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Vintage home and fashion fair in Saltaire

November 29, 2015
Vintage fashion. Picture by Carolyn Mendelsohn Eaglesham

Vintage style. Picture by Carolyn Mendelsohn Eaglesham

It’s that time again, when my house is full of “projects” and I start feeling a little sad about letting some of my old and upcycled treasures go to a new home. I’m preparing for the Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair, which is on Saturday, December 5, at the beautiful Victoria Hall, Saltaire.  I love this venue and the 50  gorgeous stalls (and stallholders!)  it attracts. It’s always friendly and fun and there’s a scrumptious vintage tearoom.

This event marks an anniverary for organisers Rose & Brown, aka Caroline and Julian Brown. They are celebrating the 8th anniversary of the fairs. They started them back in December 2007.  Caroline says: “Our fairs have grown in size and popularity, and we have many regular stallholders and returning customers who are true fans of genuine vintage.” My aim is to set up quickly and do a spot of Christmas shopping before the doors open at 9.30am. I know I’ll find something original and fabulous. Hope to see you there. If you can’t make it Rose & Brown has another event on December 12 from 11am to 4pm. The York Interior & Gift Fair in the De Grey Rooms in St Leonard’s Place (opposite York Art Gallery).  Here are some of the items I’ll be taking to Saltaire on Saturday.

I'm taking this retro children's chair to the fair

I adore this retro children’s chair – they are hard to find and it’s gong to be difficult to part with it

These medicine bottles are from an old pharmacy and date from the 1920s and earlier

These medicine bottles are from an old pharmacy and date from the 1920s and earlier. They look great with single stem flowers in them.

 

This map table works as a side table or as children's desk.

This map table works as a side table or as a children’s desk.

 

Fold-up teak tables - so useful

Fold-up teak tables – so useful

 

Retro soup bowls perfect for Christmas dinner

Retro soup bowls perfect for Christmas dinner

And finally…

Coasters with a wee verse from Rabbie.

Coasters with a wee verse from Rabbie. Very appropriate at this time of year as we prepare for Christmas feasting.

 

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