen & I) will be donated to the Medaille Trust.  Please come along and support us; support the fair; share the link below and tell your friends - thank you! :-)

On top of all of this we have Pam Clarke with us from the beautiful new shop Home at Seventy One in Fordingbridge.  Pam refurbishes and upcycles unloved items as well as selling fantastic gifts.

Sarah Jackson will be with us again with her fabulous range of handmade cards and one or two other surprises.  Come along and see her!

Last but not least we have our friends from Sandleheath Knit and Natter who will be raising money for charity again with their beautiful stall and also sharing knitting love with anyone who would like to listen. ¬†Here’s just one fun example of what they will have on show!


All of this and we will have free craft for the kids and the bar and some fab motorbikes to distract the less interested in shopping leaving those who are to enjoy themselves to the full!

We hope to see you tomorrow between 10am and 3pm!

Keep the Vintage Love xx

Nostalgic Christmas Fair – Exhibitor Focus – Food glorious Food!

As it’s Christmas (well soon anyway!) we have some lovely food and drink goodies for you this time! ¬†We have some local favourites of course and some of them are actually joining us!

From Dorset With Love

Although Chrissy only started From Dorset With Love a year or so ago, she’s been earning rave reviews for her products, winning Taste of Dorset awards and supplying her lovely jams and chutneys to some of the biggest foodie names in Dorset. She recently been developing new lines and if they’re as good as the five spice we marinaded our tea in the other week we’re all in for a treat. Hopefully she’ll have been up all night making some more mulled wine spice too. You can keep in touch with From Dorset With Love here on twitter.

New Forest Preserves

We’ve told you all about the people behind New Forest Preserves already as they are also Betsy’s Shed. We love the beautiful things they produce so we can’t wait to see what they can do with tinctures and cordials.

James’s Cheese

Straight out of Child Okeford comes James’s Cheese. Everybody loves a good cheese and James’s is amongst the best we’ve tasted. He recently received ‘Best New¬†Cheese’ 2012 for his magnificent Frankie. We’re looking forward to stocking up.

Banquets, Bowls & Buttonholes

These lovely people not only run a bespoke vintage flowers and china package, but they’ll be coming along with a fantastic selection of cupcakes too. Yum yum!

The Barrel & Bottle Co.

Simon opened this great independent off licence in Fordingbridge earlier this year and provides a great service. Beer or Cider can be bought straight from the cask and he always has a good rotation of real ales from exciting local or upcoming breweries. He also has a great range of wines and spirits, as well as a great choice of American or European beers. Simon will be running a bar at the fair, so make sure you pop by.

Keep the Vintage Love xx

Nostalgic Christmas Fair – Exhibitor Focus – Home Grown Originals!

Last years Vintage and Handmade Fair was especially memorable for the fantastic people we met. ¬†High on this list is Katherine and her Mum otherwise known as Home Grown Originals. ¬† Katherine is a queen thrifter and does wonderful repurposing of quirky and beautiful objects. ¬†Here’s some pictures of her stall last year!

Her blog is also really lovely. ¬†It muses on the joys of thrifting and renovating and upcycling but also on the ups and downs of family life with her two gorgeous boys. ¬†This photo from her site sums it up I think…a day at Blandford Georgian Fayre!

Check out those fantastic quirky pin cushions – we really love those!!

Really looking forward to getting together with Katherine and her family again on Saturday – hope you are too!

Keep the Vintage Love xx

Nostalgic Christmas Fair – Exhibitor Focus – Miss Magpie Makes!

Miss Magpie

We are so so pleased to have the wonderful Beth of Miss Magpie Makes with us again this year.  Last year I bought a pretty giftbag from Beth but she does all sorts of pretty things including lovely pin cushions like these

and cool drawstring washbags

I especially love these cute oilcloth bags, handy for washbags or makeup

and these pretty pretty brooches

There are also some gorgeous needle rolls for the knitter, seamstress or crochet addict in your life.  Fantastic!

Check out Beths lovely Blog to see more of her stuff, it’s a lovely cosy read!

Keep the Vintage Love xx

Nostalgic Christmas Fair – Exhibitor Focus – Betsy’s Shed!

Betsy's Shed

Betsy’s Shed is a wonderful local phenomenon. ¬†Three mums who make some of the loveliest and most practical gifts and home items for all of the family. ¬†You are bound to find something for everyone amongst their fabulous creations. ¬†Take a look at this totally lovely hobby horse – what small child would not love him?!

I’m currently a bit obsessed with Owls and this chap in gorgeous nostalgic fabric and all my favourite colours is really calling me.

And these jumbo storage bags would make fantastic stash bags for the piles of yarn and fabric we all have at home…

I really love these natty childs aprons unveiled recently on the facebook site and may well be snapping one up for the mini-cook in my life at the fair!

Photo: Boys aprons now available in these wonderful new fabrics.  Available in up to 2 yrs, 5 yrs and 8yrs.

And gifts like pretty doorstops make a great stocking filler.  We especially like the nautical one at the front of this picture.  Just perfect for a beach hut or a caravan.

Come and say hello to Betsy’s lovely ladies on Saturday and pick up some brilliant Christmas shopping or a treat for yourself.

Keep the Vintage Love xx

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