Vintassion Uncovered - #27, 25/04/14


Hi Vintage Lovers,


Well wasn't the weather lovely over the Easter Holidays for a change, hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable time and managed to visit a Vintage Fair or two.  We certainly enjoyed setting up our Vintybits Stall at Vanity Fairs' Vintage, Antiques, & Collectors' Fair near Gloucester on Sunday - see the photos later. 
This coming weekend we are very excited to be stepping back in time to revel in the glamour and allure of the magical golden era at the Festival of Vintage celebrating the sights and the sounds of the 1930’s through to the 1960’s, which has a full festival of activity featuring Live Music, Dancing and Fashion... 
This will be the 4th Festival of Vintage and it's the UK's largest indoor Vintage Festival!  We're very grateful for the kind invite from the festival organiser Keeley Harris (founder of Discover Vintage) to help judge the "Best in Show" from over 120 traders showcasing a wide selection of vintage Fashion, Ceramics, Textiles, Music, Toys, Furniture and much more.  The best 3 traders at the Show will be offered the opportunity to open their own Online Vintage Fair Stall to further help sell their lovely vintage wares online and to promote all their Upcoming Vintage Fairs.
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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Dawn of Vintage Glove Box who fabulous selection TRUE VINTAGE gloves and nightdresses, negligee and dressing gowns that are unusual, glamorous and fantastic to wear from the 1920s to 1980s ...



here's a selection of lovely items from the 1960s currently for sale on Dawn's Online Vintage Fair Stall...


Dawn is looking forward to setting up her fabulous Stall at several Upcoming Vintage Fairs around North Yorkshire, including this weekend's Festival of Vintage...



We invited Dawn to offer some feedback aboutt running her Online Vintage Fair Stall for some 8 months, alongside trading at Vintage Fairs:


'Vintassion is a great way for me to offer 24/7 shopping facilities not just in the UK, but also world-wide on the web.  Many of my Vintage Fair customers take my business cards and flyers which contain my Vintassion web details so that they can be reminded where they can get true vintage gloves and nightdresses etc all year around ... my Vintassion stall is now an integral part of my business ... and a great way to keep in touch with other sellers and stallholders up and down the country - it is a great service run by friendly people who understand the vintage business.'


Thank you Dawn for your very supportive words, its great to hear from a Vintassion Seller that we're helping to better join up selling at Fairs and Online.  If you too would like to set up a Vintage Online Stall with NO listing fees and NO commission fees on sales, with web links advertising any UK Vintage Fairs you setup Stall, then check out our special 30 day FREE trial offer and chance to win a 5 star Cottage break in the beautiful Cotswolds.


New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who opened their Stall at the Online Vintage Fair in April: Karen PeetDonnet Vintageretrosnood28Ruthys Relovables, House of Hymosa, GOLLY GOTHVintage Country Trading, The Duchys Vintage Party, poppyvintageWendricks Loft, Funky Oddball Fashion, Dresscode, Belle Epic VintageItsy Bitsy Vintage, Faded Violette and the vintage boudoir


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 April by Vintassion Seller Vintage Country Trading  -  who have named their gorgeous 'updated' Ercol Oak Dresser 'Imogen'. A very heavy solid piece of oak furniture that will last a lifetime. To update this classic piece it's been lovingly painted in Autentico chalk paint 'Castle Grey'. Then heavily distressed both the base and the plate rack, and finished with two coats of clear wax to seal and protect. 'Imogen' would be a fine addition to a vintage country style kitchen. On sale for £395 only...


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



Vanity Fairs' Vintage, Antiques & Collectors' Fair - 20th April


Last Easter Sunday Vanity Fairs held their first fair of 2014 at Churchdown Community Centre, near Gloucester ...



Here's the organisers Geoff and Margaret Craven, with daughter in foreground and granddaughter far right, who as well as organising the Fair enjoyed selling from their lovely stall...




Margaret is a member of the British Compact Collectors' Society and Geoff, a retired Chartered Mechanical Engineer, specialises in re-lacquering and re-silvering vintage powder compacts and restoring, repairing and replacing mirrors, catches and hinges.  So if you need help with restoration of a compact visit Geoff's website -


Kay (below left) is a regular at Vanity Fairs' events and as you can see takes great pride in showcasing retro kitchenalia and Scandinavian kitsch - you can find Kay at the Fab and Faded Gloucester's antiques centre and flea market. 




Julie and Ann (above right) only buy and sell affordable vintage jewellery they love, and as they have been trading at Fairs for some 10 years now customers most definitely love their jewellery too...  If you are after something in particular then email -


Margaret and Geoff have already started preparing for their next event Sunday 22nd June at Churchdown Community Centre, for details of this and their other Fairs visit the Vanity Fairs Events web page.


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.



  • Brighton Belle's Vintage & Makers

    Saturday, 26th April, 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

  • All things Vintage & Lovely Fair

    Saturday, 26th April, 2014

    With over 65 Vintage, Retro, Antique and handmade stalls including fashion, crockery and lots more! Retro and Soul DJ, Swing dancing, tearoom, Make do and Mend workshops all day.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1630  Entry Fee: £2
    Address: The Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1DU
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events

  • Liverpool Does Vintage

    Saturday, 26th April, 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
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat Vintage.

  • V & H Vintage Jumble Sale

    Saturday, 26th April, 2014

    The Vintage Jumbles have become a firm favourite with bargain hunters locally and further afield. Some of your favourite dealers will be having a clear out and offering vintage goodies at bargain prices. So come along & relive the days of the good old village jumble sale!

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1300  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Selwyn Hall, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8NT
    Organiser: Vintage and Handmade

  • Festival of Vintage York Racecourse

    Saturday, 26th April, 2014 - Sunday, 27th April, 2014

    The ultimate indoor Vintage Festival Celebrating Vintage Music, Vintage Fashion & Vintage Life in the 1930's-1960's. Includes Live Music, Vintage Vehicle Displays, Collectors Corner, Fashion Parades, & Vintage Hair & Beauty. Visitors are welcome to dress in Vintage Attire! Advance tickets now on sale until 31 March, save £4 per person. Children under 16 free with paying adult.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1700 daily  Entry Fee: Advance ticket prices: Weekend Pass £16 & Day £10
    Address: York Racecourse, Knavesmire Rd, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX
    Organiser: Discover Vintage
    Vintassion Sellers: Vintage Glove Box.

  • The Seaside Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 26th April, 2014

    We have so many beautiful stalls lined up, you will be sure to find yourself a little treasure to bring home. There is also a lovely little tea room.

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Coatham Memorial Hall, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 1RH
    Organiser: The Seaside Vintage Fair
    Vintassion Sellers: Itsy Bitsy Vintage.

  • The Whim Wham Vintage Emporium

    Saturday, 26th April, 2014

    A select group of Manchester's best vintage traders gather monthly to put on this great fair selling beautifully presented genuine vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. Different vintage collections each month. Always a warm welcome in this lovely laid back vintage cafe - stop by for a browse, a spot of tea & cake (or a fabulous Gin cocktail!) and a chat - everyone welcome

    Opening Times: 1200 to 1700  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: The Whim Wham Vintage Emporium, Arch 64 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5WQ
    Organiser: Mint Vintage

  • Birmingham’s Vintage Kilo Sale

    Saturday, 26th April, 2014

    Pay by weight vintage – only £15 per kilo. Choose from 5 tonnes of vintage from 1960s – 1990s!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: £1
    Address: The Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B9 4AA
    Organiser: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

  • Ashbourne Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 27th April, 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
    Vintassion Sellers: Rebeccas Stitch in Time.

  • Retro Sundays

    Sunday, 27th April, 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

  • Craft and Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 27th April, 2014

    Over 40 stalls, refreshments available.

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1500  Entry Fee: 20p for Charity
    Address: Cleethorpes Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, South Humberside, DN35 8AH
    Organiser: Beadelightful Craft Fairs
    Vintassion Sellers: Black Cat VintageLindsay Linder Events.

  • The Cheshire Vintage Fashion Fair

    Sunday, 27th April, 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

  • Manchester’s Affordable Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 27th April, 2014

    Pay by weight vintage – only £15 per kilo. Choose from 5 tonnes of vintage from 1960s – 1990s!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2, under 12s free
    Address: Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 1AB
    Organiser: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

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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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:  Click here to receive Vintassion Uncovered every week in your email box.


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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...