milton keynes handmade and vintage extravaganza

What a weekend! We headed off for our first time selling at the Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage Extravaganza. With 120 stalls set up in the shopping centre, it was the busiest fair I’ve ever attended, and a lot of fun.

Lost Property Vintage at the Milton Keynes Vintage Fair - 7-8 September 2013

The new banner made it’s debut!

Lost Property Vintage at the Milton Keynes Vintage Fair - 7 and 8 September 2013

The fair will be back in Milton Keynes on the first weekend of November.

lost property finds – off to Milton Keynes

Some recent finds…

vintage pyrex cups from Lost Property Vintage

Vintage Pyrex custard pots!

vintage pink make up tin from Lost Property Vintage

The prettiest make up case.

vintage scottie dog ornament from Lost Property Vintage

Little Scottie dog ornament.

vintage tall ship mug and cottage painting from Lost Property Vintage

Tall ships mug and a sweet little painting of a country cottage.

vintage first aid tin and dala horse from Lost Property Vintage

After finding my first Dala horses earlier this summer, I couldn’t believe it when I spotted another one (find him on etsy here).  And this is one of two First Aid tins I picked up.

All of these will be coming to the MK Handmade and Vintage Extravaganza this weekend.  You can find me at Stand 115 (look out for the new Lost Property Vintage banner!).

Milton Keynes Vintage Fair - September 2013

Lymington’s Bows & Braces Vintage Fair

This past weekend I headed down to the New Forest for the Bow’s and Braces Vintage Fair in Lymington.

bows and braces vintage fair - picture by Lost Property VintageIt was in the lovely Masonic Hall.

Olympic gold post box in Lymington - picture by Lost Property VintageOutside was an Olympic gold post box. This is an unofficial one for sailor Ben Ainslie – but as it’s the first I’ve come across, I’m going to count it!

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property VintageThe hall was packed with vendors.

lpv IMG_0646My (slightly blurry) stall. Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property Vintage

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property Vintage

Colourful kitchenalia and some Homemaker plates. I fell in love with this design when I first became interested in vintage and antiques as a 12 year old. And I still love it!

Edith Gray at the Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property Vintage

Edith Gray at the Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property VintageBeautiful cushions and crockery from Edith Gray.

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property Vintage

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property VintageThere was a great selection of vintage clothes.

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property VintageBeautiful jewellery from Forage and Find (the bee meter is something to do with photo processing – not beekeeping!).

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property VintageI was very tempted by this road sign!

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property Vintage

Bows & Braces Vintage Fair - picture by Lost Property VintageAnd lots of bright textiles to rummage through.

Bows and Braces have another fair at the end of November. And I’ll hopefully be joining them again next year.