Haigh Hall, the manor house where the great and the good of Wigan in times gone by resided – now transformed into a sumptuous wedding venue, conference centre, and home of Vibrant Vintage’s Christmas fair.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit the place you simply must, it’s well worth the bargainous £1 entrance fee.
Here it is in all its splendour….
… and check out these vintage bad boys that were parked up outside, wowzers!
Inside it was suitably festive, complete with humongous Christmas tree and stacks of fake presents.
As usual there were numerous stalls dotted around the place selling all kinds of lovely vintage and vintage-inspired goodies.
I tried on numerous outfits including a lush British racing green velvet suit (too big on top) and a fabulous flamenco-inspired full-length dress which was just a wee bit tight on top so alas I came home empty-handed. *Cue violins*
Although I didn’t purchase anything this time I did get the chance to début my new-to-me hat.
I know people generally only wear hats like this to the races or a wedding, but seriously how many times do they crop up throughout the year?
I’m the proud owner of a fairly substantial vintage hat collection so when I get the chance to rock one in public I’m all over it!
This was one of those impulse purchases that was made in the middle of summer when I was running to get cash out to pay the plumber who had just fixed a (thankfully clean!) toilet leak.
As I hurtled towards the ATM I passed a branch of Banardo’s and there it was in all its coppery glory.
One brief encounter later and it was heading back home with me towards a very confused-looking plumber.
In another day of firsts this lovely oxblood leather satchel had its premier outing after being found on a Chorley chazza trip the day before.
It’s the perfect size to carry all your bits and bobs and it’s so purdy… (and it matches the Rolls Royce in the first picture – obviously meant to be!)
Now I may not have purchased anything this time but fear not dear reader since then I got my mitts on some seriously amazing loot.
And on that tempting note I’ll see you soon!
Hat: Vintage, Banardo’s (Beech Hill, Wigan) £6.99
Dress: Vintage, Chinese Laundry (Hull) £13
Black leather belt: Jaegar via Cancer Research UK £3.99
T-bar shoes: Pavers via Vintage & Craft Fair (Haigh Hall) £9
Leather satchel: Children’s Society (Chorley) £7.99
Cardigan: Salvation Army (Wigan) £2.99