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Bristol Flea Market at Ashton Gate

Our stall at Bristol Flea Market

Here are a few more photos from the Bristol Flea Market at Ashton Gate. As I mentioned in last week’s RTW post, S and I were there as stallholders, not buyers, though a gorgeous picnic basket did manage to make it’s way home with me…

Bristol Flea Market isn’t the first time I’ve sold my wares, as it were, but it is the first time this year, and I hope it will become a more regular fixture. I’m thinking about adding an online shop to this blog and I’d love to know what you think – I’m always eager to see what bloggers like Steffy’s Pro’s and Con’s are selling, but I’ve never bought vintage online before. Do you buy the majority of your clothes online? And have you ever bought clothes from fellow bloggers? I’d love to know your thoughts, so let me know by commenting below…

Bristol Flea Market at Ashton Gate

Our stall at Bristol Flea Market

Bristol Flea Market
So many stalls, so little time!

Vintage jumpers
Some of our vintage knitwear, including Aran jumpers

Gorgeous labels from S’s label/blog Beautiful Plumage

Something for The Weekend… flea markets and student fashion

UWE Fashion says stitched

Looking for a fashionable fix this weekend? Read on…

First up, catch the future of British fashion on Friday night at Fashion says stitched. The University of the West of England‘s brightest final year fashion and textiles students are presenting their graduate collections at The Trinity Centre tomorrow night. Tickets cost £10, or £8 if you’re a student, and the evening includes a catwalk show, along with an exhibition of textiles, fashion illustration, photography and styling. Click here for more info.

Folk House Flea Market

On Saturday, you should get yourself down to Folk House on Park Street for their annual flea market. Entry to the event is free, and promises a mix of vintage clothing, homewares, books and bric-a-brac. This is the centre’s fourth flea market and is a great way to support local, independent traders. Park Street also boasts loads of fantastic independent boutiques and charity shops, so you’ll be spoilt for choice once you leave Folk House, plus you can even get a free lunch if you pop down the road to College Green!

Ashton Gate flea market

If you like vintage then you’re in luck, as the monthly Bristol Flea Market is back this Sunday. Held at the Ashton Gate Stadium, this event promises over a hundred stalls selling vintage clothes, fabric and homewares. I picked up a gorgeous Paisley scarf back in November, so I can’t wait to see what gems are on offer this weekend. Doors open at 9am and entry is £3 – I think there are discounts for students, but I’m not a 100% on this, so it may be worth ringing ahead if you want to find out!

That’s your weekend sorted. Have I missed anything? Let me know about other exciting Bristol events by commenting below…

Flea Market Finds at Ashton Gate

Ashton Gate flea market

Costume jewellery Ashton Gate flea market

Ciao! Last week I took a holiday with Mr Ship-Shape to visit the glorious city of Rome. I love nothing more than a city break with a dose of winter sun so once I’ve sorted through the 200+ photos we took I’ll post a few on here. In the meantime I want to talk fleas. Not the kind you find on your pets, but specifically the new flea market at Ashton Gate Stadium which took place yesterday morning.

After spending a week sightseeing and scoffing ice cream, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend but that didn’t stop S and I pouring over vintage fabrics, costume jewellery and decades worth of furniture, ornements, books and clothes. The market is run by Homemaker Events which started the successful Bath Flea & Vintage Market  and attracted over 120 stalls to the indoor conference centre. When we arrived just after 10am the room was already buzzing with Bristolians buying and selling bargains. Prices were mixed but as S and I were on a budget we stuck to smaller items such as a deck of vintage foral playing cards, printed scarves and mid length ‘granny’ skirts.

I came away with this gorgeous red, green and turquoise printed scarf, below, which mixes paisley with flowers and was a bargain at just £3. S and I can’t wait to go back next month – perhaps we’ll see you there?

flea market scarf

My flea market scarf / Black top from Warehouse / Cream horse belt from Primark

scarf detail

The Bristol Flea Market will return to Ashton Gate Stadium on a monthly basis, opening hours are 9am – 2pm. Entry is £2 or £1 for students and OAPs. For more info check out the event website.