Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The Southbourne Shake and Stir vintage festival

Good Morning all

I wanted to share with you all a great vintage fair that was held in my home town of Southbourne in Bournemouth..... Shake and Stir!

It was on all over the weekend and I went to it on Sunday as I was in Frome on Saturday as you all know.

The Shake and Stir has stalls all along Fisherman's Walk with food and drink and a band stand with music going throughout the day along with 40/50's music playing in between.

The first sights as we walked along this wooded area were these beauties!

We could hear music playing and the sun shone for the whole event.  People were wandering around smiling and happy a there were lots of people who were dressed for the occasion.!

Some lads who were all dressed up and soaking in the atmosphere kindly posed for me!

They had some great stalls all through the walk including vintage type food places as well!

The Camp Cooks!

The coffee car was amazing! it was a green 1964 Morris Minor Traveller nick named  a moggie!  It was in great condition and my husband happily sampled a cup of great artisan coffee, he is OCD about his coffee and he thought this was excellent.... www.kingsjive.co.uk

Their motto is Have Wheels will travel  They are available for hire for weddings as well.

Kings Jive Tea, Coffee and Treats.

Sampling the coffee!

The music was playing and there were lots of great stalls selling all manor of things.  There was a guy selling mirrors made from driftwood found locally.  There were vintage clothes and shoes.

Then I came across Sarah's Victoriously Vintage stall.  This lady not only sells amazing picnic baskets and china but hires table settings like the one below!

Table settings for hire. 

Vintage picnic baskets for sale.

Website: sarahsvictoriouslyvintage.com

Every where you looked there were amazing stalls to tempt you including this one called Dark Matters. Which sold Brownies and Truffles.

Even the trees were ' in the mood '

There were areas with wild flowers, all the trees had bunting on them and my husband became a human sign for a while as it had fallen down !

wild flowers growing by the trees at Fishermans walk.

Fishermans walk.
The stalls went all the way through until you end up at the Beach on the cliff of Southbourne.  The venue is stunning.  You keep walking to the cliff top and come across the Vintage Village.

They had a huge marquee where there was music and entertainment all day which was free and in the evenings it was ticketed at £10 and had live music from Rockin the joint  at 7pm - 9pm  and The Regular Joes  from 9pm until 11pm.

The vintage village had a food vans and bars with bales of hay to sit on either in the sun or under shelter.  There was an information tent with the organisers in there to help you and give FREE programme's for the whole weekends events....

vintage goodies made from vintage blankets.

vintage clothes, hats and jewellery for sale.

This event is wonderful and next year I will be getting involved in it and will be having a stall myself.  I will be letting you know the dates in the next few weeks... so there is one for your diary for 2015 and not to be missed.  Bournemouth has some of the best and safest beaches and some lovely holiday flats, Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts.  There are also great camp sites as well.

I hope you have enjoyed this tip toe through a wonderful vintage festival.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Looks wonderful. Do please email me the dates when you know them for next year! Liz x

  2. Will do Liz. Great to have seen you to catch up at Frome too. Meet up soon with Charles....xx