Wednesday, 13 October 2010


Ann and I have been up to our eyes in organising the latest Northampton Vintage & Home Made Fair, which we are holding on the 23rd October. Please see they flyers in the side bar for full information.

We have been out putting up flyers, distributing them to libraries, tourist information centre, local shops, cafes, the Fishmarket and generally handing them out to anybody that might be interested. We are also in the process of sorting out the newspapers adverts, now that just leaves the radio – whew...

In between sorting the fair I have been a little creative and have made another shadow box and some decorative vintage blocks which will be coming with me.

That aside my booth at Northampton Antique Centre also needs to be stocked and kept up to shape, I thought you might like to see a photo of part of my area now that I have been in a for a while

I am very pleased the way it is going and I have decided that I will be continuing with my booth when we move....

Yes you read right, Northampton Antiques Centre is moving to bigger and better premises in Northampton Town Centre . The address is 22-36 Kettering Road and it will be opening its doors on Tuesday 3rd November.
The premises are much bigger and brighter and it is in the town centre which has to be better for both sellers and buyers alike.  There will be more space for new sellers to join us and it is going to have rooms for classes, such as general restoration, upholstery and arts and crafts.  It is also going to have a tea rooms which means people can come and spend some time browsing  and then stop and have a cup of tea or coffee with cake. 
 It is also going to have a new name


and I am sure that is exactly what it will be.


  1. Looking forward to seeing you on the 23rd .... up to my eyes in makes, textiles and vintage bits & piece and must decide exactly what I am bringing with me! I'm a bit nervous too as its my first V & H. Thanks for all your hard work x

  2. Oh you have been working hard - so we cn expect lots of visitors again! Looking forward to it!

  3. Don/t worry you will be fine,if just enjoy the day, we all worry but it always turns out OK on the day.

  4. Hello, nice that the show, how I wish
    be there too! Maybe next year
    I come to find nell'antique center.
    A hug Susy

  5. oh my- you've had time to MAKE things as well as setting up the fair? Uh oh I guess I'd better get cracking then!

    Your stall looks so lovely, I'm sure staying with the shop is the right decision- and I love the name.

    Thankyou so much for your help re the cakes, and for "being there"- just your understanding made me feel a whole heap calmer.

  6. The booth is looking very enticing. Gosh, can't wait to see the new shop. Classes, that sounds v good. And coffee shop. Excellent!
    Z xx

  7. Your antique centre selection looks lovely - I'm sure you'll enjoy your new premises - sounds great!


  8. Oh wow, you've been so busy. I'm getting very worried now that I haven't left myself enough time to get everything sorted. Trust me to leave hubby's tax return until this week as well!

    Your stall at the Antiques Centre looks wonderful!



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