Monday, 4 June 2012

Vintage Finds at the Vintage Fair!

The Coventry Vintage Fair arrived in sunny style last weekend. I took my eldest daughter who is fab company on vintage scouring trips. In fact she was the one who found the gorgeous blue glassware last time we were out together.
Coventry Vintage Fair
As we arrived a little early we were actually the very first in so I took some snaps before things got a bit hectic! There were plenty of stalls selling clothing, accessories and even a few vintage home wares.
I bought the most beautiful pair of mid high vintage cotton gloves which match my 50s style Collectif dress beautifully!
Gorgeous Vintage gloves £3

One stall in particular intrigued me as the lady running it makes bespoke dresses from 1940s patterns. I find authentic looking forties dresses quite hard to come by so was delighted to discover a local shop in nearby Warwick. Just look at this dress for an example of her work:
Bespoke dress made to an authentic 1940s pattern
 Isn't it stunning?! May have to pop over to see Julie when I've saved up.

There were some amazing looking cakes and sitting with her family a stunning looking lady who very kindly let me take her photo! I love her look.

Fab Jubilee Inspired cup cakes- (yum!)

(Sorry about the unsteady hand!!)
I also bought the most beautiful piece of vintage faux silk fabric which the seller lat me have for a fiver!! I'm going to make a cushion cover and bedspread with this space.

I'm hoping to pop over to the Sutton Vintage & Arts Fair on Sunday July 1st next. Have you been Vintage Shopping over the Jubilee weekend? What treasures did you find?


Second Hand Rose said...

I adore the gloves you got! Looks like you had a fabulous time! I've just doe a blog about some fabulous finds and stalls, so you may want to pop over to read about some other great stalls. Thanks for sharing your day with us! XxxX

Camelia Crinoline said...

The fair looks like it was fabulous. That dress made from a 40s pattern is gorgeous. I love the fabric.

Ange said...

I had already left a comment on your vintage fair post!!! It looked a-maze-ing! I'm just pleased Coventry has one at long last xXx

Ange said...

The 40s dresses were totally beautifully. It was a shame a yellow gingham one didn't fit me. (Although perhaps not a shame for my bank balance!) xXx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Ryde is my new favourite charity/vintage shopping destination! I'd love one of those dresses, wonder if she does them for fatties like me...

Ange said...

Miss Simmonds- that's enough! You are neautiful inside & out remember!! Glad you enjoyed Ryde xx