Trencherfield Mill Christmas Gift Market

On Sunday 18th November we hosted our second vintage and retro fair at Haigh Hall and what a day it was.  We would like to thank all the lovely people who came to the event and made it a wonderful day, our next fair at Haigh Hall is Sunday 7th April 2013.

The Hall was decorated with Christmas decorations around open fires, while Chorley brass band welcomed visitors.

Then we had beautiful Bexi Owen singing throughout the day.

On Sunday 2nd December we are organising our last event of the year at Wigan Investment Centre to coincide with the Trencherfield Mill open day.  For this event we have decided to organise a retro Christmas Gift Market, where there will be a variety of stalls selling unique gifts for others and of course yourself.

This event is perfect for the whole family as the Trencherfield Mill will be operating its large steam wheel, with information on what the Mill was used for during the industrial revolution.  Canal boats (weather pending) will be running up and down providing mini trips.  There will also be a mini fun fair outside the Mill.  The fair will then take place on the right hand side (look for Vibrant Vintage outside the room) inside the Wigan Investment Centre which is situated alongside the canal.  We have the following stalls attending:

  • Heart – A Unique Boutique – selling vintage clothes, jewellery, bags, shoes, handmade jewellery and home accessories www.heartunique.co.uk
  • Urban Chocolate -a lovely range of homemade chocolate in a variety of flavours and present sets http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheUrbanChocolateCo
  • Sugarfingers and Pipsqueak – yummy retro sweets, homemade fudges and glitter tattoos and facepaint http://www.facebook.com/LoveLadyInPrint#!/PipsqueakGlitterTattoosandFacepainting
  • Hannah Angela – Hand painted vintage inspired birdy wall hangings., using  a mix of vintage  and new buttons and fabrics. Handmade button and ribbon brooches.
  • Nostalgia Vintage and Retro – vintage clothing from 1940′s – 80′s, hats, shoes, bags, jewellery, tea sets, tea pots and vintage curios

  • Woolybobs – hand knitted items from bags to rugs as well as good quality upcycled furniture
  • Butterquins – pretty handmade and customised clothing, accessories, bows, skirts, cardigans and bags http://www.facebook.com/Butterquins?fref=ts
  • Vintage Duncan – a large selection of collectables, china and furniture
  • G’s Things – handcrafted and customised objects such as mirrors, boxes, clocks and shabby chic
  • Jenny Wren – vintage furniture, clothing, handmade crafts, cards, jewellery, fashions accessories and lovely bric a brac
  • Harmony Craft – handmade home gifts such as aprons, coat hangers, lavender bags, Christmas cards and gifst and baby knits
  • Picture This – hand decorated furniture using decoupage. images used are from the Beano, Dandy, Mandy, Bunty as well as vintage cards, games and images

  • Mary B Vintage – a selection of vintage clothing and accessories www.marybvintage.com
  • Vintage in Petals – a great selection of ladies vintage clothing, handbags, hats, gloves, jewellery  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-In-Petals-VIP/225565494233113?fref=ts
  • Irene Clarke – cards for every occasion
  • Mint Vintage – a selection of hand picked vintage clothing, jewellery, handbags, hats and accessories
  • Morsage – jewellery such as bracelets and necklaces with secret morse code messages on, you will be given a booklet to work out what your piece of jewellery says
  • Petals – candles, silk arrangements, Christmas cards, babbles, wreaths and Christmas table arrangements

  • Bark-ing Mad – over 50 lines for the kitchen, homewear and garden to unique jewellery and personal gifts to suit every taste and budget
  • Suzanne Hitchen – decorated wooden keepsakes, trinket boxes and tea light holders
  • I Bimagery/Silverwolf – wildlife and landscape images mounted and framed http://www.ibimagery.com/
  • Gareth Wiles – very excited to have author Gareth Wiles at our fair, his novels “I am dead” and Icon’s Request” are perfect for a Chrismas read http://www.garethwiles.co.uk/
  • Jennie Cary’s – knitted bags, hats, gloves, soft toys, jumpers, accessories and fabric bags and soft toys, ideal for a gift
  • Jane Hamilton – a great selection of vintage clothing and accessories such as handbags, jewellery, gloves and furs from the 1950′s to 1970′s

  • Kathryn Southall – shabby chic small household furniture, Christmas decoration, handmade jewellery, cut glass, collectables and kitchenalia
  • Cl Sabor de Sol – Spanish tapas as well as Cancrian style dips, ali oli (garlic mayo) mojo picon, ali oli with lemon, gift sets and hampers for sale
  • Helen Makes Things – handmade bunting, cushions, greetings cards, fabric bookmarks, heart hangers and Christmas tree decorations http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/helenmakes?fref=ts
  • Wudstock – a range of handmade wooden items including tree decorations, note pads and pens

    • Homescapes - a promotional stand displaying garden design and construction, get the garden you have always wanted http://www.designergarden.org.uk/
    • Joyce Ormesher – shabby chic small household furniture, Christmas decoration, handmade jewellery, cut glass, collectables and kitchenalia
    • Grannies Homemade Cakes – cake pops, cup cakes, magic reindeer food
    • Magnetic Brooches – range of magnetic brooches that are nickel free, handmade, rhodium plated and very wearable  http://magneticbrooches.com/
    • Vibrant Vintage – finally there will be us selling vintage clothing and accessories from the 1930′s -1980′s we will have a selection of jewellery that will make ideal presents

 

The retro Christmas Gift Market opens at 10am and finishes at 4pm, with free admission and parking all day.  There will be more craft stalls on the left hand side organised by the cafe, food and drink will be available at the cafe or from individual stalls.

 

HAIGH HALL, WIGAN 18th NOVEMBER 2012

It’s not long now until we are back at Haigh Hall with our Christmas vintage, collectable and retro fair on Sunday 18th November 10am-4pm. We wanted to tell you all about the fab stall coming to Haigh Hall so you can come and have a look.

For those of you in the Wigan area you will know that Haigh Hall is an impressive building (recently featured on Don’t Tell the Bride).  For those of you out of the area, Haigh Hall was built in the mid-19th century and was once home of the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres.  The Hall is situated in 250 acres of woodland and is a popular destination for families as the Country Park has a children’s playground, miniature railway, craft gallery, gift shop and information centre.  As children we regularly went to Haigh Hall for a Sunday walk and in autumn we loved to collect conkers.

The fair will take place in the impressive Hall and will utilise two upstairs rooms, the entrance hall and main ballroom with vintage wedding dresses displayed on the open staircase.   There will be a pop up retro hair and make-up salon, demonstrations, a cafe and mulled wine with open fires and Christmas decorations in a stunning environment.

As for entertainment we will have the lovely Bexi Owen, vocalist http://www.facebook.com/bexiowen?fref=ts, singing throughout the day, she will also have her own stall selling vintage.  We also have Chorley Silver Band who will be in the entrance hall to greet you with popular brass band tunes.  The lovely Ruth Moulden will be at the fair with her pop up retro hair and make up salon as well as selling hair accessories, make up and mail treatments.  Below is her price list:

  • Make-Up Mini-Make Over £10                               DEALS
  • Hair Styling Full Make Over £20                             Mini-Make Over and Front Hair Style £16
  • Just Front Hair Style £10                                       Mini-Make Over and Victory Rolls £14
  • Just Eyes or Lips Lashes £5                                   Full Make Over and Front Hair Styled £25
  • Complete Hair Style  £15                                      Complete Look £30
  • Just Victory Rolls £6
  • Solid Colour £5
  • Pin-up Nails (half-moons) £6
  • French Manicure £6

We have the following stalls coming to the fair:

  • Grandma’s Attic – a lovely selection of vintage clothing and accessories from 1930′s -1980′, they are based at Traders outlet Altrincham www.vintagegrandma.co.uk
  • Gifts and Antiques – selling everything you can think of from vintage through to collectable antiques, perfect stall for a good look

  • Baubles and Bears – selling gorgeous bears, big and small from different periods all wanting a good home, also sells international costume jewellery
  • Noreen Mannix – selling a selection of vintage tea set candles, china and brooches
  • Anne and Martin Tebay – kitchenware, homeware, china tea sets, glassware, pottery, scarves, jewellery and ornaments
  • Colette Halstead Glass – a local artist selling beautiful Kiln Fused Glass www.colettehalstead.co.uk
  • Heart – A Unique Boutique – selling vintage clothes, jewellery, bags, shoes, handmade jewellery and home accessories www.heartunique.co.uk
  • Urban Chocolate -a lovely range of homemade chocolate in a variety of flavours and present sets http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheUrbanChocolateCo

  • Market Fairs -selling a range of books and small vintage gifts, Patrick also organises vintage fairs at Warrington Market www.marketfairs.co.uk
  • Dust Collective – a collection of creatives that sell reworked vintage clothing, handmade acce, jewellery, stationary and vintage homeware
  • Jewellery by Gail – handmade jewellery with polymer clay, swarovski crystal, gemstones and fire polished beads
  • Butterquins – pretty handmade and customised clothing, accessories, bows, skirts, cardigans and bags http://www.facebook.com/Butterquins?fref=ts

  • Preppy Vintage – a mixture of vintage clothing and housewares as well as vintage inspired bags and accessories from upcycled materials.
  • Vintage Duncan – a large selection of collectables, china and furniture
  • Dotty Teasel’s – selling hand made retro and kitsch jewellery, accessories and candle, great facebook site to check out http://www.facebook.com/DotsPixieHands
  • Rose and Lee Vintage with Groovy Gang – handmade soaps, bath treats, deluxe vintage candles and homewear www.roseandleevintageliving.co.uk
  • G’s Things – handcrafted and customised objects such as mirrors, boxes, clocks and shabby chic
  • Willacy Whimsys – a great selections of equisite vintage china and tea setshttp://www.facebook.com/willacy.whimsys?fref=ts

  • Vintage Retro Kitsch – vintage homewears, furniture and gifts http://www.facebook.com/vintageretrokitsch?fref=ts
  • Norman Roberts – rag rug demonstrations will take place as well as a stall full of vintage and retro items
  • Leah from Fulfill the Promise – a selection of vintage clothing, homewear, collectables and china http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fulfill-The-Promise/125295327573566
  • Mint Vintage – a selection of hand picked vintage clothing, jewellery, handbags, hats and accessories
  • Carol Myerscough – a lovely selection of vintage and unusual collectables, another great stall for curious items

Admission to the fair is just £1 and you can come and go all day.  Why not browse the fair, have a drink in the Halls cafe, go for a walk around the country park and pop back for another look just incase you have missed something.  Haigh Hall is just 2 miles from Wigan town centre and within easy reach of the motorway network.