Vintage fairs and homewares – a review

Vintage fairs tend to be full of fabulous fashion, beautiful accessories and the most well-dressed fashionistas in town.


As my blog is all about homewares, upcycling and interior design, when I was asked to go along to the LouLou Vintage Fair in Newcastle last month I was a bit sceptical about the amount of homewares there would be on offer. On first glance the room at the Civic Centre in Newcastle was indeed full of fashion. However, as I walked around the room, feeling very underdressed, I uncovered a few hidden gems.

Among the vintage fur coats, handbags and lindy-bop dresses, I found quirky tableware, upcycled jewellery and one off signage lights.

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Loved these old typewriters. Surely a must for any vintage blogger.

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These were possibly my favourite things in the room. The Upcycle Jewellery Company have transformed forks and keys into bangles and ‘key-rings’. Just beautiful.

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Cake stands with vintage tea plates are a big trend at the moment, I think Cath Kinston has a lot to answer for on this one!

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Hidden under a row of 50’s dresses was this beautiful stool, painted and upcycled with a lovely blue toile material. Bargain at £30!

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Lightbulbs upcycled into wasps and old comics decoupaged onto cardboard letters are great for kids rooms!

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Not homewares but I did love the brands on these two stands! Gingernut Vintage and Thrifty Little. A good brand will always attract me to a stand in a room full of the same looking stock.


So all in all, I’d definitely go back to vintage fairs on a homewares hunt. My only advice is to look underneath the clothes and behind the bags to uncover the gems! On the plus side you can find some really bargains.


3 thoughts on “Vintage fairs and homewares – a review

  1. Great stuff Cheryl. Can you get a contact for the up cycled light bulbs to wasps… I’d like to know how to or possibly even buy some. X

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