K & A Pop-Up Vintage Fair, Lewes

Such a beautiful location!
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. 

Annabelle (L) and Katie (R) aka @pop_upfairs
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!
Faded Rose Vintage. Aren’t these vintage tins utterly beautiful?
Big Tree Little Moose. My favourite stall of the day with the lovely local Clara! More below.
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.
Jessie Jumbles. Yay! I finally got to meet the famous Jessie Jumbles!
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.

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  1. 12th May 2013 / 8:16 am

    Ooh I loved Big Tree Little Moose as well and got jangly baby ball from her for £6 which I thought was an absolute bargain! It was the first time I’d been to a Pop-up Vintage event and I was extremely impressed! I will def go again and am thinking about expanding my vintage kimono range and applying for a stall!

    • 12th May 2013 / 3:29 pm

      You should definitely apply for a stall! It would be lovely to see you at the next one πŸ™‚ xx

  2. 12th May 2013 / 10:34 am

    Wow, this looks like a lovely day out! So many cute things, I would end up spending a fortune πŸ™‚

    Love the little taggie blanket, my Mum made one for a friends baby and she adores it! Bea will too I’m sure.

    Lyndsay xx

    • 12th May 2013 / 3:30 pm

      It was super cute πŸ™‚ She loves it already πŸ™‚ xxx

  3. 12th May 2013 / 11:44 am

    Thanks for the mention Hannah. Lovely to see you yesterday, so glad you’re doing well! ;o) Best of luck with the nomination! Lx

    • 12th May 2013 / 3:30 pm

      Thanks Lorna πŸ™‚ xx

  4. 12th May 2013 / 1:54 pm

    Thanks Hannah! I’m glad Bea likes her blanket! Hopefully it’ll be of snuggly comfort as she deals with her first cold πŸ™ It’s so horrible when they’re poorly. And good luck with the potential award! It’s such a lovely blog! I’m sure we’ll cross paths again soon xx

    • 12th May 2013 / 3:31 pm

      Thanks Clara πŸ™‚ I’m sure we will! xxx

  5. 12th May 2013 / 3:35 pm

    Lovely post Hannah and wonderful photos! Really nice to meet you yesterday and hope o see you at another fair soon πŸ™‚ p.s Thanks for the mention!


    Faded Rose Vintage

    • 12th May 2013 / 3:36 pm

      Hi Fi πŸ™‚ My pleasure. Thanks! I’ll hopefully be at the next one – possibly with a Bea! xx

  6. 13th May 2013 / 8:27 am

    Look forward to seeing what the Thelwell fabric makes! Guess what? I bought that fabulous squirrel bowl, just couldn’t resist it!

    • 13th May 2013 / 8:40 am

      No way??! Amazing! I’m so glad it went to a good home πŸ™‚ xx

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