Monday, 18 July 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

Today's blog is more photos from recent events - this time, the Seaside Frock vintage fair we attended on Sunday 26th June in Bangor, Co. Down.

The venue, Cairn Bay Lodge is a beautiful 1930s Guest House on the Ballyholme Bay in Bangor, the view over the bay is lovely. On a clear day you can see Scotland on the horizon! The house is full of original period features and just a perfect place for a vintage fair.

Stalls and sellers were all scattered throughout the downstairs rooms. We were set up on an antique sideboard in the dining room - how different from our usual market stall! Outside, the outhouses and beautiful garden hosted more sellers and an old-fashioned lemonade stand, with afternoon tea complete with vintage china and cupcakes. I managed to get a sneak peek around the fair before the visitors arrived.

Keepin It Kitsch

Ruby Bijou
Ruby Bijou
Decadence Vintage
Our range of retro notebooks & stationery

Vintage Homebird

Cairn Bay Lodge's Lemonade Stand

The Optimists (this beautiful little 1940s case still has the original key!)

Palace Posters - original vintage film posters
Rachel @ Arbee Cards x

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sheer Decadence

It's a public holiday here in Northern Ireland today with many businesses closed and people enjoying a few days off work with a short break away. I'm planning a few lazy days of relaxation during the busy wedding season too - but couldn't resist using the spare time to finally get some belated posts pics of recent events up on the blog.

Here's a few snaps of the Decadence 2nd Annual Vintage Bridal Fair in Belfast on 12/06/11 at Belfast's Malone House. Beautiful event!

Arbee Cards
Arbee Cards
Altemeyer Chocolates 
Crumbs cakes
Norma Jean Vintage
Tea Party 
Innocent Chaos
Orio Magpie
Vintage Bride
Grainne Maher Millinery
Campbell Photography
Thanks to all the lovely exhibitors who let me photograph their displays - if I've left out the name of your business, please get in touch and I'll label your pic asap!

Rachel @ arbee cards x