We love vintage fairs. They’re a treasure trove of fabulous fashion, homeware and curios with some very keen prices….and there’s always tea and cake.
One of our favourite events is this weekend, September 20 and 21. The Rose and Brown Vintage Home and Fashion Fair is a wonderful do. It is at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, from 9.30am – 4pm, and it coincides with the finale weekend of the popular Saltaire Festival
Organiser, vintage aficionado and all-round lovely person, Caroline Brown, who started the fairs in 2007, says: “This will give people a chance to enjoy the fair as well as the wonderful atmosphere, food and entertainment provided by the festival. We’re really looking forward to having two whole days of vintage loveliness with over 40 stalls of genuine vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. It’s a great way to spend some time at the weekend, with so many bargains that can brighten up your wardrobe or bring vintage charm and individuality to your home.”
Among the stalls is a specialist vinyl seller who’ll be selling records on both days, and a trader selling vintage record players on the Sunday, as well as fashion stalls with rails of authentic 40s and 50s cotton dresses in bright florals and quirky prints.
“Add to that all the original accessories and jewellery, and homewares from small furniture to mirrors, pictures and ceramics, it’s a really fun and eco-friendly way to shop without spending a fortune,” says Caroline.
Entry to the fair is £2 on the door and under 16’s get in for free. Interlude Tea Room will be providing vintage-style refreshments.
*Rose and Brown also stage vintage fairs in Whitby. What better excuse for a day in Yorkshire’s best seaside town.