Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Oh it's terribly nippy..

I don't think I need to tell you just how cold it is outside, it's so icy and nippy I've barely stepped foot outside since Thursday. Luckily this year I've been somewhat more prepared for the winter, having purchased my perfect pair of kitten heeled booties for the snow, hoarding a selection of vintage inspired muffs & hats, & spending the past month knitting up my own replica Tom Baker era doctor who scarf; every lady needs one too!

I've had a thoroughly enjoyable winter so far though, getting to traipse around vintage fairs for a spot of shopping and take in some festive treats at the same time. I even managed to slip in a review for another site on my last fair visit to Chester's Utility market, which you can read here.

I'll be looking forward to spending the rest of the month tucked up with another bundle of knitting, flicking through the latest offering of The chap, & enjoying a fair few warm tipples!

Have a Merry Christmas readers, & make sure you wrap up sensibly warm!

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

The vintage tour part 2

My what a busy few weeks I've had, with an abundance of vintage fairs to visit even with the horrendous cold snap that we've had recently.

I picked my tour back up in Leeds for what was the pop up vintage shop in The corn exchange, somewhat disappointing though as the only pop up store I found was a vintage hairdressers nestled amongst some tables. There were plenty of vintage shops but whether they were part of the pop up fair or not I couldn't tell, so a somewhat baffling visit.

After that I made my way to the Handbags and gladrags vintage fair in Liverpool. Set in the gorgeous surroundings of Kingdom bar, it was a small affair but there was the equally tasty Christmas cupcake section and a stunning bar area so it was quite a pleasant shopping experience and day out.

Then came the last minute trip to Chester for Just another vintage fair, a slightly regular event in the area this was set at Cruise nightclub, somewhere new since my last visit to the area. A grand two floor event with a random mixture of vintage traders and local bands; personally I could have done without the local bands on show on the bottom floor but with the floors split it just meant having to flit across the floor to get in & out.

There was a marvelous selection of traders on show though, and it made for a good last minute day out.

Finishing off my tour I managed to pop a vintage pop up shop in by accident for the day job, I swung by Clothes show live and managed to stumble upon Anita's vintage fair's pop up shop. A vintage fair I'd been meaning to take in but kept missing, so to find it by accident was a great find!

There was a great selection of everything from home wares to clothing, so managed to have a good little rummage and grab a few stunning brooches too.

That's most of my vintage fair going's done for the year; there's a couple more to take in if I find the time but if not I'll be pencilling a few in for January to kick start the new year. I could get used to flitting around the North West in the name of vintage fashion blogging!

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