Vintassion Uncovered - #58, 28/11/14




Hi Vintage Lovers,


This week we have two lovely Guest Blogs to share with you, the first rather aptly called Always something "nouvea" for customers...  is by Vintassion Seller June of Art Nouvocative who provides an interesting insight as to how their Kent based stylish vintage image greetings card publishing business got into retailing and wholesaling... 



UNCOVERED - Art Nouvocative Guest Blog


The second is by Katy of Pillbox Vintage Fairs who enjoy offering the very best in vintage and retro at their fairs across the North West and are Synonymous with vintage in Liverpool...



UNCOVERED - Pillbox Vintage Fairs Guest Blog


Great News everyone we've got for you a fantastic "TOP 20" selection of Vintage Fairs to visit this weekend around the UK, which include to name but a few:



  • Antiques & Everything, Wallington Surrey by Panama Fairs
  • Lincoln Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage where Vintassion Seller Black Cat Vintage is setting up Stall
  • Christmas Market Weekend at Crocadon, St Mellion Cornwall by Crocadon Farm Courtyard Events where Vintassion Seller The Duchy Box Company is setting up Stall
  • Christmas Secret Vintage Fair Colchester by Secret Vintage Fair where Vintassion Seller Art Nouvocative is setting up Stall


  • All things Vintage & Festive, Torquay Devon by Miss Ivy Events
  • York Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage where Vintassion Sellers' Black Cat Vintage & Vintage Glove Box are setting up Stall
  • Vicky's Craft and Vintage Fair, London by The Victoria Stakes

For us we're excited to be heading on a Vintassion Road Trip to Liverpool on Sunday to visit for the first time both, The South Liverpoool Vintage Fashion Fair organised by Decorative Fairs, and Retro Sundays organised by Pillbox Vintage Fairs.  Keep an eye on our social pages for photos :) 


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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Carol of Look Back in Vintage...


... who started trading back in 2010 and has worked hard building up a solid reputation for sourcing vintage clothes and accessories, which exemplify the romance and beauty of each era that tell a story and therefore stand out from the crowd...



Carol also offers a wide selection of antique and vintage linens and textiles, which create charm and nostalgia in any home, take peek at her website and if you can visit Carol's two rental units in antique centres in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.


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.


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Daily favourites


Our selected daily favourite lot this week is by Vintassion Seller The Duchy Box Company - Shabby chic Christmas song lyric hamper, £22. These hampers come in our usual vintage brown, antique rose, old English green and duck egg blue. We can put any Christmas song lyrics on our boxes. Please just message us with what you would like. Sizes available are: - large deep - 39cm x 30cm x 16.5cm . - Shallow- 39cm x 30cm x 11.5 cm - Small- 28cm x 25cm x 16.5cm.


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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.


  • Crafty Vintage Christmas Markets at Brockholes

    Friday, 28th November, 2014 - Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    Our 3 day Christmas extravaganza, begins on Friday afternoon. With late night shopping and the food courtyards open till 9pm on Friday and Saturday, take in the scene and soak up the atmosphere whilst sipping on a signature cocktail from The Bread and Butter Cocktail Bar and settle down, relax and listen to the dulcet tones of our guest singers and entertainers.

    Opening Times: Fri 1600-2100, Sat 1000-2100, Sun 1000-1600  Entry Fee:£1
    Address: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG
    Organiser: Crafty Vintage

  • Vintage & Handmade Christmas Event

    Friday, 28th November, 2014 - Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    Following the success of last years Vintage & Handmade Fairs, we’ve planned a fantastic 3 day event at the Chapel Gallery offering true vintage, vintage inspired, handmade and upcycled goods, and, a great programme of entertainment and demonstrations. This is a Christmas shopping opportunity that’s simply too good to miss!

    Opening Times: please visit organiser's web page  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Chapel Gallery, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QR
    Organiser: Chapel Gallery

  • Lincoln Does Vintage

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014

    Our Lincoln 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 Lincoln Does Vintage. You’ll find plenty of fun things to keep you entertained for hours – vintage inspired workshops, tearoom, live music and much more!

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1EY
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • Christmas Market Weekend at Crocadon

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014 - Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    Over 50 stalls stocked with fabulous stocking fillers, Santas Grotto, Christmas Tree Sales, Specialist Local Foods, & Live Music & Carols. So why not make a day of selecting your Christmas tree, browsing for presents and maybe a new tree decoration or two, and enjoying some festive treats from our cafe.

    Opening Times: TBC  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Crocadon Farm, St Mellion, Crocadon, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6RL
    Organiser: Crocadon Farm Courtyard Events
    Vintassion Sellers: The duchy box company.

  • Martha's Vintage Market

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014

    Lots of dealers selling all kinds of vintage and retro items - clothes, accessories, jewellery, homewares, furniture, and all things lovely to satisfy your vintage desires.
    Teas and homemade cakes served on vintage china

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: The Catholic Hall, 7 Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AG
    Organiser: Martha's Vintage Market

  • Antiques & Everything

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014

    A new exciting event from Panama Fairs... bring and sell anything you like, with capacity for up to 40 Stalls! Featuring Mary's vintage-style cafe and proper banana cake! Entry only 50p and we will be donating to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1500  Entry Fee: 50p
    Address: Wallington Public Hall, Stafford Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9AQ
    Organiser: PANAMA FAIRS

  • Long Melford Antiques and Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014 - Sunday, 30th November, 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

  • Johnny Loves June Vintage & Handmade Xmas Fair

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014

    Lots of stalls of vintage and handmade loveliness, clothes, furniture, jewellery, gifts, collectables and curios. A pop-up tea room, live entertainment and jive dancing with Brighton Jive ....all sprinkled with a little Christmas glitz. Plus FREE mulled wine when you purchase a mince pie from Doily’s Mini Bar.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1 Adults, children free
    Address: The Shoreham Centre, Pond Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, BN43 5WU
    Organiser: Johnny Loves June Vintage & Handmade Fairs

  • Christmas Secret Vintage Fair Colchester

    Saturday, 29th November, 2014

    Join us for our festive Christmas edition in Colchester, where we're pulling together over 60 traders selling the finest vintage and retro clothes, accessories and homewares they can lay their hands on. Featuring live music from the likes of Tallulah Goodtimes, Fox, Wiggle and Sass and more, as well as workshops, vintage hair tutorials and a delicious vintage themed tea room.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £3, free for accompanied under 15s
    Address: Liquid & Envy, 131 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1SP
    Organiser: Secret Vintage Fair
    Vintassion Sellers: Art Nouvocative.

  • Frock Me Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 30th November, 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!

  • All things Vintage & Festive

    Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    A Christmas fair packed full of vintage and Christmas gifts! Live music with the Singing Duo, mulled wine and mince pies, demos and lots more.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: The Palace Hotel, Babbacombe Rd, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3TG
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events

  • York Does Vintage

    Sunday, 30th November, 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: Vintage Glove BoxBlack Cat Vintage.

  • Retro Sundays

    Sunday, 30th November, 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

  • The South Liverpool Vintage Fashion Fair

    Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    We return again this year with 35 stalls to the iconic Crowne Plaza Hotel in Speke, which was the original Liverpool airport terminal building. As ever our Fairs offer a truly wonderful day for those seeking some of the finest vintage clothes and vintage treasures with dealers from across the UK, and prices from just a few pounds to several hundred our Fairs have something for everyone.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £3 - free parking
    Address: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Speke Road, Liverpool, Metropolitan County of Merseyside, L24-8QD
    Organiser: Decorative Fairs

  • Lou Lou's Leeds Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is coming back to Leeds this Nov! Join us at the stunning Town Hall for 50 stalls of vintage fashion and homeware and of course the vintage beauty salon! Once you've enjoyed the market you can grab a spot of tea and cake in our vintage tea party....

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2, under 12s free
    Address: Leeds Town Hall, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AD
    Organiser: Lou Lou's

  • Yellow Vintage Fair at The Ageas Bowl Southampton

    Sunday, 30th November, 2014


    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: tbc
    Address: The Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd, Southampton, Hampshire, SO30 3XH
    Organiser: Yellow Vintage Fair

  • Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

    Sunday, 30th November, 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

  • Absofab Retro Sundays Forest Gate

    Sunday, 30th November, 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

  • A Vintage Christmas at Mount Ephraim

    Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    Looking for gift inspiration? Look no further than A Vintage Christmas at Mount Ephraim. Whether you're shopping for a special gift or stocking filler; A Vintage Christmas at Mount Ephraim is sure to please…! As well as the usual array of vintage stalls, there’ll be crafts, home wares and Christmas gifts, along with a Santa’s grotto.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: £3, children under 12 free
    Address: Mount Ephraim Gardens, Hernhill, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9TX
    Organiser: Dotty Birds

  • Vicky's Craft and Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 30th November, 2014

    A fabulous festive craft and vintage fair at the award winning Victoria Stakes pub. Just voted best pub in N.10 by Time Out. Mulled wine and mince pies.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: The Victoria Stakes, 1 Muswell Hill, London, N10 3TH
    Organiser: The Victoria Stakes

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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