Well we can hardly believe that we are nearly halfway through the year! It's going to be a fantastic summer and even if we can't rely on this gorgeous weather continuing through to Autumn we can guarantee that there will be lots of vintage and handmade loveliness coming your way over the next few months. This is what we have in store for July and August.........
The Bangor event will showcase 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! 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, Helen’s Preserves & Pickles, purveyor of homemade jam, chutneys and flavoured oils, Vintage USA, showcasing beautiful vintage jewellery from 1920s – 1970s, On The Square Auctions, displaying a treasure trove of antiques, collectables and industrial furniture, Crafty Teas, creators of crafting afternoons with your own choice of craft including traditional afternoon tea all in the comfort of your own home, and Emily Loves Vintage offering beautiful, limited-edition eclectic jewellery and quirky prints.
In addition to all the fabulous stalls, there will also be a 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!
We will also be returning to the City of Lisburn for our End of Summer extravaganza on Saturday 20th August, partially funded by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council so admission will be FREE. This event will feature 27 stalls of fashion accessories, furniture, homewares and collectables, textiles and décor, jewellery, sweet treats, art, craft, gifts, artisan food and much more, an amazing array of vintage, handmade and upcycled loveliness awaits – all in the heart of Lisburn City Centre! 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 Rachel Julca Design, offering a fabulous selection of original ceramic artworks, WB Woodcraft, purveyor of quality handmade bird houses, nesting boxes and feeders, Sea Dog & Sea Maiden, showcasing handcrafted cosmetics including hand & body preparations, beard oils and balms, Camran Crafts, creators of delicious artisan marshmallows, Twisted Salvage, designer of upcycled and remade furniture & industrial lamps, and Toy Soldiers NI specialising in limited-edition retro toy figures and lego figure crafts.