Dotty Dolly does Newcastle’s Affordable Vintage Fair

Greetings vintage fans,

Ever ones for collaborations/ showing off new blogs, we were thrilled when wordsmith and photographer extraordinaire ‘Dotty Dolly‘ [aka Jade] said boo to the downpour and popped over to Newcastle’s Affordable Vintage Fair for a spot of vintage sleuthing. Want to know how she got on? Take it away Miss Dolly…

“Despite the torrential downpour, bitter winds and looking like drowned rats, Daisy (from Daisy’s dreams) & I had the most fantabulous day (As you are about to discover). We ventured down to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Newcastle which has been travelling all over and was everything (and more) that we expected!”

“Northumbria’s Student Union was transformed into a vintage lovers haven and was adorned with many individual stalls selling everything from tea & cake, bath products and handmade dresses to retro sunglasses, Levi’s shorts and beautiful handbags! Daisy and I were in our absolute element however, considering the ‘spending ban’ we’re both supposed to be on, we did manage to limit our spending. It became apparent we have similar style when we both went for a sparkly little shift dress from Tallulah vintage! Fortunately there was two and so we walked away happy girlies! It’s going to be perfect for day & night and i don’t doubt it will be on my blog soon!”


“One stall that caught our eye was Craft Kitten. It’s a lovely little business run by a lovely  lady who sells lovely handmade accessories. I couldn’t believe how intricate each piece was! Wouldn’t those headbands be so perfect for a wedding? (I just need someone to get married now…)”

“We decided to have a little tea break at the vintage tea party too (which was adorable). The crockery was provided by the lovely ladies at Ruby’s tea party and the delicious cupcakes were made by Food Nation. It was such a perfect (and inevitably scrumptious) combination!”





“So, not only could we buy tea, cake & pretty dresses, but we could also get our hands on some beautiful soap products too! How adorable is this cake slice from Granny Sally’s soap kitchen? We were gutted we couldn’t eat it… (probably for the best!)  Make sure you check out their site for yummy products!

Overall It was such a lovely day, and definitely worth going! Be sure to check out all the sites linked, especially Daisy’s lovely blog! Xxx”

So, there we have it folks – bargain hunting, cake baking and a spot of soapy sorcery! Thanks to bloggers Dotty Dolly and Daisy’s Dream for coming along and for the latest on when we’ll be bringing our retro operation to you, click here.

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ x