My Journey Back in Time

As you’ve possibly guessed from the title; I recently went to a vintage fair! Now being perfectly honest, I’m not overly into vintage fashion myself. I realise ‘vintage’ technically ranges over a few different decades but I don’t really wear or make anything that would be classed as part of the fashion. In fact I think the only thing I even have on my shop is some vintage style cameo necklaces. Nevertheless I seen an advert for Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair being held at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh and I was curious to see what I would find.

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The hall was a little smaller than I was expecting but it still had a good mix of stalls with a healthy selection of stock. Due to a mix of large windows and light from a low sitting sun, the lighting in the room wasn’t great for taking photos. I also only had my phone with me so please forgive the lackluster photos!

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As is usual at these type of events, a handful of stalls particularly stand out for you and even though I never bought anything from the following few, I thought them worth mentioning. The seller from the above stall has a shop in Perth called Revival. They were selling this gorgeous pair of grey leather ankle boots for a tenner! They were a size larger than I needed but I tried them on anyway, desperate for them to fit. Alas, they were of course too big.

This wonderful stall was by Kate Rebecca Retro. Her work was all handmade and adorable. My favourite piece was without a doubt this flamingo dress that I would have snapped up had it been my size. Clothing wasn’t all there was on offer though; look at these adorably quirky wire free lamps! Hands down the best thing I saw the entire day.

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Here we have another stall selling handmade items but this time focusing on jewellery and accessories, so basically right up my street! These gorgeous items are from La Negret. This photo does her work no justice, there were so many pretty, delicate designs available.

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Next up we have a few stalls I picked up things from because I have no will power and even when I’m just browsing I need to spend money! This stall was by Vulture Culture Vintage, another handmade store. They had a wide variety of pieces to choose from but I picked up a gorgeous dried flower resin moon necklace along with two absolute bargains: a Wonder Woman locket necklace and a dinosaur skeleton necklace for only £1 each!

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This set up was from Velvet and Lace Vintage. Admittedly, most of the pieces on offer weren’t quite to my taste but I did find this quirky in your face beauty! The 5 pence is for scale because it’s a lovely, generous sized pendant just screaming for me to attach a long gold chain. I’m pretty sure it’s at the very least gold plate, judging from the good condition it’s in and what I think is a stamp mark on the underside of the cherry stalk.

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Finally, we have come to what was the biggest and most varied of the stalls that I liked. Goodbye Norma Jean had the lot; clothing, footwear, accessories and jewellery. Most importantly though it had this cutie pie waiting for me to come buy him! I can’t resist some Disney goodness so obviously little Pooh bear came home with me.

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For my first vintage fair I had a nice time. It definitely wasn’t big enough for you to spend hours and hours there (and I like a good long browse) but it was a nice stop in for my day out in Edinburgh. The entrance fee was reasonable at £2.50 so it didn’t break the bank either. I got to see lots of interesting bits and bobs, meet some friendly sellers and come away with a few great finds which overall makes for a happy Emma!

Are there any more vintage or other fashion based fairs you guys know about? I’d love to check more out!

Header Photo Credit

Sherry Rose CC BY 2.0

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