NOT JUST VINTAGE UK – VINTAGE FAIR

Hello! I have some lovely things to show you today, so I will get straight into it seeing as I haven’t posted properly in some time. I was very happy to hear that there was a Vintage Fair to be held in Preston where I live, and being slightly obsessed with all things Vintage you can imagine my excitement! In my City, there are no longer any specialist Vintage stores, due to lack of donations and lack of custom I guess, so I struggle finding anything really special with only a Flea market and a couple of charity shops to root through.

So yesterday I went into town for a spot of shopping, and stopped off at one of my favourite bars, Fives, where Not Just Vintage UK were holding a fabulous fair of Vintage fashions. I met the organiser, Andrea, who had some gorgeous stock available to buy from her online shop, Imogen’s Powder Room.From here I bought three beautiful scarves for a total of just £5.00! I also spied a few dresses that I fell in love with just before we left later on, but decided to be sensible!

I went on upstairs to a room full to bursting with more beautiful stalls offering clothes, jewellery and artwork, and was immediately drawn to the lovely Sabina’s stall, Rehaberdashery. Sabina had some gorgeous stock, including plenty of sequinned dresses, florals and pretty jewellery.

From here I picked up this lovely reworked Laura Ashley dress for just £10.00, which I wore today. It fits like a glove and the colours are so perfect for Autumn. I adore the print and the blue edging at the neck and sleeves. I also bought a little woven bracelet for £3.00 from her stall.

My favourite stall that I visited though, was this one, selling vintage and handmade jewellery. Everything had such a girly, whimsical feel to it. The pieces on the left of the table are by a company called Tallulah Rose, and on the ones on the right are from Laura Loves Boutique. I chose this lovely necklace from Laura Loves which has an old image of Peter Rabbit trapped inside a cameo style pendant. This was £12.00 and I love it so much!To finish a hard day of shopping off, I ventured to the bar in Fives and ordered my favourite cocktail, a Rainbow Road. A perfect end to a lovely afternoon!

If you want to visit one of Not Just Vintage UK’s next events, check out their site for upcoming details. The next event to be held in Preston, again at Fives, is the Independent Designer and Fairtrade Fair on Saturday 16th October.

If you’re not in Preston, Sabina from Rehaberdashery is organising the Sutton Vintage And Arts Fair to be held at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall in Birmingham on Sunday 17th October. Many stalls will be there including Imogen’s Powder Room, so make sure you get yourself there if you can!

xox

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  1. September 19, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    Is that preston lancs your from? Im from cumbria and your the nearest blogger Ive heard of so far! I went to a similar thing in windermere if you've heard of that, and I was really suprised and pleased there was a vintage fair up our end! The peter rabbit necklace is gorgeous! :)x

  2. September 19, 2010 / 7:29 pm

    @Francesca Yep I'm from good old Lancashire up North ahah 🙂 I go to Windermere quite a bit actually! xx

  3. September 19, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    wow-ee I wish there were more fairs like this about!
    I sell vintage stuff and always have so much fun doing it and meeting like minded people, its just a struggle to get the right kind of places to sell.
    If you wanted to have a look at my little online shop its http://www.bellevintage.co.uk xx

  4. September 19, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    oh you've got some lovely finds there! those racks of vintage dresses make me wanna jump right in there and have a good rummage. i went to a vintage fashion fair today too! i got some pretty little dresses for good prices. 🙂

    i love your peter rabbit necklace! i've seen ones like those in a weekend market in my city but they're often too high priced. 🙁

    Love,
    vintage-birdy.blogspot.com
    {no, it's not about birds}

  5. September 19, 2010 / 11:54 pm

    it looks amazing! definitely gunna check out their website, thanks for the link x

  6. September 20, 2010 / 12:22 am

    I have to say, I adore your blog. I check it out all the time! I promise to get better at commenting! Love LOVE this entry, the Peter Rabbit necklace is so cute!

    I find that problem in Cheltenham too. I'm at uni here so I'm here most of the time and aside from one shop that I love we have nothing. It's even worse because the shop I love seems to be stepping away from what I originally loved about it 🙁

  7. September 20, 2010 / 9:49 am

    That dress is gorgeous! Love the necklace too xXx

  8. September 20, 2010 / 5:34 pm

    I adore the dress and i absolutely love peter rabbit so i am extremely jelous! x

  9. September 21, 2010 / 5:25 pm

    Hey, Joseph from Blog Preston here, just to let you know you're featured in our web links roundup for this week (will be posted tomorrow morning). Never made it down to the vintage fair in the end, but it looked great 🙂

    http://blogpreston.co.uk

    P.S let us know if you ever want to write/promote anything on our site, always looking for more contributors 🙂

  10. September 21, 2010 / 8:36 pm

    Wow that dress is gorgeous!! What a find!

  11. October 13, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    Aww only just found your blog but love it I live done the road from preston in blackburn will have to look for the vintage shop x

  12. Anonymous
    November 11, 2010 / 8:46 pm

    Hey … how come I didn't know about this great blog!?
    I'm Amanda (not Andrea – it's okay) who runs the event. Thanks for speaking so highly of us.
    I hope you can make it to the next one. (Nov 13th)
    Laura Loves will be there!

    Amanda x

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