On Friday I went to London with Albie and my friend Portia, to visit Selina Lake's Homespun Style book launch and marketplace event. After a lovely lunch at The Diner in Shoreditch, we wandered around Spitalfields, admiring the lovely shops (and spending a LOT in MAC).
Then we meandered up through to Hanbury Street, where I stopped off at Absolute Vintage and bought THE most perfect Peggy Olsen dress! It is brown gingham with a little peter pan collar and belt, it's so Mad Men. Anyways, I'll show you that later, when it's washed. It'll be so perfect with my new mustard £3 bargain primark cardi.
Hanbury Hall was the venue for the Homespun Style event, beautifully adorned with Selina's homespun sign, hankie bunting and some of Jane from teawagon tales's beautiful retro fabric bunting. There were little cakes, colourful plastic cups and even this seating area, draped with vintage floral fabrics (just the kind I am hunting for my wedding!). So many lovely stalls, and my crap blurry pictures can't do any of them justice.
Selina's blog and this Flickr group have some pictures of the event. It was lovely to meet the lady herself and purchase some small crafty items, such as this lovely Liberty fabric that I spied whilst chatting with the lovely Rachelle of ted & agnes fame.
I also bought a number of other items, including this lovely pin cushion by Zeena Shah, and some vintage barkcloth buttons from Folly & Glee. I desperately want a Folly & Glee lampshade, and now I know all about the options and sizes, and have seen the beautiful things in the flesh I am ready to purchase! I chatted with Polly, who is lovely and so clever, and she was perched next to the talented Emma Lamb, whose stunning crochet I quietly admired (i was too shy to say hello).
I lovely afternoon, if only I hadn't taken my unruly toddler it would have been perfect.