Happy 4th Birthday

Happy 4th Birthday

HB Wanstead

Our 4th anniversary will be a great affair on Saturday 7th June 2014

7th June calendar

We are thrilled that ‘Vintage Dotty‘ a unique catering caravan will be attending the fair. Bursting with heaps of vintage style and charm she will be offering morning and afternoon teas, light lunches and retro ice-creams (with sprinkles and sauces).  Relax inside in the vintage cafe or sit on the lawn or in the garden with Dotty to enjoy the delectable delights from Rebecca and her team of Dotty girls.

Vintage Dotty Collage

We are also delighted to announce that you can have a 1940′s vintage inspired ‘Moonicure’. From the 20s-40s it was all the rage to get a ‘moonicure’. The look was to leave the white half moon bare and paint the rest of the nail – red was the hot colour!

Paige McDonagh, a fabulous London Nail Artist who has worked for, amongst others, London Fashion Week and Selfridges, has made an exclusive moonicure menu card for us and she will paint your nails to perfection – you can choose one of her moonicure designs, some with a very modern twist, for the fantastic price of £10.00 or if you just want a file and paint then its a fiver!

Paige Moonicure Nails Menu

Nails are her passion and she has been trained with the elite of nail technicians. If you would like to pre-book so you can be sure you won’t miss out, then phone or text Paige on 0757 743 3217 or @paigemcdonagh

“Love your nails darling”

Coming to the fair this June is Megan with her lovely selection of mid century collectables and homewares.  Most of her items date from the late 1940s to early 1960s. Here are a few of the items she will be bringing to the fair.

Vintage cocktail bar set

Striking graphics on this 7 piece Cocktail set

Lauscha - Colourful Glass Vases (Germany)

Colourful Lauscha Glass Vases – Germany

West German vases

circa 1960s West German Vases

Poet Laval Cheese Plate

And the ever popular Ridgway Pottery – Homemaker range designed in the 1950s by Enid Seeney

Ridgway Potteries - 'Homemaker' range

Ridgway Potteries – ‘Homemaker’ range

Alison from Silver & Grey will be back with her tempting selection of vintage silver and silver plated tableware, homeware, perfume bottles, compacts, glass decanters and cutlery, all beautifully presented with a little story about each item and in a handmade pouch or muslin bag.

hair receiver-3

A china and glass hair receiver with silver plated surround and catch.

The ‘hair receiver’ was a common fixture on the dressing tables of women from Victorian times to the early decades of the 20th century. Its purpose was to save hair culled from the hairbrush and comb, which were used vigorously on a daily basis. The hair could then be used to make RATTS (hair pieces to add volume) or stuffed into pincushions or pillows. Since hair was not washed as often as it is today, oils were frequently used to add scent and shine to hair. The residual oil made the hair an ideal stuffing for pincushions because it lubricated the pins, making it easier for them to pierce material and hair was less prickly than pinfeathers.

Vintage cruet set

Vintage cruet set

Edwardian Doll's Push Chair (approx 24" inches high, 28" inches long)

Edwardian Doll’s Push Chair (approx 24″ inches high, 28″ inches long)

And as we have everything for your home and wardrobe…

There will be a fantastic line-up of original vintage clothing and accessories including highly sought after designer pieces, like these fine examples from Alison’s Vintage & Retro

AM Courreges 1960s numbered dress

Green Courreges 1960s dress – numbered

AM Collage Circa 1965 Pierre Cardin Orange space age jacket

Circa 1965 – Pierre Cardin Orange Space Age Jacket

AM Collage Ossie Clark & Celia Birtwell print layered chiffon dress

Ossie Clark & Celia Birtwell Print Layered Chiffon Dress

Rodier Space age dress late 60s

Rodier Space Age Dress – late 60s

Ossie Clark black moss crepe wrap over dress

Ossie Clark Black Moss Crepe Wrap-Over Dress

AM 1940-50s suits and dresses

American 1940/50s suit and dresses Top row: Wool suit with Bakerlite and fabric buttons / Sheer patterned rayon dress Bottom row: JA Bett California novelty print farmer ploughing cotton dress / cotton embroidered plaid dress

Ruby from Ruby’s Vintage Boutique tells me she loves vintage with a passion and hand selects her clothes and accessories with love and care.

“I really enjoy the textures, little telltale signs whether number of buttons, zips, type of beading etc when selecting a vintage item. I specialise in clothing and accessories for gentlemen and gentlewomen. Ladies, look out for the 1940s pure silk stockings (fully sealed and with instructions). Gents, check out ’60s funky Kipper ties and cravats and 1930s hand finished high waist dinner trews.”

Black Sheep Antiques are back with their fabulous collection of vintage dresses, accessories and vintage luggage.

Off on holiday?

Off on holiday?

Perfect Prom dresses

Perfect Prom dresses

Debs will be bringing her amazing selection of vintage handbags and accessories

Gorgeous Vintage Basket Bag

Nicole from Highly Desirable Objects will be back at the fair with her lovely collection of vintage jewellery, handbags, curios and men’s accessories.

NS Compact & Earrings

Stratton compact, Art deco earrings – with semi precious stones. French enamel and brass lizard earrings

A selection of Damascene/Toledo ware bracelets

A selection of Damascene/Toledo ware bracelets 1960-70s from Spain

Damascene, has it’s roots in the Middle Ages and originates from the oriental-style artisan work done in Damascus, Syria. It is the art of decorating non-precious metals with gold. The craft, perfected by the Arabs and brought with them to Spain, has remained virtually unchanged over the centuries. (source: lands-faraway.com)

And if you’re a dressmaker, designer or crafter then you’ll love the selection of vintage haberdashery on offer.

Vintage buttons

The fair opens at 10.00 am until 4.00 pm – we suggest you get there early as for most items … there is only one!

Fair Details:

Wanstead Vintage Fashion & Brocante Fair

Saturday 7 June 2014

10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Christchurch Hall, (beside Christ Church), Wanstead Place, E11 2SW (off Wanstead High Street)

Admission £2.00 – accompanied children under 14 free

Early Bird entry at 9.00 am – £4.00

07860 214 009

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