The hall was packed with stalls selling vintage clothing and accessories, antique lace, French linens, old patchwork quilts, retro fabrics, paper ephemera, haberdashery, ethnic textiles and quirky collectables. I'm sorry about the lack of photographs, I took lots and my phone didn't save them.
I could have spent a small fortune there, I passed over so many beautiful pieces of fabric, haberdashery items and things that would be just too big and heavy to lug to the train station.
These found their way into my bag though:
Two old and very worn aprons for a fiver each? Yes please! I have an idea already of what these will become.
Lovely 1920s French magazines - in the sort of condition that I like to buy paper ephemera. The tattier the better for me, I don't feel as guilty using things that are beyond repair.
39 doilies, pieces of lace and linen, tatting etc for only £2! I can't even buy them at that price in the cheapest of charity shops. They'll probably lurk for a while as I don't have a plan for them...yet!
I also bought tons of vintage cottons on wooden bobbins to add to my collection. I really like to sew with vintage yarn, it has such a lovely faded quality and the best thing is that even when the yarn is finished I then have a lovely wooden bobbin.
All in all, I really enjoyed the day and it's going to be a new date for my calendar each year. My only complaint is that it was in the middle of a bank holiday weekend - a poor choice of date I think. I'm sure the fair would have been busier if it had been a week or two earlier and it would have been less of a pain to get there on the train.