Winchester’s Retro & Vintage Market …

05/10/2012 § Leave a comment

Sunday 7 October 2012

10 – 4 pm whatever the weather!

Fantastic stalls – homeware, textiles, antiques, bric-a-brac

Whereabouts?  Well – everywhere in Winchester – you won’t miss us!

For a flavour of what will be there – have a look at this post from earlier this year.  It’s surprising how the weather always figures in posts about outdoor events!

Parking is free in Winchester on Sundays and it’s a great place to meet up with friends, enjoy the Cathedral bells, take in some of the local hostelries and browse the 100 or so stalls selling vintage and retro goods in and around the High Street.  Winchester is quite a small city, for those of you who don’t know it well, and you can easily walk all around without wearing yourselves out – with frequent stops for refreshments, obviously!!!

Do come along and see us – I’ll be somewhere close to Monsoon, on the High Street!


Winchester – Bank holiday weekend …

07/05/2012 § 10 Comments

It stopped raining yesterday, for Winchester’s monthly Vintage & Retro market.  It had been a busy day and just as we were beginning to pack up, the sun started to shine – it’s amazingly warm when it makes its appearance from behind the cloud cover! It was a bit of a shame it wasn’t sunny earlier in the day as I’m sure it lifts people’s spirits and adds to the jolly mood of the market.

I met so many lovely people to chat to, and new customers too. I always come home with a great feeling of excitement and contentment – how lovely it is to live in this vibrant City, so many plans of what to make for the next market, orders to design and finish – and of course, I’m really, really tired by the end of the day too!

Every time I looked up, to check the clouds, I saw this lovely old building – you can see how narrow the High Street is, from the reflection of the chimney pots on the opposite side of the street.

Our High Street is quite narrow, pedestrianised and as soon as the green & white stalls are set up, I think it looks quaint and full of character. Here are a few pics of my stall …

Along with everything I make, I always take some vintage textiles and blankets to this market. It’s so interesting to talk to visitors and locals, to hear about their plans and projects. Again and again I was asked to run classes.  One day I’m sure I will, but at the moment I already spend my week in classrooms!

So, while we bask in the late afternoon today, my head is full of new design ideas that I’ll have to crack on and create, ready for next weekend’s market in Alton!

Do pop over to Handmade Monday to catch up on everyone else’s creations.

Enjoy your week – only 4 days until next weekend!

Adaliza x

Christmas in Winchester …

04/12/2011 § 10 Comments

‘Tis the season to be jolly

Fa la la la la, la la, la la …

All stocked up

All stocked up

My stall



Lulu the Hen


Christmas Stocking


Christmas Stocking

Merry Christmas

The High Street was packed almost as soon as we’d unpacked at 10 am this morning, and although we were due to pack away at 4 pm, there were still thousands of people, enjoying the Christmas lights and wonderful atmosphere, so we left it for a while.  It was wonderful to meet so many new customers and those of you who decided to add to your collection of Adaliza-ware!

I hope you all enjoy your new cushions, wallets & purses, quilts and of course the stockings, ready for Christmas Eve!

When I arrived home it was already dark and loud quacking greeted me, from the garden pond!


"Where have you been all day?"

Yesterday I took some photos of Flora, now 32 weeks old – I’ll waddle round to showing you some more later in the week.

“No clucky chats for us today, Flora – I’ve been busy, out and about in town!”

The High Street
Winchester, before the crowds arrived

Pop over to Wendy’s Handmade Monday blogspot to see where everyone else has been, and what they’ve been making.

Have a lovely week and enjoy your Christmas shopping!

Adaliza x



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