30 Dec 2010

728 FLORAL PATTERN DRESS


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Another pretty floral pattern maxi dress. This one is in black polyester with gold and dark red flowers. It is priced at £25 and looks to be around a size 16. It has three covered buttons on the front and also covered buttons on the cuffs.

BURNT ORANGE CARNEGIE MAXI DRESS


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This photograph shows the intricate neckline and pleating on this gorgeous Carnegie of London maxi dress. It is in burnt orange and is made of a polyester type material. It is approximately a size 12 and looks much better when worn than on the photograph so pop into Vintage Vision and try it on.

SUEDE AND FUR' SKATER' STYLE COAT


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This very stylish suede and fur 'Skater' style coat will be in Vintage Vision shop on Friday. It is a mid-tan colour and the lining, cuffs and hem are in dark brown. It is a size 10/12. The fastenings on the front are paticularly attractive as is the neat belt on the back.

70s TOYS


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We had great fun in the 70s with toys such as Paddington Bear, Emu and Cindy. However, apparently, the most sought-after game was Ker-Plunk which involved moving sticks until marbles were released. Jim Henson's Muppets were a very close second and as many of these toys were related to television programmes they got plenty of advertising. Hundreds of board games were also available including 'On the Buses', 'Dad's Army' and 'The Wombles of Wimbledon'.

COLDS AND FLU


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With all the colds and flu around this winter why not take a look at our fantastic range of beautiful vintage handkerchiefs. These are so elegant and vary from pretty floral patterns to exquisite lace ones and look so much better than tatty tissues !

22 Dec 2010

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN


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17 Dec 2010

SMOCKING PATTERN


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Smocking was extremely popular in the 50s and I remember my mother spending hours smocking dresses for me and my sister. This little girl (bet she was a right little madam) looks almost angelic in her new dress. Pattern available in Vintage Vision.

SEWING PATTERNS


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This is an extremely small selection of our vast range of vintage sewing patterns. We have baby and children's patterns, dresses, skirts, capes and coats and at only £4 each they are a real bargain.

EVENING DRESS


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An elegant evening dress in Black and Turquoise with the label Tessara. This is a size 16 and has detailed beading on the bodice and a gorgeous bow at the waist. Available from Vintage Vision for £65.

SHEARLING JACKET (Ref 223)


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It isn't very often that we get a Shearling jacket in such good condition as this one and we could have sold it a hundered times or more if it had been a smaller size than a 16. The label reads International Suede Coat and it is for sale for £60.

TEDDY BEAR COAT (Ref 642)


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This cosy 1950s full length 'Teddy Bear' coat is extremely heavy and therefore amazingly warm. It is a full length coat which was processed by Martins of London and is size 14/16. It is for sale in Vintage Vision at only £80.

12 Dec 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS


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All of us at Vintage Vision would like to wish all our customers old and new, a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year !

BROOCHES


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These pretty brooches and bunting have kindly been made for us by one of our volunteers and at only £4 each they would make perfect stocking fillers.

NEW WINDOW DISPLAY


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Our eye-catching window display this week shows two new items of stock which are great for the party season. Either of these black dresses would look fantastic during the festive season so hurry along and try them on - you won't be disappointed.

HOGMANAY OUTFIT (ref 574)


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This beautiful dark blue velvet dress with its added tartan band would make a perfect Hogmanay outfit. You could be ringing out the old and ringing in the new looking every bit the part.


Dress £30. Brooch £8. Tartan throw £15.

7 Dec 2010

80s jumpsuit and prom dress

Two gorgeous photographs of Sophie modelling outfits from our fashion show.

2 Dec 2010

FUR COAT - SOLD


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With the cold spell we have sold several fur coats this winter with everyone wanting to keep warm. This amazing coat has just arrived in stock and looks very elegant when worn. However, I don't think it will be available for very long so run rabbit run !

VINTAGE VISION


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Our current window display done by Sarah one of our young volunteers which features a fantastic 'going-out' outfit for the festive season. The red dress and fur cape make a great outfit and the pearls complete the seasonal look.

A WINTER'S DAY IN ABERGAVENNY


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Snow in Abergavenny


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1 Dec 2010

SWISHING EVENING

Please note that the swishing evening which was to be held tonight has been postponed due to the bad weather. Thank you.

18 Nov 2010

DRESS RAIL


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This is one of several vintage dress rails in Lost and Found Vintage, Toronto, where it was almost impossible to retrieve the clothes as they were so tightly packed but look at the glorious colours.

VINTAGE CLOTHING IN TORONTO


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Vintage clothing is very popular in Canada and America and this shop in Toronto, aptly named Lost and Found Vintage, is one of many. I love the way they use chains to hang the clothes from and if you think the window is a little overcrowded you should see inside the shop.

17 Nov 2010

VOLUNTEERS


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This picture shows two of our team of hardworking volunteers pricing and coding vintage clothing in the Vintage Vision shop.

VINTAGE SHOPPING


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CORSET


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Now we know why they all looked so slim !

CHARM BRACELET


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Whilst clearing out a cupboard yesterday I came across this pretty silver charm bracelet that I had as a teenager. There are over 20 charms on the bracelet and most of them were given to me for birthdays, Christmas etc by friends and family. My favourites were the little church with the opening door revealing a kneeling bride and groom and the tiny pair of slippers. I can remember not being allowed to wear it when I was an office junior as it made a jangling noise on my typewriter keyboard.

11 Nov 2010

PURPLE PARTY DRESS - SORRY SOLD


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With hindsight perhaps the mirror wasn't the best place to photograph this fantastic purple party dress but I just had to do it straight away so you didn't waste a moment in seeing it. As you can see it has very unusal sleeves and looks amazing. Come in and try it on before accepting any more invitations!

CARNEGIE DRESS


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This beautiful Carnegia dress in stunning red and black came in to the shop yesterday and is a great contribution to the store. It has a divine black velvet bow at the neckline with black buttons on the front. It is a size 8 to 10 and will be a wow at any Christmas event.

3 Nov 2010

SEWING CLASSES AT VINTAGE VISION


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This photograph of three very industrious ladies was taken at Vintage Vision this morning during one of our sewing classes.

2 Nov 2010

YOU LOOK WONDERFUL TONIGHT


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A striped cheesecloth shirt and an Eric Clapton record was all a man needed to get a girl in the 70s.

1 Nov 2010

CAPES


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Capes are very much in fashion this season and this one in Vintage Vision is a prime example. It has striking metal buttons and is made of wool and therefore very warm.

KEEPING WARM THIS WINTER - SOLD


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You will be the envy of all your colleagues as they shiver this winter and you're wearing this fetching little number. Yes this smart little hat/scarf is now available for sale in Vintage Vision so don't be left out in the cold!

30 Oct 2010

DANCING SHOES


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Don't you adore these fantastic mens' red shoes - I do! They are hand made in leather and are size 7. Great for party wear and at just £25 they are a great leather and lace combo.

New shoes, new shoes
Red and pink and blue shoes
Tell me which would you choose
If you had some to buy ?

COCKTAIL HOUR


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VINTAGE VISION'S SECOND SWISHING EVENING

Takes place on the 3rd November, 7 pm at Vintage Vision, Lion Street, Abergavenny. Bring two items of clothing (non vintage) you want to exchange, pay £5 for a ticket, get a glass of wine and swap two items with two others from our rails of top quality swaps, including Coast, River Island and Monsoon items.

CREATIVE SEWING CLASSES

Would you like to have some fun with a small group of women playing with material and stitching to make a fabric book or card? Would you like to learn some basic sewing techniques using recycled fabrics, buttons and anything else you can find in your sewing box to create something new, either to keep or give as a present?

If so, Vintage Vision is hosting a series of 4 workshops, starting on Wednesday 10th November from 10 am to 1 pm, led by Dawn Parsons. It will cost £25 for the 4 sessions and you can put your name down (with a £5 deposit) at the shop which is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10 am and 4 pm.

It would be great if you could bring with you any pieces of material, silks/cottons, wools, buttons and anything else (eg fastenings)to the workshops that you want to use for your projects, although there will also be materials available for you to buy or swap with others.

29 Oct 2010

MAMA MIA


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How about this very 70s Abba outfit in cream crochet. It looks amazing and would be ideal for a 70s party but you would need your thermals on !

HATS FROM DETROIT


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I bought these very elegant hats from a vintage store in Detroit, Michigan. They had a wonderful selection of hats and I could certainly have bought more if my luggage allowance was greater. I love the one with the feather and the small cresent shaped one but my favourite has to be the Jacquie Kennedy sytle hat in white and yellow polka-dot.

Yellow pill box hat


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28 Oct 2010

BACK FROM THE USA


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Hi folks, I am back from two glorious weeks on holiday in the USA. Of course I didn't waste my time sightseeing in the usual way - I went vintage shopping! I met some amazing people and bought some fantastic vintage hats and outfits which I hope you will enjoy sharing with me, so here goes ....

We spent two days in Toronto, Canada, where I found a delightful vintage shop and bought this trendy crocheted top in different shades of pink. It has long sleeves which become wide at the cuffs and looks great with today's fashionable jeggings.

10 Oct 2010

THE ART OF CONVERSATION


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"Looks like its all over for Vintage Vision for a while now that their fashion extravaganza was such a fantastic success, they will all need a well earned rest. "

"Oh no not likely they have another swishing evening planned for Wednesday, 3rd November, 2010 - that's where you pay a fiver, take two items of clothing to swap and get a glass of wine into the bargain and shortly after that it will be party time as they celebrate their first year of trading"

7 Oct 2010

IT'S TONIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!


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1 Oct 2010

Vintage Fashion Extravaganza - here we come!


Getting excited about next week's fashion show - and the loan of one of the original dresses from Cliff Richards' 'Summer Holiday' film! Took one of our young volunteers, Amy, out to take a trip on a London bus and recreate the feel of the film. Thanks to Londonbus4hire.com for being so kind - doesn't Amy look fab!

and if you want to see the dress in its original setting - take a look at this:

28 Sep 2010

FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA


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Sorry to keep on, but I would hate you to miss it, our Fashion Extravaganza that is at the Market Hall, Abergavenny, on 7th October from 7 - 9 pm. They say time waits for no man so hurry along to Vintage Vision and buy your ticket today thus saving £2 off the price on the night. We have some fantastic outfits for you to admire on the catwalk and there are several stalls of fascintating stuff for you to buy (after your glass of wine that is).

27 Sep 2010

COSTUME DRESS


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Emma, our lovely sewing teacher, has bought a dress in this gorgeous material to convert into a coat. She has promised to let us have a phtoograph of the result so watch this space.

1930s BED COVER


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We are very fortunate to have been donated this beautiful bed cover. The story goes that it was made as a wedding present for a couple in the 1930s but was never used. It is in perfect condition and is in a pretty shade of pink. The embroidery work on it is out of this world and it also has delicate fringing around the edge.

1930s BED COVER


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Gorgeous ruffle lace evening dress

The lady who originally bought this charming dress from us has brought it back into the shop after having great pleasure wearing it. It has now been seen by 'Anyone Who Matters in the London area' and she has kindly returned it to Vintage Vison so that someone else can have as much fun wearing it as she has. It is approximately size 10/12, is priced at £60 and is in perfect conditon. Just right for those cocktail parties !

MAT AND MIA'S WEDDING


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What fantastic colours are in this wedding cake and fairy cakes at the wedding of Mat and Mia last Saturday. Mia is part of Used and Abused Vintage Clothing and looked absoultely stunning at her wedding. Congratulations to you both x

CONGRATULATIONS TO CLOTH MAGAZINE


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Vintage Vision would like to congratulate Cloth Magazine on its first birthday. Well done !
We sell Cloth Magazine in Vintage Vision and as a keen reader myself I find it most useful in helping with stitches etc. and ideas of things to make. Their projects, techniques , ideas and inspiration are always maximum value for money.
Cloth issue 5 is out now and is full of autuminal projects for you to get your teeth into so hurry along to Vintage Vision and buy one - I already have mine !

CLOTH MAGAZINE


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