Sunday, 9 October 2011

A Grand Day Out

When you go on a grand day out, it's only right you make the effort and dress up, especially when you are going to a vintage fair.
1950s wiggle dress

I met some amazingly creative people today, so I thought I would share these inspiring lovelies with you ....  in no particular order ...
Hannah and Becci of Polka Dots & Pearls
Becci is founder of Polka Dots & Pearls. She organises all sorts of fun vintagy things like photoshoots and prop hire. In addition she organises catering and events like weddings, birthdays and hen parties etc.Contact Becci via the following:
Mobile: 07907 582271

Jenn's business
Jenn runs Little Poppet Cupcakes bespoke cupcakes and occasion cakes made with the finest fresh ingredients.  
Click here for Little Poppet Cupcake's Facebook page and Twitter page

Doreanna of Winnie's Vintage
Doreanna! What can I say! A cross between Gwen Stefani and Gwyneth Paltrow with a Bolton accent!! Her business is so new she hasn't even got a business card. But I can tell you, her store is exquisite. She has a wonderful stock of pretty floral tops and eveything is pristine and well presented. Contact Doreanna at

Kindest people of the day has to be Tim and Diane. I was skint by the time I got to their stall and I spotted these ....
Beautiful butterflies
These beautiful butterflies were a bargain at £8 but I only had £4 (in coppers) left. They insisted I take them and trusted me to pay at a later date.They had some really cute collectables on their stall. If you like my butterflies and would like to see similar unusual and ornate items, you can contact Tim via email:

Tim & Diane
Lyndsey was displaying her beautiful vintage jewellery. Occasionally she finds broken pieces so she makes something new out of it! Contact Lyndsey at
Stunning vintage jewellery

I've been looking for some coloured glass for ages and found just that at Sarah's stall, VintageRetroKitsch.

She's an estate agent by day and runs her vintage business at the weekends, travelling to fairs around the area. Her goods were varied and really interesting (she could open a museum) and I'm overjoyed with my purchases.

Blue glass
Pretty in pink glass
A variety of vintage goodies
You can see more from VintageRetroKitsch here:

I resisted the urge to splurge out on these wonderful treats from Love Cake. They specialise in cupcakes, cookies and cakepops.
They also do candy buffets and cater for all sorts of events.  
Andrea: 07814 677621
Faye: 07540 323919  

Although I loved meeting everyone today, I think the most creative and inspiring has to be Clare Dutton.
Clare of Dolly Cool
She's the creator of rockabilly, tattoo and custom-inspired jewellery and accessories business Dolly Cool

She is amazingly talented! I loved her brightly coloured and creative items.

I bought a beautiful and funky hair clip and an even funkier red and white polka dot blouse which is very cheery and is sure to brighten up my winter wardrobe. 
Cheery cherry!
Contact Clare via the following:

Beverley Holland runs Elizabeth's Attic. She had some marvelously classic clothes and accessories on display today. 

Beverley lives in Bolton and you can contact her on -
Telephone: 01204 363743
Beverley Holland
Kathy Harrison of Made With Luvender was doing her first vintage fair today and had some really pretty handmade lavender gifts on her stall.  
Telephone: 01204 843798
Mobile: 07701 073092

Kath of Made With Luvender
Last but certainly not least is Victoria of Vibrant Vintage. It's thanks to her that this event took place today. 

Beautiful Victoria wearing a beautiful hat
She did a fantastic job! It was run really well and there was a great atmosphere. Especially good was the fabulous 1940s melodies playing in the background. If you'd like to take part in one of Victoria's future events please contact her via the following:
Mobile: 07787 316234
Twitter: VvintagebyVC
Facebook: Vibrant Vintage by Victoria Claire

All the people I met today


  1. Really nice to meet you today, and thank you for a lovely write up! *Beams* :) Glad you enjoyed the fair and the new blouse and clip look fab! ♥

  2. You are welcome Clare. I LOVE the blouse. It jumped out at me. Thanks x

  3. Good grief! I can't believe you met all these wonderful people AND shopped at the same time! Now that's what I call multi-tasking!

    Thanks for spreading the love and sharing links. I've found everyone on Twitter and Facebook - I think! :-)

  4. Tell me about it! You missed a treat Louise. I think it was better than Decorative Fairs, probably because it was smaller. There was lovely 1940s music playing in the background and the atmosphere was really nice x

  5. Too many pretty things for me to process! What an amazing day! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I'll definitely come along to the next one. :-)

  7. Hope you do Louise!
    Thanks for the comment Cassy. It really was a brilliant day!

  8. Thank you for your comment and so sorry never got to speak with you but maybe next time.
    Beverley xx

  9. You're welcome Beverley :) Will catch up next time for sure xx

  10. Gutted I missed it. I live in Bolton, let's hope they arrange another one.

  11. There's another one on 4 December Suzanne :)