Friday, 15 July 2011

'Vintage Fair & Crafty People' Sunday 31st July INGLETON COMMUNITY CENTRE, INGLETON, LA6 3HG

Fanny's Vintage Fairs rolls into Ingleton on Sunday 31st July for a vintage & craft fair at the community centre. Our shop The Old Bank Emporium (open 7 days 10-5pm) is in the village so we have a strong local connection here.
The community centre is a large venue and there will be 25 vintage & craft stall holders here. A vintage tearoom, music and lots of parking, and admission only 50p! - under 16's get in free.
There are a few stalls left for this event, so get in touch soon if you are interested.

July 9th Kirkby Lonsdale Vintage Home & Fashion Fair

Another great day at Kirkby! after an horrendous Friday with torrential downpours, the sun shone all day on Saturday so we could throw the doors open at our lovely vintage fair. Once again the customers came back in droves,
our next fair will be at Ingleton Community Centre, Ingleton, LA6 3HG, Sunday 31st July

August 13th we are back at Kirkby Lonsdale Institute, LA6 2BG, for our last fair of the summer at this venue.

June 11th Kirkby Lonsdale Vintage Home & Fashion Fair

What a fantastic turnout, we had over 400 visitors to this fair ! lots of happy shoppers & stall holders.

Our next fair at Kirkby Lonsdale is July 9th - don't miss it!

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Fanny's Vintage Home & Fashion Fair Sat June 11th at Kirkby Lonsdale Institute, Carnforth, LA6 2BG

Stop Press ! We have a very talented pianist Joe Muirs to entertain our customers at the Kirkby Lonsdale Fair on Saturday June 11th. Plus fab tunes from the Andrew Sisters, Glenn Miller etc when Joe is on his tea break!

The Institute is a great venue in the town centre, its easy to find between the post office & Booths supermarket.

Bad News - No Refreshments !
The fairtrade coffee morning have cancelled their event which was scheduled to take place in the meeting room at the same time as our fair.

Good News :Madam Chocolat from Morecambe has stepped in to save the day with her fabulous cupcakes ! so the meeting room & kitchen will be open for our customers.

It's going to be a great day- we have some fantastic stall holders booked - doors open at 10am - get there early & grab yourself some vintage treasures!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Vintage boutique opened by Elvis!

What a fabulous first day in our new vintage boutique! The local Elvis officially opened the boutique and serenaded the customers with classic Elvis songs.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Exciting News - Our New Vintage Shop, opening soon!

We've been busy beavering away for the last few weeks and I'm delighted to announce that our new venture, The Old Bank Emporium is soon to open for business.
We are about to open a shop full of vintage, retro, antique & collectable items.

The Old Bank Emporium will hold stock from 21 different dealers as well as our own array of vintage treasures.
In addition there will be a separate vintage boutique (opening Easter 2011) selling fabulous fashions from the 1930s to 1980s.

The Old Bank Emporium was actually run as a bank in the 1800s and was owned by the Lancaster Banking Company, hence the name we have given it today.

The shop is in the market square of Ingleton one of the busiest tourist villages in the Dales National Park. Just off the A65 (gateway to the Lakes) Ingleton is popular with tourists from all over the country for its magnificent 'Waterfalls Trail' which has 15 waterfalls and several glens, gorges and caves to explore. And of course if you're a keen walker then Ingleton gives you access to Ingleborough; one of the famous 3 Peaks.

We are looking forward to opening our shop in such a beautiful part of the country and hope that you take the time to stop by when you visit this lovely area.

We have just completed fitting out the premises and there are still some spaces available to rent. Prices range from £30 for a small shelf unit (approx 3ft x 3ft) to £80 (5ft x 5ft unit with floor space in front).

Our planned opening date is w/c 11th April, (Thurs or Fri) but keep watching this space for updates!

Click on this link to view more pics of the shop !

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Where does the time go?

It has been months since I last updated the blog. Business has been crazy; vintage fairs, auctions and private sales have consumed the last 6 months. As the saying goes "there are'nt enough hours in the day". I've also been writing for Vintage Life magazine, it goes on sale in WH Smith and major newsagents from 24th February. If you're a follower of vintage fashion or home style  you need to get this mag!
I usually write 2 articles for the magazine; one on homestyle and the other is 'Tips from the Vintage Gardener'. I give advice from my collection of vintage gardening books and photos detailing my experiences in my lovely country garden.
The current issue of Vintage Life includes 2 of my articles 'I'm a little Teapot' a brief history of tea drinking and teapot manufacture in this country. 'Tips from the Vintage Gardener' for February & March gardening. Click on the links to view word documents of these articles or click on Vintage Life to subscribe to the latest issue (currently only available online).