Finds of the Fair 9th February 2020

Hello, my name is Sophia Rosemary!  I’m a fashion and lifestyle blogger from Stockport and a bit of a vintage magpie.  1960s and 1970s fashion has played such an influential role in my own personal style and I’ve been hunting down vintage wardrobe treasures since I was a teenager. 

Shopping vintage truly has become a labour of love for me and since purchasing my first home just over a year ago I’ve found this passion has progressed from vintage clothing to interior items. 

You can often find me at the Vintage Village hunting out adorable nick-nacks for my home, mid century style furniture and kitsch decor which makes me smile.

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1970s Portuguese pottery tea set , £18.00 from Deco Delight:

Personally I think you just can’t beat Mid-Century crockery for its often modern, geometric designs and deep, rich colours.  This Portuguese tea set is a prime example of this - although it's clearly of its time, it would fit perfectly in a modern, minimal style kitchen or on a teak dresser. I love this deep forest green colour which always gives crockery a luxurious feel… Not bad for a mere £18.00 hey?

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Vintage regional postcards, 25p to £1.00 from Farnall’s Stall:

I was so blown away by this collection of vintage postcards, all neatly organised into their own regions.  From Derbyshire to Didsbury - there’s a postcard for your area and I find that so lovely.  These little postcards, once framed, would make a really great addition to any wall gallery but with a personal, home grown touch.

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Wade porcelain deer dish, £6.00 from Lucy Lu Vintage:

What a sweet little piece for your dressing table!  I spotted this little deer and absolutely fell in love with him.  He’d make a really great ring holder and just adds a little personality to your bedside table or dressing table.  We had a few Wade pieces in our house growing up and so they always make me so happy when I spot them.

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Teak chair, £110.00 from Em’s Bygones:

I’ve actually bought a number of furniture pieces from Em’s Bygones, from my dining room chairs to the cocktail chair in my bedroom.  She has an incredible way of restoring vintage furniture back to pristine condition whilst maintaining the feel of the era in which it was designed and created.  I love this chair as a stand out piece in your hallway or as a cool desk chair.

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1970s West German floor lamp, £225.00 from Squound:

Squound has the most exceptional eye for mid-century furniture and decor.  I‘ve purchased a few stand out pieces from them from clocks to lampshades.  If you adore great quality 1970s modern furnishings than this is the stall for you.  This lamp is a real showstopper and is a great example of why I love vintage - this is unique design, full of history that you’ll be hard pushed to find anywhere else.

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1950-60s cat money box, £10.00 from Anna’s Attic:

I absolutely adore kitsch ornaments which liven up a room and make you smile when you spot them.  As a self confessed cat lady, I’m always drawn to feline related figurines and this adorable cat money box is no exception.  It’s quintessential 1950s kitsch and I guarantee it would sit nicely on any shelf in your home.

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1970s brown marbled cut glass bowl, £15.00 from Allsortz:

This is another great example of mid-century design which can easily be transferred into a modern home. I’m a big fan of mustard, burnt orange and brown colour combinations in the home for a super seventies feel - this little bowl would fit in like a glove with this kind of decor.  I’ve used vintage dishes like this for potpourri, as a key bowl or trinket dish.

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1950s-60s daisy enamel clip-on earrings, £4.00 from The Side Room:

I love finding sweet pieces of costume jewellery like these daisy earrings.  They’re not just an inexpensive way to finish off an outfit but they’re unique and often the designs are really ornate, something I find out hard to find in modern jewellery.

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1960s floral shift dress, £15.00 from Jane Hamilton:

It wouldn't be a fashion blogger’s Finds Of The Fair if I didn't at least put one item of clothing in here.  I’ve gone for this adorable floral shift dress which perfectly encompasses the style of the sixties.  I love shift dresses because I think they're so versatile all year round.  Wear with sandals in summer, Mary Janes for an evening event or layer over a roll neck in winter.

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1970s Hornsea kitchen canisters, £18.00 for three from All Our Yesterdays:

Feel like I’m kind of cheating with this one because these are the exact canisters I have in my kitchen!  My parents received a Hornsea pottery kitchen set as a wedding present back in the 1970s and my mum is still using it today - which I guess is a real testament to both Hornsea’s quality and timeless designs.  Whenever I spot Hornsea at a vintage fair I’m always transported back to my childhood and it was a no brainer to feature it in my own kitchen.

Well, wasn't that a fun jaunt around the fair, in charming company!  We heartily recommend that you follow @sophia_rosemary on Instagram for lots more super styling, and check out @topofthetownvintage, her new personally curated vintage fashion venture.

If you would like to have a go at being our Finder of the Fair, just get in touch.  It's easy and fun - all you need is a notepad and pen, smartphone/camera and impeccable taste!