Tuesday, 30 April 2013

~York Festival of Vintage~

On Sunday we went to the vintage event at York racecourse - a fantastic day out and well worth the £8 entrance fee.  Lots of vintage homewares, furniture and clothes to coo at and covet.  I wish today's cars were as aesthetically pleasing to me as these old Ford Anglias. I could just hop into one with a headscarf and some red lippy on...
I got my fix of eiderdowns...
Of course, as usual at these things, too much loveliness and too little pennies - but I did buy a vintage Butterick blouse sewing pattern for £7, these recycled crocheted flowers for £3...

This linen floral fabric for my standard lampshade project.  A bargain at £4.50 I thought.

Three pairs of sugar tongs...
Daughter: "Do you really need those; you already have some?"
Me: "Yes"   (For my vintage tearoom/B&B of course)

It's also interesting to look at the work of vintage-inspired crafters and designer-makers.
Daughter L loved this memory quilt and took some inspiration from it for her Textiles 'A' level
I also met Kelly Reagon, the designer-maker of 'Martha and Arthur' , vintage-inspired children's wear.  Kelly has used her talents from the fashion industry to create a range of well-made gorgeous garments for children.
Childrens clothes in gorgeous fabrics

Kelly behind her stall,   pinafores and dresses in florals and  plaids
Martha and Arthur are in the process of creating a website, but can be found on Facebook or via the contact details below

Now I am off to carry on cutting out my prototype vintage blouse!


  1. I was there on Saturday, and managed to find an "eidy" aswell, I thought he prices were very reasonable, Lucey x

  2. That looks like heaven. I love those old eiderdowns - I used to have a couple of single sized ones but heaven knows where they are now. Looking forward to seeing your super duper blouse x Jane

  3. Sounds like you had a great time. I think I would have been tempted to spend loads. Jx

  4. Hi Sally, sadly I missed this event again!Hopefully next year! We actually went to a play area with the grandchildren just outside York and saw all the posters advertising it, so near but yet so far!

  5. It all looks lovely, you've got some lovely pieces there, especially the fabric! :) x

  6. Sounds like an excellent day out! Looking forward to seeing your vintage make x

  7. Hi Sally
    It was great wasn't it. Those Anglias weren't there on the Saturday, mainly American cars.
    YOur fabric looks a good buy, I was at a stall and a lady picked up a piece of fabric I wanted, I found myself hovering to see if she put it back but she bought it, I was so upset, how crazy is that, all over a vintage fabric! Glad you had a good time. x


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