Dainty Dora will be venturing out this Sunday to exhibit at the Beatroot & Lace Bazaar at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.
It’s been a while. There is a lot to prepare.
But when I started looking at my stock and working out what to take, I felt the frisson of excitement that I used to have at craft and vintage markets, back in the day, when I went by the name of Cotton Candy Corsage.
Such a silly name really. Frivolous and airy-fairy, but I loved it at the time.
The name ‘Dainty Dora’ came about due to one of the designs I christened that name. I think the name ‘Dora’ has lovely connotations of hapless Grandmas’ knitting and crocheting around the fire, weaving tall tales into blankets and socks and jumpers. And then there’s ‘Dora the Explorer’….
I’ve always been attracted to vintage things – shiny buttons, age-worn leather, brooches and tea-sets and trinkets with provenance and history and the smell of another time. That vintage smell. Not the overwhelming smell of mothballs, but just a light dusting of vintage magic.
Who owned this before me? What were they like? Where did they live? What places did they visit?
Here’s a taste of what to expect from Dainty Dora this Sunday 31st May:
Bright, lux and vibrant corsages trimmed with vintage buttons, Liberty print fabric necklaces, lace necklaces with vintage buttons, floral hair clips, glittery button brooches…
I’ll also have: cups and saucers, domino brooches, vintage frames and some beautifully upcycled vintage birdy clocks. Oh and a cheeky garter with some one-off bridal designs for hair, wrist or…anywhere.
For a full list of exhibitors, visit the Beetroot & Lace Bazaar event page.
It’s free entry and runs from 11-5.30pm both days, promising to be such a fun day, a grand farewell to the Royal Concert Hall steps and of course: the usual hysterical banter from me and my Mum. See you there! :)