I am massively delayed in not only writing this post but updating the blog in general. I have been busy getting my features for Issue Two of Pretty Nostalgic ready amongst other things...so lots of catch-up blogging impdending!
First off, we had a lovely Sunday at Vintage Village in Stockport a few weeks ago. I asbsolutely love this fair for many reasons.
For one, the people are lovely. I always find myself chatting away to stallholders! I got chatting to the gorgeous girls from Show Us Your Threads about Pretty Nostalgic, crafting and they told me about their boutique on ASOS which has some fabulous pre-loved clothes and accessories (https://marketplace.asos.com/boutique/show-us-your-threads)
I fell in love with some vintage dessert glasses on their stall, as well as several china cake stands and teacups. I had been having a bit of a spending spree on vintage glassware that week, which I was buying to shoot the fabulous Ginger's Comfort Emporium ice cream for a forthcoming feature in Pretty Nostalgic. I wanted to go back and get them but the other half told me I wasnt allowed as there were lots of them and I had already bought too many!!
I also met with the organisers of the fair - Alan and Sarah - and I am pleased to say they are now going to be stockists of Pretty Nostalgic magazine, at both the fair and Room at the Top!! (http://www.thevintagevillage.co.uk/room-at-the-top-vintage-goods)
A strange and chance encounter also occurred whilst I was discussing the magazine with Sarah. Second Hand Suzy of the wonderful Second Hand Safari (http://www.secondhandsafari.com/) happened to be stood next to me. She had also written a feature in Issue One!
Another thing I love about Vintage Village is the mix of items available. Not only is there vintage homeware, clothing, accessories, music etc...but also craftspeople selling their beautiful products made from upcycled materials. As well as that theres food, including baked goods!
The prices of items are also very affordable. So many places label items as 'vintage' and think that means that they can put ridiculous prices on them, but I came away with a load of stuff for £17!! Heres some pictures of my purchases that day.
Firstly, these lovely green glasses - I got to use for the ice cream shoot but thought they would make great wine and dessert glasses afterwards. I got all five for £4.99!!
Next, a variety of china plates. I have a thing for pretty floral ones and they are great for serving all my baked goods on, but again I thought they would be nice to use for the Ginger's Comfort Emporium photo shoot too. The first pair were only 20p each from Kitsch Republic!
Also from Kitsch Republic was this gorgeous floral fabric which I am going to make a cushion out of...
And this 50s nightie was my favourite purchase of the day. So pretty! I have worn it around the house since, channelling Jean from Mad Men!
My gorgeous other half also made a fabulous purchase which is now pride of place on our living room wall.
Looking forward to seeing what bargains I can pick up at next months Vintage Village!!