Vintassion Uncovered - #53, 24/10/14




Hi Vintage Lovers,


Thinking of trading at Vintage Fairs, well see this week's lovely Guest Blog by Sarah Anne Vintage who kindly shares her topsy turvy experience of her first year but wouldn't change it for the world...


UNCOVERED Sarah Anne Vintage Guest Blog


Thinking of visiting a Vintage Fair, well see our blog about Helen Jones of Hels Belles Boutique who has a passion for all things vintage especially English fine bone china and organises fabulous Vintage & Craft Fairs in Gloucestershire... 


UNCOVERED Helen Jones - Blog


Which leads nicely on to our fab selection of Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend around the UK, including:




  • Abingdon Contemporary Crafts for Christmas Show by ACF Craft Fairs, where Vintage Home will be setting up stall


  • The Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair at Chester Racecourse by Decorative Fairs
  • Retro Revival Festival 2014 at Haydock Park Racecourse by Period Promotions
  • Leicester Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage, where Vintassion Seller Black Cat Vintage is setting up stall
  • Forties to Noughties Bazaar in Newcastle by BR Events, where Vintassion Sellers' Vintage Glove BoxVintageInVogue, are setting up stall
  • Abingdon Contemporary Crafts for Christmas Show by ACF Craft Fairs, where Vintage Home will be setting up stall


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Enjoy browsing and have a great weekend and October half-term.


Tricia & Martin Evans

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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Karen who owns The Rag Trader...


who enjoys selling selected special vintage and handmade textiles on her Online Stall ...



Karen also has a fab shop The Rag Trader at 27 New Street on the historic Barbican Plymouth stocking a variety of vintage fabrics, linens and laces, bedspreads, quilts and boho-homewares, see The Rag Trader facebook page.



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: The Rag Trader, Sea Crystals JewelleryTojo ClothingVintageInVogue, 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... 



Sellers' Special Offers


Please find Uncovered one of our Sellers' fab Special Offers.   To view all our Sellers' Special Offers please visit
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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 The Little Vintage China Stall  - 1960s Austrian Milk/Water Pitcher & Cups Set, £23.99 free p&p. This is a beautiful Austrian milk/water pitcher and cups set made by Lilien Porzellan in the 1960s. Pale blue with and navy banding and ribbing at the base. Set includes:Pitcher - 14.5cms, & 4x cups - 8 cms


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, 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.

  • York Student Union Vintage Fair

    Friday, 24th October, 2014

    Way-hey we are bringing our fabulous vintage fair, ‘York Does Vintage’ to York University. With over 20 handpicked, quality stallholders selling everything from clothes, kitchenalia, menswear, accessories and beauty, there really will be something for everyone, with lots of bargains to be had...

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: James Dining Hall, York University, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DD
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Vintage Glove BoxBlack Cat VintageVintageInVogue.

  • Brighton Belle's Vintage & Makers

    Saturday, 25th October, 2014

    The very best of the South coast's vintage traders and makers take over Old Spitalfields Market for the day every 4th Saturday of the month. Showcasing the talent and style of Brighton and the surrounding areas. As always, it's Cat's Pajamas!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Old Spitafields Market, 16 horner Square, London, E1 6EW
    Organiser: Belle's Events

  • Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 25th October, 2014 - Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    A lovely antiques and vintage fair where you can find just about anything: jewellery, ceramics, vintage clothing and accessories, militaria, ephemera, kitchenalia etc. Literally, something for everyone. Homemade refreshments available. Free parking.

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1 adults, children free
    Address: The Old School, Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9DX
    Organiser: Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair

  • A Vintage & Artisan Extravaganza

    Saturday, 25th October, 2014

    Join us for a family day out where we will be reviving the 40's and 50's with music, games and over 40 stalls of vintage clothing and accessories, vintage homewares and artisan treasures. Our vintage tea ladies will be serving a plethora of refreshments in our fabulous vintage tea room.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1.50, Children under 14 free
    Address: Tarporley Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0AY
    Organiser: Coconut Shy Events

  • Ashbourne Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    The increasingly popular Ashbourne Vintage Fair and Flea Market is always full of vintage loveliness. There are up to 50 stalls, with a large collection of clothing, linen, books, Jewellery, memorabilia, collectables, pictures, homewares, furntiture...

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1500  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Town Hall, Buxton Rd, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, BA5 2PD
    Organiser: Absolutely Vintage Darling

  • Frock Me Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    The original vintage fashion fair in London. Established for more than 10 years, the fair has fifty of the best vintage dealers from the UK and beyond. So whether you're looking for that original 1920's flapper dress or for collectable labels such as Biba, Ossie Clark and YSL, it's the place to find it. The fair also hosts a 1940s tea room, provided by Blackbird Tea Rooms of Brighton.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1730  Entry Fee: £4, NUS £2
    Address: Chelsea Town Hall, King's Rd, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE
    Organiser: Frock Me!

  • Leicester Does Vintage

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    Our Leicester vintage fair is set in the heart of this beautiful city, expect exquisite vintage stalls…. whether you are a discerning bargain hunter or avid vintage home lover, you’re going to LOVE Leicester Does Vintage. You’ll find plenty of fun things to keep you entertained for hours – vintage inspired workshops, Angie’s Marvellous Tearoom, live music by the lovely Lizzy Rushby, SGR Vintage Hair and Make up and much more!

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: The City Rooms, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5AW
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • Retro Sundays

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    Every month and throughout the year our fairs showcase the best vintage and retro from the North West and beyond. They are located in only the most interesting and unique venues – if we wouldn’t eat, drink or go there why one earth would we make you!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool, Metropolitan County of Merseyside, L1 4EZ
    Organiser: Pillbox Vintage Fairs

  • Retro Revival Festival 2014

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    The North West's Biggest Retro & Vintage, Fashion, Music & Dance Festival! This year's main act is the fabulous CROWN TOP KINGS playing the best of Jump Jive, Swing, Country & Rock'n'Roll. Sunnyside Swing will be hosting the UK's hottest DJs. Plus - Show & Shine Car Show, Fashion Show, Retro Art, Collectors Corner, Vintage & Retro Traders, Re-enactors displays, & much more...
    Under 12s, & armed services/ veterans FREE

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1700  Entry Fee: £5 advance tickets & £7 on the door
    Address: Haydock Park Racecourse (FREE PARKING), Newton Le Willlows, Cheshire, WA12 0HQ
    Organiser: Period Promotions

  • The Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    Running since 2005 at the hugely popular venue of Chester Racecourse this Fair has a lovely relaxed feel allowing the 50 exhibitors to showcase and offer for sale their stunning vintage collections of Vintage & Period Clothing along with Antique & Traditional Textiles and nostalgic items from bygone times that include vintage table linens, bed linens, Victorian Lace, Shoes, Handbags, Costume Jewellery, Shawls and lots more...

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £3, free parking
    Address: The County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse, New Crane St, Chester, Cheshire, CH1-2LY
    Organiser: Decorative Fairs

  • Forties to Noughties Bazaar

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    Being held in what was originally an Art Deco cine-variety theatre this fab bazaar offers lots of lovely vintage, retro, recyclers/up-cyclers, home-wares, jewellery, glass, china, fashions, etc, PLUS live entertainment, refreshments, and other “attractions”.

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1530  Entry Fee: £2 adult
    Address: NE6 Suite, Scrogg Rd, Newcastle, Bedfordshire, NE6 2PR
    Organiser: BR Events
    Vintassion Sellers: Vintage Glove BoxVintageInVogue.

  • Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

    Sunday, 26th October, 2014

    Excellent spacious new venue with plenty of space for 50 stalls full of beautiful,unusual and interesting antiques, vintage and collectable items. Everything from furniture to fashion and much much more. Belper Leisure Centre is just a few miles from Derby and within easy reach of Nottingham, Sheffield, Chesterfield etc.

    Opening Times: 0900 to 1500  Entry Fee: £2 adults, £1.50 concessions, under 16s free
    Address: Belper Leisure Centre, John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 0DA
    Organiser: Blue Sky 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!


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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.


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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...