Vintage Village traders are a very canny bunch! They must have been stashing away vintage Christmas decorations for months in preparation for this event because there were SO many delightful festive adornments available at our No Sleep 'Til Christmas fair.The weather varied from miserable to rotten, but that didn't seem to put anyone off. Our visitors certainly had the Christmas spirit - check out the boxers on the right! - helped along by the tuneful crooners Paul Harper and Don Gentle, a couple of tours round the hall from Santa himself distributing sweeties to the younger browsers, and our excitingly random gift giveaway at the doors.
We might have missed some - apologies! - so here's the details you need to feature in our Visitors' Gallery - tweet your photos to @Vintage_Village or post on our Facebook page, or add the hashtag #vintagevillageuk to your Instagram photo.
Enamel butterfly plaque by 35 Dekor (Zagreb) from All Our Yesterdays, mini macrame owls from Essentially Eagle Vintage, handmade sheepskin bear rug and lucite bracelet from @opheliabutton, 1920s folding tortoiseshell plastic hanger from new trader Deanna Slater. #vintagevillageuk
@SquarePegShoes A selection. Fashion / art stuff, Playmobil, Peggy Lee LP, open-reel tapes, lovely kitchenalia etc.
[Editor's note: Playmobil ladies from Snygg, window-mounted pictures from Vintage Advertising & Prints].
These " All Our Yesterday's " jars make fantastic tea light holders
Today's finds and swaps (thank you @vintagepleasure x) look @miss_susie_lou I gots tree mice 🐭🌲🐭🌲!
[Editor's note: mouse on the jelly mould from retrospektiv studio, mouse on the right from All Our Yesterdays].
Today's treasure from the Christmas #vintagevillageuk Bird string and scissor holder , Santa Card and xmas wrap from @boomerangvnr . More Christmas wrap and mushrooms from @opheliabutton 😘 and a mushroom pomander from @gemsbitsnbobs . Oh and chocolate orange brownies from @stuartthornleycakedesign yum 😊 x
Loving one of my purchases from @Vintage_Village today #tiger #ring #vintage
I heart this guy @opheliabutton ⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️⛄️
I also got this amazing 60's glass shade at Saturdays Vintage a Village. It's going to be perfect for a project I'm working on. @tintrunk from a lovely guy who was tucked in the leftcorner down the end of the marquee bit.
[Editor's note: from new-to-VV trader 5859]
Christmas goodies from @Vintage_Village today. Various pamphlets from All our yesterdays, cake from @STCakeDesign ... vintage paper from @BoomerangVnR and others, cards from stall I don't know the name of-sorry!
As usual at this time of year, I bought loads from Vintage Village but most of them are presents so I can't post! Here are a couple of presents from me to me - Dr Martens and a zingy lamp! Merry Christmas me!! 🎅🎄🎁❤️
I also found pressies for myself @Vintage_Village today #treats
Thrilled to spot this @Vintage_Village today. My childhood cats were named after this book. Extra gift for #bean
Happiness for tree mouse! @vintagepleasure , not allowed on the actual tree this year due to Xmas size restrictions in our temporary abode, but seems quite happy just below ❤️🌲🐭x
@Vintage_Village oh yes we got cake. We also got a chocolate 'scotch' egg to take home.
[Editor's note: this could only be from the original cake scotch egg creator, Stuart Thornley Cake Design!]
Look at this I saw from @RetroFunky1 today at the @Vintage_Village in Stockport, a lovely find!
I'm not sure what I will do with this treasure from Ann at The Side Room but I couldn't leave them behind!
The lovely Ann of The Side Room never disappoints. Another Vintage Village treasure.
Some of this weekends purchases
Could not have eaten these @LordofthePiesGB any faster #wolfed @Vintage_Village
Picked up another ballon pump at Vintage Village. (Far right) The seller was surprised that anyone would collect them ;)
[Editor's note: from Essentially Eagle Vintage].
Another Christmas tree for my forest, and an elegant green stovetop coffee maker from Essentially Eagle Vintage. #vintagevillageuk
@STCakeDesign @Vintage_Village OMG! Worth the 11 month wait...tho trying to stop myself from eating all three today!
[Editor's note: I think this is one of Stuart Thornley's festive specials, Peppermint Shortbread].
Loving the vintage tins I got from @opheliabutton yesterday. Perfect for my vintage baubles.
A clutch of delightful Christmas decorations from yesterday's Vintage Village: drummer boy and Santas from retrospektiv studio, snowmen from Essentially Eagle Vintage, very old green glass baubles from Vintage Clutter. #vintagevillageuk
I'm not much better just eating a @fatannies veggie green dog! @Vintage_Village
Every year I buy one (or 2) food themed vintage glass ornaments for the kitchen tree. They are getting harder to find so I was pleased to find this pink walnut and berries ( @tintrunk from Eagle lady again and Vintage Clutter) the plastic Bambi's remind me of family days in Blackpool! (Sorry can't remember the seller!)
[Editor's note: bauble from Essentially Eagle Vintage, plastic Bambi set in box from RetroFunky].
Only the best ever sparkly silver shooting star, from @opheliabutton. It's two feet long! #vintagevillageuk
Mince Pie Flapjack from @stuartthornleycakedesign get in my belly!
Essentially Eagle Vintage:
Had lots of festive fun at the Vintage Village at Stockport Market Hall on Sunday. Many thanks to all my customers throughout 2014. Thanks also to Sarah, Al & Emma for their superb organisational skills every month and to all my fellow stallies who make Vintage Village the special place that it is. I wish you all good tidings for Christmas and best wishes for a very happy new year!!
Here's my purchases from Sunday. The braces are from SuzilovesMilo and the CD was a gift for myself by the wonderful Paul Harper. MERRY CHRISTMAAAAAAS!!!!
Vintage coasters picked up at yesterday's Vintage Village. I'm thinking festive bunting?
[Editor's note: coasters from Snygg].
Guinness goes glamorous! Lautrec-esque 1960s linen tea towel from new trader 5859. #vintagevillageuk
A rather odd but appealing monkey/squirrel brush, from Top Notch at yesterday's Vintage Village. #vintagevillageuk
@Vintage_Village These were my favourite find - Playmobil from monsieur Alex @snyggstyle.
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