Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Vintage sewing fair

It really feels like ages since I was here...time flies so quickly! After four weeks of not being able to phone or use the Internet at home, Mr Yummy and I left for a well-deserved break for a few days in the country. Slowly but surely, routine starts all over again, and it feels sooooo good to be home, I can't even tell you.
I got to meet a vintage sewing fan, and took pictures of her stall : it was so impressive! Here are my favourite bits of her collection. She says she goes to every car boot sale in the area...I can believe her!

The same curious object I was showing you a little while ago. It turns out to be called a "festonneur". Does anyone know what it might be in English?

The tiniest sewing machine

Quite  a collection, isn't it? I loved seeing all those lovelies in one place, and had a great time meeting that lady. She also showed me the two books below - the encyclopedia of vintage habberdashery...I feel this is going straight on my Christmas wish list!


  1. Hello,

    Thank you for the lovely welcome back!
    I'm loving my new bag! It's for "best"!
    I'll be catching up over the next few days.....:>)

    Love the ting sewing machine! Too cute!


  2. Yay! You're back!! I am incredibly envious of that lady's collection. Such amazing things!
    x Katherine

  3. A festonneur is a roller stamp. They were used to stamp pretty borders on French household linens. These would then be embroidered.


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