Vintage Fair Event Advertising

If you are emailing us with vintage fair advertising we need it in a certain format.  Despite it stating this on the website on each page no-one seems to read it.  We will not re-format your submission because we don’t have time.  This is a free service and unless you want to start paying us for our time please send in your events as follows:

ORMSKIRK – Chapel Gallery, WLBC St. Helens Road Sunday Sunday 25th August – Stalls will include: · True Vintage · Reworked vintage · Up cycled goods · Retro Designs The markets will be held both indoors at the Chapel Gallery, and outdoors in Ormskirk Town Centre. It is time to apply for stalls so if you have any vintage, vintage inspired or handmade goods that you wish to sell, including textiles, jewellery, furniture, clothing, homeware, cupcakes or cards this is a great opportunity for you. Indoor stalls are priced at £25, and outdoor priced at £20. Contact the Chapel Gallery on 01695 571328 for further information and a booking pack.

We will then just copy and paste this into our website so that all your information is correct.

Thank you

The Vintage Guide



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Hay Does Vintage – 30th June 2013

Hay Does Vintage Returns

Hay Does Vintage organisers Jo Hodges and Naomi Parsons, are delighted to be returning to Hay-on-Wye with an even bigger vintage event, ‘Town of Temptation’ on Sunday 30th June. This time Hay Does Vintage will be taking place in four separate venues, a marquee in the Market Square, the Buttermarket, St John’s Place and the Parish Hall all within a short walk around Hay. Jo and Naomi are also keen for people to appreciate the huge choice of antique and vintage shops that the town has to offer. ‘Hay has been quietly building itself a reputation as a centre for vintage excellence for some time and we want to highlight that to a wider audience in a fun and light-hearted way’ says Naomi.

Apart from encouraging visitors to wander between the four venues, aided with their ‘Town of Temptation’ map, there will be an interactive fashion show with models in charity sourced vintage clothes styled by Hay Does Vintage intern and local fashion student Lucy Scott. Like last year, the charity shops will be open on the Sunday and reserving their vintage stock to sell on the day.

Makeup artist and co-organiser Naomi, of Naomi Emmanuelle Makeup, will be on hand to provide vintage makeovers with others providing vintage inspired hairstyling and manicures in the new ‘Pamper Lounge’ upstairs at St Johns Place.

The Marquee will be host to a large number of returning and new traders and co-organiser Jo’s recently launched ‘Travelling Tearoom’ will be there serving homemade cakes and pots of tea in vintage crockery.

Hay Does Vintage was delighted to be on site at Hay Festival this year in their pop up vintage shop, which had a small preview of what will be on offer on Sunday 30th June. ‘It’s been a fantastic promotional opportunity. Apart from selling vintage stock we have encouraged everyone we spoke with to come back and visit our event’ says Jo.

The resounding success of last year’s Hay Does Vintage saw visitors and traders dressed in vintage attire and travelling miles to attend despite the awful weather conditions. With over 60 quality vintage traders joining them this year, offering a diverse selection of vintage and upcycled goods Naomi and Jo feel there is something for everyone.

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Exclusive 20s & 30s Vintage Thames Cruise


About The Event:
Step back in time to the gloriously glamorous golden era of the 1920s and 1930s!

Bright Young Things is a four hour evening cruise down the mighty River Thames! Aboard you will find period music, a fully stocked cash bar and a magical atmosphere as we make our stately way down toward the edge of town past Limehouse (China Town in the days of Fu Manchu), through the heart of London’s docks and toward the palace at Greenwich.

Marvel as we pass not just under, but through the opened spans of Tower Bridge twice in one night!

Dance the Charleston, the Lindy Hop, the Lambeth Walk or perhaps a little light swing in our polished mahogany saloon, or take a pink gin on deck and promenade as you admire the lights of London!

You will voyage from and return to Tower Millennium Pier on this cruise, so break out your finest vintage style, dust off that monocle, throw on a boa and attend!

The event will be limited on numbers due to the license of the vessel to 50 tickets, so as you can imagine, the event will be truly exclusive!

Visit our website for more details and to purchase tickets:

Event Name: Bright Young Things (hosted by Time Machine Adventures)

When: Saturday 3rd August 2013

When: 7pm

Where: Pick up from Tower Millennium Pier, London, UK


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Vintassion – Online Vintage & Retro Fair

Indulge your passion for vintage 24/7. is an exciting new Online Vintage Fair dedicated to helping customers with a “passion for vintage” in browsing and buying all types of vintage and retro themed or styled items, including reproduction. The fair is free for customers and sellers need only pay a fixed fee of £10, i.e. there are no commission fees payable on sales.

Vintassion enables you to easily search the entire fair or a particular stall by item name and to quickly refine your search by selecting a vintage category, material, and era. You may also preview on the home page a rolling showcase of highlighted items from sellers’ stalls and look at Vintassion “Uncovered” for details of the latest listings and special offers.

“Best of the best”

What makes Vintassion especially interesting is that every seller has the opportunity to list their best items, in fact up to 100 items and sellers may also restock their stall as they sell.

You therefore get the opportunity to easily compare and find the “best of the best” vintage and retro items from an interesting and wide variety of vintage stalls. This is helped by all item listings being presented in a similar easy to compare format, including: payment options, seller policies (e.g. returns policy), and delivery options. You may also share items you love easily with friends using the social media links for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest etc.

Direct from sellers
Similar to a traditional vintage fair when you are interested in buying an item you simply find out more information from the seller and agree on price, preferred payment method and delivery or collection arrangements. Please note none of the items listed on Vintassion are offered under an auction bid type of sale, although you’ll see many items where sellers indicate they are open to best offers.

Reviewed by customers
To further help you decide to buy from a particular seller’s stall take look at their customer review star ratings. A seller’s overall customer review star rating is the average of their last 50 customers’ reviews. After you’ve bought an item you will be invited to submit a review about how well the item as described met your expectations and your experience of buying from the seller. You can also search the A-Z of Stall Holders, which lists all the sellers and their review ratings, and you may simply select and open any stall of interest.

More information
For more information on Vintassion please take a look at our website

We expect the number of Vintassion Stall Holders to grow very quickly. If you would like to find out more about becoming a registered seller, please take a look at Setting-up your own Vintassion Stall.


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HELSTON RAILWAY 1940’s WEEKEND – 24, 25, 26th August 2013

HELSTON RAILWAY 1940’s WEEKEND – 24th 25th & 26th of August 2013

Location: Trevarno Farm, Prospidnick, Cornwall, TR13 0RY. (Zero RY)

Relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of the 1940’s and enjoy the
various displays.

We hope to have: – Home Front display, Wartime Farming, vintage traders,
food stalls, children’s games, living history displays, Home Guard grenade
throwing training, evening dance.

If you would like to to have a trade stand or display at the event go to
display application:

Web sites:

Helston Railway 1940 – click for more info

Helston poster large 3-4 – click for more info

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Derby Vintage Spring Update

Since the last time we posted on the Vintage Guide to Britain blog we have had quite a bit going on, so we just thought we would give you a little snip-it!

We now have loads more items online, including furs from the 1930s, maxi dresses from the 1970s, heaps of levis shorts and much much more. Shop ’til you drop! (off your computer chair) Find us on the Asos marketplace as well as Etsy, delivery is just £2.95 for unlimited items. New items are added all the time so keep updated with facebook, twitter or tumblr, where you can also find discounts and freebies.

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If this wasn’t enough to keep us busy we are promoting our ‘Sell your vintage’ scheme at the min. Derby Vintage needs you to clear your cupboards, search your attics and tip out your draws! We could help you make some money on any pre-1990s clothes and accessories that you no longer wear. Let us do all the work for you and get 60% of the profit. For more information visit the DV ‘Sell your vintage’ part of our website.

To get in touch send us an email: or visis thewebsite:


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Vintage Glamour Styling by Kittywink, Lancashire

Every woman deserves to look and feel beautiful inside and out. We bring vintage glamour right to your door by offering everything you need to get your special occasion off to a beautiful start. Based in Chorley, Lancashire but travelling throughout the north-west (and sometimes further!), we cater for hen and birthday parties, weddings, workshops, weekend events and individual one-to-one styling services. We’ll come to your venue and pamper your guests with fabulous hairstyling and makeup from bygone eras. Alison and her team love sharing their expert vintage knowledge at workshops and events. Witness your own beautiful vintage transformation and see for yourself what can be achieved.

Vintage Styling for Weddings – Alison has worked in the beauty industry for twenty years and her team of experienced makeup and hair artists can recreate any look from the 1920s to present day, going the extra mile to ensure you are one hundred percent elated with the results. From initial contact, consultation, rehearsal and on-the-day service you can be assured of our total commitment to you. You will receive a unique look, designed around your individual requirements. Alison uses Jane Iredale mineral makeup to create the most stunning looks for brides, giving a flawless and immaculate finish. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and a fabulous confidence booster for the bride and bridal party. Whatever your age, shape or size your vintage styling will have the WOW factor – feminine, glamourous and utterly breathtaking. Why not treat your guests to a taste of vintage styling at your wedding venue? We’ll set-out a pop-up parlour so your guests can have their hair and makeup tweaked and perfected the Kitty Wink way throughout the entire day.

Events – Alison and her team will be providing hairstyling and makeup services to the masses at Americana International, Nottingham for the second year. The event which celebrates all things relating to 1950s America (music, cars, motorbikes etc) is a fantastic family event and runs from the 11th to the 15th July 2013.

Testimonials – “Thank you for making my wedding day so special. Alison not only did an excellent job with my hair and make up, she made me feel special and beautiful. Everyone at the wedding and who have since looked at my pictures have said how much they love my hair and make up. I would highly recommended Alison.” Chantel, Droylesden

“Dear Alison, Just a little note to say thank you. You did a great job in covering all my ‘blotches’ so I could enjoy the wedding day with confidence. You made the girls look beautiful. You were very kind and we all had a really good, special day. Thanks again.” Julie, Ashton-in-Makerfield

“I just want to say thank you so much for doing our makeup. We felt really good. It lasted all night and everyone kept commenting on it. You’re so clever! Thank you. Hope to see you soon.” Beverly, Garswood

“Alison, You’re one in a million! Thank you so much for all your help and advice in the run-up to my wedding. I really can’t thank you enough.” Alison, Chorley

Unique makeovers styled to perfection the ‘Kitty Wink’ way
01257 278305/07584 132397
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