We were supposed to set off on our holiday yesterday, but after a rather eventful night with a sick Busby (and the fact we hadn’t packed anything), we decided to hold off travelling for a day. In some ways this was fortuitous, as it meant that I was able to attend the K & A Pop-Up Vintage Fair in Lewes, which I had (previously)been pretty gutted that I was missing.
Katie and Annabelle have been running the Pop-Up Fairs in Sussex since April 2012 – you may have seen my post here about the Christmas Fair just before I popped! They started Pop-Up Vintage as there was a gap in the market for vintage fairs in the Hassocks area, and it’s expanded from there! You can tell they’re both completely dedicated to these fairs, and were rushed off their feet – I did manage to get a photo of them together though.
So the Fair – it was huge! I’d never been inside Lewes Town Hall before, but it was stunning – so stunning in fact, that I’ve decided I want to get married there, and sent a quick, cheeky email to the Registrar Office as soon as I got home asking for more details; it’s perfect for our 2014 event! Anyway, I digress. There were over 60 stalls, all with totally unique items, spanning so many eras. I met some lovely stall holders!
Janet with her lovely stall of goodies!
Even four-legged friends enjoy a good Vintage Fair!
Annabel Gordon Designs. Wonderful pictures and vintage postcards – all handmade by Annabel, who started the business as she couldn’t find anything appropriate for her children’s nursery. A lady after my own heart!
Crabbitt & Co. My Mutti is a big fan of Lorna’s work! Lorna is a Pop-Up Vintage regular, and is lovely!
Handmade & Vintage. Gorgeous fabrics and other vintage bits and bobs! Trudy is another Pop-Up Vintage regular.
Annie B Vintage.Do you remember my kitsch china deer from my Christmas post? Annie was back with even more fabulous, kitsch items! I loved this squirrel bowl… I think Nick would’ve raised his eyebrows at me if I’d bought it though.
There was wonderful entertainment from Helena Kaldalons, a fabulous jazz and swing singer.
My vintage (and handmade) wares.
Awesome pheasant dessert plates: 6 for £3.Cake is going to look even more tasty on these, and what a bargain! I didn’t get the name of the stall holder as her husband was looking after it for her.
Thelwell fabric!!! £2 for a FQ. I love Thelwell – and I can’t wait to make Busby something fun out of this. Handmade & Vintage.
Taggie blanket for Busby: £7.I had a lovely chat with the stall holder Clara of Big Tree Little Moose, and I can’t wait to check out her Etsy shop, as she had some truly beautiful items that she crafts by hand. The blanket is already a favourite in this household!
The next fair is on Saturday 13th July 2013 in the normal venue: Adastra Hall, Hassocks. You can follow Annabelle and Katie on Twitter as @pop_upfairs or find them on Facebook. Hannah Today is the LAST day of voting for the BritMums BiB (Brilliance in Blogging) Awards. Make, Do and Push! has been shortlisted in the Fresh Voice category. Voting closes at midnight tonight, so if you haven’t voted yet and love reading M,D&P! then please please vote by clicking on the badge below. Thank you so much in advance!