Vintassion Uncovered - #57, 21/11/14




Hi Vintage Lovers,


Last Saturday we enjoyed a "two leg" Vintassion Road Trip in the beautiful Cotswolds.  We were planning to visit only one Vintage Fair, the Chipping Norton Vintage Fair but discovered by chance the Vintage Heaven Fair hosted by The Organic Farm Shop Cirencester and were so pleased we called in on the way...



... and what a fabulous greeting was given to everyone by Miss Cherry Bomb "the little redhead with the big voice".  Check out our facebook album of Leg 1 capturing the atmosphere of this lovely annual event in aid of the Paternoster School Cirencester and the Diabetic Research Foundation, and enjoy browsing our facebook album of Leg 2.  


A "handcrafted" business success... is this week's lovely Guest Blog by Paul & Michelle of The Duchy Box Company who kindly share with us how their business for making handcrafted bespoke vintage style boxes came in to being...  


UNCOVERED - The Duchy Box Company Guest blog


As ever we've got a fab selection of Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend around the UK, which include to name but a few:



  • Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair, by B2B Events
  • All things Vintage & Festive, Plymouth by Miss Ivy Events, where this week's Guest Blogger The Duchy Box Company is setting up Stall
  • The Macclesfield Vintage Fair by Decorative Fairs
  • Sheffield Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage where Vintassion Sellers Vintage Glove Box and Black Cat Vintage are setting up Stall


  • Newcastle Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage where Vintassion Seller Black Cat Vintage is setting up Stall
  • Vintage & Retro & Vintage Crafts Fayre, by Bijou & Vintage

Please find Uncovered this week:

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Enjoy browsing and have a lovely weekend.


Tricia & Martin Evans

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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Lynnette of Donnet Vintage...


... who specialises in selling hats as well as gloves, bags and more from the 1920s to 1990s. Here's a lovely sample of items currently listed for sale on Lynnette's Online Stall... 



You can also often find Lynnette setting up Stall at the lovely Greenwich Market, which is regarded as one of London's best covered markets with up to 120 stalls showing antiques and collectables on Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays, and craft and design on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and weekends.


New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who opened their own Online Stall in November: Jan and Clare Vintage, & Lily and Biscuit.


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


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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 All That Glitters Vintage - Beautiful 1950's Harrods Rhinestone Encrusted Evening Bag, £75. Goldtone Mesh Material studded with sparkling Rhinestones. Quality piece with the top clasp bar being topped with two large rhinestones that are set in filigree and surrounded by prong set rhinestones and small cream beads. Goldtone chain handle.


Interior is lined in champagne coloured satin with one slip pocket with the original mirror, a lipstick pocket along with the Harrods Ltd London Label. This evening bag is in lovely vintage condition the only mark is a lipstick mark on the interior. Measures max 9 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches with a drop of 11 inches.


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.


  • Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014 - Sunday, 23rd November, 2014

    Up to 300 exhibitors offering antiques, collectables, vintage items including ceramics, glass, silver, jewellery, small furniture, pictures, treen, books, vintage clothing, and much more.

    Opening Times: Saturday: 0800-1630 Sunday: 1000-1600  Entry Fee:Saturday: £5 before 1000 then £4 Sunday: £4
    Address: The Lowland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Midlothian/Edinburghshire, EH28 8NB
    Organiser: B2B Events

  • Brighton Belle's Vintage & Makers

    Saturday, 22nd November, 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

  • Shop Local at Crafty Vintage

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014

    A collective of real people who make crafts, up cycle, collect, reinvent, and have a passion for thrift and vintage. It is an opportunity to shop for wonderful Christmas presents from small businesses and self employed people and to make sure that your money goes to the individual and not multinational companies. Free cuppa & biscuits, free wifi, and free face painting will leave that little bit more in your pocket too!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: St Mary’s Hall, Church St, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2DG
    Organiser: Crafty Vintage

  • All things Vintage & Festive

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014

    One of the biggest Festive fairs in the South West with more than 70 Vintage & handcrafted quality stalls. An array of clothes, crockery & gifts can be found to help you purchase individual presents not found on the high street. The fab ‘Metropolis Swing Quartet’ will be performing Christmas favourites. The popular beauty parlour and JoJo's tearoom are back, and you will be able to make memories and capture the day in the Festive photobooth.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £2, under 12s free
    Address: The Guildhall, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2AD
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events
    Vintassion Sellers: The duchy box company.

  • Sheffield Does Vintage

    Saturday, 22nd November, 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: Vintage Glove BoxBlack Cat Vintage.

  • Liverpool Does Vintage

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014

    Whether you are a discerning bargain hunter or avid vintage home lover, you’re going to LOVE Liverpool Does Vintage with its wealth of quality, affordable vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. There's also plenty of fun things to keep you entertained for hours – vintage inspired workshops, tearoom, live music and much more! There really is something for everyone!

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, Liverpool, Metropolitan County of Merseyside, LS2 3SW
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage

  • The Macclesfield Vintage Fashion Fair

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014

    Calling Vintage fans of Cheshire, we are returning again with 30 incredible traders selling Jackets, Leather, Suede, Jumpers, Prints, Blouses and Pretty Spring Dresses, Vintage Sparkle Jewellery & Heaps of Accessories, Knitting patterns to Old-School, and a whole lot more awaits the avid Vintage Fan at fantastic prices!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA
    Organiser: Decorative Fairs

  • Vintage at the Village Hall Wimborne Minster

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014

    Fabulous vintage stalls and designer-maker crafts, in a beautiful Georgian House in Wimborne town. Free drop-in crochet workshop!

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1530  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: Allendale House, Hanham Rd, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 1AS
    Organiser: Fab Fairs

  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Vintage...

    Saturday, 22nd November, 2014

    Shop vintage this Christmas for party frocks, vintage, vintage-inspired & hand-made gifts, and unique stocking fillers. Over 40 stalls covering vintage clothes, jewellery, handbags and accessories, kitchenalia, small furniture, toys, books, prints and maps. Enjoy our vintage café all day with scrummy cake, tea and sandwiches.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1.50, accompanied kids free
    Address: Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 8NU
    Organiser: Bruce Castle Museum

  • Ashbourne Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 23rd November, 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

  • Newcastle Does Vintage

    Sunday, 23rd November, 2014

    We love our Newcastle vintage fair! Bringing a touch of vintage to the vibrant city of Newcastle! With rails and rails of the finest vintage clothing and homewares. As well as the fantastic vintage stalls, we will also be bringing the full vintage experience with tea rooms, workshops and more! There really isn’t another vintage event like it.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: Newcastle Theatre Royal, Grey Street, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE1 6BR
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • Vintage & Retro & Vintage Crafts Fayre

    Sunday, 23rd November, 2014

    Over 30 stalls full to the brim with all things Vintage & Handcrafted, including: Fashion & Textiles, Jewellery & Accessories, Hoards of Household Treasures, Militaria & Curious, & lots more. Plus live swing music, Dancing, and Classic Cars. Fun for all the Family.

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

  • The Suffolk Art Deco, Retro & Vintage Fashion Fair

    Sunday, 23rd November, 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

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...