Last Saturday we gathered in the garden of the Spinney Hill in Northampton for our grand Jubilee Vintage Fair. Many thanks to Grace and the team at the venue who were so welcoming and who worked tirelessly through what was to become a very busy afternoon. Just before the fair started I had a quick walk around to check all was ready, these beautiful vintage cars sat elegantly outside and deservedly attracted lots of attention.
|An Oxford - Oh So British|
Stall holders began to arrive shortly after 9am and by noon the garden had been transformed into a vintage 'village' crammed full of stalls. Thank you to all our stall holders whose wonderful displays made for such a splendid scene. Many of the the people who sell with us regularly were there as well as lots of new people who were selling with us for the first time. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and that you did not get too burnt. Many thanks to Debs from Vintage Wants for suggesting that I apply some sunblock, and double thanks for then lending me the said lotion.
|In The Heat Of The Day|
The many visitors were treated to a splendid scene, the aisles were lined with lots of original vintage and handmade home-wares, clothes and specialist vintage kitchenalia.
|High Quality Original Vintage From Lost Property Vintage|
The Spinney Hill is not unaccustomed to glamour, during the 1940s the pub was run by actress Bertha Wilmot who featured in the film 'Millions Like Us' (1943) here is a link to her singing "Just Like The Ivy", a song from the film: http://wn.com/Bertha_Wilmot.
|Striking A Pose|
It was great to see our stall holders and customers stepping out in some fine vintage attire and one could be forgiven for thinking that perhaps we had taken the pub back to the time of V-E Day. There was a wonderful atmosphere throughout and I think we created quite a stir in the neighbourhood. For anyone wanting to find out more about 1940s style please check out the website for Twinwood, the festival that takes place just over the Bedfordshire border in August: http://www.twinwoodevents.com/
|Love This Vintage Bunting!|
Visitors on Saturday were greeted by the sounds of the 40s and 50s. I like early Blues from the 20s and thought that everyone else did but a few friends did raise an eyebrow at the umteenth airing of Bessie Smith's 'Careless Love'.
|I Love This And Should Have Bought It|
There were some great things to find, suitable for set designers, collectors, perfect additions for any 'vintage' home.
|American Looks But Definitely Chad Valley|
Toys from the 40s-60s are always well represented at our fairs, they always catch my eye.
|Lovely Original Pieces|
Vintage enamel-ware, deck-chairs and utility ware are always sought after and perfect for the picnic season and street parties.
|Upcycled Fashion From Lara At 'hopeless romantic'|
Vintage clothes are always popular and I hope always will be. I loved the business cards from 'hopeless romantic'.
I really liked a collection of Pastis water jugs, very much in the spirit of black turtle necks, and Les Deux Magots.
We had a lovely day and hope that you did too. You do not have long to wait for more vintage fabulosity (forgive the touch of the 'Good Old Days'). On Saturday our fair will be visiting Stamford for the first time.
|Stamford Arts Centre|
Saturday 2nd June 11am-4pm
Then on the Sunday Amy's Blighty Boutique Jubilee Special is taking place in Hatton Park, Warwick.
|Sunday 3rd June 11am-4pm|
Once again many thanks to everyone who helped to make Saturday such a good day. I will be blogging again soon as Stamford is only 5 days away. We will then be returning to Market Harborough at the end of June before returning to Northampton for the July Jumble.