Our hearts are throbbing for . . .
The Vintage Village Valentino Fair!
When?: Sunday 10th February 2013, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Where?: Stockport's historic Covered Market Hall, SK1 1EU.
How much?: £1 entry, under 12s FREE.
Only four days before Valentine's Day, our Valentino Fair is perfectly timed to find that ideal little love token for your dearest heart.
You'll be spoilt for choice with the awe-inspiring plethora of authentic vintage treasures crammed into Stockport's delightful Market Hall. There's clothing and accessories for ladies and gents, jewellery, homeware, decor, furniture, luggage, textiles, collectables, curiosities and judiciously selected locally handmade crafts with a vintage flavour.
And who better to be our icon of romance than the original 1920s super mega heart throb Rudolph Valentino? The first 'Latin lover' of the silver screen, Valentino entranced a whole generation of female movie-goers from 1921 - in his breakthrough role in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - until his untimely death in 1926 at the age of 31.
You can see for yourself if Valentino's romantic appeal has survived the 90 odd years since his rise to fame in our mini-cinema downstairs in the Produce Hall, which is directly opposite the Market Hall, where you can enjoy our . . .
Movie Matinée Valentino Double Bill
Presented by Stockport Market
12.00 am The Sheik (1921) Certificate U
Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres.
Valentino's defining role. Arabian sheik (Valentino) conquers feisty British Lady (Ayres).
2.00 pm Blood and Sand (1922) Certificate U
Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi and Lila Lee.
One of the most successful films of Valentino's career. Lowly born Juan Gallardo (Valentino) becomes one of the greatest matadors in Spain. Although married to his childhood friend Carmen (Lee) he falls for wealthy seductress Doña Sol (Naldi). It doesn't end well . . .
I don't need to point out that these films reflect the attitudes of their time and some allowance needs to be made for this!
There's exciting developments for our peckish visitors too. Not only do we have the return of The Hot Dog Bike - which will be serving hot dogs and hotpot on Sunday! - but we're honoured to welcome Margo & Rita, purveyors of freshly-prepared authentic Mexican street food from their customised vintage Citroen H van (called Rita). Renowned for their burritos, which means 'little donkey' in Spanish, Margo & Rita donate 30p of every burrito sold to The Donkey Sanctuary - isn't that lovely?
We'll also have our favouritest purveyor of espresso-based coffees, Kandoo Coffee, and the magnificent Stuart Thornley Cake Design has some delectable Valentine's treats in store for you too:
MORE UPDATES COMING SOON - STAY TUNED!
Of course, the true stars of the show - and what The Vintage Village is all about - are our wonderful stall holders. And we have an incredible 13 new traders to welcome this Sunday! Find out more about them all here:
All Mod Cons - vintage mid-century homeware, telephones, collectables, ladies' accessories 50s-70s. Now installed at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.
All Our Yesterdays - vintage homeware, collectables, toys, tins and much more.
NEW! Aspidistra - vintage homeware, ceramics, glass and textiles.
Baboushka's Silver - superb quality vintage silver jewellery from the 1880s to the 1980s.
Bathing Beauty - the best handmade, synthetic-free bath and skincare.
Black Cat Vintage - vintage clothing and homeware.
Bus Stop Vintage - vintage women's clothing, accessories and jewellery, 1920s-80s.
Caroline Syddall - vintage costume jewellery and accessories, homeware.
Cyprys Vintage & Collectables - vintage clothing, jewellery, 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.
Funky Koval - vintage Eastern European homeware.
Garbo Antiques - 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.
NEW! jamessharpart - hand printed textile collage affixed to books, aprons, bags etc.
James Wilson - vintage homeware, collectables, miniature traction engines. You never know what you will see on James' stall!
JL Vintage - vintage women's wear, costume jewellery, homeware.
Jodi-Jo-Retro - cushions made from vintage fabrics, tote bags, purses, dollies, vintage knick-knacks, retro cards.
Justjewels4u2 - vintage costume jewellery with an amazing selection of genuine Lea Stein; sewing related items and haberdashery.
Kitsch Republic - vintage, recycled and handmade homeware.
Lace and Liquor Vintage - women's vintage clothing, homeware, kitchenalia, collectables 40s-70s.
Levy Delights - vintage homeware with an emphasis on dining.
Lost But Never Forgotten - vintage clothing, accessories, homeware 60s-80s, craft accessories.
NEW! Maggie Mae's Vintage - vintage homeware, clothing and accessories 1920s-60s.
NEW! Magnifique Boutique - vintage clothing and accessories 30s-80s; some vintage homeware.
Make Do and Mend - small furniture, homeware, collectables, ornaments, and a few clothes.
Maureen Woodman - glassware, pottery, embroidery and lace, old books.
NEW! Memories are Made of These - 1960s-70s homeware.
Mint Vintage - women's vintage clothing and accessories 1970s-80s; vintage homeware and kitchenalia 1940s-70s.
Parrot in the Pantry - vintage homeware, clothing and jewellery.
Peggy Mae Vintage - vintage women's and mens clothing, accessories and jewellery 1950s-1980s.
NEW! Phil's Records - 50s-70s vinyl records and pop memorabilia.
Populuxe - vintage homeware, jewellery, collectables. Waiting to welcome you at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.
Random Quirks/Toast Rack - vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories; handmade kitsch plastic jewellery 80s style.
Retrodec - vintage homeware, collectables, coats, hats, jewellery.
RetroFunky - vintage homeware, decor, small furniture, lighting, luggage, clothing, record players, clocks, cameras, books, toys, games.
1940s Valentine card combining two of our favourite things - vintage glamour and food! Source.
Our icon of romance, Rudolph Valentino. Source.
Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in The Sheik. This picture is crying out for a witty caption! Source.
Margo & Rita's amazing brand new custom paint job. Don't miss their very first public outing at The Valentino Fair!
We've just received the new Feb/Mar issue of Vintagexplorer. Pick up your FREE copy at Room at the Top Vintage Goods this Sunday!
NEW! Retrorags106 - vintage men's and women's wear, bags, homeware.
retrospektiv studio - vintage objet d'art.
NEW! Rita Machin - vintage glassware, ceramics, small furniture, costume jewellery, books 1950s-70s.
Serendipity - vintage homeware, costume jewellery, handbags, accessories.
Sheila's Store - lots and lots of vintage jewellery!
Silver Hammer - vintage women's clothing 1960s-80s.
Snygg - only the finest mid-century ceramics, glassware, homeware, decor, textiles, and various interestingly-shaped bits and pieces.
NEW! Stock Vintage - vintage men's and women's clothing, and some homeware 1950s-80s.
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.
Tea for Two Vintage - vintage homeware, tea sets, vintage clothing for men and women 60s-70s, accessories, bric a brac.
NEW! The Knick Knackery - vintage women's clothing 1940s-70s, mostly mid-century bric-a-brac and homeware; records and vinyl paraphernalia 1950s-80s.
The Magical Tree Vintage & Retro - vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories 1940s-80s.
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.
Tracey's Treasures - vintage pearl and glass necklaces.
Village Vintage Clothing - men's and women's vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery. Up at Room at the Top Vintage Goods.
Vintage Belle - vintage women's wear, accessories, and some homeware.
Vintage Pair - vintage homeware, ceramics and furnishings 1930s-70s.
Violets For Your Furs - vintage jewellery and collectables.
Viv's Vintage - vintage furniture, homeware, glass, ceramics, and a few choice clothing items.
NEW! Walthew House - remade vintage jewellery, raising funds for Walthew House.
Wax Delerium - vintage vinyl.
NEW! Wendy's Vintage - vintage women's clothing 1970s-80s.