I was invited to photograph the Crafty Vintage event at Brockholes Nature Reserve on Saturday morning. The sun was shining and the car park quiet as I arrived. The Crafty Vintage team and stall holders were busy sorting the final touches as I walked around.
I was impressed by the number of vendors at the event they fall into 3 main categories Craft, Vintage and Food.
The food includes an amazing cake stall that sold huge slices of cake. They were bigger than you would slice for yourself even if you were on your own! The other food stands had good quality food with great smells coming from the pizza in the wood fired oven. It was also good to see a vegetarian and vegan food stall. If your dog is feeling left out there were doggy treats with dog beer to wash them down.
There was a huge array of vintage clothing, hats, accessories and household items. My friends from Swingaroo would have had a field day. The crafts included some lovely carved wood, hand drawn pen and ink images and robots made from recycled materials. It was the perfect place to find that item you don't find in the shops.
There was also a bar and take away bottled beers from the Beer Brothers. As I left the sun was still shining a number of people were looking forward to being photographed in the photo booth held in a vintage VW from Chase the Sun.
There is entertainment on all day from singers to magicians if I didn't have plans I would have stayed all day.
Thank you to Crafty Vintage for inviting me down and to the vendors for letting me point my camera at them and their products.