Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Vintage market this weekend

So if you fancy an alternative to the high street this weekend then head to East London's Brick Lane.  I'll be at the regular vintage market on Saturday & Sunday.  Pop in for a whole heap of great value vintage goodies!


F Block, 85 Brick Lane
0207 770 6020

Friday and Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Vintage specialists from the UK & abroad bring together a range of clothing & accessories for men and women from 1920s – 1990s.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Don't forget - Xmas shopping event this Thursday!

I'm off to lovely York tomorrow for one of my last vintage events of the year.  And not only have I got lovely winter coats and Xmas jumpers I've cobbled together some great vintage & retro perfect pressies - economical and cute not to mention unique!  Hopefully see you at the fair - it's 4 till 9pm so grab a mulled wine and have a little evening shop.

Thursday 9th December

Christmas Shopping Event
The Hospitium,
Museum Gardens,
Marygate,
York,
YO30 7DR
4pm - 9pm

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Last vintage events this year - London, York & Bournemouth

I can't believe it's gone so quick, it's so very nearly Christmas and I haven't even given my Xmas shopping a thought.  Before I start on that though I have 3 more vintage fairs before a well deserved break!  Hopefully catch you at one of the following:

Saturday 4th December
Bloomsbury Lanes,
Bedford Way,
London,
WC1H 9EU
12 - 5pm

Thursday 9th December
Christmas Shopping Event
The Hospitium,
Museum Gardens,
Marygate,
York,
YO30 7DR
4pm - 9pm

Sunday 12th December
Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom
Westover Road
Bournemouth
BH1 2BU
10 - 4pm

Friday, 26 November 2010

Leeds & Sheffield this weekend!

Sorry for the late post!  It's been another busy week.

But it's a Yorkshire weekend this weekend starting with Leeds on Saturday and Sheffield on Sunday.  Details below.  See you there!

Saturday 27th November
Leeds met Students Union
Woodhouse Lane,
Leeds,
LS1 3HE
12-5pm

Sunday 28th November
The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row,
Sheffield,
S1 2BX
11-4pm

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Quite a weekend!

The first ever Affordable Vintage Furniture Flea was a great success.  I couldn't believe how many people came through the door!  It seems we're all keen to 'vintage' our homes now and not just ourselves.  It's a great place to find some amazing items, I just wish I'd had a chance to look around myself!

Here are some pics of my stall.  The flea was also mentioned in 'Home & Antiques'  (my fav magazine - yay!) http://www.bbchomesandantiques.com/feature/vintage-furniture-flea

We'll be back soon, I'll keep you posted...






Thursday, 18 November 2010

Cambridge Vintage Fair this Saturday!

We're back in lovely Cambridge this Saturday.  Come in from the cold to find a cosy vintage knit or a fabulous faux fur.  Details below:

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
The Cambridge Guildhall,
Market Square,
Cambridge,
CB2 3QJ
10.30 - 4.30pm
Entry: £2

The Vintage Furniture Flea this Sunday

Well this is very exciting!  I'm turning my hand to retro homeware this Sunday.  I have a real love for furniture and homeware from the 50s through to the 70s so am very excited.




This Sunday's fair in London's Bethnal Green is going to be fab.  Up till now unless you seek out the individial retailers or trawl stuffy antique fairs it's unlikely you'll have found so many affordable genuine retro & vintage goodies for your home in one place. 



There will be around 40 individual traders selling everything from vintage fabric, retro clocks, telephones and items of furniture. 

I'll be bringing along coffee tables, chairs, G Plan cabinets & 1960s lamps!  Something for everyone! 

Oh, and I'll be bringing this lovely lady too....





Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Sheffield vintage fair this Saturday!

We're back up north this weekend in lovely Sheffield.  Hopefully you can pop by if you're near by.  Details below.

Saturday 13th November
12- 5pm
The Vintage Fair,
The Circle,
Division Street,
Sheffield, S1 4GF.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Hertfordshire fair this Sunday

Apologies for the last minute update!  It's been a busy week.

This Sunday we're in lovely Hitchin, pop by if you're near.  Hope to see you there. x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Manchester vintage fair this Saturday

Just recovered from a very very busy weekend last weekend!  Leicester was very good and the queues didn't stop all day over in east London!

This weekend we're off to Manchester and a lovely venue at The Whitworth Art Gallery.  Hopefully see you there!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Chicken soup and Leicester & London this weekend....

Even with all the driving last weekend, the fairs in Brighton & York were great.  We had hundreds of Brighton students through the door on Saturday and we were in the most beautiful venue on Sunday up in lovely York.

Unfortunately since then what with the weather and all the nasty colds going around I haven't ventured too far from the sofa... well only to stock up on chicken soup and tissues!

Oh to look so glam!

Well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'll have recovered by tomorrow as it's another double fair weekend.  Saturday we're in Leicester and Sunday we're in the east end of London.  Details below.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday 23rd October
The Vintage Fair
The Auditorium
Market Place
Leicester
LE1 5GF
12:00 - 5:00pm

Sunday 24th October
Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
York Hall
5-15 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green
London
E2 9PJ
11.00 - 4:30pm

Thursday, 14 October 2010

It's another double fair weekend!

Well it's alot of driving but we're heading to 2 great cities this weekend.  Saturday we're by the seaside in Brighton and on Sunday we're in the lovely city of York.  Hopefully you can make one or the other.  Details below...


Saturday 16th October
The Vintage Fair
The Sallis Benney Theatre
University of Brighton Students Union
Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 0JY
12pm - 5pm
£2 entry (£1 NUS)


Sunday 17th October
Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair
The Hospitum
York Musuem Gardens
York
YO30 7DR
10:30am - 4:30pm
£1.50 entry

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Fairs this weekend.

I'm heading out west this weekend.  I'm returning to a great fair in Oxford on Saturday and a brand new one over in Gloucester on Sunday.  Details below.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday 9th October 2010
Oxford Town Hall
St. Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1BX

10.30 - 4.00pm

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Sunday 10th October 2010
Gloucester Vintage Fashion Fair 
The Guildhall
23 Eastgate Street
Gloucester
GL1 1NS

10.00 - 4.00pm 

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Leicester fair this weekend

The new vintage fair season is fully back in swing - yay!  Also with it being the first few weeks for freshers we have another university based fair this weekend.  Leeds was amazing by the way - I'll be back!

This weekend I'll be in Leicester.  Everyone is welcome - not just students.  See you there!

De Montford Students Union
Campus Centre Building
Mill Lane
Leicester
LE2 7DR

Sunday 3rd October
12-5pm
£2 entry

Monday, 27 September 2010

Leeds Vintage fair this Tuesday!

I almost forgot to let you know about this one!  But I'm all ready for the long journey up to Leeds in the morning.  This vintage event is part of freshers week but everyone is welcome - not just students.  I am all fully stocked for autumn/winter so hopefully see you there.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Hertford vintage fair this Saturday.

The car is all loaded and ready for the 'Be Gorgeous' event at Luton casino tonight.  Hope to see you there; if the lure of free champagne and lots of shopping doesn't tempt you I don't know what will!

After tonight the next vintage event is this Saturday in lovely little Hertford.  The fair is in the Corn Exchange in the town centre and there are plently of places to 'do lunch' in the town before or after some vintage shopping.  Hopefully see you there.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Be Gorgeous!

I'm really looking forward to this one!  My next vintage event is an evening event at a casino.  I'm going to be selling my lovely vintage bits along with some other great retailers at Luton's G Casino's Diva Night.  It's this Thursday from 7pm.  A free glass of champagne, entertainment and shopping awaits!  See you there!

Thursday 23rd September @ 7pm - G Casino, 35 Park Street West, Luton, LU1 3DE.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Liverpool fair this weekend


We're venturing north this weekend. In fact we're making a weekend of it and staying over for a night out and to see the sights!

If you're anywhere near Liverpool this Saturday then pop in. With freshers week in mind I have sale items galore! And with the summer all but disappeared I have autumn knits and coats all ready to go.

Click here for all the details. See you there!

Liverpool John Moores Student Union, Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE
Saturday 18th September 11 - 4pm

Friday, 10 September 2010

Vintage photos

This was such a lovely find this morning!  I was rummaging around at Hitchin market earlier today and found a suitcase full of old photos which must have come out of a house clearance.  It's a little sad for probably once treasured family photos to end up at a market in amongst a lot of junk but I rescued a few and I think they are just lovely.  I'll just need to find somewhere to put them. 

I find old photos fascinating.  It's just such a shame all our photos tend to live on our phones and computers nowadays....















New old records.

I'm still loving my new record player; in fact I'm thinking of redecorating and re organising my living room just so it fits in better!  I want to spend the winter sitting cosy on a lovely fluffy rug on the floor to play my new old records.  I've been rummaging through boxes of 49p records today to dig out some for my little collection.  Happy times!

  

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Vintage record player

I've been thinking about getting a record player for a while now and spotted this lovely one at the weekend.  It's an early 60s Dansette Bermuda and it's just what every teenager had, or wanted around that time.  Whilst Mum & Dad would be downstairs watching telly, teenagers would be listening to the latest record in their bedroom. 

I bought the record player and was given the choice of any record thrown in for free; I chose 'The Beach Boys'!  I'll soon be routing through the records at all the car boot sales to grow my collection!  I love the old crackly sound of records playing, it's so much more authentic.











Monday, 6 September 2010

My favourite designer: Mary Quant


Mary Quant sums up the late 1960s perfectly.  Famed with the invention of the mini skirt and 'go-go' boots, she made the decade what it was.  I absolutely love her designs although I'm not sure I'm brave enough to wear white vinyl boots!



I recently came across some amazing original 1970's Mary Quant shoes but much as I'd like to hang on to them forever just to look at I have just put them up on ebay so if you'd like to get your hands on a little piece of Quant history - here they are.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280557328830&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Guys and dolls!


I picked up these super cute dolls today.  They look a little like loo roll covers but they're musical dolls!  Twist the bottom and they each play a different tune.  The ultimate in kitcsh but I like them.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Vintage movies

If I were to describe my perfect cold weather afternoon it would be snuggled up on my lovely sofa with a cup of tea, biscuits and an old movie to watch.  I love love love afternoon films!  One of my favorites is 'Gone with the Wind' - I could watch it over and over!  But I wanted to mention a lovely film I watched the other day.. starring the just beautiful 'Virna Lisi' and very lovely 'Jack Lemmon' in 'How to Murder Your Wife'.  It's about a guy who loves the batchelor lifestyle then one day wakes up to find that after a drunken night at a batcheor party he is married to the girl who popped out of a cake the night before!  It's a perfect afternoon film.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Upcoming fair!

I love that vintage isn't considered just 'a London thing' anyone.  Hertfordshire now has some great vintage shops and The Hertfordshire Vintage Fairs.  I'll be at the next one which is in Berkhamsted on 12th September.  See you there!


Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Fabulous Goodwood!

For those of you who got to go you'll know just how amazing it was.  Goodwood was just vintage heaven! 

Although I enjoyed having a little part of the high street it did mean I didn't get to see and do all the amazing things on offer.  There was everything from the 70's Soul Casino, the 80's clubs, a roller disco, vintage hair & makeup, cocktails, champagne, music, girls strutting around in vintage bathing suits - it was just another world!

I think the highlight for me was the people watching.  Most people had really made an effort with their vintage outfit and it was an amazing site to see outfits from the 40's right up to the 80's.  50's and 60's dresses and amazing hair styles were in abundance but I think there was a real lack of 70s outfits... maybe next year. 

My only disapointment for was not being able to wear high heels due to all the mud!  Let's hope for better weather next year!!