Last weekend was a super busy one for me, running a vintage and craft fair on Saturday 30th November and the last Worcester Flea of the year on the Sunday 1st December. It was also Worcester's busiest weekend as it was its famous Victorian Christmas Fayre, now in its 21st year!
It was our first indoor event for a few years and for the first time we held it in Worcester's old library space, housed within the gorgeous Victorian building of the city Museum and Art Gallery.
We had a great mix of vintage and handmade stalls, played vintage Christmas tunes and had over 600 shopper though the door, so a good day was had by all!
There's lots more pics from the day HERE. Here are a few highlights and a few purchases!
I did *accidentally* make a purchase from this stall: I couldn't resist this 1940s hand stitched shoulder bag, I've been looking for a shoulder bag like this for ages!
The lovely Miss Tickety Boo Tupney was one of our visitors during the day, looking very festive indeed and pleased with her purchases!
My other favourite purchase of the day was a 'Vintage Ephemera Pack' from Angela's stall. It's like a lucky dip pack for scrapbookers and my luck was definitely in!
When I opened it up more and more paper curiousities tumbled out; pages from books, sheet music, old letters, hand written history homework, playing cards, and best of all some amazing photographs!
Here's a close up of the photos, the lady on the right is undated but it's unmistakably 1920s and has 'Malvern' written on the back, so she's sat on the Malvern Hills ahh! I just love the fierce old lady on the left, and the family photo in the snow has Zurich, 1934 on the back. The hats and scarves in the photo are just divine, I was so pleased with these! The packs are such a lovely idea and contain a real treasure trove of treats. I'm already looking forward to the next time I can pick up another!
My lovely Mum came to the fair to keep me company for part of the day. She usually resides in France but my parents are over here for Christmas, so it was great that she could come and see what I do and enjoy the fun o' the fair! She very kindly treated me to this fantastic 1940s-style (probably 80s) cardigan I had my eye on, I was ever so chuffed!
After a very long day Saturday it was up again at the crack of dawn the next day for the last Worcester Flea of the year. How this year has flown, I can still remember last December's Flea quite clearly!
There were lots more super stalls, with the usual great mix of vintage, antiques, homewares, kitchen and gardenalia, as well as lots of gorgeous handmade goodies. Full photos from the Flea can be found HERE.
It was an especially busy one with the extra Victorian Fayre visitors...
…and so many nice things to be tempted by!
I was very restrained and my main purchase of the day was this gorgeous little brooch c1940s. It's very small and sweet, I just couldn't resist!
So that's the last Worcester Flea until February and the last big vintage event I'm involved in until next year, but there's still plenty to keep me busy as we're planning a corker for next Summer, which is involving lots and lots of planning, more on that shortly!