Laura Johnson has been running Crafty Vintage since October 2011, but her interest in vintage and fashion goes back much further. Vintage is in her blood as her parents were antiques enthusiasts and since her early teens jumble sales and antique fairs have been some of her regular haunts.
Having run various boutique clothing shops in Blackburn and Preston that showcased the work of up and coming designers, Laura has now combined both her acute fashion sense and love of all things vintage to create Crafty Vintage.
Running monthly at Whalley Methodist Church, Crafty Vintage has enjoyed ever growing success. Through the dulcet tones of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, the 1950s inspired Crafty Vintage Cafe and the plethora of unique goods on offer, Laura has created a truly unique atmosphere in which vintage veterans and newcomers alike can indulge in the clothes and handcrafted goods available.
To satisfy the demand and interest Crafty Vintage has created, a larger Crafty Vintage Weekender which will run at Brockholes Nature Reserve on Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July. Cupcakes, Cars, Crafts and Clothes will be the order of the day with the East Lancashire Hospice also offering the chance to win £5000 and a Mini Coupé for a year in their prize raffle. Live jazz acoustics, Charleston dance classes and bunting making workshops will all be on show to accompany shoppers around the 50 stalls offering an eclectic mix of vintage, crafts and antiques.
For those wanting to sell their goods, discover the best in vintage or simply have a great day out in the idyllic surroundings of Brockholes Nature Reserve, the Crafty Vintage Weekender will provide a weekend to savour.