Monday, 20 February 2012

A vintage weekend


This weekend was spent at two lovely vintage fairs with my Ma.  It was such a relaxing weekend browsing through stalls, sipping tea and most of all hanging out with my mum.

The first stop on our adventures was The Vintage Fair on Saturday at Shoreditch town hall.   It was packed with stalls of clothes, jewellery and accessories,  there was even a cute little tearoom called Teaspoons.  They served tea in Vintage China, as well as some pretty and scrummy cupcakes, we decided on tea for two and a slice of Victoria Sponge to share.

Teaspoons also do events so if your looking for a quintessentially English tea party check out  Teaspoons.  

 I have to say I do like a good ol' vintage fair, I usually just go to browse as prices are usually hiked up and they can become a very expensive outing. Though I have to say this fair was very reasonably priced and the perfect place to find a bargain or two.  Needless to say I ended up picking up quite a few items.

A perfect peach sheer midi skirt for £10 (I'm thinking warm summer days)

Simple but quirky midi skirt for £12

Can you tell I have something for midi skirts at the moment?  I also picked up two beautiful scarfs that I will show you in a future post when I where them, they were 2 for £5 - bargain!

This was my last purchase of the day ... you guessed it, another midi skirt, for a whopping £3 - how could I turn that down?  

Top - H&M | Necklace, Heart Ring & Tights - Primark | Boots - Schuh

I also wore this for our Sunday outing to The London Vintage Fashion, Textiles & Accessories Fair in Hammersmith town hall.  


This vintage fair is what I call 'high end', it had so many beautiful designer pieces from 20's hand embroidered flapper dresses, 70's Ossie Clark gowns to Victorian nightdresses - all of which were magnificent and one off and so much fun to browse and admire (sorry I was too busy looking so didn't take any photos of the great pieces).  The only problem is everything was SO expensive, and rightly so, it just meant we could only afford a cup of tea and a slice of fruits of the forest cake - which was yummy. 

.. and that was our weekend - what did everyone else get up to?  Do you have a good vintage fair/shop to suggest for bargain pieces?

Speak Soon xxx
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21 comments:

Kirsty said...

The pleated pink midi is so gorgeous! I'd love to go to a vintage fair with my mum, it looks like a fab time. Going to look if there are any local now ;) xx

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

nice bargains! Looks like a pretty lovely weekend, and that tea set looks gorgeous! is that fair at Shoreditch town hall often? I feel a visit is needed.. xx

Lulu B said...

I would LOVE to go to a vintage fair, they look so good. I'm such a magpie for old vintage styled clothes. Looks like it was a brilliant event xx :o)

Lydia said...

OMG those skirts are so pretty. I have the hardest time finding skirts I like!! I've been wanting a pleated midi like that in a pretty color.

Lydia said...

wow this looks like heaven haha! the skirt is a beaut. x

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Lea Danaé said...

in love with your blog :)
love your outfit! well done xxx

then she'll carelessly cut you said...

Ooh that skirt you're wearing is such a find! Looks amazing on you.
And wow, those cakes are making me peckish.

Rosie x

FancyMuffin said...

Nice finds, the last skirt is my favorite! :)

daisychain said...

love the pink skirt! xo

lady liquor vintage. said...

The fairs look lovely, & the midi skirt is beautiful! It looks great on you.

Catherine, XO.

Abbi Fay said...

I need to find something like this near me! I came to your blog after seeing that you commented on effiesmakeupbox asking where her studded bag was from, just to let you know they're on ebay!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Celebrity-Stud-Studs-Studded-Bottom-Black-Duffel-Leather-Tote-Bag-Handbag-NEW-U2-/220912723999?pt=UK_Women_s_Handbags&var=&hash=item7915ec5475

Thats just one seller but if you type in 'studded bag' many will come up! :)

abbi,x
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A x said...

Gorgeous blog you have here! Have just stumbled upon it. I love the look, the banner is so cut. And I'm quite jealous of your vintage thrifty finds ;)
Take a stroll over to our blog if you like...
Ax

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rach_t said...

looks like a great fair, i was at one in cardiff on saturday and i could have seriously walked round the stalls for hours and spent hundreds!! Love your outfit, infact, i really love your blog!
Rachel x

Mandy said...

This looks like such fun. I love vintage fairs. I also love everything that you bought.

Iben said...

HI darling! You I'm in London now! And I was hoping maybe you cou,d give me some tips on where to find nice vintage? London is soo big though!! Love Iben

Hannah said...

aw i love the pink skirt!! so cute!
yeah i know what you mean about vintage fairs being so expensive! it's really disappointing


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Fern said...

I love the second midi skirt you bought. The dotted trim is lovely x

his_girl_friday said...

I love that skirt! Yes to pleats.

Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

How charming! I love the skirt you're wearing, beautiful colour and what a bargain!

Sorry I didn't reply about putting the labels on my photos, my internet has been down since last weekend!
I got the templates for the labels on Pugly Pixel, you can download them here: http://www.puglypixel.com/2011/10/12/arrow-labels/.

I just paste them over the photo, change the colour and type over them. Hope that helps x

vintage process said...

Great pictures!! I love it!!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

Great finds! I'm especially loving that peach skirt! That color is gorgeous :)

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