Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to the Vintage Festival at Speke Hall in Liverpool which took place this weekend at a fantastic National Trust property featuring a restored Tudor house and gardens. The festival was on for 2 days over the weekend and my bestie Natalie and I took a trip over today to see what the second day had to offer. Speke Hall is located next to the airport and really easy to find. The festival had a range of retro cars on show, stalls selling array of things to look at from trinkets, brick-a-brack and our personal favourites, homewares, jewellery and cakes. I will probably split our visit out into a couple of different posts focusing on the stalls and the festival and then a second post on the house and garden which were beautiful. But first the Vintage Festival!
Having never really been to a vintage festival I was intrigued to find out what would be on offer. The festival was held on a large field close to the car park, just outside of the hall and the surrounding gardens. We arrived not long after it had opened at 11am and there was already quite a few people walking round. Entry was free with donation only and it seemed to attract a range of families with dogs in tow. The weather today was a little cooler after the heatwave reached it’s peak last week making easier to look around and take it all in.
There were lots of cars on show, so we had a nosey at the different cars and made our way along the field. There was a row of stalls selling various nick nack and retro pieces ranging from vintage camera’s, taxidermy, clothing, homeware, jewellery and cakes. Can’t forget the cakes!
There were a fantastic range of stalls including Indigo Stitch. A local Liverpool-based company selling gorgeous hand crafted decorative accessories including buttons, handmade cards and canvases. With a range of pastel colours, patchwork designs and whimsical gingham prints they would be perfect as a gift- I would definitely recommend checking out the website!
If you’ve got to the bottom of this post, well done! Stay tuned for further posts from the festival this week. And a big thank you to Alex at Speke Hall for the invitation- it was a fabulous way to spend a Sunday!