Sunday, 30 January 2011

Belle Vintage at The Courtyard Bazaar


Yesterday I headed out to check out Belle Vintage's stall at the Courtyard Bazaar, a vintage and handmade goods fair just off of Canterbury High Street. I was absolutely freezing, and I felt so sorry for Ella having to stand there in the cold all day, but it was nice to have a bit of a chat and a catch up, and to have a chat about how her store was going, now Belle Vintage has launched online




The bunting the courtyard had been strewn with made me smile; bunting is one of those things that just makes me happy! 



I absolutely adored the box of vintage buttons and pins; they have always held some bizarre fascination for me! You can also tell how bitingly cold it was from the lovely red shade of my fingers! 



It was really great to have somewhere to check vintage out for a change, because in Canterbury we only have two, very small and not all that great vintage stores - I'd checked out the bazaar once before and I was so excited when I found out that it was coming back! 


What is the vintage shopping like where you live?

28 comments:

  1. OMGosh all of Ella's stock looks amazing!! Love those old suitcases!!! I bought some great floral pumps from her website =)


    Hannah xx

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  2. I love that blue satchel, amazing!
    I wish there were a good old vintage stall near me, but for now, I'll just have to stick with car journeys to fairs and markets...
    xoxo
    Freya

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  3. Belle Vintage looks like they have so much great stuff. The badges look amazing. And am so in love with that blue bag.

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  4. Everything looks great! I know a few vintage shops in Moscow and it's sad...

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  5. ah so nice of you rachel! this has made my morning doll, thank you for coming to say hello:) xxxx

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  6. Wow this is great! I usally do my vintage shopping on ebay, because at my place you don't have these cool things like at yours!

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  7. Ooh, some pretty nifty stuff there. Did you buy anything?

    I live in London at the moment, so vintage shopping is a doddle (if a bit expensive)! x

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  8. the vintage shopping is amazing in manchester -
    looks like there are a few great pieces in the above photos also !

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  9. Gorgeous photos, her things look absoltely lovely, and from what I can see pretty reasonably priced too!

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  10. Beautiful pictures!
    makes me want to go thrifting!!

    i'm following you :)
    -laura
    http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com/

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  11. SUCH cool images! LOVE your blog!
    xoxo,
    MG
    http://mgstylemix.blogspot.com/

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  12. so happy to have come across your blog! The stall looks like heaven for me, I live in london so am not exactly starved of vintage shops but I can see some lovely stuff I wouldn't mind getting my hands on in your pics!
    Bea x
    http://aestheticsandaudio.blogspot.com/

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  13. This place looks so cute! Did you get any buttons? I would have loved to pick through those!

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  14. Aaaw I'm so glad her stalls went online, she's got a wonderful business running here! I'm dead jealous, I'd love to have a good rummage through this! jazzy ♥

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  15. I love this vintage fair, I didn't realise it was an ongoing thing though! When I found it, I thought it was just a one off. This has made me a very happy thrifter!

    -vicki!

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  16. This looks so good, those jumpers are really pretty. I have never heard of the courtyard bazaar before, but I will going looking for it!
    -xx
    http://cleverklatsch.blogspot.com

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  17. My vintage shopping is from a friend!
    She has an amazing small shop and i find everytime such an amazing stuff!
    i love this post and the pics are so cute
    xoxoxo

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  18. That is so cool! I must check out their online store now.

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  19. Where I live aren't vintage shops.... I have to go Barcelona or an other big city for buy things like that...
    You're lucky for live in England.. seriously, when I went this last summer I saw a lot of vintage shops...!
    nice blog :)
    xx

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  20. those scarfs look stunning, i hope you picked up a few!
    thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
    definatelyhttp://www.mokshayogacalgary.com/os-news.htmgoing to start following you.

    xxoo
    pamela
    www.pamelamarrie,com

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  21. The Buttons and the shoes are SO cool and wonderful! Great Photos!

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  22. oah ! i am totally jealous , so nice vintage things , i wish i would own them all :D
    would be nice if you could take a look at my blog and tell me wjat you think about it :)
    thank you !
    http://valliantwonder.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  23. This looks amazing! A vintage store near my house just opened, so I think I'm going to have to check out the prices... xxx

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  24. dawn!awersome!
    why I`m not from UK????????

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  25. Love vintage markets! Unfortunately we don't have many in Australia! :( xx

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  26. I WANT TO BUY IT ALL! AHHHH, I wish we had vintage markets like this, well we might, I've just been terribly lazy to scout out my own city, silly me! Now I'm determined to check out my scene because seeing yours makes me want to cry tears of jealous (are there such things?!) HA! I found your blog through IFB through your cute idea of a blogger penpal! How fun!

    xxAnisa

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  27. the vintage shopping is amazing in manchester -
    looks like there are a few great pieces in the above photos also !

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