Visitors' Gallery February 2015

Another bone-chillingly cold and damp day did nothing to deter visitors to our Lana Turner fair, in honour of the great lady's birthday.

The heart-rending songs of romance and heartbreak played by those titans of the shellac Vintage 78 DJs helped distract us from the chill, but the big news of the day was Stuart Thornley Cake Design.  Fresh from the Cake International awards where he had won TWO gold medals in the 'wedding cake of three or more tiers' and 'cupcake' classes, Stuart was also celebrating his fourth anniversary of trading at the Vintage Village.  Our hearty congratulations to Stuart, we always knew he was a star!

As a testament to Stuart's talent, he features three times in this month's Visitors' Gallery, but only once does one of his confections appear, as his customers tend to find them impossible to resist long enough to take a photo!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their photos so us nosey folk can enjoy seeing what they took home from the fair.  If you would like to contribute, please tweet your photos @Vintage_Village, post them on our Facebook page, or add the hashtag #vintagevillageuk if you are on Instagram.












@msbethtaylor IG
@msbethtaylor:
My haul from Vintage Village!

[Editor's note: enamel bowls from Snygg, atomic coat rack from Vintage Things Forever, dolls house fireplace and baubles from Mouse & Button's Fancies].



@gemsbitsnbobs IG
@gemsbitsnbobs:
Well operation " Don't buy anything this fair " worked out really well as you can see!!! ( some of them were prizes thank you so much @emzy78 & @opheliabutton) and I scoffed my cupcake from @stuartthornleycakedesign before I took the picture 😋


[Editor's note: Garfield from Shiny Shilling].



@hung.at.heart IG
@hung.at.heart:
Today’s purchases



@emma_museums TW
@emma_museums:
Goodies y'day from @Vintage_Village. New little cat sits nicely with big cat & bambi; Yasmin ❤️s the plaque; DRESS🌼😊



@jodijoretro IG
@jodijoretro:
Today's treasure from #vintagevillageuk #vintagevillagestockportmarket Nymolle plaque from Vintage Things forever , stocked up @opheliabutton greeting cards , more braid from @shadylane_vintage , Peanuts books from Retro Funky , a Staffordshire Potteries mug from @jayniewalker40 and a bag full of creme egg brownies from @stuartthornleycakedesign




@old8legs IG
@old8legs:
Vintage Village purchases! No clothes today, but a bit of a jewellery buying spree! A pair of black cufflinks, a pair of cufflinks that are either Lucite or amber (can't confirm either), a new Tootal tie,
Nice tie pin and two more Swiss badges to add to the swiss badge collection and a new ring! #VintageVillage #Jewellery

[Editor's note: Tootal tie from Make Do and Vintage].



@opheliabutton IG
@opheliabutton:
Soooooo cold I can hardly speak! Today's purchase for snooflet towers ❤️❤️❤️

[Editor’s note: from Vintage Things Forever].



@tintrunk IG
@tintrunk:
Skipper's fun fur jacket and some dinky metal plates from @opheliabutton of Mouse & Button's Fancies fame. #vintagevillageuk



@mrs_chester IG
@mrs_chester:
I love the #allouryesterdays stall at #vintagevillagestockport #vintagevillage #stockportvintagevillage #vintagebookends #ladybookends

[Editor's note: that's All Our Yesterdays].



@tintrunk IG
@tintrunk:
Tiny little case and even tinier plastic snap-together creatures from Wayne of All Our Yesterdays. #vintagevillageuk



@opheliabutton IG
@opheliabutton:
Better late than never! Yesterday's bargains and prizes.
So we have the delicious shade from 'Vintage things forever' the blanket, so lovely still in it's packet from our neighbour Ann £5! As was my valentines present to myself (I plan to make myself breakfast wearing it! The coat hangers and new friend were rescued from @vintage78dj (I promise to look after the little fella), and the salt and pepper toads were a gift from @jodijoretro and @gaynorcowle (how kind 🍄), and purchased from @gemsbitsnbobs. As with many a post the cakes didn't make the pic @stuartthornleycakedesign !

[Editor's note: blanket from The Side Room].



@tintrunk IG
@tintrunk:
This stern little enamel Scottie was from Maggie of Garbo Antiques. #vintagevillageuk



@emma_museums TW
@emma_museums:
Goodies y'day from @Vintage_Village. New little cat sits nicely with big cat & bambi; Yasmin ❤️s the plaque; DRESS🌼😊

[Editor’s note: cat plaque from Vintage Things Forever].




@hill13_graham TW
@hill13_graham:
Fantastic day @Vintage_Village Gr8 choice of #vintage treats #mega chuffed wit purchases #followvintage #stockport

[Editor's note: Tootal scarf from Make Do and Vintage, and that's the latest issue of Vintagexplorer magazine in the wire basket].



Darren Smith FB
Darren Smith (via Facebook)‎:
Bought a couple of great lamps at the vintage village today :)

[Editor's note: from What You See Is What You Get].



@jayniewalker40 IG
@jayniewalker40:
Just about warmed up from a rather chilly #vintagevillageuk treated myself to these beauties from @shiny_shilling 💜 a good day but missed my pal @ooohbetty xx



@tintrunk IG
@tintrunk:
A wonky-horned Viking from @gemsbitsnbobs @gemsbitsnbobsshop #vintagevillageuk



@mrs_chester IG
@mrs_chester:
Paul at #vintagevillage makes the most amazing lighting from industrial & vintage materials. Lots of people asking for a website or card but he just makes them then sells them and he has no trouble selling them.

[Editor’s note: from What You See Is What You Get].



@gemsbitsnbobs IG
@gemsbitsnbobs:
Penny could sniff my mug of bovril ☕️



@luciemac IG
@luciemac:
Best Vintage Village impulse buy ever.

[Editor's note: from What You See Is What You Get].



@hung.at.heart IG
@hung.at.heart:
Some original Wigan patches at vintage village today

[Editor’s note: from Modernist Mid-Century].



@gemsbitsnbobs IG
@gembitsnbobs:
Not forgetting this beauty from @tintrunk 💚💚💚💚



@emma_museums TW
@emma_museums:
Goodies y'day from @Vintage_Village. New little cat sits nicely with big cat & bambi; Yasmin ❤️s the plaque; DRESS🌼😊



@gemsbitsnbobs IG
@gemsbitsnbobs



@mrs_chester IG
@mrs_chester:
Total dolly heaven in 3 bags from the lovely doll ladies at #vintagevillagestockport Lots of handmade items and some freebies to boot. 2 happy little girls.

[Editor’s note: from Retrofit].