24.4.10

How Bazaar!



Hey all!

It was my vintage/secondhand sale today at the Courtyard Bazaar in Canterbury! I am knackered. It's surprising how tiring it is sitting on your bum in the sun all day (well actually, I managed to pick the spot which only got about 5 minutes of sun all day! I was the only person sat in a fur coat, whilst everyone else was tanning it up)!

It was a really fun day, and lovely to feel like a part of something new. Canterbury never has any cool markets or craft/vintage stalls so it was cool to be a part of the first Bazaar in town! It's happening for the next 2 Saturdays in Canterbury so do try and check it out if you're a local.

I didn't get an outfit piccy (I wore my Miss Selfridge playsuit with polka dot tights, leopard flats and a bumbag, of course!) but just to fill the outfit void, here is a picture of what I wore to uni the other day. I found the Ray Bans in town last week! Finder keepers! They've sparked many a row between the boyf and I about who should have custody of them!



(Top and skirt, both £7.99 from h&m, Fur - h&m, boots - charity shop, necklace - Dusky Ledoux. )

Anywho, here's some pictures of the stalls in the courtyard. The first stall is Becky and Jenny's. I used to work with Becky at Topshop and she now has a vintage business called Mods 'n' Bods. Their stall was abuzz all day because they had heaps and heaps of wicked stuff. They put my vintage dregs to shame! I fell in love with some boots on their stall but as ever, they were size 5. Every vintage shoe I've ever loved has been a bloody size 5. I hate my 6.5's sometimes. The second stall is Kate's, she was the one who organised the event. I loved her red frame to display the fabric totes.



This is a lovely lady called Liz (all the L's there!) She was sat next to me and kept me highly amused all day with her northern wit! She has a jewellery company called Broken Needle Jewellery and makes this awesome plywood jewellery. There's so many jewellery craft websites out there these days it's easy to forget how much effort goes into it, especially with Liz's creations as she has sawn the shapes and painted them too. I've checked out her Myspace (her bigcartel site is under maintenance atm) and she also offers a bespoke service so it's got my cogs whirring about possible creations...



Last and probably least, here's my shonky (word credit to Susie Bubble on that one!) stall. My rail got blown over twice! Yes not only was I the only one without any sunshine, I was also the one with a 1 metre square hurricane going on most of the day. Fml! Alex stopped by with some of my favourite chocolate bars to perk me up throughout the day :) I made about £150 which is amazing considering it's just crap that's been in the loft for ages! I've got heaps more where that came from!




It was such a fun day. I really recommend finding out if there's something like this in your area (or starting one up?) if you have stuff to sell. It's much better than ebay. No 99p start prices, no agonising 10 day wait... You can get the price your items deserve, and meet some lovely folks in the process!

I'll be back tomorrow morning (or if I oversleep, tomorrow afternoon after work!) with all the leopard nail pictures people have sent me after trying out my liquid eyeliner DIY! It's so touching to know people have been trying it out :) If you've had a go, don't be shy, send me a picture!!

Much love xx

17 comments:

  1. Brilliant! I hope these continue when I move to Canterbury in June, I'd love to go (and to have a stall myself!) xx

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  2. Oooh what a great little vintage sale! I'd love to go to something like that, especially in the lovely sunshine.

    Also...your necklace, are they meant to be bloody teeth? Bit scary like! Haha.

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  3. Miss Believer - Am sure they'll be doing them in June, hopefully see you there! :)

    Winnie - Yep.. It's hideous but I love it! It was handmade by a blogger called Dusky Ledoux (or Sophie, IRL!). What a clever stick she is!

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  4. I literally love that necklace!
    I sold some junk on eBay last week and made £52. At least with eBay I don't have to be too tempted by other stalls...

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  5. Haha, those Ray Bans suit you better anyway. Finders keepers indeed. and I need to hit more sales like this! x

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  6. wooow, what a find! Your stall looks fab, I find it so hard to get rid of my old stuff, I'm such a hoarder it's terrible! x

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  7. I was working yesterday & knew about this.. It was agony knowing I could be picking up some vintage goodies instead of serving in a half-dead shop, ugh! :(

    Glad it went so well for you! x

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  8. I was working yesterday & knew about this.. It was agony knowing I could be picking up some vintage goodies instead of serving in a half-dead shop, ugh! :(

    Glad it went so well for you! x

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  9. just discovered your blog and it's super cool! wish i was in england to thrift some nice clothes at your stall!
    lovin your previous leopard nails post!!

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  10. Wow, you're so lucky! Wish I had the time and the opportunity to do something like this...

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  11. I'm so jealous, it looks amazing, as do you!

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  12. looks like fun and hope you had a fan time xoxox

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  13. At least you had a rail! All I had was an old bed sheet...
    You'll have to let me know when the next one is... I'm often down that bit of the land...

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  14. Love your stall holder outfit! The addition of the bumbag just made it all the more authentic, I'm sure!

    Glad it went so well. Wish I lived nearer - I do like the look of your stall! x

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  15. ooh the grey shoes with the £15 price tag are gorgeous! Your blog is awesome xx

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  16. this is completely random but i saw this bazaar in town today and was thinking how much id love to do it! i had a google and this page came up as like the second link!
    how much did it cost you, if you don't mind me asking?
    belle xx
    bellevintage@hotmail.com
    ellabellevintage.blogspot.com

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