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6 Oct 2015

Festival of Thrift 2015

On September 26th and 27th I attended one of my favourite events of the year The Festival of Thrift 2015. The Festival of thrift is a celebration of sustainable living and all things thrifty and ethical. This was to be my second year trading and I couldn't wait!  My journey there however was not plain sailing. 

On Saturday morning I was up with the larks the car was all packed and after checking and rechecking my list I began my journey and headed off to Lingfield Point in Darlington. About 5 minuets in I hit the motorway and the car broke down! I couldn't believe it I had put in weeks of preparation, making, creating and planning and I was about to miss the festival! After a call to the AA and the awesome guys at Hodgson Garage sorting out a courtesy car, I made it to Festival an hour and a half late but I made it!

And what a Festival it was!

Above is my stall with Dizzy Miss James.
My stall buddy to my right Vintage Owl and her vintage inspired gifts and homeware
And to my left I was lucky enough to be pitched next to I Use 2 Be with her up-cycled loveliness
Further along my section was the fantastic Martha & Me.
And the very talented local designer Fiona Fawcett of Plewsy.

The weekend was amazing there was such a great atmosphere with live music and entertainment throughout the day. And most importantly it was great to meet my customers both regular and shiny new ones. My stall was crazy busy both Saturday and Sunday which was fantastic but unfortunately meant that I didn't get to see the full delight wonder and fabulousness of The Festival of Thrift for myself.

Will you be visiting next year?



  1. everything is so pretty ! :)
    Loving the fox tote bag.


  2. Ooe these look so cool!! I've never been thrifting before

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    1. It I worth the visit lots of advice, activities and lovely things to buy/see.

      V x

  3. It looked like such a good festival - I was so sad I couldn't attend but it's being put in my diary for next year so I hope to see you there x

    1. I honestly think it's getting better every year. Such a great atmosphere and everyone was smiling and having fun. The kids would love it!

      V x


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