Britain Does Vintage Kelham Hall

Saturday, 4 April 2015

I've been meaning to post this for a while, however, as well as some technical problems with my computer, I've had an issue with a trapped nerve in my right arm, which has affected me being able to use the computer much. But rather than continue with my unintended blogging hiatus, I thought the bank holiday was a perfect time to jump back in!

On the Saturday before Mother's Day I decided to treat my Mum to a vintage day out. Someone had shared a post on Facebook regarding a Vintage Fair at Kelham Hall, Newark, being held by Britain Does Vintage. Kelham Hall is in easy travelling distance from where I live, and the entrance free was a snip at just £5 in advance.

Every room was crammed with gorgeous vintage items, from dresses to kitchenalia. Any vintage lover would have been happy to spend hours browsing and rummaging through the wares on offer. I spotted this gorgeous box set of Lotus pearls to replace my own which have recently broken, and managed to barter them to £12.50.

I loved that so many people got into the spirit of the day, with both men and women wearing their best vintage ensemble. There were also various bands and singers at various times which added to the general atmosphere - and quite a few people decided to have a dance!

My friend had joined us for the day and had found her attempt at victory rolls had gone rather flat, so we went along to one of the hair workshops that was on during the day to learn how to perfect the victory roll for the perfect vintage look!

After a hard morning of vintage shopping, there's only really one way to finish the day and that's with a spot of afternoon tea! The tea room within Kelham Hall was understandably rather busy, so we  backtracked our way to The Hay Barn Cafe at Kneesall, for homemade quiche, salad and cakes, and the most enormous pot of tea three people have ever seen!

It's been a while since I've shared any of my adventures on the blog, so I'm pleased to be able to start doing again!

Have you been to any of the Britain Does Vintage Fairs? There are many other fairs up and down the country, so if you haven't been before, I would definitely recommend it!

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