Sunday, 27 June 2010

Cressing Temple Vintage Fayre

Yesterday I had a stall at a fair at Cressing Temple. It was one of the most amazing venues I had ever had a stall at! The Barley barn I was in is actually the oldest ever timber framed barn in the world! It was built in the 13th century! The picture below is of inside the barn the day before the market.
The fair itself was a lovely event with all sorts of things going on including a field of classic cars.
There was even this vintage Triumph Herald convertible. Now, believe it or not there is one exactly like this sitting in our garage! This is a car that my dad rebuilt and has been in the family for about 25 years! It is being stored in our garage for now and I would love to take it on a cruise about! However I get the feeling my dad isn't too keen on this. I think the memories are still too fresh for him of when I had just passed my driving test and he was in the car when I narrowly missed colliding with a petrol pump. Even though this was over 10 years ago he is being very hesitant in adding me to the insurance!
There were all sorts of other things going on including a vintage cafe, Suffolk punch horses, archery, raffles for the Helen Rollason cancer charity ( who organised the whole event) and there were also people jiving in the other barn. If you look in the background of the photo there was also a lady doing vintage makeovers. I'd love to give that a go one day!

I had a vintage Horrockses dress for sale which was quite stunning in an orange and floral pattern. An older man came to the stall and I noticed him measuring it with a tape measure. I casually asked if it was for his wife or daughter and he informed me he invests in vintage clothing and said it was the best dress there! It was the first time I had met an investor customer before. Anyway it obviously wasn't quite the right size (for investment purposes!) as it was quite small. However later on it was bought by a lovely young lady who looked fantastic in it. It was almost like it was made to measure for her. She let me take a photo of her wearing it. I think she looks great. I think it went to the right owner this time!


  1. That sounds like a great day - Tracey said this afternoon it was great.

    Understand about this afternoon - there will definately be a next time - Snape in the Autumn ;)

  2. I went to a wedding do at Cressing Temple once - it is a lovely place.
    Love that vintage bus.

  3. I had a brilliant time my jaw ached from smiling at everything!