A mini travel post even though I didn’t have to travel that far for this one! With it being the first proper day of sunshine here I decided to heat out of the house and wander down to Oxford Town Hall for Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair. The fair was one of the first of many events I’d pre-researched before moving up – I was keen to know what was happening for for local bloggers to write about! – and is touted as one of the best in the UK.
One of the first things that strikes you about this fair is the impressive venue. The Victorian era building is honestly really stunning, with beautiful old architecture and chandeliers providing the perfect backdrop to the fair.
As for the fair itself it was fairly busy with plenty of stands with both true, re-purposed and reproduced vintage items ranging from reproduced Victorian era-inspired pieces all the way up to the early 90s. As well as clothing there were a few jewelry seller as well as stalls selling ‘shabby chic’ and retro inspired home decor items. Vintage Hair Lounge also had their stylists out on the day but I never managed to snap a photo!
I came away with two bits from the fair. One was a plaid skirt from an undisclosed era – forgot to ask, whoops! Who would’ve thought I’d find a love for pleated skirts again? Like the magpie that I am the other piece I bought was a necklace from Forage & Find. The ladies on the stand were from Winchester and source out old jewelry and watch pieces and turn them into new necklaces, bracelets and rings. I was drawn to the moon design and delicate style of the the necklace I picked out, which was re-purposed from an old Victorian clock face. SO pretty!
All in all a decent fair. It’s definitely one of the biggest I’ve visited and held monthly so I’m hoping to head again (and make sure I check out the tea room this time!)