Life at Kerjacob .

Life at Kerjacob .

Thursday, 12 June 2014

More vintage textiles.

So, here we go with more lovely things.
I cannot really remember a time when I haven't
loved everything to do with textiles.
I can remember as a child looking
at all the buttons in my
Nan's button box.
I still have many of them.
So to go to a textile fair is always a delight.

I thought the jacket below was beautiful.
It was  tiny so it didn't come
home with me.

The jacket below is a typical Breton style.

There was a lot of chanvre or hemp
which was heavily embroidered in very bright
floral designs.

Always a favourite of mine is the linen embroidered with red,
here the seller had added the lovely red ribbons
to keep the napkins together.

 Then there were many hats, look at old photographs and everyone wore a hat.

Tables full of beautiful lace, I can remember having some detachable lace collars on dresses
when I was a little girl.

Some amazingly beautiful intricate pieces of embroidery.

The piece below was just so beautiful.

Rails of period clothes.
You need to be slim to fit most of the vintage clothes.
People were much thinner in the past, many
with tiny waists and women wore very
tight corsets.

So last of all what I fell for, these sweet little cases.
I bought a small brown one but had to go back and get the blue one.
They are now being used to keep jewellery in.
I LOVE them.

Monday, 9 June 2014

My day at the vintage textile fair.

Two weeks ago I was at our  annual textile fair in a lovely town called Pontivy.
I had five tables of textiles for sale which I've collected over the last couple of years.
It now gets more and more difficult to find really lovely things.

Part of my stand showing the vintage dresses and blouses
some dyed with indigo.

The day starts at about 6am but of course I spend a lot of time
 the week before making sure all my linen is
 laundered and looking as good as possible.

This beautiful sheet was sold.

Then everything has to be carried in and I spend about an hour getting everything
I love all my linen and its important to me that it look its best.

Although its a twelve hour day at the fair I love it
 as there are so many people there who are selling or buying
textiles because they love them.
It's a passion.

I love the monogrammed napkins embroidered in red.
( Brigite Bardot didn't turn up !)

I love this chintz fabric - sometimes I think I'll keep it but I can't keep
everything that I find or fall in love with.

The lavender bags are ones that I've made out of linen
 and printed with copies of old photographs.
The lavender is from my garden.

The sheet below is made out of linen and its beautiful - it's for sale
for 120€.

In my next post I have lots more lovely things for you to see.
I'll also show you what I bought.