Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Vintage Handbags part 2..

I thought it was about time I showed another selection of my handbag collection. So, this bunch of rather nice vintage bags is my favourite haul. I've put little descriptions under each one..

This black leather handbag with silver clasp is one of my favourites, its super strong and large enough to fit all kinds of 'life rubbish' in. I picked it up a few years ago at one of my favourite antique fairs in Lincolnshire . The lady who sold it to me had just brought it over from france and we think it dates back to the 1930s.

This is my favourite 1950s basket bag with cream leather lid. It makes me want to wear flower print dresses and go for long walks through fields. Unfortunately my hayfever gets in the way of those long walks but it is still well loved and used for lunch dates and weekends away.

So, these bags are not technically vintage but they are lovingly hand made by my friend, stall holder and designer Karina Hesketh. Karina is one of the most talented bag designer makers in this country. each one is hand made using the best leather money can buy, infact both of these bags are made from vintage leather from Mulberry. They have vintage fastenings and are all fully lined in leather. I have 5 of her bags but do hope to up the number to 6 when I see her at our Newcastle and Durham vintage fairs. If you want to own one of Karina's bags then visit her website

Monday, 26 July 2010


At York I met Meredith Town, I really liked her outfit, the blue and white made me think of Alice in Wonderland! I thought the dress she was wearing was also similar to the prairie dresses I blogged about a while ago. 

Later Meredith showed me her purchases and admitted to being an avid bargain hunter! She managed to find a whole new outfit at the fair including this midnight blue 1950's dress for just £25.

The perfect underdress for £25 from Purple Haze. 

And to top off her ensemble Meredith bought a silk jacket with beaded clasp for a snip at £20.

I spied a lady taking a picture of another beautiful 1950's dress also brought from Purple Haze. I just had to get a photo as well to show you all, I love the pearl detail! 


Friday, 23 July 2010


Joanna really stood out for me at York, her look was just perfect with colour coordinated accessories! Her outfit comprises, yellow covered high Swedish Hasbeens, a beautiful vintage 50's dress complete with pockets, Lea Stein fox brooch, vintage 60's bracelet  all finished off with a top knot.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


You turned out to our York fair on Sunday in your glad rags despite the weather. Here is our pick of the bunch...

Some Dapper young gents.

Lottie looks lush in a leopard print coat.

Rock 'n' Roll.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


We have a vintage packed weekend ahead of us. We are very excited about our vintage tent at Lovebox festival, especially as Grace Jones is headlining! On Sunday we are back in York for a summer vintage fair extravaganza. The Hospitium will be decked out with an array of vintage clothing for the girls and the boys as well as accessories, home wares and The Marvellous Tea Dance ladies will once again be serving tea from mismatched china and mouthwateringly tasty treats. Fingers crossed for a sunny summer's day so the tea party can spill out into the beautiful museum gardens!

Thursday, 8 July 2010


Yards and yards of bunting, freshly squeezed lemonade and homemade cakes, who doesn't love a traditional summer fete? With the season now in full swing I visited a pretty little fete in the Cotswolds. With all proceeds going to charity it really was community spirit at it's finest! 

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Imelda May Pops Into Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

One of the highlights of the Hop Farm festival was that we met our favourite performer, Imelda May. As if it wasn't enough to see her perform a fabulous set Imelda popped into our vintage tent for a bit of post performance retail therapy. We had a lovely chat and she bought the beautiful 50's polka dot number in the picture above.