7th April Haigh Hall

I really do not know where time has gone as we are organising our third vintage and retro fair at Haigh Hall on Sunday 7th April.  We had hoped that the weather would be getting nicer seen as it is April, however we think it may be a cold day!  Nevertheless we have organised a free spring hunt round the grounds of the Hall for the children.

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The vinage fair will take place over two floors of Haigh Hall and in the enterance hall.  We have lots of new stalls that haven’t displayed at Haigh Hall before as well as some old ones that have!  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 a lovely model called Jennifer who will be on hand for any questions and giving out the spring hunt papers.

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We also have some exciting news to share with you, as from next year we will be organising monthly vintage and retro fairs at Haigh Hall.  However, back to the 7th April we have the following fab stalls coming:


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  • Vintage Belle – a fab selection of vintage clothing and accessories with some vintage home ware as well, looking forward to seeing this new stall
  • Red Rabbit – handmade crafts such as custom aprons and home accessories based on the shabby cic vintage/retro theme http://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Rabbit/458705864172254?fref=ts
  • 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.  She will also be selling vintage clothing and copllectables
  • Gifts and Antiques – selling everything you can think of from vintage through to collectable antiques, perfect stall for a good look
  • Button Boudoir – selling vintage inspired textiles and jewellery such as purses, kindle and phone cases and bags http://folksy.com/shops/buttonboudoir
  • Wooden it be Lovely – a range of wooden craft gifts, decorations and pictures
  • Baubles and Bears – selling gorgeous bears, big and small from different periods all wanting a good home, also sells international costume jewellery

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  • 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
  • Hannah Angela – Hand painted vintage inspired birdy wall hangings., using  a mix of vintage  and new buttons and fabrics. Handmade button and ribbon brooches.
  • 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/
  • Little Jenny Wren – selling a lovely selection of vintage crockery and collectables
  • Primrose Craftworks – a wide range of handmade crafts such as decorative hnagers, lingerie cases, sented sachets, rag dolls, purses, peg bags, cushions and envelopes
  • Lotties Lotts Vintage – selling a selection of ladires vintage clothing and accessories from the 1940’s to the 1980’s
  • Pearl Vintage – selling a selection of vintage clothes, mirrors, pottery, bags and jewellery
  • Vintage Treat – a large collection of vintage and retro china, furniture, ornaments and collectables
  • Susan Moodie – antique textiles including table covers, bed linen, doileys, lace, buttons, sewing items and trimmings

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  • Bittity, Bobbity, Boo – selling a range of handmade and vintage clothing, jewellery and homewear
  • Posies and Petals Cake Stands & Gift Co – bespoke handmade cake stands and unique giftshttps://www.facebook.com/#!/PosiesPetalsCakeStandsGiftCo?fref=ts
  • Clare Hilton – Handmade purses and bags embellished with vinatge jewellery and a variety of craft items made from recycled vintage fabrics and vintage accessories
  • Cat approved crafts – handmade cards, pappercrafted item, decorated candles, textiles and jewellery
  • Carol McLeod – a selection of vintage jewellery clothes, bags, china and pram
  • Enigma Puzzels – hand crafted 3 dimensional wooden puzzles, fully interlocking and 2-3 layers deep.
  • Now and Then – a large range of collectables, vintage ceramics, pictures, linen and dolls
  • Caroline Preston – vintage evening wear, ball gowns, dresses, shoes, evening bags, scarves, costunme jewellery. compacts, perfume bottles, china trios and pacthwork quilts
  • Revival by Carol Ann – selling vinatge clothing, jewellery, scarves ad bags
  • Vibrant Vintage – finally there will be us selling vintage clothing and accessories from the 1930’s1980’s

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  • Woodstock – lovely handcrafted wooden gifts
  • Jemimas Crafts – selling handmade clothes, home accessories and customise and sell vintage clothes https://www.facebook.com/#!/gemma.newton.77985
  • G Things -handcrafted and customised objects such as mirrors, boxes, clocks and shabby chic
  • Reloved Retro – selling a selection of vintage from suitcases to sunglasses to clothes
  • Harpers – a hair dressers who can put in victory rolls, and feather hair extensions as well as eye brow kits for the perfect retro look

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.

Our shop so far

The Vibrant Vintage shop has been open for nearly 2 months and I can honestly say I do not know where the time has gone.  The shop is looking very full now and I can’t believe that we had been storing all these clothes in our garage in between fairs!

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A few weeks ago we had our signs put over the shop.  We opted for a sign over each of our windows and then our logo over the door.

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In the main room we have ordered the vintage clothing into decades, while our maxi dresses are near the window.  We have clothes from the 1940’s – 1980’s and accessories from 1920’s.  If you can’t find what you are looking for just ask as we may have something in our stockroom.




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We have two dressers, one art deco and the other shabby chic with lots of lovely vintage dressing table sets to manicure sets to retro clothes hangers.  We also have furniture, a large suitcase full of scarfs and a shabby chic hat stand.





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Then we have a lovely art deco ladies wardrove full of fur and faux fur coats.  On top of this wardrobe we have some fabuolous suitcases, hat boxes and delicate Victorian hats (all for display i’m afraid)





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Our next room we have used as the retro and collectable room.  This rrom isn’t quite finished as we want wallpaper on one wall, to stock some retro dresses in sizes 8-22 and buy a unit to display all of our lovely china.  We hope to have this room finished in the next month



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In our final room we have created an intimate space for men, with a collection of harris tweed jackets, hats, scarfs and collectables.




The shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 9am-5pm.  However, we will be organising after work and Sunday events in the shop where you can learn to knit or have a make up class.  Keep posted for more information.  If you are passing Westhoughton, pop in to say hello.