Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Vintage Village Stockport

There is nothing nicer than spending Sunday afternoon rummaging through a vintage fair, so this Sunday I headed down to The Vintage Village in Stockport.  The fair takes place once a month at Stockport’s historic covered market hall, which is filled full of vintage clothing, accessories, homewares, jewellery and hand made crafts. I was on the look-out for some unique ceramic ornaments to decorate my home, but instead walked away with some lovely jewerllery and a birthday gift for my friend from Oooh Betty, whose stall is made-up of both vintage and crafted homeware, and gifts. There was lots of ceramics, but mainly of the kitchen ware variety so if you are looking to buy a vintage tea-set then this is the best place to find it. My favourite stall was Trov, a antique silver and gold jewerllery stall run by Katie Popperwell, who unfortunatly doesn't have a website, but is planning on opening an esty shop soon. Katie sold me a beautiful plain silver ring, which I will add to my growing collection, and current obsession.

The fair was very busy so it was differcult to have a proper look at some of the more popular stalls, but if you get there early and spend a good hour ot two there you'll eventually get to have a good old rummage through everything. The fair had an abundant amount of vintage costume jewellery,  and clothes and everything was reasonably priced. The fair has strict rules regarding the age of items sold, so you won't come across anything 'made to look vintage' unless it is hand-crafted. I will definitely be going again as I am kicking myself for not buying the vintage illustrated plains in the photo, so cross fingers that the stall will be there next time I visit!

I also recently started following @vintageMCR on twitter whose website caters for vintage enthusiasts in Manchester and is run by vintage blogger Susan Earlum. Useful sections of the website include the events calendar, which details all vintage related events taking place in and around Manchester, but my favourite section is the 'Vinage Inside & Out,' that looks at 'the 'Movers & Shakers' on the vintage scene in Manchester,' giving you a peek into the interviewee's home. Definitiely a website to bookmark!