Monday, 30 April 2012

~Photos from York Festival of Vintage~

Good job all the stalls at York's Festival of Vintage were tucked inside the race stands as it was a very wet weekend.  I did feel sorry for the owners of the vintage cars outside, who probably didn't get the attention they deserved, because of the rain.
I had a lovely day out with friends old and new, including meeting up with Sally from Poppycock blog (and Bob the bunny, of course.) Here are some photos of the stalls...

I so very nearly bought this pink wool blanket on the left (£12)

Bob The Bunny admires the vintage fabric on Sago Designs stall...
(You can now make your own Bob with one of Sally's lovely kits - see here)

Lovely Jubilee display by Living by Liz - I loved this stall.
Some people get it just right don't they?

This pretty stall had lots to look at too...

including vintage cosmetics, labels and packaging...

Vintage fashion show

There was a good mix of homewares, vintage clothing, reworked vintage, vintage inspired crafts, as well as bands, dancing and the excellent nostalgic collectors hall where it was a pleasure to meet Mrs Day, who is a member of a 1940s living history group called UK Homefront  We had a nostalgic sniff of the carbolic soap and she let us in on some vintage and thrifty household cleaning tips.
I also bought some trimmings and buttons from the lovely Cool Crafting stall who had come all the way from Cumbria.  Have a look at their lovely website and blog
My last purchase was a spontaneous splurge on a gorgeous 1950s dress, which I am just carefully washing and pressing, so I'll share that next time...


  1. What a lovely blog you have! I am going to enjoy getting to visit with you from Portland, Oregon, USA. It is raining here today, but we are hoping to go visit a tulip farm south of here for the last day of their Tulip Fest. Happy Day to you! <3

  2. Hi Sally - thank goodness the stalls were inside. The Living by Liz stand looks great. I can't wait to see your dress xx

  3. It looks as if you had a fantastic day. I wish an event like this happened closer to Worcester. I also really like your new header.. it's good enough to eat! Jx

  4. It looks like such a fun event to go all the pretty bits and bobs on the stalls. Bob the bunny is just adorable!
    Magie x

  5. Hi Sally, it was a great day wasn't it and lovely to finally meet. Saturday was definitely the best choice for visiting as Sunday was even wetter. I have yet to process my festival photos but hope to show you some of the other stuff I bought later this week. Your dress sounds fab. Nice to see Bob on your blog!
    Sally x

  6. Oooh! It looks like there were some super stalls at the festival. So much to see and rummage through!!!
    I'm finding it hard to concentrate on typing here, as I can't get the image of that sponge cake in your banner out of my head!!! ;-)

  7. Looks like an amazing event! Love the cake in your blog header - made me hungry!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  8. Looks like you had a fun day out , shame about the rain. Looking forward to seeing your vintage dress.

  9. What a lovely blog! I'm afraid I'll have to follow you, Claire xxx

  10. I'm glad the weather didn't spoil the event. Some fabulous stalls.
    Look forward to seeing your new dress.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carol xx

  11. Hi Sally, just catching up with my blog reading. Looks like I missed a real treat.It'll be nice to see your new dress, is it for you or are you selling it on? When is it you are doing the stall at Rivers Meet?

  12. hello, did you take any more?


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