Christmas Shopping

For those of you who didn’t manage to get tickets to our wonderful Tart event this weekend (you can see some more of the lovely press we’ve been getting here), here are a couple of events to keep you busy- I for one have yet to start my Christmas shopping so am hoping to get some done on Sunday. Think my girlfriends will all be getting a vintage tea-cup, saucer and plate trio, filled with chocolate coins or some other edible, festive treat…
On Saturday the Affordable Vintage Fair is coming to London,returning to The Sustainable Studios located just off Great Eastern Street in the heart of London’s East End. From 12-5pm, you can expect vintage clothing from the 1920s – 1980s, re-worked and handmade clothes and jewellery, crafts, homewares, sale rails from vintage dealers, wholesalers, local shops and up and coming designers.

Charity TRAID ‘behind the seams’ workshop will show you how to customise your purchases & will also be selling items from their TRAID remade line. There’ll be a Spectacular kitchenalia stall – items starting at £5!Other stalls include a 40s dead-stock haberdashery stall selling everything from trinkets to hair grips and Vintage Kilo which will turn into a huge knit sale, Christmas jumpers and reindeer cardigans on sale at £10!Vintage tea party by the Vintage Patisserie, and makeovers courtesy of the lovely ladies at Lipstick & Curls .

On Sunday get ready for the 1950s themed ‘Its a Jammin Christmas‘ at Liquid Nation.
Its free entry to 15 dedicated stallers who’ll present you with many gifts that are waitin’ to be bought; from vintage clothing to jewellery to illustrators to cake makers, featuring Rag and Bow, FrangipaneHoney, Jil and Alf’s closet, Emma Cowley illustrations, aJourneyToCome, Kelly-Marie’s knick knackery and more. To help you get into the spirit of things, you are encouraged to come dressed in your best 1950’s gear, ready to take part in the Christmas Tree Pinata, snow ball throwing and design your own christmas card with Hayley Potter. There’ll also be a box full of vintage treats- bring any item of clothing or accessories that you may not use anymore, then rummage through the box of goodies for £1 (1 item per person). Leftover clothing will be donated to a local charity shop.
Live 50’s inspired acts will also be on hand for your entertainment- including COCO MALONE
JAZZ SONGBIRD & CABARET PERFORMER’ coming all the way from the north will sing her soul to the jazzy blues of the 50’s.
WILLOW BLUE performing burlesque,HELEN ARNEY ; an “elfin ukulele-playing musical comedian in a rockabilly dress”..Helen will be providing musical numbers from the 50’s with the likes of elvis and chuck berry on her ukulele- plus she’ll be holding a workshop where she will teach you ukulele playing and making up 3-line songs about yourself..
SHADOWLANDS UK Rock & Roll duo Amanda & Dave will be providing easy listening rockin’ music to go with the whole 50’s theme.
TRACEY CHIN will be doing a teaching session after her performance to all those who would like to shake their hips and try out the hula way!!!There will also be an opportunity to purchase customised hoops that Tracey does.

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Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I adore your blog. I'm featuring it in my weekend links today.

Have a lovely weekend.
Love, Betsy.

Betsy commented on Dec 11 09 at 10:03 am

Thanks Betsy!

vintagesecret commented on Dec 22 09 at 1:43 pm

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