Sunday, 30 December 2012

A very Happy New Year......

Wishing all the very best for the coming year.... Here's to an amazing 2013!


Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Phew! 2 days later....

......and my feet are still aching!

What a crazy, fabulous, exhausting and exciting weekend that was at The Cake & Bake Show!

A few teething troubles.....but this was a new venture so i am sure these will be addressed for the next one.

Great speakers, stalls and customers....i only managed about 3 minutes away from the stand but managed to bag all my Christmas Cake goodies for a bargain price of £5 - taste some yummy marshmallows ( eat some delicious treats from the Cinnamon Tree Bakery ( )

The lovely Jo from last years Great British Bake Off visited my stand and purchased some lovely vintage bits and pieces

So....all in all a great show - great customers - will definitely be at the next one in Manchester!!

Off to prepare for the next adventure at the US Airforce Base this weekend (complete with pancake breakfasts each morning!!!!)


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

It's a sell out!

This weekend's Cake and Bake Show at Earls Court it a sell out with just a few last minute tickets to be had - wowzers!

If you are booked in and are visiting this weekend i look forward to seeing you there! I am on stand 78 right in the middle.

As this is a new show i have no idea how busy it will be on the stands so i am taking as much stock as is possible just in case.....but if there is something in particular you would like to have a look at then please do email me before Friday so that i can make sure i have them on the stand!

I have lots of vintage china teacups and sets, mix n match cake stands, vintage teapots galore, lots of lovely vintage cutlery, vintage teacup candles, vintage linen tablecloths, magazine adverts and many many more vintage treasures!
Alongside these i have a few vintage inspired items.....from teacup shaped baking molds to retro kitchen signs - plus the ever popular vintage milk bottles with carrier!

It looks amazing as a show .....

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Kitsch and Stitch: 3 Days to Go!!

Kitsch and Stitch: 3 Days to Go!!: Some new faces for you at Saturday's Kitsch and Stitch Fair (1st September.) Tracy Mitchell 'Violet Vintage' Tracy is an art...

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tonight Tonight...

We will be at Camden Market Tonight!

(my little rendition of a North-West Side Story!)

Really looking forward to it....i shall bring a wide range of vintage and retro china and some handmade goodies from vintage pretties!

Also launching my new range of cards featuring original postcards from the 1900's onwards!

Hope to see you there..... xxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kitsch and Stitch: Just a reminder - Kitsch and Stitch September 1st

Kitsch and Stitch: Just a reminder - Kitsch and Stitch September 1st

i will be there - it has to be one of my very favourite fairs to do ..... lovely ladies who organise it, lovely customers who attend, a lovely venue and also the most lovely cakes from the Weald of Kent ladies!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


...this weekend! Yipeeeee

After a couple of months away i am very very happy to be back this Saturday at:

Vintage @Spitalfields
Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

I have missed it.....

This weekend i will be doing some fab deals on linens, cake stands, cutlery and have some lovely new vintage teacup candles to offer (complete with gift box)!

I hope to see you there.....if you need/fancy something specific then please do drop me a line and i will bring along what stock i have!


Monday, 16 July 2012

Rain Rain....

Please go away!

Tomorrow is the set up for the lovely Longines Royal International Horse Show and i really really don't want to get all muddy again!

These were my boots after last weeks Great Yorkshire Show adventure:
it may have been a wash out but i managed to meet some lovely people and take some new pics....

I have added some lovely new fairs and events for the next few months.....fingers crossed the weather takes a turn for the better !

Friday, 29 June 2012

How lazy.......

am i?

I have just realised i have not posted for over a month! Ooops - so much to do and so little time.
It has been a whirlwind of making, sourcing, crafting, exhibiting and shopping!

First came the breezy and soggy Wealden Times Midsummer Fair - it was lovely despite the weather. And i have never been at a show with so many cute dogs (i even had the pleasure to meet a Dandy Dinmont - sooooo adorable) It was a slow few days for sales but lovely to meet new exhibitors and to be with the lovely Kitty's, All the Fun of the Fair and Susie Sharp again.

A few days off then a visit to the Vintage Pixie in Shalford, again lovely day and great to be with some familiar faces and to meet some new.

So now i am preparing for tomorrow at Oxfam in Cranbrook, one of my favourite days - i get to spend the day with my goodies and the lovely staff (they have just started stocking some lovely vintage things so i better watch my wallet!)

Then a week of mad prep for the Village Vintage fair in Cuckfield and off i go to the Great Yorkshire Show (eeek! a big big show)

Phew.....then another visit to the brilliant Kitsch and Stitch in Cranbrook!

and finally a day off.......

As Looney Tunes would say.....that's all folks!

(for now)


Monday, 21 May 2012

Back from Paradise....

....and back to work!

After an amazing 2 weeks in Fiji and the Yasawa Islands i am back and ready for work.

Despite being on a beautiful island i still managed to squeeze in a trip to a local thrift shop (i can't even pass one by on holiday!!) bought some fantastic Fijian print fabrics that i couldn't leave behind - i know they will be useful someday! Visited a local craft market and met the most fabulous lady who makes all her own crafts and shared a few secrets with me! Her items were beautiful and i nearly bought her whole stall.

So back to work with a passion - lots of new events and fairs coming up - i have just updated the events page so please have a wander over to see if we are at a show near you!

and just so i can keep is the view from our beach front bure in the beautiful Waya Island...

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

This weekend... the brand new Frocks and Frills Vintage Fair in Wimbledon

more info can be found here :

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A little look at my recent designs....

....and vintage finds! (plus a few oldies thrown in for good measure - oh and a celeb!)

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

An Easter Egg....

...stravaganza! (i do apologise for the dreadful pun!)

This weekend is jam packed with lovely fairs and markets - starting with my first trip to Spitalfields on Saturday for the monthly fabulous Judy's @ Spitalfields.  for further is open from 11am until 5pm

So, what the awful pun at the beginning - well this bank holiday at Spitalfields i will be having a massive sale of lots of lovely things - from china to books and music and patterns and haberdashery to handpoured candles and more!

I will also be offering a great deal on my mix & match cake stands - with an amazing deal of 2 tier's for £10 and 3 for £15 - bargain!

If there is anything you are specifically looking for then drop me a line ( ) and i will bring along whatever i can if i have it in stock!!

My second visit will be on Bank Holiday Monday - and i will be bringing some new items to showcase

Spitalfields twice in one weekend - woo hoo!

Finally a mention of this lovely blog - such fantastic comments - i got all emotional - it was such an enjoyable week - but such hard work - comments like these make it all worthwhile.

and this one...  

Thanks and will update asap with some lovely new pictures!

Melissa xxx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Woo hoo... is nearly time for the fabulous Kitsch and Stitch Vintage and Makers Fair at The Vestry Hall, Stone Street, Cranbrook in Kent on 31st March 2012 with Free Admission  opening from 10am - 3pm

It is a wonderful day out in a gorgeous village and there are lots of lovely handmade and vintage goodies on sale.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, 2 March 2012

It's the first Saturday of the month..... can only mean Spitalfields Vintage Fair with Judy's Affordable Vintage - yipeee

One of my favourite markets - and i have just finished packing lots and lots of stock....plenty of trio's, teasets, candles, linens and much much more.

Plus as part of Judy's Advintage card we are offering a fab 10% discount for all cardholders who spend £25 or more!

With Mother's Day only a couple of weeks away i have put together some lovely affordable tea for two sets in pretty gift boxes - candles and pincushion's in pretty ribbon ties boxes and lots more vintage treats!

Hope to see you there.....we are near the Brushfield Street entrance - second row in !

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Lots of lovely things for this weekend.....

Just finished unearthing some lovely items for this weekend's fabulous fair - the Pop Up Vintage Fair at St Stephen's Rosslyn Hill, Pond Street, Hampstead NW3 2PP from 11am until 4pm (£3 entry - £2 with NUS)

I have some lovely Tea for Two sets especially for Valentines Day - some beautiful glass and teacup candles for your loved one - all gift boxed.

Plus lots more teasets, pretty plates, cake stands and more........


Friday, 3 February 2012

Tomorrow Tomorrow....

Please don't snow tomorrow!

We are at the fabulous Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair at Spitalfields Market all day tomorrow - with TWO different stalls - our usual vintage china and homewares.......PLUS our theatre company is having a massive clearance sale

Have a look at for some info.....

Sunday is all about the beauty of Cecil Sharpe House and the Vintage Home and Interiors Fair near Regents Park.

A lovely fair with a gorgeous tea rooms

Must dash and keep packing xx

Friday, 6 January 2012

Happy New Year!!

And to get straight back into the new year we are pleased and excited to be at Spitalfields tomorrow for the Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair January Sale Spectacular.

We have masses of bargains and tons of sale items - so far 4 days later i am still sorting and pricing and getting ready!

A little sneak preview......

Teacup Candles for just £7.50 (were £12.50)
Pretty Tea Plates from just 50p each
Linen, doilies and cloth from 50p
Magazines from £1
Frames adverts reduced to £5 and £4

Come along and have a look from 11am until 5pm!

More info is on the Judy's event page on Facebook -

Hope to see you there!!


ps - don't forget we will be at Spitalfields the first Saturday of every month from now on!

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