Vintassion Uncovered - #28, 02/05/14


Hi Vintage Lovers,


There's a lovely selection of Vintage Fairs taking place around the UK listed in this issue to help you plan an enjoyable day out this Bank Holiday weekend, e.g. in Devon on Saturday at the lovely Moorland Garden Hotel on the edge of Dartmoor National Park Miss Ivy Events is holding the "Moor" things Vintage & Lovely Spring Garden Fete. 
Last weekend we were invited to judge the "Best in Show" trader at the buzzing Festival of Vintage organised by Keeley Harris, founder of Discover Vintage.   Here's Martin presenting 1st Place to Vivian Moore of Dragonfly Vintage...
The quality of  Stalls was very high and the judging took Martin an enjoyable 3 hours of browsing a fabulous range of retro and vintage from fashion to furniture, before being able to shortlist and award certificates to the Top 3 “Best in Show” Traders.  
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Featured Vintassion Seller


Our Uncovered Vintassion Seller in this issue is Ruthys Relovables whose aim is to search for and showcase quality items that deserve a second look...



and that  have 'stand out' details, fabric and styling - regardless of age; here's a selection currently for sale on Ruthys Relovables Online Vintage Fair Stall...


Ruthys Relovables is looking forward to setting up their first Stall at the Antique, Vintage, Retro & Collectors Fair organised by Colin Caygill Events at Hartlepool College Sunday 11 May.  


New Vintassion Sellers


We are very pleased to welcome the following new Vintassion Sellers who opened their own Online Vintage Fair Stall in April: Bonswar Sadine, floras wardrobe, The Zebra BKaren 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 poppy vintage  - classic Laura Ashley #Vintage Teal Polka Dot Dress with matching Jacket, Size 8. The dress has a fitted waist line with a boned bodice, heart neck line with Spaghetti straps, with a four tiered full gathered skirt. The dress fastens up at the back with buttons. On sale for £45 only...


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



Festival of Vintage "Best in Show" Traders - 26th - 27th April


On arrival at the Festival Saturday morning, Keeley Harris, the event organiser and founder of Discover Vintage pointed Martin in the direction of well over 120 Stalls located in The Vintage Arcade and The Nostalgia Hall, and said, ‘let me know when you’ve decided!’  Well 3 hours later after browsing some fabulous Stalls Martin was able to shortlist and award certificates to the Top 3 "Best in Show" Traders who were...


1st Place: Vivian Moore, Dragonfly Vintage


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Vivian started out 8 years ago making hats, her first, made for a friend was decorated with a beautiful Dragonfly made of ribbon.  From this Dragonfly Vintage was born and Vivian quickly expanded into selling original 1940s quality ladies dresses, suits, hats, handbags and shoes in a vast range of sizes.  Vivian now enjoys travelling the country setting up her fabulous Stall at as many events covering the 1940s as possible, because she just loves the “lifestyle” and has made so many lovely friends along the way.  You’ll be able to easily spot Vivian’s Stall, as she plans to display her 1st Place “Best in Show” certificate proudly at all future events. 


2nd Place: Andrew Lawes & Olivia Brown, Froggy Went Courting



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Andrew and Olivia saw an opportunity some 4 years ago to specialise in offering original vintage attire for gentleman, and thoroughly enjoy ‘manning’ their terrific Stall at 2 to 3 events per month.  The labelling and packaging artwork of their items by Olivia, a professional Graphics Designer, was truly outstanding.  


3rd Place: Nicky & Mark Jones, Cleggs



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Nicky and Mark enjoy selling from their shop in York and events vintage inspired homeware and gifts, plus a fabulous creative range of their own reupholstered furniture and handmade crafts, including kits and ideas to encourage you to make your own!


As well as the accolade of receiving a “Best in Show” award, the Top 3 were offered by Martin the exciting opportunity to run an Online Vintage Fair Stall on, enabling more vintage shoppers to discover their wonderful vintage wares and find out details of all the upcoming vintage events they will be trading.  


After the awards Martin joined the thousands of visitors in making a purchase or two whilst celebrating the sights and the sounds of the 1930’s through to the 1960’s, which featured a fabulous and packed programme of Live Music, Dancing, and Burlesque Cabaret, held on the main Festival Stages...



Plus there were plenty of other lovely vintage things to see and do, including a Make Do & Mend Workshop Area, Vintage Beauty Parlour, Collectors’ Corner, Vintage Photo Both, Vintage Living Displays, and Classic Cars.  






Well talk about “Best in Show”; visitors, traders, and entertainers alike can’t wait for the 25th & 26th April 2015 so Keeley can deliver for a 5th time the UK’s best and largest indoor Vintage Festival! 


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.


  • Lincoln Does Vintage

    Saturday, 3rd May, 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.

  • Newcastle’s Affordable Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

    40+ stalls of vintage fashion, accessories, homewares and collectables plus our delectable vintage tea party!

    Opening Times: 1200 to 1700  Entry Fee: £2, under 12s free
    Address: Northumbria University Student Union, 2 Sandyford Road, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8SB
    Organiser: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

  • Bristol’s Affordable Vintage Fair

    Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

    40+ stalls of vintage fashion, accessories, homewares and collectables plus our delectable vintage tea party!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2, under 12s free
    Address: Anson Rooms, 105 Queen's Rd, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 1LN
    Organiser: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

  • So Vintage London at Old Spitalfields Market

    Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

    Celebrate the start of Summer with trend led vintage clothing, retro accessories, re-worked jewellery and one-of-kind homeware. We'll be marking the May Day weekend with fantastic florals, bright yellows and super sunnies. Wear flowers and whisper 'May Day' to our traders to get 10% off!

    Opening Times: 1100 to 1700  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Old Spitafields Market, 16 horner Square, London, E1 6EW
    Organiser: So Vintage London

  • Frock Me Vintage Fair

    Sunday, 4th May, 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!
    Vintassion Sellers: Galontique.

  • Brocante at Crocadon

    Sunday, 4th May, 2014

    Located at Crocadon Sawmill, our Brocante promises a unique experience in Cornwall. Offering over 30 stalls of antiques, vintage, bric-a-brac, furniture and more...

    Opening Times: 1000 to 1500  Entry Fee: Free
    Address: Crocadon Farm, St. Mellion, Crocadon, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6RL
    Organiser: Crocadon Farm Courtyard Events

  • The Suffolk Art Deco, Retro & Vintage Fashion Fair

    Sunday, 4th May, 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

  • Victory of Europe Vintage Festival

    Sunday, 4th May, 2014 - Monday, 5th May, 2014

    A spectacular vintage event in the picturesque town of Evesham featuring vintage stalls, entertainers, classic cars, VW campers, and military stalls. For details email

    Opening Times: Sun from noon, & Mon from 1000  Entry Fee: free
    Address: Evesham Town Centre, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4RW
    Organiser: Evesham Vintage Festival

  • East London Vintage Kilo Sale

    Sunday, 4th May, 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: York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, London, E2 9PJ
    Organiser: Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

  • Moor things Vintage & Lovely Spring Garden Fete

    Monday, 5th May, 2014

    50 stands of Vintage and handcrafted goodies, live music, Swing dancing, children's entertainment, hog roast, bbq and cream teas.

    Opening Times: 1030 to 1600  Entry Fee: £2, under 16s free
    Address: Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton (Nr Plymouth), Devon, PL20 6DA
    Organiser: Miss Ivy Events

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


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


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...