Monday, 8 April 2013

A Charity Shop Find And The Way To Leamington Spa

Spotted Today In 'Age Concern' Northampton
This afternoon I popped into one of my local charity shops and found this baking guide, I always call in whenever I am passing, it only takes a minute and who knows what one might find! 
That I had time to call in was a bit of a miracle as I am very busy with preparations for Sunday!

The Fair Is On It's Way - By Rail, Road and Foot
We are really looking forward to visiting Leamington Spa for the first time, our home for the day will be the Grade 2 Listed Royal Pump Rooms which are situated on The Parade. The Parade runs through the centre of Leamington and is lined with fine Georgian buildings, independent shops and the rather grand Town Hall which is protected by a robust looking statue of Queen Victoria.

The Parade Leamington Spa

The Pump Rooms are situated at the end of the Parade opposite the Jephson Gardens in what was once a meadow of the River Leam. Inside there will be two rooms of stalls selling lots of original homeware items and accessories from the 1930s-1960s as well as vintage inspired handmade created from original materials.

The Royal Pump Rooms  Leamington Spa  CV32 4AA
The fair starts at 11am and will end at 4pm. The Pump Rooms have a cafe which serves both hot and cold snacks and Leamington itself has lots of lovely individual places to eat or get a cup of Earl Grey.
If you would like to have a look at the fair's Facebook page please click the red text.

Vintage in the Shires Is Coming To Town
Alice who joined us for 'Vintage in the Park' on a very snowy day in March has just blogged about the fair, you can find the article, "H&A at Vintage In The Park - A fabulous day vintiquing at Abington Park Northampton", on Homes & Antiques website.

Thank You For Joining Us

When I visited Leamington last week I had a good walk around the town and enjoyed going into some shops and cafes that will be of interest to lovers of all things 'vintage'.

Magpie - 37 Warwick Street

I really like the look of Magpie and there are lots of things for ladies and children but sadly not gentlemen.

Braderie - 51 Warwick Street

However of great interest to gents who like tweeds and vintage overcoats should be Braderie of 
51 Warwick Street, I spotted a very nice Aquascutum in moss green wool/cashmere. There were also loads of original pieces for ladies and some interesting vintage toys and ephemera dotted around which added to the appeal of this well stocked shop.

Berylune - 45 Park Street
Just a few yards away you will find Berylune at 45 Park Street, walking past at a pace as I had an appointment I was drawn inside by the very eye-catching window display. Inside I found a great range of new vintage styled gifts along with some well chosen original pieces. I found the shop very appealing, the displays were very colourful and the place is well worth a visit.

The Lovely Back Room At Berylune

I also (very predictably) found time for tea for two, well actually tea for one (me) taken in two lovely establishments.

Vinteas - 16 Park Street

I had my first Early Grey of the day in Vinteas and enjoyed  a very nice Lemon Drizzle, they have some lovely vintage items on display and they present tea and cakes using lovely old china.

Corleone Caffe - 108 Regent Street

I cannot recommend the Corleone Caffe enough, it is full of images of 'old Sicily' and is an authentic and very pleasant place to spend an hour. The displays of fresh Mediterranean produce, cured ham and strings of garlic along with old packaging create a great ambience.

Vintage Treasures - 5 The Lawns  Hinckley

We have some great stalls lined up for the fair on Sunday including Vintage Treasures from Hinckley, it is a lovely shop to visit and has been nominated for the best vintage shop in Homes & Antiques Awards 2013.

Madame Medusa Beauty

Laura from Madame Medusa Vintage will be joining us for vintage styling including 'Victory Rolls' and period makeup, please follow the link by clicking the highlighted text to visit Laura's Facebook page. Appointments can be made by email: madamemedusabeauty@gmail.com

See You At The Fair

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

2 comments:

Nostalgic Vicky said...

It's going to be great isn't it! The town looks wonderful and the weather forcast is fab for Sunday! Great stall holders that are all excited and busy packing up their best treasures for this exciting new venue...See you there..Love Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Looking forward to it Trevor, the Pump Rooms very accessible too!