A brief post on the Affordable Vintage Fair at Northumbria University last weekend.
Brief mainly because there was very little there to write about. It was definitely smaller than usual and i think there were far too many items from the 80s and 90s – maybe it’s because i’m a child of the 80s that i have no desire to see a lurid array of C&A jumpers and cut off denim shorts.
I don’t usually go for clothes anyway, so i was disappointed to find the people i usually buy my jewellery from weren’t there and that half the hall was empty. The stands that were there were packed in tight making it look even more empty.
A very good band were playing, but were met with only limp applause, which is probably worse than getting no applause at all! Sadly, i didn’t catch the name of the band, but i will look into it and report back on their name.
There was one stand that was very interesting and had some beautiful vintage evening gowns, the feature image is from one of the rails on that stand and the image below is a detail of a gorgeous, floaty, knee length gown (possibly 1950s?) It was quite inspiring and i think i’ll try to incorporate some of the design details i saw into my next seewing project.
I bought a brooch in the end. Nothing exciting, but i do like a bit of sparkle.
Hope the next fair is a better attended by traders! There were no shortage of punters!