Visitors' Gallery October 2013

@MrsToppings
@MrsToppings:
"@Vintage_Village a selection of victorian bottles , great for flowers! X"



Oooh Betty!
@OoohBettyLoves:
Read all about Oooh Betty's day at the fair here.

[Editor's note: toy cash till from All Our Yesterdays].



Jodi Jo Retro
Jodi Jo Retro via Facebook:
"My treats from this months VV Fair. A pair of embroidered pictures from Lace and Liquor Vintage, ditsy flower fabric from RetroFunky, red backing fabric for cushions from Cancer Research Vintage stall. place mats from Goody Gum Drops, a fabulous swappsie with Ophelia Button, a gorgeous glamorous peg lady and matching greeting cards.  Finally my lovely gingham vanity case from newbie Miss Browns Vintage which came in handy for my FB giveaway and a big thankyou to our Sarah for picking the winner. Another great day again and thanks to everyone who came to visit Jodi Jo Retro.
Time for a pint ...of wine x"



Oooh Betty!
@OoohBettyLoves:
Danish dolls house by Danse, from All Our Yesterdays.  Find out more in Oooh Betty's blog.
Staffordshire storage jar, part of a very impressive haul!


@MrsToppings
@MrsToppings:
"@Vintage_Village these sweet dolls!"



@FoodfanStockpt
@FoodfanStockpt:
"Hey @SMBC_Museums look at the Lock & Co hat box I spotted @Vintage_Village today"



@MrsToppings
@MrsToppings:
"@Vintage_Village I got these 2 lovely floral pictures. The pink framed one is very old, lovely needle work x"



Oooh Betty!
@OoohBettyLoves:
Little Betty toy sewing machine, NOS from All Our Yesterdays.  Read all about it here.




We were privileged to welcome Stockport Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre as our special guest for the Super Plaza Fair, themed in honour of its 81st birthday. 

Well, of course, the Plaza stayed put because it's a bit too big and heavy to move, but some of the trusty volunteers who help run the place proudly represented their illustrious Art Deco venue with an impressive display.  I hope everyone bought something from them to help fund the ongoing restoration work!

The Plaza manager, Ted Doan, was also kind enough to offer two pairs of ticket vouchers as prizes in our Vintage Village Visitors' Awards for Traders 2013 presentation.  So who won?

Third place - newcomers A Vintage Affair, who took home a prize certificate, bouquet and Plaza vouchers.

Second place - the delightful Button Fairies, who have been with us since the early days.  They received a prize certificate, a bigger bouquet (!) and Plaza vouchers.

First place - everyone's favourite maestro of the cake art, Stuart Thornley Cake Design, who was actually attending another event!  Fortunately his partner Al was here to receive a prize certificate, a bottle of champagne (which he promised to share) and a free stall for one month.

We might do this again next year, but I have to say that our lovely vintage traders need to up their game in terms of 'brand awareness' if they're hoping to beat our Stuart next time! 

Congratulations to all!

News titbits over, let's get onto this month's Visitors' Gallery.  Which is largely brought to you by - I'm so tempted to go into Sesame Street mode and say "the letter A", please ignore me and read on - @MrsToppings and @OoohBettyLoves, whose generous contributions have helped boost the numbers this month.

Thank you to everyone who contributed by sharing their photos online.  It's always a pleasure to see what you found!

As usual, you can click on the photos to see their original source, and click on the Twitter names to meet some of these stylish and tasteful attendees.

If you'd like to contribute to our Visitors' Gallery, just post your photo @Vintage_Village (remember the underscore!) on Twitter, or on our Facebook page.








@FoodfanStockpt
@FoodfanStockpt:
"Great awards @Vintage_Village but guess who's missing from the photo of 1st place visitor awards? @STCakeDesign!"



@MrsToppings
@MrsToppings:
@Vintage_Village I got this wonderful waitress! Great for business cards x



Stephen Marland
Stephen Marland via Facebook:
"From Attic Bazaar Vintage Village at Stockport Market Hall today.

Celebrating 15 consecutive years, the converse simply seems appalling.
Thank heavens for linear time."



@MsBethTaylor
@MsBethTaylor:
"Another successful mission with @OoohBettyLoves at @Vintage_Village! @ Vintage Village, Stockport" 
[Editor's note: cushion cover from Jodi-Jo Retro, ponies from Tea for Two Vintage].



@Vintage_Village
@Vintage_Village:
"Another VV find - beautiful 8x11" 40s portrait that's as much a painting as a photograph, from The Crinoline Lady."



@ImEllenC
@ImEllenC:
"Lovely quick visit to @Vintage_Village with @beewriter and some ace new reads from the charity shop."




@Vintage_Village
@Vintage_Village:
"My treats: curtains from Found Vintage Homeware, Jodi Jo Retro car, cap from The Crinoline Lady and … tiny 70s dolls house light shade - a birthday present from Wayne of All Our Yesterdays. He's such a sweetie!"



Oooh Betty!
@OoohBettyLoves:
Yes, more!  Dolls from All Our Yesterdays, see the full report here.



@Vintage_Village
@Vintage_Village:
"Last batch from yesterday's spree: a trio of delightful brooches from Lucy Williams Antiques."