The Vintage Event at Balham Bowls Club

16 Oct

The Vintage Event run vintage fairs around London gathering together a handpicked selection of vintage traders selling vintage fashion, accessories and ‘objects of desire’. We visited them at the Balham Bowls Club yesterday, an amazing venue which is full of loads of amazing furniture, decor and ornaments even before the traders set up. During the day it was all about shopping but from 8pm it turned into a dance with music from the 40s – 80s

I was really impressed with the range and quality of items for sale. I’m not into vintage fashion myself because I’m the wrong proportions to wear it but these hats definitely caught my eye.

Katie always keeps an eye out for potential wedding dresses and found this amazing 70s one at Pippa and Me but it wasn’t quite her style.

But she did buy some of these fabulous original magazines from The Hostess Hotties which will no doubt become part of a project soon.

I was tempted to a couple of items to add to my collection for Millie Willkins Vintage China Hire. I already have one of these Sadler teapots so was really pleased to find one in a different pattern at Simply Vintage Designs. And I was really pleased with this sugar bowl with built in sugar tongs from Tea-licious.

After all the shopping and chatting to the stall holders we were in need of refreshment, thankfully Mother’s Ruin were on hand to proved cake and cream teas.

All in all it was a brilliant event and one I’m sure we’ll be visiting again. Hopefully next time we’ll be able to stay for the evening too.


2 Responses to “The Vintage Event at Balham Bowls Club”


  1. Vintage Magazines « - 21/10/2011

    […] weekend, at The Vintage Event in Balham, I came away with three vintage magazines (from the Hostess Hotties). Two issues of My Home and the […]

  2. The Friday Feeling « brixtonia - 11/11/2011

    […] If you’re not done shopping by Sunday and fancy a small excursion, I can highly recommend The Vintage Event at Balham Bowls club from 12-6 on Sunday.  at the Balham Bowls Club from 12-6. The last one was great; piles of excellent Vintage frockery, tea sets, and even a beauty parlour if you need a beehive or some victory rolls in your life. Oh and cake, lots of cake on flowery cake stands. The Balham Bowls Club is the perfect setting for all this, being a bit of a relic itself, and can supply you a pint afterwards to recover from all the excitement. There’s a very helpful review of the last one here. […]

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