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I went to The Vintage Fair in Nottingham (https://www.facebook.com/nottinghamvintage or https://www.facebook.com/VintageFair) on Sunday and it was SO cool! It was in The Albert Hall in Nottingham, which is just up Derby Road. I've performed there with my university choir in first year of uni so I have fond memories of that place!
There were so many people and stalls there. The popularity for these fairs has definitely picked up as they continue! There were also many stalls selling a variety of gorgeous vintage wares. I wanted them all but I limited myself to only spending £20. Entry was £1 for students and £2 for adults. Bargain!
I am naturally obsessed with tea and teasets at the moment. This place was like a haven to me. SO many different stalls selling teacups and saucers and all sorts of cute things! I resisted the urge to buy any though as I will be moving out soon and the new flat doesn't have a lot of space for excess storage. I thought I was very controlled.
I cannot wait to go back there when I have a job and spare money to spend so I can start investing for my tea room! It's going to be perfect :D
There were also a lot of clothes stalls. I have a problem with vintage clothing. Not the actual wearing of it itself, but more because the sizing is very different to what it is now. This means it can be very difficult for me to find something that's affordable (I think spending more than £20 on a dress that someone else has previously owned is a bit of a rip off, unless it's a posh designer) and that will fit me. I tend to stick to the accessories stalls because they're not that expensive and they can be "one size fits all", to a certain extent.
Here is a photo I took (really bad photo btw... I got embarrassed) while I was stood on the stage looking out across the room.
So I bought two things when I was at the vintage fair and they're just jewellery. I bought a cute necklace for £3.50 and some lovely earrings for only £2.50! Unfortunately I forgot the name of the shop I bought the necklace from, but the company selling the earrings included a business card in the baggy, so win!
Of course they're both tea-based... What did you expect??
One last tea related purchase that I recently bought... I got yet another teapot. It was reduced on the Urban Outfitters website and I found a 25% code too. Oh, and it was the last one left. I couldn't resist it!
Cutest teapot ever, am I right?? I cannot wait to use it, especially as it has a mesh part included, meaning I can drink loose leaf tea! Yaaaaaay!
Anyway, I shall go and bid you adieu.