Cross your fingers and make a wish for . . .
The Vintage Village Lucky 13 Fair!
When: Sunday 13th January 2013, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Where: Stockport Market Hall SK1 1EU
How much: £1 entry, under 12s FREE
See that date? It's got two '13's in it, oooer! Well, we're not ones to believe in silly superstitious nonsense about the number 13, so we're going to welcome the New Year by declaring 2013 a lucky year for everyone (or, as the queen might say, our Annus Fortunatus!)
And just to prove our point, let's look back 100 years ago to see some of the stellar cast of icons who were born in 1913:
Noah Beery Jr.
Mary Winterbottom (the feisty and inspirational grandma of Jo Cooksey, one half of our fantastic photo team with her talented daughter Frankie)
An impressive list, and no mistake. Any of your favourites in there?
And if that wasn't enough, there were some world-changing inventions in 1913 too, including the bra, the parachute, the crossword puzzle, the modern x-ray tube and Brillo pads!
I wonder what marvels 2013 will bring? - that's an awfully hard act to follow.
Anyway, we'll do our best to make a great start to 2013 with our Lucky 13 Fair! On Sunday 13th we can promise you lucky people a cheery host of excellent, top quality traders bringing you oodles of authentic vintage clothing and accessories for ladies and gentlemen, jewellery, homeware, furniture, decorative items, luggage, collectables and curiosities, and locally handmade crafts with a vintage flavour.
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★ Pretty Nostalgic magazine will be in attendance for the first time, with a stall attended by our Finder of the Fair for August 2012, Samantha Young (who also happens to be the regional editor for this fine periodical). You will be able to purchase copies of the new and previous issues and make fantastic savings on subscriptions! You will also receive a free back issue and gorgeous greeting card with your subscription too!!
★ TinTrunk will be having a Red Dot January Sale! All items marked with a red dot are HALF PRICE. Plus a £1 Crazy Bargain Rummage Box.
★ All Mod Cons will be in their usual spot for the last time! They have just moved into a unit at Room at the Top Vintage Goods, but they will be in the market hall too, ready to meet their regular customers and let them know about their fab new sales lounge.
★ All Our Yesterdays is having a Grand New Year Sale!
Don't forget to saunter over the Market Place to Room at the Top Vintage Goods too, where you'll find lots more vintage goodness awaiting you.
Honestly, what more do you need to cheer up a dreary old January weekend?!
Well, maybe a little refreshment to keep you going. As usual, we have the finest mobile coffee purveyors in the North West, Kandoo Coffee. There's the incomparable Stuart Thornley Cake Design and his wondrous cake creations (menu below). And we're thrilled to announce that the fabulous Lord of the Pies will be back (menu just in - see below), with their handmade, award-winning gourmet British pies made from locally sourced ingredients.
UPDATE! We will be welcoming The Hot Dog Bike Company for the first time, vending their hotdogs, and bacon or sausage barms, from an original 1920s vendor's bicycle. Check the photo below for a preview of their magnificent bike.
There'll be lots more updates coming up so do check back on the latest developments.
Here's the latest tally of the fine traders eagerly waiting to welcome you, but it's not finalised yet!:
All Mod Cons - vintage mid-century homeware, telephones, collectables, ladies' accessories 50s-70s. Now set up as a new trader at Room at the Top Vintage Goods. Don't miss their swanky new sales lounge!
All Our Yesterdays - vintage homeware, collectables, toys, tins and much more.
Baboushka's Silver - superb quality vintage silver jewellery from the 1880s to the 1980s.
Black Cat Vintage - vintage clothing and homeware.
Bluecat Jewellery - vintage jewellery, glassware and ceramics.
BRG Collectables - - vintage collectables (no, really), accessories, militaria.
NEW! Bus Stop Vintage - vintage women's clothing, accessories and jewellery, 1920s-80s.
Button Fairies - handmade jewellery using vintage buttons. All proceeds go to charity.
Cyprys Vintage & Collectables - vintage clothing, kitchenalia and collectables.
Dabberdecades - simply the best 1960s vintage clothing, accessories, homeware and collectables.
Edwina Worswick - vintage homeware and decorative items.
Fiona Barber - vintage clothing, homeware, records; hand crafted jewellery.
NEW! Funky Koval - vintage Eastern European homeware.
Garbo Antiques - the mighty Garbo returns! With an overwhelming choice of vintage men's and women's clothing, accessories, costume jewellery and more.
Heirloom Rose - vintage clothing and accessories 40s-80s.
Hotch Potch Vintage - women's and men's vintage clothing 30s-80s, hats, accessories, costume jewellery, homeware, books.
James Wilson - vintage homeware, collectables, miniature traction engines. You never know what you will see on James' stall!
Jodi-Jo-Retro - cushions made from vintage fabrics, tote bags, purses, dollies, vintage knick-knacks, retro cards.
Lace and Liquor Vintage - women's vintage clothing, homeware, kitchenalia, collectables 40s-70s.
Levy Delights - vintage homeware with an emphasis on dining.
NEW! Leyla Temiz - vintage clothing and homeware, 1960s-80s.
Lost But Never Forgotten - vintage clothing, accessories, homeware 60s-80s, craft accessories.
NEW! Lotties Lotts Vintage - vintage women's clothing and accessories.
Make Do and Mend - small furniture, homeware, collectables, ornaments, and a few clothes.
Maureen Woodman - glassware, pottery, embroidery and lace, old books.
Mint Vintage - women's vintage clothing and accessories 1970s-80s; vintage homeware and kitchenalia 1940s-70s.
Nice Pontoffles - vintage clothing and accessories, homeware, textiles, collectables, books 40s-70s.
Parrot in the Pantry - vintage homeware, clothing and jewellery.
NEW! Pearl & Bone - vintage women's clothing, accessories and jewellery 40s-80s.
Peggy Mae Vintage - vintage women's and mens clothing, accessories and jewellery 1950s-1980s.
NEW! Penny Lane - vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories, and some vinyl too.
NEW! Planet Vintage Girl - vintage homeware and jewellery from one of Manchester's premier, and longest established, traders in quality vintage goods.
Populuxe - vintage homeware, clothing, jewellery, collectables. Waiting to welcome you at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.
NEW! Pretty Nostalgic - the independent British vintage lifestyle magazine is coming to The Vintage Village!
Random Quirks/Toast Rack - vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories; handmade kitsch plastic jewellery 80s style.
The luminous Vivien Leigh on the set of Gone With the Wind. She was born in 1913. Source.
Rebellious working-class bad boy John Garfield. He was born in 1913. Source.
Beautiful and troubled Frances Farmer. She was born in 1913. Source.
War photographer Robert Capa. Born in 1913. Source.
Some of the new items All Our Yesterdays will be bringing to The Lucky 13 Fair.
The Hot Dog Bike Company, making their VV debut at the Lucky 13 Fair.
Retrodec - vintage homeware, collectables, coats, hats, jewellery.
Retrofunky - vintage homeware, decor, small furniture, lighting, luggage, clothing, record players, clocks, cameras, books, toys, games.
retrospektiv studio - mid century vintage furniture, home ware, pictures and objet d'art.
Rita Black - vintage homeware, decorative items and collectables.
Serendipity - vintage homeware, costume jewellery, handbags, accessories.
Sheila's Store - lots and lots of vintage jewellery!
Show Us Your Threads - women's vintage clothing and accessories.
Snygg - vintage ceramics, glass, various mid-century desirables 50s-70s.
Stuart Thornley Cake Design - cake supremo, artiste of icing sugar. Details of this month's specials coming soon.
Sue Booth Design - vintage jewellery, collectables (ephemera), textiles, glassware.
Suzylovesmilo - handmade clothing, accessories and homeware; vintage women's clothing and accessories, mostly 70s-80s, tea sets and china from the 60s-70s.
Tea For Two Vintage - vintage homeware, tea sets, vintage clothing for men and women 60s-70s, accessories, bric a brac.
The Side Room - vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories, table linen and lots more.
TinTrunk - vintage apparel for ladies and gents, jewellery, homeware, textiles, collectables, luggage. Find TinTrunk at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.
Village Vintage Clothing - men's and women's vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery. Up at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.
Vintage Belle - genuine vintage women's clothing and accessories, some homeware. And lots of SALE stock this month!
Vintage Clutter - vintage needlework accessories, lace, fabric, fashion accessories, costume jewellery, homeware, collectables.
Vintage Emporium Ltd. - the vintage queen from York makes a very welcome return to VV with an impeccable selection of prime vintage clothing and homeware.
Vintage Pair - vintage homeware, ceramics and furnishings 1930s-70s.
Viv's Vintage - vintage furniture, homeware, glass, ceramics, and a few choice clothing items.
Wax Delerium - vintage vinyl and bits and bobs.