Sunday, 8 June 2014

Little Vintage Lover Fair Visits The Control Tower, North Creake

Today was a good day; tiring, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Up early, and out of the door before anyone else in the row was awake, we popped across the border into Norfolk, for the Little Vintage Lover Fair being held at The Control Tower, North Creake.

North Creake airfield was built in 1943, and was the home to 199 and 171 RAF Squadrons.  The tower, and surrounding gardens, have been lovingly, and painstakingly, restored and turned into an amazing vegetarian B&B, and today was the grand opening. 

The attention to detail is simply divine, and the atmosphere was so welcoming.  The interior is filled with incredible art deco fixtures and fittings; the highlight for me was the red cut moquette 3 piece suite!  I didn’t get to see a great deal of the interior, and so didn't get that many photographs, but what I did see was just dreamy – I could so easily have stayed there! 

There was tea and cake in abundance, 1940’s songs echoing across the lawns, and glorious sunshine – a perfect way to spend a summer’s day!

The fair was held in a Nissen hut, which provided a rather fitting backdrop for our forties finery!  We got to catch up with lovely people, many of whom we haven’t seen since 2013.

I didn’t get any photographs of anyone else’s stalls, such is the coward that I am, but there were some beautiful things being offered for sale, including more knitting patterns from the ever lovely Diane.

If you fancy a unique stay in rural North Norfolk, I am certain that you will not be disappointed with The Control Tower.  You can see lots more photographs of the incredible transformation on The Control Tower Facebook page.

I’m now off to soak my feet; 8+ hours of standing, and they’re pretty darn sore! :o)


  1. Looks like a fab day out, wish I lived closer :) x

  2. Your stall looked lovely. Great knitting pattern finds.

  3. It sounds such an amazing place! What a lovely time you must had spent there :-)

  4. That looks like fun.

    And that cardi on the bottom left is excellent!