My first visit to a Vintage Fair!

The rain was coming down harder than in a Buddy Holly track but people still turned out in droves for Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair at Stantonbury Leisure Centre today.

With dozens and dozens of vintage traders, a place to sit and have afternoon tea, as well as a beauty parlour, the place was alive with the buzz of activity.

This was my first visit to a vintage fair of any kind and I think I am hooked. Lou Lou’s Vintage Fairs are proud to boast three consecutive years of winning ‘Best Vintage Fair in the UK’ so I guess I chose a good one to visit as my first! There was so much to take in and look at. With stalls full of beautiful vintage jewellery, brooches and watches, to racks upon racks of vintage fashions. It was very fun to look around and try things on (I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many pretty dresses in one room before!).


I was quite impressed that my husband and my one year old son actually enjoyed the afternoon too. My husband being the anti-shopper he is, and understandably my energetic toddler who gets bored very easily. I am putting it down to all the quirky, unique things to look at. The pit stop in the lovely tea parlour also helped. Us adults enjoyed lovely, well brewed and very hot tea, presented as it should be, in proper china cups and saucers. And all of us enjoyed the home made cake, which was cut generously and very tasty.

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Vintage afternoon tea and cake. Yes! 😍

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Despite the weather being as dire as it was, I still managed to buy one of my most favourite fashion accessories ever, sunglasses! All in all it has been a wonderful family day.

You can find out more about Lou Lou’s Vintage fairs including when the next one is on their FB page – Enjoy!