For me, weekends usually mean family time with the kids, but when I saw Vintage Narberth were putting on the Narberth Vintage Fashion and Home Fayre, then I knew it would be the perfect grown up day out for me, mum and Jo.
It took place at the Plas Hyfryd Hotel, and was organised by local vintage businesses including Giddy Aunt Vintage and Old Hat Vintage. Narberth is always a great town for vintage shops, but even better when all of Pembrokeshire’s (and further afield!) finest vintage shops get together.
Giddy Aunt had a fun photo booth set up with vintage dressing up and props so we could take photos and tweet and instagram them. There were gorgeous old vintage sewing patterns as well as amazing vintage clothes. Giddy Aunt also handmakes her own bespoke retro clothing, such as this Jenny Vintage Tea Dress and Nina 1940’s inspired retro skirt. I have just ordered another of her Retro Head Scarfs, but to be honest I’d love to have at least one of everything she sells one day!
I loved this vintage toy sewing machine- a Boutique Little Betty from Athena’s Vintage. I didn’t buy it on the day, but I found I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I messaged Liz after the event and she very kindly bought it back from her Carmarthen shop to Fay Phillips Vintage for me so I collected it from there. It is so sweet and easy for the kids to use. I need to buy lots more vintage fabrics now for them to practice making things.
I also bought this jug and glasses set- something I have actually needed for a long time. Currently the jug is mainly used for my lemon water during the day, but we will also fill it with homemade lemonade and pimms for parties!
This felt brooches are made by Valmai Davies. They look so pretty in a bunch like that. I bought the red one actually expecting it to have a hair clip as well as the pin, but then I realised it was just a brooch. I will sew in a little hair clip as i really want to wear it in my hair as well as on my clothing. I seem to collect red flowers for my hair!
I also bought some very sweet vintage egg cups for the kids, which I will photograph soon.
The fayre was great. I didn’t take as many photos as I would have liked but I loved seeing the old radios, cameras, typewriters, record players, vinyl, homeware, furniture and fashion. There are so many things that i am planning to buy for our home for the future.
We then had Afternoon Tea at the Plas Hyfryd. It very nearly went wrong- when I rang up to book I asked for Afternoon Tea for three and told them that we wanted the Vegetarian version (Jo and I are both vegetarian and mum felt like a change) I then confirmed that as well as no meat, we also didn’t eat fish- just in case.
On the day, we were really looking forward to a vegetarian selection but they took out an afternoon tea also containing ham sandwiches, mixed up with the egg and cheese. I reminded them that we were vegetarian and they said they thought we just didn’t eat fish. My mum does actually eat meat so she said that she would eat the ham sandwiches for us and we could share the vegetarian ones. Thanks Mum! We also couldn’t have one or two of the puddings due to the gelatine, but we certainly had enough food between us anyway.
The food was delicious and I would definitely have an afternoon tea there again (but I will make sure I don’t confuse the poor chef over the phone next time- sorry!).
The Vintage Fayre is a great taster of all the Vintage shops around here and I can’t wait to visit them all soon! I’m also hoping that there will be a vintage hair and make up event soon as I would love a vintage makeover!
Thank you so much to Vintage Narberth, Giddy Aunt Vintage, Old Hat Vintage, Athena’s Vintage, Faye Phillips Vintage, Valmai Davies, Plas Hyfryd and all the other stall holders for such an inspiring day!
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