Visitors' Gallery April 2014 Old Granada Studios

@ToriaBuzza
@ToriaBuzza:
“Loving the vintage fair at Granada Studios today.Esp hanging out here! @ShareTheCity @OldGranadaMCR




@sonofswiss
@sonofswiss:
“Loving @Vintage_Village in the sunshine at @OldGranadaMCR. Bought amazing record.”



@woodsyonline
@woodsyonline:
“Great day out @OldGranadaMCR & @Vintage_Village today with @_lisamurphy and the twins.”



@tashjohansson
@tashjohansson:
“Had a blast at #fridayfoodfight then bought a gorgeous @PlumandPigeon dress at @Vintage_Village today! Good times!”



@opheliabutton
@opheliabutton:
“Today's 1st purchase! I ❤️u”




@MsBethTaylor
@MsBethTaylor:
“Sunny shopping @Vintage_Village @OldGranadaMCR. Polish doll from All Our Yesterday’s, dolls house bits from Nico!"

[Editor's note: Nico of Mouse and Button's Fancies].



@woodsyonline
@woodsyonline:
“Great day out @OldGranadaMCR & @Vintage_Village today with @_lisamurphy and the twins."

[Editor's note: suitcase from Village Vintage Clothing Ltd., Samsonite briefcase from TinTrunk].



@tintrunk
@tintrunk:
“More novelty print vinyl joy - a music themed duffle bag from All Our Yesterdays. I've had my eye on this for a while, and finally relented yesterday (the generous discount helped!) #1950s #fifties #noveltyprint”



Crochet Rose (blog)
Read @thecrochetrose's blog here.

[Editor's note: floral painted spice rack from T.E.A.]



@Gemkatedesigns
@Gemkatedesigns:
“So many splendid items @Vintage_Village @OldGranadaMCR



@ToriaBuzza
@ToriaBuzza:
“Loving my gorgeous 60's coat from the @Vintage_Village fair at the @OldGranadaMCR today!”



@jenlewjen
@jenlewjen:
“Picked up this cool old map of the area around http://www.cabancasita.co.uk  at @Vintage_Village today @underthethatch



@_urbanmarket
@_urbanmarket:
“Far too naughty but cake scotch eggs are the future #converted #manchester #food"

[Editor's note: from Stuart Thornley Cake Design, of course!]



Crochet Rose (blog)
Read @thecrochetrose's blog here.



@Libbywitheden
@Libbywitherden:
“Very tempted by the wolf fur coat just £80 @Vintage_Village @OldGranadaMCR #gameofthrones #rare #gaga”



@woodsyonline
@woodsyonline:
“Great day out @OldGranadaMCR & @Vintage_Village today with @_lisamurphy and the twins.”



@ftwentytwo
@ftwentytwo:
@Vintage_Village. Impressed with the Granada Studios venue today. Look fwd to the next one!”



@CharlieBolton
@CharlieBolton:
@_urbanmarket @OldGranadaMCR @Vintage_Village Were here!”



@opheliabutton
@opheliabutton:
“Today's 2nd purchase :) I know! But look how well she fits in...

[Editor's note: dolls house from RetroFunky].



@TheBRVC
@TheBRVC:
“This was my fave purchase of @vintage_village yesterday! Absolutely amazing! I just want to wear it all the time :D”



@tintrunk
@tintrunk:
“Positively yards of Michelin bunting found on The Grand Collector's stall. #Bibendum”



@gemsbitsnbobs
@gemsbitsnbobs:
“An absolutely glorious day @OldGranadaMCR @Vintage_Village the debut was a roaring success!!!! 🌞💨”





We'll admit to a bit of trepidation before our first ever fair at Old Granada Studios.  It was outside, for a start (regular readers will know all about my abiding concern obsession with the weather).

But we needn't have worried.  It all turned out very nicely, with sunshine and only a bit of a breeze to keep us on our toes (chasing the odd flying mannequin or tumbling rail).

Urban Market, who are co-ordinating events at Old Granada Studios, told us we had the best footfall total of their markets so far!  Stuart Thornley Cake Design had completely sold out by 2.30, disappointing quite a few late arrivers, but winning plenty of new converts. 

And visitors certainly got busy taking snaps and snapping up vintage bargains.  This might be our biggest Visitors' Gallery ever!

Thank you to everyone who took the trouble to share your photos online.  I always make sure every contribution is fully credited and linkified: click on the photos to see the original page, and click on the names to meet these tasteful and discriminating vintage connoisseurs (we take no responsibility for the content of exterior sites, please note!)

If you would like to contribute, just tweet your photo/s @Vintage_Village (remember the underscore!) or post them on our Facebook page.  If you use Instagram, please add the hashtag #vintagevillageuk so I can find your shots.

We'll be back at Old Granada Studios on Sunday 25th May - hope to see you there!

P.S.  Sadly, our dear friends the Vintage 78DJs were burgled the night after our fair, having entertained the crowds with their delightful tunes all day.  Their precious collection of irreplaceable 78s, not to mention their equipment and their car, has not yet been recovered.  There's more details in this article, and you can help by keeping an eye out and contacting the police if you spot any of their stolen possessions.  Thank you!














@_urbanmarket
@_urbanmarket:
“Dj'ing on 78's! The sound is awesome, great day @OldGranadaMCR. Well done @Vintage_Village & @Vintage78DJ. Till 5pm”



https://twitter.com/Katmcheapy/status/460443088763506688
@Katmcheapy:
@Vintage_Village some of today's purchases - love them!”




@OldGranadaMCR
@OldGranadaMCR:
“Loads going on @Vintage_Village today. Come and have a mooch around and pick up some old gems. We're here till 5”



@gingerninja
@gingerninja2728:
“Love my retro teapot purchased today @Vintage_Village manchester. Lovely weather for it!!”



@JordanBMZ
@JordanBMZ:
“Vintage Village @OldGranadaMCR"

[Editor's note: this is Harwood-Brown's stall].



@brettdanielle92
@brettdanielle92:
@Vintage_Village 2 tops & a headband! Love it - are you permanently in town now? Such a good atmosphere too & really friendly x”



@_urbanmarket
@_urbanmarket:
“What a way to spend a Sunday @OldGranadaMCR @Vintage_Village. On till 5pm!”



@JordanBMZ
@JordanBMZ:
“Who had these as a kid? @Vintage_Village

[Editor's note: this fine selection of vintage children's books from Penelope Cat Vintage].



@woodsyonline
@woodsyonline:
“Great day out @OldGranadaMCR & @Vintage_Village today with @_lisamurphy and the twins.”



@Gemkatedesigns
@Gemkatedesigns:
"Such an excellent day @Vintage_Village at @OldGranadaMCR so much fun 🌞 "



@woodsyonline
@woodsyonline:
“Great day out @OldGranadaMCR & @Vintage_Village today with @_lisamurphy and the twins.”




@RingORosesEtsy
@RingORosesEtsy:
“Lovely time @Vintage_Village at @OldGranadaMCR ...bought a hat. Excuse windswept hair and tired face!”




@gemsbitsnbobs
@gemsbitsnbobs:
“Came away with some excellent swaps and finds!!!! @OldGranadaMCR @Vintage_Village



Gina Burney (FB)
Gina Burney (via FB):
“This was my favourite find of the day! Vintage 'Camping & Caravanning Club' bunting. Just the right amount of fading and old-tent smell!"

[Editor's note: from RetroFunky].



@tintrunk
@tintrunk:
“Cowboy brooch from The Grand Collector at yesterday's debut Vintage Village fair at @oldgranadamcr



@jenlewjen
@jenlewjen:
@_urbanmarket @Vintage_Village @OldGranadaMCR Pork pie cake in the sunshine - reccomended!"

[Editor's note: from Stuart Thornley Cake Design].



@JordanBMZ
@JordanBMZ:
"#vintagefair"



@tintrunk
@tintrunk:
“Just need a big cork stopper, or maybe I'll use it as a vase. From Hotch Potch Vintage at yesterday's VV fair. #Portmeirion #Totem #1960s #sixties”



@oldgranadamcr IG
@oldgranadamcr:
“So many cool #vintage pieces at @vintage_village today. We want to buy everything! #curios #fashion #accessories”




@woodsyonline
@woodsyonline:
“Great day out @OldGranadaMCR & @Vintage_Village today with @_lisamurphy and the twins."

[Editor's note: peg doll cards by Ophelia Button].