Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Welcome to October........

 Here are the dates and events where you can find La Camionnette Bleue in October.....
Our first stop is The West Country Vintage Textile Market in the Church House in Crowcombe, near Taunton, TA4 4AD. Saturday 4th October. 9am to 2 pm. Admission 50p

Sunday 5th - Shepton Flea Market - Click on the words to get full details.

Our Textile Tent at the iacf Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair. Thursday the 9th and Friday 10th of October.

The Textile Society Fair in London on the 12th of October at Chelsea Town Hall (click on link for full details)

The Vintage Bazaar in The Cheese and Grain in Frome. Saturday 18th of October. 9 am to 3 pm. Admission £2

Talent for Textiles fair at The Meeting House in Ilminster. Wednesday 22nd October,

 The West Country Vintage Textile Market in North Cadbury, near Castle Cary, BA22 7DW. 9 am to 2 pm. Admission £1

Hope to see you somewhere soon!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Welcome to September...................

Time to update you with our run of fairs for September. The Camionnette Bleue has been busy all summer gathering treasures to take with us on the road.....

A new selection of French Vintage workwear coming to the iacf fair at Ardingly on the 2nd and 3rd of September.

Beautiful old English and French textiles for sale on our stand at The Talent for Textiles fair in Bradford on Avon on Saturday 6th. 10 am to 4 pm. Admission Free.

Unusual Crewelwork panels coming to The Vintage at the Village Hall Fair in Blandford Forum on Monday 8th. 10 am to 4 pm. Admission £1.

Next is our 3 -day fair at The Bath and West Showground for the iacf Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors fair. We share The Textile Tent with good friends who live in France..... so you can expect lots of lovely textiles and other goodies fresh off the ferry! Friday 19th to Sunday 21st. Click on the link for details and opening times.

 Also.... on Saturday 20th is Miss Ivy's "All Things Vintage and Lovely" Fair at Woodlands Castle Hotel in Taunton. I will be there selling an assortment of French Textiles, magazines from the 1940s and other treasures. 10.30 to 4.30. Admission £2.

 Next is the Rag Market at The Willow and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory on the Somerset levels. We will be there selling Eastern European mangle cloths, Linens and other Vintage Textiles. The fair is on Friday 26th Sept, from 10 am to 2.30 pm.

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair at The Pavilion in Bath takes place on Saturday 27th September. Click on the link for details.

More quirky French treasures for sale on our stand at The Vintage at The Village in Puriton, Somerset. This takes place on Sunday 28th of September. 10 am to 4 pm. Admission £1.

Last, but not least is Hyson Fairs Textile Market in The Mackarness Hall in Honiton on Tuesday 30th of September from 9am to 4pm. Admission Free. This regular event is one of our favourites, not only can you expect a good rummage for textiles and trimmings, there are also some great shops in the town to visit.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Textile Tent at The iacf Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair

 Just wanted to share a few photos from the fair we attended at the weekend........

Sunshine and showers were forecast, but it didn't stop lots of textile-lovers coming to the iacf Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors Fair at the Bath and West Showground.

We share the Textile Tent with Michele, Graham and Alan. Plenty of the stock is French and we do seem to compliment each other......

Every surface is covered with textiles, trimmings, lace and linens.............

 Plus handmade treasures by Mikael. (apologies if the spelling is incorrect)

Our next date at The Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair is the weekend of the 20th and 21st of September (trade day Friday 19th September). Click on the link for details of opening times. This is a special event as there will be additional outside stalls, making the fair bigger than usual. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Vintage Printing Blocks from France

After a very busy few weeks I am able to sit down and list the Fairs and Markets we are doing this month.....Our first event is the iacf Antique and Collectors Fair in Newark on Thursday the 5th and Friday 6th of June. As always we will be in The Textile Tent on Eastwood Way.

The Cannington Fair is next. Remembering D-Day Saturday 7th June  - click on the link for details.

Hot on the heels are two Rag Markets. The first at The Willow and Wetlands Centre in Somerset on Saturday 14th of June and then the following day in Bradford on Avon at The Masonic Hall. BA15 1LN
Expect to find textiles, trimmings, lace, linens and much more....

The Ardingly Antiques and Collectors fair is next. Tuesday the 17th and Wednesday the 18th of June. This is a photo of our lovely marquee taken last Summer.

The Vintage Bazaar in Frome will be having the annual Vintage and Antique Textile market this month. Be sure not to miss this one as it is very special! Saturday 21st of June is the date. Doors open at 9 am and the Fair will end at 3 pm. Admission is £2.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Shepton Mallet 3 day Antiques and Collectors Fair - Textile Tent. Friday 9th to Sunday 11th May.

Following the success of our Textile tents at the Newark and Ardingly Fair, we are launching a shared venture at the 3 day Shepton Mallet Antiques Fair. Alan will be bringing his usual fab stock straight from France....as will Michele Antiques.

 The fair opens on Friday, the complimentary/reduced entry tickets are only valid on the Saturday and Sunday.

Please leave a comment if you wish to  be included in the draw for complimentary/reduced entry tickets!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Textiles Galore!

This week I am busy washing, measuring, ironing and folding a collection of beautiful textiles that I have recently purchased.....

All of these will be for sale on our stand at events in the next few weeks....

(1940s Moygashel - now sold.)
 Please email me for details, as I am happy to post items within the UK.

This week we are at the IACF fair in Newark, sharing the Textile tent between the Blue Gate and pond.....

Then on Sunday the 6th of April, we are in London at Frock Me.....

The Dairy House Textile Day on Sunday 13th April

 Ardingly IACF on the 15th and 16th April.....

The Vintage Bazaar in Frome on Saturday 19th April

The Shepton Flea on Sunday the 20th April and Homespun in Portscatho on Monday the 21st.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

The Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. RG27 8RE

The past few weeks have been manic - to say the least! We have been out and about on the road spreading the word about The Vintage Bazaar in Hartley Wintney.

 The fair takes place in this gorgeous building called The Victoria Halls and is situated on the A30.

Just along from the pretty High Street.....

We will be taking a selection of Vintage costume, accessories.....

  ...ceramics..textiles..many from France of course!

Look forward to meeting old and new customers. The Fair opens at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. Admission for adults is £2. There is a dedicated FB here and further details on The Vintage Bazaar blog.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Vintage Costume for Kids!

 Having recently purchased a large quantity of Vintage childrens's clothing I will be spending the next few weeks washing, ironing and preparing these for The Vintage Bazaar in Devizes on Saturday 8th March.
More details about the children's costume can be found here http://thewasherwoman.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Spring Florals

Despite the lack of Spring weather, I have been sorting out more textiles this weekend. The first Textile Fair of the season is on Tuesday 4th February in Honiton, further details here.  Above is a single French curtain which measures 135 cms x 215cm £30.

Pink Floral French Fabric, Selvedge reads Comptoir de l'industrie Textile de France. Romanex de boussac. "Rueil" - 1959 to 1974
145 cms x 3 metres £60. This is unused, but has a few marks where it has been folded away for many years.

A pair of Floral Curtains £35 the pair. Each curtain measures 115 cms x 117 cms