Having decided to have a relatively quiet weekend in order to catch ourselves up after the Christmas crazy, we kept things pretty local and yesterday opted for a short walk to Old Spitalfields Market. A comfy five minutes away, this is a long time haunt for us and better still this weekend as it hosted Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.
Judy has been hosting these fabulous affairs for 7 years, around East London and all over the UK. The emphasis is always on the affordable and so I had no qualms about some serious ‘browsing’.
Although we found a couple of really good gents’ stalls, the fair was made up largely of ladies clothing and accessories. There were tables upon tables of bargainous jewellery, some gorgeous hat stalls, and hundreds of rails brimming with treasure.
We were delighted to find a sizeable cluster of vintage homeware stalls too, and plunged into some exciting bargain boxes of plates and cutlery. I spied a lovely Arts and Crafts plant stand I’d have loved and an Edwardian cake stand (one of the wooden three tiered, metre high folding ones)…..but alas our little flat is already fit to burst.
Judy’s is back at Spitalifields on the 4th February, but all over the country between now and the end of the year, and it’s free to get in!