What better way to cheer you up on a cold winter's day than ogling some pretty vintage handbags from Norma Jean Vintage!
Happy New Year to all our readers and followers! We're back to sharing news on our blog now after a break over the festive season and are excited about all the fantastic events we have coming up in the first part of 2017. Kicking off the event calendar for this year is Stitch & Craft Fest which will be returning to the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shaw's Bridge, Belfast on Sunday 5th February. We will have lots of news on this over the next few weeks but for now we would just like to introduce you to a few creative folks who are either new to our fairs for 2017 or who joined us towards the end of 2016............
We were spoilt for choice this week when it came to choosing our favourite handmade finds! And as all these designer makers will be exhibiting at The Wonderful Winter Vintage & Handmade Fair at Malone House on Sunday 6th November it really will be the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping off to a great start!
This week's favourite vintage finds are a lovely mixed collection including jewellery, furniture, fashion accessories and kitchenalia, but they all have one thing in common - all the sellers will be exhibiting at our next event, The Wonderful Winter Vintage & Handmade Fair. An event definitely not to be missed!
Ooooh have we got some vintage loveliness in store for you at The Wonderful Winter Vintage & Handmade Fair! These are just a few of the beautiful pieces we are lusting after from some of the fabulous exhibitors who will be at Malone House Belfast on Sunday 6th November......
So Monday is here again and it's time to share our favourite vintage finds of the week. This little lot of lovely treasures spotted online are all from just a few of the great exhibitors who are taking part in The Fall Into Winter Vintage & Handmade Fair this Sunday 2nd October at Marine Court Bangor.
Great news for savvy shoppers in Bangor, North Down and the Ards - Northern Ireland’s favourite vintage & lifestyle shopping event, our spectacular Frock Around The Clock Vintage & Handmade Fair, will be returning for its Fall Into Winter extravaganza, appearing at Marine Court Hotel on Sunday 2nd October.
As thoughts turn to hunting for unique Christmas gifts for our loved ones, we have been sourcing the best in crafty talent and vintage collectors to take the headache out of festive shopping. With around 40 high quality vintage dealers and creative designers specialising in vintage, handmade and upcycled fashion accessories, jewellery, furniture, homewares, collectables, art, textiles & decor, artisan food, curiosities, and so much more, there will be a spectacular variety of unique, quality and interesting things to see and buy.
Whether you are in search of stunning fashion accessories, authentic vintage treasures, beautiful and original handcrafted designs, or delicious edible goodies, this event has it all! It is the perfect place to find gorgeous things for you, your family and your home!
The impressive exhibitor list will include Norma Jean Vintage, offering a fabulous selection of vintage collectables and fine jewellery, The Natural Room Emporium, connoisseurs of authentic vintage furniture and homewares, Loving Spoonful, purveyor of silver jewellery upcycled from vintage and antique cutlery, Crafts By Inga, showcasing beautiful handmade merino felt scarves, hats and children’s accessories, The Beagle & The Blackbird, creators of a treasure trove of delightful needlefelted dolls and woodland animals, Rebecca Denley Textile Artist, designer of home décor and fashion accessories inspired by Ireland, and Emily Loves Vintage offering beautiful, limited-edition eclectic jewellery and quirky prints.
In addition to all the fabulous stalls, there will also be craft workshop taster sessions run by the lovely ladies from Crafty Teas and another fun opportunity to participate in the NI Big Sock record breaking attempt to create the world’s largest patchwork Christmas stocking right here in Northern Ireland. Co-ordinated by Pamela Emerson (aka The Crafty Historian) this year-long community project aims to get as many Northern Ireland people as possible involved in creating the world’s largest handsewn Christmas stocking – and you don’t even have to be able to sew to take part!
The Fall Into Winter Vintage & Handmade Fair will take place from 12-5pm on Sunday 2nd October 2016 at Marine Court Hotel, 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED. Admission costs only £3 for adults, and children go free.
Big thanks to everyone who came along and visited us at our event in Lisburn at the weekend, your support of our fairs and exhibitors is greatly appreciated! We hope to be returning to Lisburn at the end of the year and more news will be coming on that as soon as we get a date confirmed.
This week's Favourite Finds are all handmade lovelies from just a few of the fabulous exhibitors who will be taking part in our next event - Total Stitch & Craft Fest at Ramada Plaza Belfast on Sunday 11th September.
After what seems like a really long break since our last event on 5th June we are getting super excited for this Sunday 31st July when we are back with The Great Summer Holiday Vintage & Handmade Fair taking place at the Marine Court Hotel on Bangor's beautiful seafront!
With the fair opening at Noon and ending at 5pm there will be lots to see, buy and do. On arriving at the Marine Court Hotel you will be greeted in the ground floor reception by a fantastic showcase of vintage, antique and industrial furniture, curiosities and homewares from two of our favourite vintage collector dealers - The Natural Room Emporium and On The Square Emporium.
Making your way to the Ballroom on the first floor, using the lift or stairs, you will then be greeted by not only a fantastic marketplace of vintage and handmade treasures but you will also have the opportunity to participate in taster craft sessions with the lovely ladies from Crafty Teas and to get involved in an attempt to beat the world record for the largest patchwork Christmas stocking with NI Big Sock (and you don't even have to be able to sew to take part).
Not forgetting our fabulous stallholders, you will also be able to shop til you drop from a great selection of vintage, handmade & upcycled wares including clothing and fashion accessories, china and homewares, fabric, haberdashery and soft furnishings, sweet treats and artisan foods, jewellery, original art, candles, male grooming products, toys, children & baby wear, beauty products and much more. With 30+ stalls there will be something for everyone - here is a little taster of what to expect on the day...........
The Great Summer Holiday Vintage & Handmade Fair takes place at The Marine Court Hotel, 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor on Sunday 31st July. The event takes place from 12-5pm and admission costs £3 for adults and children go free.
Only 3 sleeps to go until The Midsummer Vintage & Handmade Fair is back at Belfast Castle this Sunday 5th June! This event is going to be positively bursting at the seams with gorgeous vintage treasures and beautiful handmade designs from 48 fantastic exhibitors and here is just a small glimpse of what to expect on the day......