I told the girls and they were just as excited as I was. Laura couldn't get time off work but Lu and Jo were defiantly up for coming to visit and spend the day looking for some vintage treasures. Even though we cant buy any clothes through out the challenge there is so much more you can find at a good vintage fair. Fabric, patterns, buttons, trims we were on the hunt for it all.
When Saturday finally rolled around (I'd been counting down the days till I saw the girls again like it was Christmas) and the girls finally arrived. I knew they'd be late, Jo time is an hour behind the rest of us! After a quick brew and a catch up we headed to the fair which was being held at the Drill Hall in Lincoln. I'd never been before so had no clue what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. The fair was held in a lovely hall with a stage at the end although it's not the biggest fair we'd been to it was a much nicer atmosphere! There was live music being played by a very talented trumpet player. All the stalls were nicely set out and there was more then enough room to get round with out it feeling empty.
The first stall we came to was run by a shop called the Frockery. Which was filled with beautiful vintage fabrics so we knew straight away we were on to a winner. All three of us picked up some beautiful fabric. Myself and Lu found some stunning French fabric previously curtains and Jo found a huge pink and black checked scarf.
We found a couple of stalls with boxes filled with vintage sewing patterns. Normally vintage patterns can be so expensive but I picked up a stunning 1950s blouse pattern for £3 and a 1970 dress pattern for £2 bargin! After we'd had our first look round we headed up to the vintage tea room for a break and a cup of tea.
Tea was served in a beautiful teapot and we had Bakewell tart with it which was the best I've ever had which is huge complement coming from me as I can't usually stand almonds!
These are the patterns I got and the comics I picked up for a £1 each which are going to look great on little mans wall when he's a little older. I'm loving Lu's attempt at a photo bomb in this photo!
Opposite was a stall called Nowhere Near New full of the most amazing accessories! Fell in love with this hat below (I do love a hat) I wish I could pull it off but don't think it's the kind of hat that you could get away with wearing round the supermarket. Who am I kidding it would look fabulous! The lady who owns the stall was lovely and we found out was a fellow sewer, and makes most of her clothes herself.