Yesterday’s vintage adventure took me up to the big smoke. I have been following The Pop Up Vintage Fair on Twitter (@Pop_Up_Vintage) for a while now after reading about it on www.thevintageguidetolondon.com and I decided yesterday was the day to go.
The Pop Up Vintage Fair is at Old Spitalfields Market (www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com) on the third Saturday of each month from 11am to 5pm. The stalls sell mainly clothing, accessories, jewellery, gifts, homeware and furniture. I saw a mixture of vintage, retro, repro, upcycled, antique, collectable and handmade items for sale. I was most interested in the vintage stalls (obviously!) but I had a good look round the whole lot and it is a great fair.
I resisted the temptation to buy myself anything but there were some beautiful vintage bags and jewellery that I had my eye on. I was pleasantly surprised by the prices, although more than other fairs I have visited and traded at, which I would expect in London, the prices were still affordable.
The stall holders were friendly, which makes such a difference, there is nothing worse than a stall holder who doesn’t want to chat (in my opinion!). I chatted to a few but I would like to mention Christina of ‘Little Miss Jewellery (Vintage)’ with her stunning jewellery, handbags and brooches who was very knowledgable and friendly.
Another lovely lady I met was the owner of Victoria’s Vintage. Victoria had a nice selection of vintage dresses and accessories along with some modern vintage-style pieces.
Finally, I can’t not mention the food stalls. My favourite was Betty Lou’s Bakery (www.facebook.com/pages/Betty-Lous-Bakery) with her sparkly strawberry cupcakes.
I will be back to The Pop Up Vintage Fair, maybe around my birthday with some pennies to spend on ME!