Finds of the Fair 12th August 2018

Hello!  I'm Jennie from Stockport.  By day I educate and support small people in a primary school and am mum to my own two, Ruby and Felix.

I have a passion for all things vintage, especially 1950s and 60s.

I am a colour enthusiast and can mostly be found faffing at home injecting colour, upcycling vintage furniture, and finding unique treasures to add to my quirky eclectic home.

Having the Vintage Village on my doorstep is a treat full of treasures!  Find me at @jennie_wren76 on Instagram.

Gallo Design pineapple condiment set, £5.00 from Blackies:

My eyes lit up when I saw this original set, and for £5.00 too!  It will go perfectly on my English Rose kitchen units!  Classic tiki style to brighten up the kitchen.

Quick-fire portraits while-you-wait/pose, from £8.00 by Andrea Joseph:

These beautiful portraits really caught my eye.  I'm always on the look out for original and unique art.  I loved the quirky style of the portraits without the comedy caricature approach of most quick-fire portrait artists. They would look great in bright frames for a gallery wall.

1960s dress, £15.00 from Mrs Morton Vintage:

Like most vintage girls I love a bit of Crimplene, and especially with those collars!  Beautiful detail in the print and buttons too, reminds me of rooting through my grandma's wardrobe longingly as a child.  I'd wear it with Mary Jane shoes and chunky plastic earrings.

1970s German coffee pot, £20.00 from Squound:

A delightful retro coffee pot that would bring joy to your morning coffee!  And it would look fabulous on a kitchen shelf when not in use.  Reminds me of something out of a Dr Seuss book and makes me want to invite friends over for coffee.

Milkshake, £4.00 from Shakes, Batter & Roll:

Every treasure hunter needs a rest and some refreshments at some point.  A restored caravan in 1950s style serving delicious milkshakes, cotton candy and crepes.  It was just the spot!  I had a cotton candy milkshake that was lush.  I sat down listening to live Rock'n'Roll, served by fabulous girls with victory rolls!  What more could you ask for?  Well, if you're vegan you CAN ask for more - a vegan milkshake!

1960s dress, £15.00 from Eyewood Vintage:

Original vintage dresses in fab fabrics and prints.  Really good variety of sizes too, not just teeny tiny sizes!  Dresses range from £5.00 to £20.00.

1950s Rosebud doll, £42.00 from the Vintage Nursery:

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I love old dolls and really enjoyed a good mooch around this stall.  I personally collect kewpie dolls, however the Vintage Nursery had an amazing collection of dolls and accessories that took me back to being a little girl.

1960s-70s necklace, £7.50 from TinTrunk:

I'm attracted to chunky bright jewellery like a magpie, and these quirky necklaces are stunning with their translucent beads.  You just wouldn't find original treasures like this on the high street.

1950s fish salt and pepper sets, £4.00 a pair from Bernie's Boutique:

I know, not another salt and pepper set!  Sorry, but can you have enough kitsch in your kitchen?  I would put these in a display cabinet with other mid century ceramic finds.  With my tins of beans and jars of pasta in the sliding door cupboard below.

1950s dolls house, £15.00 from Balmer and Stanley:

What little girl or boy wouldn't delight in playing with this beautiful dolls house?  I can imagine lovingly selecting individual items to adorn it and surprising little people with new additions whenever they visit (I think I'm remembering my grandparent years here).  But anyway, before they turn to phones and iPads, young children would love this house.

Damn, this is a great selection!  Thanks to Jennie for casting her expert eye over our fair and picking a load of winners!

If you fancy being our Finder of the Fair just drop us a line and we'll be delighted to give you our next available slot.  It's fun, it's easy (ish!) and you can glory in sharing your cool taste with all our viewers!