Last weekend was our annual family trip to the Festival of Thrift which is an amazing festival held in the North East every September all about living sustainably with style which is right up my street.
We go to the Festival of Thrift every year and I’ve always had an amazing day so I was really looking forward to visiting again although this year I didn’t book into any of the classes or workshops as I wasn’t sure if I’d be up to joining in with them when they were released over the Summer. I totally wished I had booked a couple though as the jam making and upcycling ones looked like so much fun!
There’s always so much going on with the obvious theme of thriftiness running throughout all of the stalls, demonstrations and activities (as you’d expect from the Festival of Thrift ;-)).
There was so much going on that I didn’t take that many pictures to be honest with you but the ones above are just a few of my favourite bits.
The stalls were amazing selling everything from upcycled furniture to bird feeders made from teapots and from tiaras made from old buttons to brooches made from tin cans. There were vintage clothes, charity shop bargains, ideas for saving money and some amazing artwork made from recycled objects.
And don’t even get me started on the food and drink! It was amazing, organic gorgeous-ness and we ate homemade gingerbread and drank fresh pressed apple juice for lunch and bought some delicious organic sausages and veg home to cook for tea.
I bought some tea cups with matching saucers, some fabric, some ingredients to make homemade lip balm, a coffee sack and some other little pretties and got so many ideas for things I’d like to make for Christmas that it even inspired me to get back into bullet journalling to keep track of it all.
The Festival of Thrift is usually held in Darlington but this year it moved location as a one-off and although we had a brilliant time, I do hope it’s back in Darlington next year as there seemed to be more going on there. We missed some of the things that we’ve been used to seeing like the potter’s wheel and the blacksmith but it might be because this year it was spread out over a wider area with a couple of different locations close to each other.
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