Saturday, 27 July 2013

Vintage at the Merchant City Festival, Glasgow

Just back from a fabulous morning at the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow.  I wanted to be there early before it got too busy and too hot - I'm glad I did!


My favourite part was the Vintage Maretplace - lots of stalls in Ingram Street car park.  My favourite was Hollie Berries beautiful stall full of vintage china and bits and pieces - gorgeous!  (In case you are wondering - the huge hedgehog at the back is part of a mural!!)


I also love Gillian Kyle items - bags, mugs, tea towels etc all depicting good old Scottish favourites like plain bread and Tunnocks teacakes as well as a few other instantly recognisable Scottish necessities!  Catherine was looking after the stall which was full of fabulous bits and pieces.

Retro Bazaar had an amazing collection of vintage phones and furniture.


Two of the other fabulous stalls were - Love Me Again with gorgeous homeware, and Emily Rose Vintage who had some lovely painted furniture.


Love these two - a Gramophone DJ and a gorgeous vintage thingy which served as a florists.



These lovely ladies posed for me while they waited for the Charleston Brunch at the Old Fruitmarket - don't they look amazing!


I had a fabulous morning - there was loads more to see - lots of food stalls and entertainment, but it got a bit hot and my feet were sore (I stupidly wore the wrong shoes - d'oh!!!!!).


Hope you are having a great weekend.

Love, Liz

21 comments:

Country Cottage Chic said...

Looks like a fabulous event!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

That looks like so much fun! Oh boy would love to of been there. The stall with the Scottish advertising looks interesting!

Ladybird Diaries said...

This looks so fantastic, especially the stall in the first photo, gorgeous. I wish I had known this was on this weekend as we are fairly close to Glasgow but sadly have other plans.
M x

Connie said...

Such wonderful stuff. Looooove that green telephone!

Fiona said...

What a great day out, that old Citroen van is fantastic. Did you buy anything?

Kestrel said...

I might head down tomorrow to check it out, looks good.

sky-blu-pink said...

What an amazing event! I am glad I live so far away, it would have been far tooooooo tempting!! Love the van and the Charleston ladies.

miz-bag said...

looks amazing x

Jo said...

Ooh looks great, did you make any china purchases? I thought about going today but met up with a friend in Edinburgh instead (and got absolutely DRENCHED in the rain! Had to borrow clothes from her when we got back to her flat!) Might have a snoop round tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, the vintage phones! I have a dial phone in the house, and I love to use it. It does take some time, though.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Wow, this all looks great bet it was difficult to resist! :) x

Anna @ Miss Beatrix said...

My kind of event! What summer is all about, in my eyes. Happy weekend! x

Olga Rani said...

Looks interesting! So many beautiful things

Curtise said...

Looks as though there was plenty to look at and enjoy. Love those old soda streams and the pineapple ice bucket! And I fancy a rummage on that vintage rail. Did you buy anything? xxx

Cindy Swanson said...

Thanks so much for visiting, commenting, and following my blog! I'm definitely going to be following you as well.

I think it's so awesome that you live in Scotland...one of my lifelong dreams is to visit there.

I instantly fell in love with your blog...

Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

Vix said...

Retro Bazaar looks like my house! Love it! x

Tweed Thoughts said...

Aw, I am just back from Glasgow - we left on Saturday morning, after a lovely week in the city :) Heard that this was going to be on, but alas . . . ! Looked like a great day out though :D

(I did see a lady dressed in a Charleston rig-out in Queen Street station as we were leaving - perhaps she was going to the brunch!)
Alison x

Unknown said...

Looks like a fabulous day, loved that vintage retro stall, dee x

his_girl_friday said...

Look at all those goodies!

Riitta Sinikka said...

Looks very interesting! So many beautiful things♥ best regards Riitta

Annie Cholewa said...

What a fantastic market! I can see so many things in your pics I'd have been tempted by.

And I'm so glad you set us straight re. that hedgehog ... I was just staring to wonder what they fed them up there ;)