Frock around the Clock: Northern Ireland’s Vintage Fair

While i am loving being home there is one aspect of Scotland that i have been severely missing, especially at this time as i am receiving so many Facebook notifications  – is the number of opportunities to go to vintage fairs. While this post is late going up, it felt appropriate as there a number of fairs occurring in relation to freshers week at Edinburgh University. However I was very excited to find a vintage and craft fair in Northern Ireland, Frock Around the Clock the first of which i went to with my mum back in July in Malone House, Belfast and the next is coming up in November.

They took over the entirety of the gorgeous Malone manor house, resulting in four rooms full of vintage and crafting treasures as well as a couple squeezed into the hallways.

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Rather than discuss the whole fair, the stalls at which are far too numerous for me to truly explain, i am going to highlight a number of stalls and vendors which i enjoyed. Any site links are in the shop titles;

1. The Tea Emporium 

This had to be one of the cutest stalls at the entire fair. They sell;

“All you need for Afternoon Tea”

with these beautifully packaged tea sets and accessories.

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2. I of the needle

This is a southern company, but her amazing fabrics and friendly demeanor meant she had to make the list. Also my mum bought the most amazing cow print shopping tote bag from this stall and i am in love with it – if i hadn’t been very poor at the time it would have been mineIMG_3197[1]

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3. Molly Ellis – EweSir

Molly’s stall was beautiful. Like most literary nerds i have a love for beautiful stationary and her animal and nature printed cards and notebooks left me stunned. I have since been on her etsy site and i have some favourites set aside for Christmas presents.

You can also see Molly in my photo below in her lovely vintage inspired dress, who hand paints all her own prints as well as creating beautifully textured images using a mixture of needle felting and appliqué. Definitely check her work out.

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4. Sam Mercer

Sam Mercer is a St. George’s market regular, stitching quirky and vintage inspired shoe clips, hair bands and accessories.

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And finally;

5. Rehinged Furniture

This one is a little different from the stuff i usually talk about, however this little restoration and revamping company produces some of the loveliest furniture from vintage and restored pieces. With a lick of paint and some fabric skills you can see what can be done. The neutral butterfly print below was a personal favourite and i adore the writing desk. Her Facebook page is continually updated with her current projects – so if you decide to check any of her work out please let her know, you saw her work here.

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These are only some of the numerous stalls who were present at the fair and i really havent done the full experience justice but trust me, if you get a chance you should really check one of their events out.

And if your interested in any of the sellers shown, as i mentioned all links are in the store title/number and please share with them that you found them here – thank you.

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