Vintassion Uncovered - #21, 14/03/14


Hi Vintage Lovers,


At last warmer weather arrives...  we certainly enjoyed glorious sunshine on our 2nd Vintassion Road Trip of the year last Sunday to B2B Events' Malvern Antiques & Collectors Fair...
what a beautiful backdrop the Malvern Hills make.  Read later about the trip and see photos of some of the lovely stalls we enjoyed browsing.
We're also pleased to feature 'The Grand Vintage Fair' at St Albans last Saturday where everyone including Vintassion seller 'All That Glitters Vintage' enjoyed a great day.

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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Geraldine of Galontique who specialises in antique textiles, haberdashery, passementerie, lace, sewing accessories and related items...


Geraldine, an experienced anitque textiles trader established Galontique in 1999 and enjoys sourcing only genuine items from Europe; here's a sample selection of lovely items currently listed on Geraldine's Vintassion Stall...



You can regularly find Geraldine, often with husband John, exhibiting at Vintage Fairs in London and the South West.  Here they are (centre) at one of Vintage and Handmade's Vintage Jumble Sales in Selwyn Hall near Bath last October...
Check out Galontique's busy schedule of Upcoming Events and why not pop along to one or two to have a browse, and be prepared to be 'inspired' by Geraldine's passion for Textiles.

New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who opened their Stall at the Online Vintage Fair in March: Betty-lou, island vintage memories, SuperGirlVintageVestige Vintage, JessamyElvira, Julians Jewels, and Salvation Vintage.


To view the Stall profiles of all the current Vintassion Sellers please visit our A-Z of Stall Holders.


Sellers' Special Offers


Please find Uncovered a selection of Special Offers for your perusal.  To view all Sellers' Special Offers please visit

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


Take a look at one of our selected daily favourite lots in March by Vintassion Seller The real vintage company - 'Tea for Two' with this delightful 1920's/1930's Crown Ducal tea set with hand painted oranges and lemons design comprising a teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug, 2 teacups and saucers. On sale for £25 only.


Like to view more of our daily favourites then visit our facebook album for March.


Vintassion Road Trip - 9th March Malvern Antiques Fair


Last Sunday we ventured into the neighbouring County of Worcestershire to B2B Events well supported Malvern Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Three Counties Showground (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, & Herefordshire).  As you can see in the photo montage of the visit, weather wise we couldn't have picked a better day - glorious sunshine bathed the Fair with its beautiful backdrop of the Malvern Hills...
Unfortunately we only had time for a morning visit, which simply wasn't enough with some 200 traders in the main hall and outside.  Take a peek at our facebook album with details of some of the stalls we got chance to have a browse.
In case you are wondering B2B Events stands for "Back to Basics Events" and was formed by Roger Sumner & Helen Martin in 2006, who enjoy running a packed schedule of Fairs across the UK, including Edinburgh and Birmingham. In fact their next Fair Saturday 5 April is an Antiques & Vintage Bazaar at their relatively new Birmingham venue "The Custard Factory" - check out all their fab Fair dates


The Grand Vintage Fair St Albans - 8th March


The Grand Vintage Fair St Albans was buzzing last Saturday with over 35 stands and 600 through the door. WOW!!!! There must have been something in the air-------- Or was it the sunshine??
For lots more lovely photos check out The Grand Vintage Fair's facebook album.
Vintassion Seller Marieanne enjoyed displaying a lovely selection of beautiful and unique evening bags, handbags and costume jewellery on her stall All That Glitters Vintage...
For a closer look at Marieanne's lovely original and hand selected items just click on her logo and browse ...
Put a date in your diary for their next fair which is on the 10th May at the same venue - The Jubilee Centre, Catherine St., St Albans, Herts AL3 5BU.  

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 or pay and collect at an event!   Please always check for latest event details using the Organiser’s web page link before visiting.


  • Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fair

    Friday, 14th March, 2014 - Sunday, 16th March, 2014

    This premier West Country weekend event starting Friday afternoon is housed in four halls, with over 30 shopping booth's in our arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground. It features up to 600 stands, with everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

    Opening Times: Fri 1000-1700, Sat 0900-1700, Sun 1000-1600  Entry Fee: Fri £10 pp, Sat & Sun £5 pp
    Address: The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN
    Organiser: iacf

  • To The Derby - Vintage & Flea Market

    Saturday, 15th March, 2014

    Absolutely Vintage Darling brings the best in vintage and quirky hand made, to you. Not to mention our pop up vintage Tea rooms. Clothing Jewellery, Books, Furniture, Kitchen and Home Wares, China, Glass, Collectables & much More!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1, kids free
    Address: St Peters Church, St Peters Church Yard, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1NN
    Organiser: Absolutely Vintage Darling

  • Bows & Braces Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 15th March, 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

  • All things Vintage & Lovely Fair

    Saturday, 15th March, 2014

    We're back! With over 45 Vintage, Retro, and handmade stalls including fashion, crockery and lots more! Live music, swing dancers, painting demos, tearoom, and lots more.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: Woodlands Castle, Rushton, Taunton, Somerset, TA35 5LU
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events
    Vintassion Sellers: Little Nutkins Trading Company.

  • Pop Up Vintage Fairs at Old Spitalfields Market

    Saturday, 15th March, 2014

    We pop up at Old Spitalfields Market in the heart of East London on the third Saturday of every month. Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day from vintage compacts, jewellery, silk scarves, accessories, homeware & collectables. We’ll also have lots of vintage ladies & menswear, 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 Little Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 15th March, 2014

    The Little Vintage Fair returns to the fabulous Barbacoa for our 1st fair of 2014! 15 stalls full of delightful vintage clothing, homeware, accessories & jewellery. You will be spoiled for choice! The Barbacoa serves a delicious 2 for £12 menu so why not make a day of it with the girls. Lots of local sellers so come and shop local!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: free
    Address: barbacoa bar : resturant, 47-51 Mersey View, Waterloo, Metropolitan County of Merseyside, L22 6QA
    Organiser: Arubia vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Jacqueline's Vintage.

  • Moore Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 16th March, 2014

    Come along to the stunning Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth Park and enjoy browsing some 50 lovely stalls (probably more!) with both vintage and handmade Sellers offering lots of fab jewellery, fashion and homeware. There will also be afternoon tea and live music to help keep you refreshed and entertained!

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1600  Entry Fee: free entry and onsite parking
    Address: Royal Masonic School for Girls, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 4HF
    Organiser: Moore Vintage Fairs
    Vintassion Sellers: All That Glitters Vintage.

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!


Traders' Special Offers


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With over 10,000 monthly page views by people interested in the vintage, craft and collectables scene, Queenies Bazaar Guide To Vintage provides another great way to help boost traffic to your web pages.  


It’s very easy to take up this great offer, just email Alexandra at Queenies Bazaar using the email address you receive Vintassion Uncovered, and Alexandra will quickly create a tailored listing just for you - email:


20% saving on first event Stall booking with Britain Does Vintage


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.


To take up this Special Offer just send a quick email, using the email address you receive Vintassion Uncovered, to Britain Does Vintage at quoting "Vintassion offer" in the subject field and you'll be sent all the details.


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...