Vintassion Uncovered - #52, 17/10/14




Hi Vintage Lovers,


Where are you looking to go next Sunday 26th October...



How about the North West's Biggest Vintage Fashion, Music, Dance Retro Revival Festival 2014 at the beautiful Haydock Park Racecourse, which offers something for everyone from retro & vintage stalls galore to awesome live Swing & Rock'n'Roll bands...


PLUS 'running' alongside as usual will be the Show & Shine Car Show with fabulous US & UK classic cars, which just gets bigger and bigger every year!  Well done as ever to Stella & Ian of Period Promotions for organising this fantastic value for money annual retro festival for the North West - Advance tickets £5 only including parking


Thank you to Vintassion Seller Dawn of Vintage Glove Box for kindly sharing with us these lovely photos of last Saturday's Miss Manda's Vintage & Craft Fair held in Sunderland Minister...



Check out our facebook album for more lovely photos and captions...


Do you have 'treasured' memories? WeIl Vintassion Seller Linda of Gillard & May kindly shares her 'treasured' memories with us in this week's Guest Blog...



Uncovered - Gillard and May Guest Blog


As ever we've got a fab selection of Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend around the UK to help you further indulge your passion for vintage, including:



  • Custard Factory Antiques & Vintage Bazaar, Birmingham by B2B Events
  • Norwich Fleamarket, by Norwich Fleamarket where BBC Antiques Road Trip will be filming experts Anita Manning & Paul Laidlaw
  • Sheffield Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage


  • Vintage At The Dome, by The Vintage Suitcase
  • Newcastle Wedding Fair, by Britain Does Vintage
  • Antique, Vintage, and Collectors' Fair, Gloucester by Vanity Fairs

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Tricia & Martin Evans

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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Michelle and Paul of The duchy box company...


Back in 2012 they formed The Picture This Company. As part of a prop design they purchased 200 old Australian cheese boxes. After their use, not wanting to waste them they decided to up cycle them by adding rope handles and engraving personalisation on them for customers. In the run up to Christmas 2013, all of these were sold!  Here they at last November's lovely Crocadon Courtyard Brocante in Cornwall...



However, demand continued and they decided to form The duchy box company back in March and focus on producing their own boxes in several different sizes, but using local Duchy timber and hand finishing them to a higher standard and a bespoke personalisation process...



Recent business orders completed include, Hairy Growler Jewellery - Cambridge, Kilpatrick PR - London (for Debenhams), and HostMaker - London.  But great News for customers, you can buy them direct from their Online Stall, here's a sample of their lovely vintage style boxes that can be personalised with any wording and font of your choice...



Michelle and Paul also continue to enjoy setting up Stall at Vintage Fairs in Devon & Cornwall, including Miss Ivy's Events and Crocadon Courtyard Brocante.


New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who have opened their own Online Vintage Fair Stall in October: Tojo Clothing, VintageInVogue, and The duchy box company.


To view the profiles of all the Vintassion Sellers with their stalls currently open please visit our A-Z of Stall Holders.


If you are interested in opening an Online Stall please take a peek below about easily getting started with our 30 Day Free Trial Offer and just click on the image for more information... 



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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 Jacqueline's Vintage  - Gorgeous Vintage St Michael Raincoat Lined Faux Fur 12, £29 free p&p. Maroon mac fully lined with grey and white faux fur apart from inside the sleeves. Four button front fastening and two slant pockets. Faux fur trim to cuffs. Circa 1970′s to early 1980′s. Label: St Michael Made in Belgium SIZE 12 Long. Actual Measurements: Underarm to Underarm 20.5" 52cm; Sleeve underarm 16.5" 42 cm; & Length Nape to Hem 45″ 114.5cm. Condition: Very Good, no faults or issues.


Like to view more of our daily favourites then visit our Pinterest Board showcasing Today's favourites - Vintage & Retro.


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.


  • Abingdon Contemporary Crafts for Christmas Show

    Thursday, 16th October, 2014 - Sunday, 19th October, 2014

    The Show now in its 43rd year is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the historic atmosphere of the Medieval Abbey Buildings. On display will be dazzling jewellery, leather work, ceramics, interior designs, pottery, woodwork, aromatic soaps & much more! Visitors can also enjoy being seranaded by Ron in Auntie Christine’s Bistro whilst savouring the delicous home–made snacks.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1700 (1630 Sun)  Entry Fee: £4.30, £3.30 Concession, £2.20 child(under 5 free)
    Address: Medieval Abbey, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JF
    Organiser: ACF Craft Fairs

  • Custard Factory Antiques & Vintage Bazaar

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    This quirky venue offers up to 100 exhibitors offering retro and vintage clothing, small furniture, ceramics, glass, pictures, jewellery, silver, metalware and much more in various parts of The old Birds Custard Factory.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA
    Organiser: B2B Events

  • Bows & Braces Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    View delightful boutiques with quality vintage stock selling
    glamorous vintage classics and timeless retro pieces. So come along for a lovely vintage experience and purchase unique items for your wardrobe and decorating your home. There will also be music from the past playing all day and vintage hair & Makeup.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: The Masonic Hall, High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AA
    Organiser: Bows and Braces

  • Norwich Fleamarket

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    The award-winning fabulous Norwich Fleamarket has been held at the beautiful Grade I listed St. Andrew's Halls since 1975. The city's favourite fair has over 100 stalls offering a huge selection of antiques, vintage, retro and collectables attracting 1,500 buyers from the UK and Europe.

    Opening Times: 0830 to1630  Entry Fee: £4 before 0930. £2 after 0930, free to under 18s
    Address: St Andrews & Blackfriars Halls, St. Andrews Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU
    Organiser: Norwich Fleamarket

  • Sheffield Does Vintage

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    Sheffield Does Vintage returns to the stunning Cutlers Hall, home to a chandelier rescued from the Titanic! Enjoy browsing through rail after rail of fabulous one-off vintage finds. Students looking for cheap, stylish bargains won’t be disappointed either! You can also enjoy a vintage tearoom, vintage inspired workshops, a pop up beauty parlour, live music and much, much more!

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: Cutler’s Hall, Church Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1HG
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • Pop Up Vintage Fairs at Old Spitalfields Market

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    We pop up at Old Spitalfields Market in the heart of East London on the third Saturday of every month. Expect to find a fantastic mix of vintage market stalls with everything from vintage ladies & menswear, accessories, jewellery & homeware to furnishings, posters, books, vinyls, antique maps & more.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Old Spitafields Market, 16 Horner Square, London, E1 6EW
    Organiser: Pop Up Vintage Fairs London

  • The King's Arms Vintage Fashion Fair

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    A friendly group of Greater Manchester's best vintage traders gather monthly to put on this great fair selling beautifully presented genuine vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. Different traders and new seasonal stock each month. Always a warm welcome in this terrific traditional old pub/theatre venue - stop by for a browse, a pint and a chat - everyone welcome.

    Opening Times: 1200 - 1700 - free parking on Bloom St after 1230  Entry Fee:Free
    Address: The King's Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford, Greater Manchester, M3 6AN
    Organiser: Mint Vintage

  • Vintage Craft Market

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    Lots of wonderful stalls from Vintage treasures, shabby chic to great hand-made crafts. Refreshments available. Stalls available. Enquiries

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Shalford village hall, Kings Rd, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8JU
    Organiser: M and J Events

  • Beverley Vintage, Retro & Handmade Fair

    Saturday, 18th October, 2014

    Raising funds for Beverley Minster we will have 100+ sellers/traders of Vintage, Retro & Handmade covering: Homewares, Clothing, Furniture, Fabrics, Collectables, Arts & Crafts and much more. Plus vintage catwalk show, live music and dance, vintage hair & make-up demonstrations throughout the day, Refreshments & food will be available on site too. Our last event at the Minster had over 1500 attending. Stands are £30 for vintage/retro sellers.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Beverley Minster, Minster Yard, Beverley, North Humberside, HU17
    Organiser: DaltonSpire Limited

  • Newcastle Wedding Fair

    Sunday, 19th October, 2014

    NEW FOR 2014 after the success of Newcastle Does Vintage comes our handmade and vintage wedding fair with interactive features, demonstrations, tasting sessions, and live music! Whether you are after a unique touch to your perfect fairy tale wedding, or suppliers who can help make your big day full of rustic charm then this event is for you!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1500  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Newcastle Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE1 6BR
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage

  • Vintage At The Dome

    Sunday, 19th October, 2014

    Join the award winning vintage team The Vintage Suitcase at this jaw dropping venue with over 70 stalls with Vintage & Handmade traders. We'll have Clothing & Accessories, Furniture & Homewares, Curios & Collectables, Handmade Designer Makers & our resident vintage vinyl dj 'Vintage Monkey' will be joining us!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1, under 12s free
    Address: The Dome, Devonshire Road, Devonshire Rd, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6RY
    Organiser: The Vintage Suitcase

  • Military, Music & Marvellous Vintage

    Sunday, 19th October, 2014

    WWII Military Vehicle Display, 40s singing Superstar Katie Mustang, so bring your dancing shoes... PLUS hoards of Stalls full to the brim with all things Vintage - Fashion & Accessories, Household, Curios, Militaria specialist and more...

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1 Adults, children free
    Address: Leyland Hotel, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 4JX
    Organiser: Bijou & Vintage

  • The Suffolk Art Deco, Retro & Vintage Fashion Fair

    Sunday, 19th October, 2014

    The only fair of its kind in East Anglia. Up to 60 stalls plus furniture selling quality, affordable Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts Movement, Original Retro 1950's-1970's, Ladies & Gents Vintage Fashion & Accessories.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600 (no early entry)  Entry Fee: £3, accompanied children under 16 free. £2 after 1
    Address: The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
    Organiser: East Anglian Deco Fairs

  • Antique, Vintage, and Collectors' Fair

    Sunday, 19th October, 2014

    30 Dealers offering a wide variety of Antiques and Collectables, including china, glassware, vintage linen and garments, jewelery, kitchenalia, books, postcards and much more.
    There is a large free car park, and excellent refreshments on site.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: Adults £1, children under 16 free
    Address: Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 2JH
    Organiser: Vanity Fairs

  • Abingdon Contemporary Crafts for Christmas Show

    Thursday, 23rd October, 2014 - Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    The Show now in its 43rd year is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the historic atmosphere of the Medieval Abbey Buildings. On display will be dazzling jewellery, leather work, ceramics, interior designs, pottery, woodwork, aromatic soaps & much more! Visitors can also enjoy being seranaded by Ron in Auntie Christine’s Bistro whilst savouring the delicous home–made snacks.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1700 (1630 Sun)  Entry Fee: £4.30, £3.30 Concession, £2.20 child(under 5 free)
    Address: Medieval Abbey, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3JF
    Organiser: ACF Craft Fairs
    Vintassion Sellers: Vintage Home.

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!


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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...