Last Sunday my lovely friend Laura and I ventured down the A30 to the beautiful Bedruthan Hotel & Spa for a girly day out at their Mid-Century and Vintage Fair.
This was the first time both of us had visited Bedruthan, and I have to say the hotel itself is gorgeous, with a beautiful view of Mawgan Porth and the sea. The interior is a feast for the eye, with quirky touches such as a pebbled ceiling we discovered in one of the meeting rooms. We treated ourselves to a cheeky afternoon tea in their restaurant, ‘The Herring’, and I have to say it was delicious!
Curated by Duchy Fairs, the fair itself had a huge variety of items on show, from antique and collectable furniture, to beautiful vintage clothing, as well as art and gifts from some fantastic local craftspeople. I thought I’d share some of our favourite finds and suppliers with you:
As soon as I saw Scandinavian By Design‘s stall I was drawn to this fantastic Falcon Chair! If only I had the money kicking around for a beauty like this. Based in Wiltshire, SBY are experts in the sourcing of Mid-Century Scandinavian furniture, lighting and art. They stock original items by the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Charles Eames and Hans J Wegner. As a Mid-Century nut I easily racked up a several-thousand-pound shopping list drooling over their items.
Millie’s Attic is based in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Run by Emma Mills, they specialise in the buying and selling of antique furniture, tea sets and local crafts. Her stall at Bedruthan had this beautiful Blue Label Ercol table & chairs on display. I doubt it was still for sale by closing time.
Proper Retro operate from Newquay, Cornwall, and specialise in vintage and retro furniture and home accessories. Many of their items are from the 1960’s and 70’s. I managed to snap up this original 1960’s woven chair for a very reasonable price, especially compared to the many modern replicas you can buy.
I also have to mention the lovely Frockaholics Anonymous. I had no intention of buying any clothes (isn’t that always the way!), but we couldn’t resist rifling through the old beauties stocked at this stall, and both came away with some fantastic items. Laura took home a perfectly-fitting Edinburgh Woollen Mill jacket for £15, and I snapped up a 1940’s Harrods dress for £30! If you’re ever in the Tavistock or Totnes areas, I’d recommend popping to the Frockaholics stall at the markets held in both these towns. You won’t be disappointed.
If you like the sound of this fair and are kicking yourself that you missed out, don’t panic! Bedruthan are hosting another one later this year on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October. More information can be found here on Duchy Fairs’ website.