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The Exeter Vintage and Handmade Fair

By shelley1980  |  Posted: June 12, 2011

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The Exeter Vintage and Handmade Fair will be taking place on Saturday 16th July between 11am and 4pm, at the Thistle Hotel, Exeter -free entry!

We have over 45 stall holders, of local crafters, and businesses based in Devon and also from Cornwall. These stall holders produce and sell quality vintage and craft items.

On offer the public can find homewares, small items of furniture, jewellery, candles, ceramics cards, vintage cake stands and lots lots more!

We decided that it would be a great idea to raise some money for a local charity and we chose ELF because Cassie's Aunt died of Leukaemia and we wanted to support the fantastic work that Exeter Leukaemia Fund undertake.

We already have some great prizes including a meal for two and a bottle of wine at the Thistle Hotel. To add to the atmosphere of the fair we asked the Southwest Lindy Hop duo to come along and perform some of their routines, we thought this would be the perfect accompaniment to our vintage style event.

We also have a Pimm's lounge, serving Pimm's, afternoon tea, and wonderful cakes supplied from Kiss and Bake up (a local cakery)! We also have beautiful vintage crockery, supplied by The English Tea Party.

For further information please see our facebook page.

This is an exciting new event to Exeter, and we hope that not only will it attract the public from Exeter but from further afield throughout Devon and beyond. We are going to be holding future events in Exeter so look out for these as well!

Cassie and I decided to hold the vintage and handmade fair because we believed that Exeter could do with more craft fairs and especially vintage style events. We are both keen crafter's, and I wanted to use my talents to make jewellery, candles, cards and other homewares with the intention of selling them to make a little money.

I have had an interest in vintage since my early teenage years when I worked for an auction house. Cassie is a keen jewellery maker and has also been fascinated by vintage items ever since her mother bought her a 1920s beaded purse at a jumble sale. Once we both realised how much fun we had putting our skills to use and creating our pieces as well as attending craft fairs, and meeting some great people we began to get frustrated at the lack of vintage style events in Exeter, we found ourselves having to travel to attend fairs - it was from this that we decided to put on our own event, for our local friends and sellers to exhibit at.

We want to celebrate what local crafter's and small businesses have to offer! We are both interested in Environmental issues and what can be done to help the environment, buying vintage items is one way in which to do so, as it is much kinder to the environment, in that it is recycling of items.

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  • shelley1980  |  September 26 2011, 10:45PM

    Our next vintage fair 'Crikey it's Vintage' will be taking place on Saturday 19th November at the thistle hotel Fromm 11am until 5pm Two vintage fashion shows 20 vintage clothes sellers A vintage and handmade bazaar with over 40 stalls, sellers of vintage items including vintage homewares, kitcenalia items, china, lace and embroidery, books and textiles. All this as well as vintage inspired handmade loveliness! A pop up beauty parlour and retro photo shoot, for you to get snapped up in! A pop up tattoo parlour, with INK tattoo studio Exeter, who will be celebrating their 3rd birthday! Two bookable workshops 'make your own 1950's style pinny' (£15) and make your own bunting workshop (£10) from the sewing sanctuary Swing and jive dance performances as well as bookable on the day workshops, from mad about swing, of Plymouth Exeter's very own lady lace performing a (child friendly) fan dance Entertainment with a 1940's twist including live music and singing, from blitz and peaces of Exmouth. Cakes from Mrs Gingers Cake House, yum yum! We are also raising money for the Women's Land Army tribute, who will be supplying displays, information and a talk on the subject. All this fr £1 entry (under 16's free) For more information including times etc see our Facebook page entitled 'Crikey it's Vintage' Or email vintagevixenevents@hotmail.co.uk - we look forward to seeing you there!

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  • shelley1980  |  August 30 2011, 8:05PM

    Hi Tracey, Sorry I have not got back to you, we have gone ahead with our event on 19th November entitled 'Crikey It's Vintage'. Unfortunately we had an over whelming response from people wanting stalls and I am afraid that we are fully booked. I am sorry about this, but we can keep your details and if we get a cancellation we can contact you if we have a stall free. Many thanks Shelley

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  • tracysymonds  |  August 30 2011, 5:56PM

    Any news on the Vintage and Handmade Fair for November Cassie and Shelley? Still keen to come along! Our website is under construction but if you click on http://tinyurl.com/3zj3c6s and press ok you can get a glimpse of our goodies on the home page and also page 1. Bold and Bright where you will see some of my wall art and needle cases. Tracy

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  • shelley1980  |  July 22 2011, 4:50PM

    Hello Tracey, Sorry for the delay in contacting you, I will take a look at your website. I can add your name to our bookings list. At the moment the booking for November has not opened. We have quite a few people also wanting stalls so we need to look at everyone before we can decide. I have your email address so I can contact you via that. We also have a page on facebook entitled 'The Vintage and Handmade Fair, if you like the page you can also follow us on there and get updated as to when the bookin opens in the next month. Many thanks Shelley

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  • tracysymonds  |  July 22 2011, 4:29PM

    Hi, My name is Tracy Symonds. I work in partnership with Lisa Thwaites selling my wall art and her crochet necklaces, bag charms, brooches etc. I came and saw you at the Vintage Craft Fair in Exeter. You wrote my name down as I am keen to do a craft fair with you in Nov. Could you please let me know whether we are down as a definite for a stall. Please advise me on date and price. Many thanks Tracy and Lisa P.S. We are now in the process of opening a website and have an opening page for you to see more of our wares. http://tinyurl.com/3zj3c6s

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  • shelley1980  |  June 12 2011, 9:03PM

    The Exeter Vintage and Handmade Fair will be taking place on Saturday 16th July between 11am and 4pm, at the Thistle Hotel, Exeter -free entry! We have over 45 stall holders, of local crafters, and businesses based in Devon and also from Cornwall. These stall holders produce and sell quality vintage and craft items. On offer the public can find homewares, small items of furniture, jewellery, candles, ceramics cards, vintage cake stands and lots lots more! We decided that it would be a great idea to raise some money for a local charity and we chose ELF because Cassie's Aunt died of Leukaemia and we wanted to support the fantastic work that Exeter Leukaemia Fund undertake. We already have some great prizes including a meal for two and a bottle of wine at the Thistle Hotel. To add to the atmosphere of the fair we asked the Southwest Lindy Hop duo to come along and perform some of their routines, we thought this would be the perfect accompaniment to our vintage style event. We also have a Pimm's lounge, serving Pimm's, afternoon tea, and wonderful cakes supplied from Kiss and Bake up! (a local cakery) We also have beautiful vintage crockery, supplied by The English Tea Party. For further information please see our facebook page. This is an exciting new event to Exeter, and we hope that not only will it attract the public from Exeter but from further afield throughout Devon and beyond. We are going to be holding future events in Exeter so look out for these as well! Cassie and I decided to hold the vintage and handmade fair because we believed that Exeter could do with more craft fairs and especially vintage style events. We are both keen crafter's, and I wanted to use my talents to make jewellery, candles, cards and other homewares with the intention of selling them to make a little money. I have had an interest in vintage since my early teenage years when I worked for an auction house. Cassie is a keen jewellery maker and has also been fascinated by vintage items ever since her mother bought her a 1920s beaded purse at a jumble sale. Once we both realised how much fun we had putting our skills to use and creating our pieces as well as attending craft fairs, and meeting some great people we began to get frustrated at the lack of vintage style events in Exeter, we found ourselves having to travel to attend fairs - it was from this that we decided to put on our own event, for our local friends and sellers to exhibit at. We want to celebrate what local crafter's and small businesses have to offer! We are both interested in Environmental issues and what can be done to help the environment, buying vintage items is one way in which to do so, as it is much kinder to the environment, in that it is recycling of items.

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  • shelley1980  |  June 12 2011, 9:02PM

    The Exeter Vintage and Handmade Fair will be taking place on Saturday 16th July between 11am and 4pm, at the Thistle Hotel, Exeter -free entry! We have over 45 stall holders, of local crafters, and businesses based in Devon and also from Cornwall. These stall holders produce and sell quality vintage and craft items. On offer the public can find homewares, small items of furniture, jewellery, candles, ceramics cards, vintage cake stands and lots lots more! We decided that it would be a great idea to raise some money for a local charity and we chose ELF because Cassie's Aunt died of Leukaemia and we wanted to support the fantastic work that Exeter Leukaemia Fund undertake. We already have some great prizes including a meal for two and a bottle of wine at the Thistle Hotel. To add to the atmosphere of the fair we asked the Southwest Lindy Hop duo to come along and perform some of their routines, we thought this would be the perfect accompaniment to our vintage style event. We also have a Pimm's lounge, serving Pimm's, afternoon tea, and wonderful cakes supplied from Kiss and Bake up! (a local cakery) We also have beautiful vintage crockery, supplied by The English Tea Party. For further information please see our facebook page. This is an exciting new event to Exeter, and we hope that not only will it attract the public from Exeter but from further afield throughout Devon and beyond. We are going to be holding future events in Exeter so look out for these as well! Cassie and I decided to hold the vintage and handmade fair because we believed that Exeter could do with more craft fairs and especially vintage style events. We are both keen crafter's, and I wanted to use my talents to make jewellery, candles, cards and other homewares with the intention of selling them to make a little money. I have had an interest in vintage since my early teenage years when I worked for an auction house. Cassie is a keen jewellery maker and has also been fascinated by vintage items ever since her mother bought her a 1920s beaded purse at a jumble sale. Once we both realised how much fun we had putting our skills to use and creating our pieces as well as attending craft fairs, and meeting some great people we began to get frustrated at the lack of vintage style events in Exeter, we found ourselves having to travel to attend fairs - it was from this that we decided to put on our own event, for our local friends and sellers to exhibit at. We want to celebrate what local crafter's and small businesses have to offer! We are both interested in Environmental issues and what can be done to help the environment, buying vintage items is one way in which to do so, as it is much kinder to the environment, in that it is recycling of items.

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