I’ve not been to a vintage fair for quite a while and even longer as just a punter. I saw on the Vintage Home Show Facebook page that there was one happening not too far away in Manchester at beautiful Victoria Baths (made famous a few years ago by the BBC’s Restoration series).
Keeley Harris of Discover Vintage and Vintage Home Show organiser
I didn’t have my usual photographer in tow – Justin was otherwise occupied – so on Sunday, our friend Rebecca drove us to Manchester and assumed picture-taking responsibility (Thanks Rebecca!).
Geoff Kirk of Kirk Modern
I was very excited to hear that Kirk Modern was going to be having a stall, We’ve followed his blog for quite a while and are very jealous of his outstanding collection of rare Stig Lindberg pottery. It was lovely to have a little chat with him, put a face to the name and swoon over his lovely Mid Century Modern wares!
Norwegian Wood had a lovely collection of West German pottery for sale. It looks great when displayed in large numbers – all the different sizes, shapes colours and textures vying for attention.
I’d met Funky Vera last year when we both had stalls at a vintage fair in Saltaire. She was meant to be my next-stall-neighbour but she was whisked off to another space – was I something I said?
Paula & Shelley, the ladies at PASH (Print Art Salvage Handmade) had a great looking display of printers blocks, trays of mini Hovis loaf tins and lots of other vintage industrial goodies. I fell in love with their fabulous metal luminaire desk lamp with a silvered, faceted interior.
The photos of them & their stalls didn’t quite do them justice, (Sorry Rebecca!) but mention must also go to Planet Vintage Girl, 20th Century Collector, RetroPattern, Freddies Vintage and Coach House Upholstery.
And the last word goes to the magnificent venue. The sun-bathed the rooms in light drawing your attention to the amazing stained glass windows. This one is entitled “The Angel of Purity”.
Looking forward to the next next one!