On Sunday just gone, I visited with Shane from Roses Lace and Brocante and together we went to Alexander Park in Auckland to a Vintage Textile Fair.
While most of the time I was far too busy ferreting - I did remember to take a few photos.
This was my first textile fair and honestly, I have never seen anything like this, there were shoes and clothes and hats and linens and jewels and laces and buttons and quilts. There were a mix of dealers and collectors and prices ranged from bargains to expensive over the top.
For more than 2 hours I was in heaven :)
Here are a few images taken at times when I wasn't skipping or fra-la-la-ing....
I would have loved to take all these guys home!
These laces were stunning, but highly priced.
These two quilts were dated 1860's and had price tags of several hundred dollars. The one above is a dolls size quilt while the one below is an unfinished bed quilt. Both had come from America.
I would so love to own one of these, but priced well out of my range.
This quilted fabric above was sourced from France and came from around the top of a bed, it was over $700.
Love this hat!
I had a lovely day and it was so nice to finally meet Shane. We talked non-stop - as you can imagine.
Overall I think you had to be picky to find a bargain, but it was lovely to spend time with a fellow blogger with so much in common.
Thanks Shane, may it happen many more times in the future!
And did you want to see what I found/bought?
Well, I'll show you soon, when I get home from my holiday :)