Vintassion Uncovered - #46, 05/09/14


Hi Vintage Lovers,


We're relaunching our Blog and what better way with Michelle Tugcu of Black Cat Vintage very kindly sharing with us her life long enjoyment, insights, handy tips, and approach to selling original vintage, retro and upcycled clothes and accessories, as well as making clothes to original vintage patterns, and handmade bags using some wonderful designer fabrics...


Michelle's Stall at the very popular York Does Vintage - the next one is THIS SUNDAY


Whether you have a passion for wearing or selling vintage fashion or maybe both, then the latest Vintassion Blog is must a read - please add your comments to the Blog and share on facebook/ twitter.


Check out our selection of fab Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend taking place around the UK, including The Blue Moon Market Vintage & Vaudeville Fair an exciting new fair in Cardiff Masonic Hall by PinkFire Events, and Miss Ivy Events All Things Vintage & Artisan last monthly fair at stunning Mount Edgcumbe across the water from Plymouth in Cornwall.


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Tricia & Martin Evans

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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Second Time Around a family business established in 2012. Their Online Stall contains a small selection of the Vintage & Retro range at their main store in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, where they also sell modern & vintage furniture along with locally handmade craft items...


Here's a taster of some of their fab Vintage and Retro items currently listed for sale on their Online Stall... 



You may also browse Second Time Around's larger furniture items on their facebook page, which can be reserved and collected from their Shop.


New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who opened their own Online Vintage Fair Stall in August: The Orchard and The AppleSecond Time Around, Vintage Rosie, Ruby Dawns Vintage, Vintage Grand Central, Harriet 7, Once upon a Timevintagestyle, Sarah Anne Vintage, Goldmine Vintage Tea, and E And V Vintage.


To view the Stall profiles of all the current Vintassion Sellers please visit our A-Z of Stall Holders.


Sellers' Special Offers


Please find Uncovered a selection of Special Offers for your perusal.  To view all Sellers' Special Offers please visit

Latest 12 listings


Please find Uncovered below a recent snapshot of the 12 latest listings for your perusal.  To view the very latest listings please visit and click on an item to view details.



Daily favourites


Our selected daily favourite lot this week is by Vintassion Seller E And V Vintage -  Beautiful Vintage 1920's Armand Marseille Dream Baby Doll, £200 free p&p. Markings to back of the head AM Germany 351 4K Head is of bisque, the painting is beautifully fresh for a doll of this age. Blue glass fixed eyes, open mouth showing two perfectly set teeth (original). Chubby baby body is of composition, flaking paint and rubbing to the shoulder joints, no damage at all to the actual composition. The stringing is good and firm and holds a pose very well. Fingers and toes all present and correct. There are no cracks to the head or the body. Dressed in a cotton petticoat and lawn christening style dress with bonnet, these are all original and correct for the doll. A truly beautiful example of a Dream Baby.



Like to view more of our daily favourites then visit our facebook album for August's Favourites.


Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend


If you too enjoy visiting or selling at vintage fairs and events, then take a look below at a select few happening around the UK this weekend and visit those Vintassion Sellers’ web pages (just click on their Stall name below) who are setting up their Stall and maybe arrange to take a closer look and pay and collect at an event!   Please always check for latest event details using the Organisers' web page links before visiting.


  • St Gemma’s Hospice Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 6th September, 2014 - Sunday, 7th September, 2014

    Come along to our Award-winning Vintage Fair. There will be a wide range of vintage goods including clothes, accessories, home wares, books, small pieces of furniture, classic vinyl, plus plenty of timeless jewellery and artwork. It's for a fantastic cause and is a brilliant day out so get yourself along!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: By donation
    Address: St Gemma’s Hospice, 329 Harrogate Road, Moortown, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 6QD
    Organiser: St Gemma's Hospice

  • The Blue Moon Market Vintage & Vaudeville Fair

    Saturday, 6th September, 2014

    50+ exciting shopping stalls & exhibitors including, Vintage, Retro, Shabby Chic, Local Produce... PLUS Vintage Tea Rooms, Retro Makeover & Photo Studio, Traditional Ice Cream & Refreshments AND Holistic Therapies, Mystics, Clairvoyants, Tarot Readers and lots, lots more! LIVE ENTERTAINMENT throughout the day from Vintage Vocal Trio The Haywood Sisters, and wandering Vaudeville Cabaret.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: £6 Advance Tickets, under 14s free + paying adult
    Address: Cardiff Masonic Hall, 8 Guildford St, Cardiff, Glamorgan/Morgannwg, CF10 2HL
    Organiser: PinkFire Events

  • All Things Vintage & Artisan

    Sunday, 7th September, 2014

    This will be the last of Miss Ivy's monthly vintage market at this pretigious venue, just over the water in Cornwall. Join us for an eclectic mix of vintage and artisan craft stalls, swing dancing and a great atmosphere in a stunning location.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Mount Edgcumbe House & County Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL10 1HZ
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events

  • York Does Vintage

    Sunday, 7th September, 2014

    Our York vintage fair is the original ‘Britain Does Vintage’ fair, set in our hometown, the beautiful city of York. You can expect rows and rows of the finest vintage clothing, homewares and kitchenalia, plus a vintage tea room, free workshops, live music and much more! There really isn’t another vintage event like it…

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9XD
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • Hello Vintage! Saltburn

    Sunday, 7th September, 2014

    Our fab sellers will be offering an array of true vintage wares including china, glass, linens & textiles homewares, kitchenalia, furniture, clothing, accessories, jewellery, baskets, suitcases, vanity goods, collectibles and more all dating between 1900s - 1980s. We'll also be serving afternoon tea in our beautifully dressed vintage tea room

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1, under 16s & students free
    Address: Saltburn Community Hall, Windsor Road, Saltbury-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12 1JW
    Organiser: Hello Vintage!

  • Absofab Retro Sundays Forest Gate

    Sunday, 7th September, 2014

    Fab stalls offering you pre-1980's and related goods in a homely musical environment in Forest Gate. Homemade eats and treats. Tarot card readings by Michelle B. Minutes from Forest Gate station. Local transport from Stratford.

    Opening Times: 1300 to 1700  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: BB's, 53 Hampton Rd, Forest Gate, London, E7 0NJ
    Organiser: Absofab vintage and more

  • Vintage at the Village Hall Blandford Forum

    Monday, 8th September, 2014

    45 stalls selling vintage clothes, fabrics, French textiles, jewellery, shabbychic furniture, homeware, designer-maker crafts. Free drop-in crochet workshop!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: Corn Exchange, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AD
    Organiser: Fab Fairs

No worries if you can't make any of these events, as there are always more Upcoming Vintage Fairs and Events to indulge your passion for vintage!


Traders' Special Offers


Only £5 to list in Queenies Bazaar Guide To Vintage online directory


Here's a great opportunity for Vintage Traders to take out a 365 day listing in the fab Queenies Bazaar Guide to Vintage online directory for only £5 with dedicated SEO links to your web pages, including your Vintassion Stall web page and other web pages you promote and sell.


With over 10,000 monthly page views by people interested in the vintage, craft and collectables scene, Queenies Bazaar Guide To Vintage provides another great way to help boost traffic to your web pages.  


It’s very easy to take up this great offer, just email Alexandra at Queenies Bazaar using the email address you receive Vintassion Uncovered, and Alexandra will quickly create a tailored listing just for you - email:  Click here to receive Vintassion Uncovered every week in your email box.


20% saving on first event Stall booking with Britain Does Vintage


If you haven't traded at one of Britain Does Vintage fab fairs now's your chance to book one up and receive a 20% saving on your first event stall booking.   Thanks to Britain Does Vintage all Vintassion Uncovered followers are eligible for this great introductory offer, so if you haven't signed up yet to receive our weekly Newsletter direct to your email inbox just click here.


To take up this Special Offer just send a quick email, using the email address you receive Vintassion Uncovered, to Britain Does Vintage at quoting "Vintassion offer" in the subject field and you'll be sent all the details.  Click here to receive Vintassion Uncovered every week in your email box.


There are plenty of fairs taking place in Yorkshire and further afield to choose from throughout 2014 -Britain Does Vintage fair dates  but don't wait too long to take up this offer as spaces tend to get booked early...