Vintassion Uncovered - #59, 05/12/14




Hi Vintage Lovers,


Last Sunday we enjoyed a Vintassion Road Trip to lovely Liverpool weighing anchor first at Decorative Fairs South Liverpool Vintage Fashion Fair at John Lennon Airport (now a hotel) Speke...


Vintassion Road Trip - John Lennon Airport


... and it was well worth it as you can see from all the fab photos in our facebook album.  In 2015 Decorative Fairs rather fittingly given it's their 10 year anniversary have a rather packed schedule of fairs, kicking off with The Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair on Sunday 25 January.


Our second port of call was only a short hop into the heart of Liverpool for Pillbox Vintage Fairs' regular monthly Retro Sundays, set in the buzzing atmosphere of Leaf Tea Shop located in another beautiful Art Deco building originally a tea room then cinema...



Vintassion Road Trip 30 November - Leaf of Bold St


Check out more lovely photos in our facebook album and get yourself along to one or all 3 of Pillbox Vintage fab festive fairs


This week we've two lovely guest blogs for you to enjoy reading...


Jessamy Elvira

Share Christmas joy with vintage sparkle...

Wilton's Music Hall
London's best kept secret... 


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:



  • A Very Vintage Christmas, Uttoxeter Racecourse by The Vintage Suitcase
  • Vintage & Craft Fair Gloucester, by Hels Belles Boutique
  • Vintage Saturdays at The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool by Pillbox Vintage Fairs
  • The Recollection Fair's Kitsch Christmas, London by The Recollection Fair
  • Not So Secret Vintage Fair Oundle, by Secret Vintage Fair where Vintassion Seller Art Nouvocative is setting up stall


  • A Very Vintage Christmas, Uttoxeter Racecourse by The Vintage Suitcase, which we are looking forward to visiting
  • All things Festive & Vintage, Totnes by Miss Ivy Events
  • Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair, by B2B Events
  • Shepton Giant Flea & Collectors Market by Shepton Flea
  • Durham Does Vintage, by Britain Does Vintage where Vintassion Seller Black Cat Vintage is setting up Stall
  • Hello Vintage Christmas Fair, Saltburn-by-the-Sea by Hello Vintage, where Vintassion Seller Vintage Glove Box is setting up Stall

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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 Michelle of Black Cat Vintage who enjoys selling lovely original vintage, retro and upcycled clothes and accessories, plus Michelle makes gorgeous clothes to original vintage patterns and handmade bags using some wonderful designer fabrics...



... here's a selection of lovely items currently for sale on Michelle's Vintassion Stall...


Check out Michelle's lovely guest blog from September sharing with us her life long enjoyment, insights, handy tips, and approach to selling original vintage, retro and upcycled clothes and accessories. 


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 Vintybits - Gorgeous Red Vintage Laura Ashley Dress - Size 12, £39.   In fine red needlecord - 100% Cotton. In excellent condition.


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.


  • Mrs Hudson's Christmas Corker

    Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 - Wednesday, 31st December, 2014

    Witness the tale of what really happens below the stairs of 221B in a hilarious take on the Holmes legend. Music hall, magicians, lady boxers and perhaps a death defying finale worthy of Moriarty himself! Created by Bob Cryer with his veteran comedy writer father, Barry Cryer in collaboration with Spymonkey.

    Opening Times: 1930 daily & matinees 1400 Wednesdays & Saturdays  Entry Fee: £35 table seat, £27.50 main seating, £20 side seat
    Address: Wilton's Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, London, E1 8JB
    Organiser: Wilton's

  • Vintage Saturdays at The Shipping Forecast

    Saturday, 6th December, 2014


    Opening Times: 1200 - 1700  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: The Shipping Forecast, Slate St, Liverpool, Metropolitan County of Merseyside, L1 4BW
    Organiser: Pillbox Vintage Fairs

  • A Very Vintage Christmas

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

    Join the award vintage team The Vintage Suitcase for 2 whole days of festive vintage fun. All of our traders are indoors so whatever the weather you can enjoy a vintage Christmas shopping weekend! Enjoy live music in our 'Tea with Tom' tea room & street food vendors serving up delicious hot food, plus our resident vintage vinyl dj 'Vintage Monkey'!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: £3, under 14s free
    Address: Uttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Staffordshire, ST14 8BD
    Organiser: The Vintage Suitcase

  • Vintage & Craft Fair Gloucester

    Saturday, 6th December, 2014

    Over 50 stalls selling all things vintage, handmade, antique & collectable, from vintage fashion to retro homewares and everything in between. Live entertainment all day out in the cloister gardens from a range of vintage-inspired performers including family-friendly burlesque, swing dancing and solo artists along with a BBQ. Vintage tearoom, vintage beauty salon, classic cars plus lots more at this popular fair, including "SANTA'S GROTTO".

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: £1 adults, children free
    Address: Blackfriars Priory, Ladybellgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2HN
    Organiser: Hels Belles Boutique

  • A Christmas Vintage, Retro & Artisan Extravaganza

    Saturday, 6th December, 2014

    Roll up roll up... join us for a family fun day out in Whitchurch where we will be reviving the 40's and 50's with vintage music, games and up to 45 stalls of vintage/retro clothing and accessories, vintage/retro homeware's and artisan and handmade gifts. Come and find some unique Christmas presents at one of the best places to shop this Christmas, plus enjoy our fab popup Vintage Tea Room.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1, children under 14 free
    Address: Whitchurch Civic Hall, High St, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 1AX
    Organiser: Coconut Shy Events

  • The Recollection Fair's Kitsch Christmas

    Saturday, 6th December, 2014

    After a successful first year of fairs, the Recollection Fair announces its Kitsch Christmas! Not only a great opportunity to buy your retro and quirky gifts, but also a chance to take the kids to meet Father Christmas and take part in a lucky dip while you sit back and enjoy the mince pies! We will have a soundtrack of live music, retro vinyl being spun, and a visit from our Christmas Carollers at 2.30pm!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2 - kids go free
    Address: The Barn Church, Atwood Ave, Kew, London, TW9 4HF
    Organiser: The Recollection Fair

  • Not So Secret Vintage Fair Oundle

    Saturday, 6th December, 2014

    Vintage beauty & hair, clothing & accessories, kitchenalia & furniture, Christmas gifts & more! Ample free parking and goody bags for the first 25 through the doors!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2, children under 15 free
    Address: Tap & Kitchen, Station Rd, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 4DE
    Organiser: Secret Vintage Fair
    Vintassion Sellers: Art Nouvocative.

  • Crickhowell Christmas Vintage & Antique Fayre

    Saturday, 6th December, 2014

    If you're looking for that unique Christmas gift you will be spoilt for choice with over 30 specialist dealers selling a delightful selection of vintage & antique treasures including vintage clothes for the party season, unusual vintage & antique costume jewellery, fantastic sparkling diamonds, china, glass, homewares & snugly Welsh Blankets. Delicious refreshments in our Vintage Tearoom. We will be supporting our chosen charity Cancer Research UK.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1, under 16 free
    Address: Clarence Hall, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog, NP8 1BN
    Organiser: MJ Fayres

  • Malvern Flea & Collectors Fair

    Sunday, 7th December, 2014

    Up to 700 exhibitors offering anything from Antiques, Collectables and house clearance in two halls and outside.

    Opening Times: 0730-1530  Entry Fee: £4
    Address: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
    Organiser: B2B Events

  • All things Festive & Vintage

    Sunday, 7th December, 2014

    A Christmas fair packed full of vintage and Christmas gifts! Entertainment, carol singing and lots more.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events

  • Durham Does Vintage

    Sunday, 7th December, 2014

    Set in the heart of this beautiful city, expect exquisite vintage stalls supplying you with the finest vintage clothing, jewellery, homeware, kitchenalia, prints, and crockery…. plus you’ll find 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: Marriot Hotel Royal County, Old Elvet, Durham, Co Durham, DH1 3JN
    Organiser: Britain Does Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • Shepton Giant Flea & Collectors Market

    Sunday, 7th December, 2014

    Our regular fair has over 200 stands inside and many more outside with everything for sale from toys, CDs, cards, sweets, clothes, books, antiques, jewellery, militaria and so much more. There is a licensed resturant & pasty van, which serves probably the best pasties in the South West!

    Opening Times: 0930 to 1600  Entry Fee: £3.50 per adult, accompanied children free
    Address: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
    Organiser: Shepton Flea

  • Hello Vintage Christmas Fair

    Sunday, 7th December, 2014

    Vintage tea room, true vintage stalls, handmade gifts... a truly festive event! Admission includes one free tea. 50% of door proceeds to be donated to SCAA.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £1, students & kids free
    Address: Saltburn Community Hall, Windsor Road, Saltbury-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS12 1JW
    Organiser: Hello Vintage!
    Vintassion Sellers: Vintage Glove Box.

  • Vintage Bazaar

    Sunday, 7th December, 2014

    Our fab Bazaars in the village of Edzell have now been established as a vintage event to attend with stallholders travelling up from Edinburgh and down from Inverness to offer their lovely vintage wares. So come along and enjoy browsing two halls full of fashion, furniture, antiques, jewellery, collectables....and lots more. Plus Local village shops will be open offering an array of places to eat and drink.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Inglis Hall, High Street, Edzell, Angus/Forfarshire, DD9 7TF
    Organiser: Fancy That?

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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