North London Vintage Fair

Do you like vintage fairs? Well, as you might expect, I do. I like nothing more than having a wander around the stalls, meeting the lovely stallholders and treating myself to a few bits and bobs. I also find them so inspiring, seeing designs from over the years and the way they are so lovingly curated on the stalls. The last fair I told you about was Selina Lake's fabulous homemade and vintage fair, which was superb. Well, yesterday I had the joy of going along to another market; the North London Vintage Fair, in Crouch End. This is a monthly fair, and although it's held not too far from where I live this was my first visit, so I wasn't too sure what to expect. But I did know, from the teaser tweets in the lead-up to Saturday, was that there would be a delicious mix of vintage homewares, clothes and accessories. And cake. Lovely, tasty, decadent cake - thanks to My Little Cake Tin. Here are just a few photos of the goodies that were on offer. There was definitely something for everyone...

Homewares - check out these retro prints, I love them!

Christmas Decorations - these vintage baubles remind me of ones my Gran had.

I'm a self-confessed jam jar hoarder, and I'd very much like to add these to my collection...

Toys - these toys are so fun, and would make a brilliant addition to any playroom.

I had such fun at this fair, and managed to snap up a few bargains, namely a Ladybird book {more on that in a few blog posts time}, a Poole pottery serving platter and a lovely china sugar bowl. Here they are, pictured with my friend Ruthie's purchases. She nabbed an ace Pyrex dish, little Pyrex pots, a measuring jug and a classic cheese knife - not bad for less than an hour's work!

I didn't chat to all the stallholders, but a special mention should go to Annie, from Chaleureuse. Annie sources French vintage kitchenalia, and trust me, it is all so tempting. I had my eye on lots of the lovely copper cookware, which is so on trend right now. I also loved Jo Waterhouse's stall - it was brimming with all manner of {very well-priced} vintage goodies, alongside her lovely screenprinted cuddly fish and cushions. Emma Loves also had a delightful array of vintage homewares - many of which are pictured above. Tatty Bits also had lots of tempting vintage items for sale, and The Grey House {Ollie & Tish} offer vintage sourcing, along with well-chosen furniture and table-top items for sale. My last mention must go to The Nostalgia Exchange, they also have a super blog, full of ideas and inspiration and well-worth a read.

All in all, it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning. The fair will be back next month (see below for details) and if you're a fan of vintage kitchenware, clothes, toys and homeware then you should pop the date in your diary. See you there. {I'm hoping for masses of vintage Christmas items!}

North London Vintage Fair

Saturday 7th December


St Mary's Parish Hall, Cranley Gardens, Crouch End, N10 3AH.

Admission £1.50 {children free}