Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

You can never be bored at the weekend in Cambridge. There is always something happening and despite the tourist season being in full swing (I swear it gets earlier every year!) I decided to wander into town to check out Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair at the Guildhall.

The Affordable Vintage Fair started in 2005 in Leeds and now tours to more than 30 cities and 6 festivals around the UK. Cambridge’s fair this weekend displayed a vast array of dresses, jewellery, bags, crockery and cake. It’s not a proper vintage fair without tea and cake, right?

The atmosphere was relaxed with many sellers willing to share tales. One stall holder was still jet lagged from a recent trip to the US to source 50s swing dresses. Needless to stay I stopped at this stall to admire the polka dots and lace adorned frocks for a while. Although vintage clothes were not on my shopping list for the day, I took time to lust after all the 40s shirt dresses and hand sewn lace tea dresses.

Local vintage boutique Jemporium Vintage were in attendance with a great selection of demin cut offs and sunglasses.

I had to stop myself from buying vintage clutch bags as there really isn’t space in my wardrobe for any more!

How fabulous is this stall of vintage Vogues?!

I had already contacted my favourite vintage market stall Retrovert to reserve some items, so I headed there in excitement to collect my goods from Sophie and Jane.

As well as beautiful crockery, the stall had numerous baskets of vintage lace, doilies and retro nick nacks. I couldn’t resist taking a snap of this vintage icing set!

These retro tumblers were £12 for the set and Sophie had kindly reserved them for me. I am so impatient and realised I should have also reserved the tea cup I had my eye on too. Luckily it was still available and I parted with £5 for this china Mayfair beauty.

After leaving the fair I spotted many people around the city in vintage get up and some fab victory rolls too! Only made me wish I had worn my vintage frock which I adjusted last week.

Fellow Cambridge blogger and maker Suki also visited and posted about her fab vintage finds here. Love the jacket!

Next weekend the vintage fun continues in Cambridge with the Vintage Teas and Treasures fair at Grantchester Village Hall on Sun 27 May. I’m hoping to find some more vintage spools for my craft stash.

Claireabelle x

Vintage Mummy
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15 Responses to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair

  1. Anna says:

    Looks like you had a great day! Wonderful photos, too. I have the same design as your teacup on a ginger jar, I use it to store cotton wool!

  2. Came to you via Suki’s blog! Glad you enjoyed the fair, I went to the one in Chester a couple of weeks ago but wasn’t too impressed. It didn’t look as good or as big as the one you went to!

  3. Sophie says:

    Thanks for the lovely pictures of our stall and so pleased you like your tumblers and teacup. See you in Grantchester!

  4. okayteablog says:

    I went to the fair in Southampton and it was pretty amazing. Bought some great pieces. I loved it. Great post!

  5. Jessa Belle says:

    I want to live there! What an amazing shop!

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

    Caked Vintage Blog

  6. vintagemummyblog says:

    Woah it’s all so gorgeous! I love it all!

  7. That fair looks amazing! Lucky I didn’t know about it or I may have had to extend my credit card to buy groceries next week :) Beautiful photos too.

  8. I love a vintage fair. All the exploring the rails rummaging perusing, heaven.

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