Swinging 60’s Vintage and Retro Craft Fair

On Sunday 18th May, we are back at Haigh Hall with our first themed fair.  The vintage and retro craft fair will have a Swinging 60’s theme, with classic cars (weather permitting),  a 60’s band called Time Shift and 60’s quiz for the children.
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We also have 40 fab stalls coming selling vintage and retro clothing, accessories, collectables, furniture, up cycled, handmade cards, cushions, accessories, jewellery, candles, bath bombs, chocolate and cupcakes.  There will be stairs up and down stairs in the impressive Hall.  Admission just £1

      • Urban Chocolate – yummy handmade chocolates
      • Vibrant Vintage – true vintage, accessories and collectables
      • Revival – vintage clothing, trinkets, accessories
      • Groovy Gang and Rose Lee – beautiful candles

Vintage fair

      • Vintage Treat – retro and vintage goodies
      • Noreen Mannix – teacups, brooches and aprons
      • Psychotic Monkey – true vintage clothing, accessories
      • Picture This – decorpage furniture
      • A.M Flowers – beautiful flowers for every occassion

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      • Butterquins – handmade retro clothing
      • Retro Girl – vintage clothing and framed comics
      • Susan Gibson – knitted items
      • Jenny Wren – an array of collectables, homeware
      • Enframing Crafts – vintage items, handmade cards
      • Vintage Whatnots – all things vintage; militaria

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      • Sandra and Terry – true vintage and collectables
      • Grandma’s Attic – fab selection of true vintage
      • Eileen – handmade baby items, fancy goods
      • Woollybobs – knitted items and furniture
      • Primrose Crafts – a range of handmade crafts
      • Noreen Mannix – teacups, brooches and aprons
      • Indigostich – textile art prints and cards

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      • Brookes Cupcakes – yummy cakes and cupcakes
      • Little Gems – handmade clothes and accessories
      • Jacqueline’s Vintage – vintage clothing, accessorie
      • T.E.A (Treats, Eats and Antiques) – vintage clothing
      • Beehive Curvy Vintage – 14+ vintage clothing
      • Jane Hamilton – great selection of true vintage

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      • Athenas Aromas – bath bombs, soaps and candles
      • Retro Queen Boutique – quirky true vintage clothing, accessories
      • Anne and Martin Tebay – collectables and home ware
      • Found: Vintage Homewares – clothing and homeware
      • Vintage in Petals – large selection of vintage clothing
      • Vintage fashions – vintage buttons, postcards, jewellery

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  • The Gingham Flamingo – fabric gifts, bunting and headbands
  • Kitchenalia Corner – lots of fab kitchenalia
  • Amanda Kelly – beautiful natural homemade candles
  • Patchwork Pantry – retro kitchenware and furnishings
  • Vintage Amour – vintage clothes and accessories
  • Susan Moodie – collection of lace, fabric, bits and pieces
  • Anntwackey Vintage – true vintage clothing
  • Ashley Hilton – vintage clothing, accessories and furniture

Fashion Show Review

On Thursday 1st May, we organised a local fashion show to raise money for Senior Solutions whilst raising the profile of local businesses.  Senior Solutions is a Westhoughton based charity that combats social isolation and loneliness by visiting local people and those in the surrounding area.  The event took place at Brookfield Hall that was hired to us free of charge.
Team Vibrant Vintage
On the night, Lane of Vintage Vocals acted as compare for the evening, as well as entertaining with his singing.  All of the photos that you see on this blog were taken by Phil of Snap Decision who was the official photographer for the evening.

Vibrant Vintage opened the fashion show with a collection of true vintage clothing from the 1950’s to 1980’s.  Below Cat wears a 1970’s blue Eastex suit, and carried a 1940’s suitcase.  The size 12 suit has a very 1940’s vibe about it and is priced at £25 (the suitcase is not for sale)
Cat model
Next up we have Vicky wearing a lovely Global 1960’s tropical dress priced at £30.  She is carrying an unusual bag priced at £10
Vicky model
Then we had Alex wearing a purple 1980’s dress with beaded detail.  This size 12 dress is priced at £20. With Alex we have our male model of the evening Chris, wearing a vintage shirt pried at £12
Chris and Alex model
Next we had Rebecca wearing a 1960’s vibrant sun dress in a size 8/10 priced at £20.  She is wearing a yellow sun hat (£10), retro sun glasses (£1) and white lace up size 3 1960’s boots (£25)
Rebecca model

Then we had Julie in a 1960’s pink size 10 dress priced at £20.  She is carrying a large pink wedding hat priced at £20
Julie model
Next we have Sara wearing a 1950’s yellow and black three quarter sleeve dress priced at £45. She carries a black clutch bad (has a chain) priced at £10
Sara model
Then we have Lauren wearing a beautiful 1950’s pink dress in a small size 8 (priced at £60).  She wears this dress with little lace socks and carries a 1950’s box bag with cherries on.
Lauren model
Then we have the lovely Alice in one of our red crown of roses rockabilly dresses.
Alice model

Then we have Cat modelling a 1980’s black and green dress with matching jacket priced at £35.
Cat modelThen we have the lovely Vicky in a black and pink peplum 1980’s dress priced at £20, accessorised with a 1980’s veil hat £15.
Vicky model
Next we had Alex in a vibrant floral 1980’s dress priced at £20
Alex and Chris models
Finally, Rebecca concluded the first catwalk in a jaw dropping 1950’s evening dress (£60), pink gloves (£4) and gold bag (£12)
Rebecca modelFollowing our catwalk, Antique Chic entertained the audience with some songs.  Antique Chic are a group of 4 girls aged between 17-18 years old who love to sing.  They have only been together as a group for less than 2 months, yet they did a fantastic job of singing
Antique Chic
After Antique Chic, Alexandra Kay Designs showed off her debut collection of vintage inspired clothing, all made from vintage dress patterns.

Following Alexandra Kay Designs there was a short break where people could browse the selection of stalls and buy raffle tickets.  Victoria Jones entertained with her fantastic 1960’s songs.
Victoria Jones
After this Vibrant Vintage were back with their second catwalk of the evening.  First up were the British made rockabilly dresses, priced at £50.

Then we had Cat in a lovely British made black watch tartan dress with lace detail priced at £35
Cat modelThe lovely Alice wore a Lindy Bop dress priced at £40
Alice model
We also had Chris in a Levi denim jacket priced at £40 and a wrangler shirt £10
Chris modelNext up we had our beach wear.  Alex wore denim shorts priced at £10 and a tie top priced at £10
Alex model
Rebecca wore a vintage swimming costume priced at £15, a vintage red hat (£15) and a vintage blue and gold dressing gown (£12)
Rebecca model
We then showcased our stunning wedding dresses.  Lauren was first on the catwalk in a gold British made rockabilly dress priced at £50
Lauren model
Sara wore a beautiful 1980’s knee length lace wedding dress, priced at £80
Sara model
Then we had Alex in a size 8 1980’s evening dress (£40) and hat with veil detail (£15).  Chris wore a shirt (£10), cravat (£10) and Harris Tweed (£50)
Chris and Alex
Next up we had Vicky in a 1970’s dress with pink tassel detail (priced at £50)
Vicky model
Finally, we had Rebecca in a stunning 1970’s wedding dress (£100) and veil.
Rebecca modelThe evening concluded with the raffle.  We were overwhelmed with the local businesses that had donated prizes from earrings to hanging baskets, to bathroom accessories, to a holiday voucher to hair vouchers.  We also gave a prize of 5 bottles of wine to the person who had the winning number on the back of their entrance ticket.  The tickets and posters for the event were kindly printed free of charge by Infinity Images.

Vibrant Vintage would like to thank everyone who took part in the event.  We are still collecting the money and will let you know as soon as we do, how much was raised for Senior Solutions.

Charity Fashion Show

On Thursday 1st May 2014 we are organising a charity fashion show to raise money for Senior Solutions, a Westhoughton charity (registered charity No. 1090662).  The fashion show will take place at Brookfield Hall, which has very kindly been hired to us free of charge.


The idea behind the event is not only to raise money for a worthwhile charity but also to raise awareness of the varied and diverse businesses that Westhoughton has to offer.  Vibrant Vintage will be taking part in the catwalk, as will local shop Status@BL5 and a young fashion designer, Alexandra Kay Designs.


The event will start at 7pm where you will be greeted with a goodie bag.  You will then be able to browse a selection of stalls, all local businesses, prior to the fashion show.  You will also to able to buy raffle tickets priced at £1 for 5,  all money raised goes to Senior Solutions.  Prizes include:

  • Silver earrings – donated by Nash Jewellers
  • 2 x one month gym memberships and 2 x five personal training sessions – donated by Body Torq
  • 2 x £5 vouchers – donated by Pawsilicious
  • cut and blow – donated by Capelli Lounge
  • Shower head, hose and soap dish – donated by Bathroom Design & Supply Ltd
  • 4 x £5 vouchers – donated by Waterfields
  • 32GB memory stick – donated by AWK Computers
  • 1 free hair cut and 1 free cut throat shave – donated by Kals Barbers
  • Inline Skates – donated by Westhoughton Hardware
  • 2 x £5 vouchers – donated by Gee Tees
  • Jar of lemon curd – Kens Deli
  • Tooth brush holder and soap dispenser – donated by Select Bathrooms
  • 3 x book of discount vouchers – donated by Westhoughton market
  • Vouchers for a hanging baskets and mugs- donated by Darby’s Garden Centre
  • Two steaks and bottle of wine – donated by Weathersppons


The fashion show will then commence at 7.30pm, where Lane will compère and entertain for the evening.  Our stunning local models will showcase the beautiful clothes from Status@BL5, Alexandra Kay Designs and Vibrant Vintage.  The models will be having their hair styled by Jaks who are based in Westhoughton.  Jaks have kindly donated a voucher for a cut and blow too!  There will be a break between each catwalk where Antique Chic will be singing.

All clothes that you see on the catwalk are available to buy on the night.  Following the fashion show, you will be able to have a browse of the clothes and have a glass of wine and some food.


Tickets are priced at £6, this includes nibbles and a goodie bag.  All tickets will be entered into a prize draw to win 5 bottles of wine on the night.  If you would like to buy a ticket, kindly printed by Infinity Imaging free of charge,  please call into Vibrant Vintage, Status@BL5 or the café in the market.


If you are a local business we ask that you drop off 150 business cards so we can put these in the goodie bags that will be given to each customer.  Furthermore, if you can put up a poster advertising the event or donate a raffle prize, items for the goodies bag or money to the charity please drop an email to victoriaclaire@vibrantvintage.co.uk

All photos from Body Confidential

All photos from Body Confidential

Haigh Hall 23rd March

We are back at Haigh Hall on Sunday 23rd March for our vintage and retro craft fair.  The fair will take place in the impressive Hall, in the downstairs and upstairs ballrooms.  The fair will start at 10am and finish at 4pm.  We have over 40 fab stalls coming, selling a mixture of vintage and retro clothing, accessories, collectables, furniture as well as beautiful handmade items, homemade chocolate and cupcakes.


The fair is the weekend before Mothers Day so we have some great stalls selling unique gifts.  As usual there will be live entertainment from the wonderful Bexi Owen and Lane.  There will also be a free spring hunt for the children just outside the Hall.  Admission is just £1.  Below is a list of stalls attending the event:

  • Rose & Lee Vintage Living with Groovy Gang handmade – beautiful handmade candles, soaps and bath treats
  • Revival by Carol Ann – a range of vintage clothes, trinkets, accessories and jewellery
  • Button Boudoir – vintage inspired textiles, such as cushions, accessories and beautiful jewellery
  • Cat Approved Crafts – pretty handmade cards, retro jewellery, bags and cushions
  • A&B Crafts – vintage potteryand suitcases as well as papercraft garlands and bunting, patchwork cushion covers, crochet hairclips, knitted goods.
  • Indigostich – textile art prints and cards, silver plated jewellery made with Liberty art fabrics,lavender Russian doll decorations, upcycled brooches
  • G&T vintage – a selection of mens and ladies vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery
  • Psychotic Monkey – a range of vintage clothing, accessories and collectables from 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s
  • Picture This – tables, chairs, mannequins and mirrors all decorated in decoupage, themes include Beano, Snoopy, Dandy and many more
  • A.M Flowers – vintage and retro flower designs for any event, including Mothers Day and Weddings.

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  • Retro Girl – true vintage and retro clothing, vintage framed American comic books, handmade steampunk watch necklaces
  • Anne & Martin – vintage household items, ornaments, kitchenware, glasswear ad ladies accessories
  • Little Findings – handmade shabby chic wooden accessories for the home
  • Susan Gibson – handmade knitted items such as knitted scarfs and baby items
  • Vintage Whatnots – all things vintage, from homeware, to militaria, accessories and centre pieces
  • Little France Boutique – refurbished vintage/antique furniture, homewares, handmade accessories and gift items, plus vintage style wedding hire
  • Jane Hamilton – a great selection of vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery
  • Jeanealogy – personalised illustrated family tree books, retro fabric, pictures and cushions
  • Enframing Crafts – a wide range if vintage items such as clothing ,bedding, crockery, ornaments, upcycled oranaments, handmade cards and jewellery
  • Red Spotty Dog – gifts for the home such as cushions, bunting, bags, lavender hearts, tooth fairy cushions made with vintage inspired fabric

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  • Sandra and Terry – a great selection of vintage accessories, curiosities, haberdashery
  • Grandmas Attic – a lovely collection of vintage clothing, accessories, collectables and jewellery
  • Susan Moodie – vintage textiles such as lace, fabric, needles, anything you can think of to create your own vintage inspired dress
  • Vintage Fashions – beautiful vintage postcards from bygone days and fab buttons including art deco
  • Wooden it be lovely – handmade wooden picture
  • Patchwork Pantry – handmade kitchenware such as aprons, tea cosies, egg cosies, oven gloves, as well as bags, cushions and preserves
  • Carrie’s Glamorous Prom Dresses – stunning vintage ladies evening wear, prom, ball and cocktail dresses, evening bags powder compacts, perfume bottles, stockings and trios
  • Primrose Craftworks – vintage and shabby chic handcrafted sewing creations – gifts, hearts, cushions, dolls, purses and vintage clothing
  • Lotties Lotts Vintage – ladies vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery
  • Night Owl – mens vintage sportwear, the first time we have had a stall dedicated to men only

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  • Urban Chocolate – luxurious lovingly made chocolate in a range of exquisite flavours
  • Vintage in Petals – a large selection of ladies vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery
  • Brooke’s Cupcakes – yummy cakes, slices, cake pops and all things cake
  • Love Cottage Vintage Creations – vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery, hand painted and restored vintage furniture in shabby chic style
  • For England & St George – clothing with a theatrical feel, true vintage jewellery and accessories plus vintage collectables
  • Lily Star Jewellery – handmade jewellery
  • Posies and Petals Cake Stands – a great selection of beautiful cakes stands perfect for afternoon tea.
  • Vibrant Vintage – last but not least there is us selling vintage clothing, accessories, jewellery and collectables

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Admission to the fair is just £1 and you can come and go all day.  Pop in for a browse, go for a walk around the lovely woodlands of Haigh Hall and pop back for another look.

Our vintage and retro craft fairs for 2014

2014 datesThis year we are hosting 5 vintage and retro craft fairs all at the impressive Haigh Hall.  At each fair we will have over 40 stalls selling vintage and retro clothing, accessories, collectables, furniture, handmade items and gifts, homemade cakes and chocolate.  We will have live entertainment throughout the day and some of the events are themed so keep checking our facebook page for more information.  We will also have activities for the children, such as a spring hunt or magic show.  Admission is just £1 (children under 12 free) and you can come and go all day