19 Dec 2011

HOUSEHOLD GUIDE 1941

DECEMBER:
This is the time of year for remembering the services of the postman, the milkman, the butcher's boy, the baker's boy and all the other 'boys' who have delivered things to your home throughout the year. The state of your purse should control the extent of your generosity.

You couldn't make it up could you ?

CHRISTMAS QUOTES

What I don't like about office parties is having to look for a new job the next day.

Santa has the right idea - visit people only once a year.

15 Dec 2011

DOCTORS BAG

DOCTORS BAG by Vintage Vision
DOCTORS BAG, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This awesome doctor's bag is one of my favourite items to come into Vintage Vision for a long time. I love the shape of the bag and am also very curious about the initials on it. Are you or do you know a doctor with the initials 'DIT' - would love to hear from you if you do! The bag is in excellent condition for age apart from the central lock is broken but all the parts are provided to repair it. A great collectors item.
Available in Vintahge Vision or visit our e.bay site vintage vision, abergavenny.

CHRISTMAS CARDIGAN

CHRISTMAS CARDIGAN by Vintage Vision
CHRISTMAS CARDIGAN, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

If you are looking for a Christmas cardigan then look no further than this gorgeous 1980s number in black with aplique pink flowers. It is a stunning garment with its sparkly silver decoration and will look fantastic over the Christmas season.
It is available in Vintage Vision shop or on our new e.bay site ie.vintage vision, abergavenny.

4 Dec 2011

VV VOLUNTEERS

VV VOLUNTEERS by Vintage Vision
VV VOLUNTEERS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

We had great fun on Saturday night when some of the Vintage Vision volunteers met for a most enjoiyable evening with Dance Blast a local dance school. We had mulled wine before we went and had all dressed in vintage clothing for the occasion. The evening was perfect and thank you very much Dance Blast and Vintage Vision.

JOAN

017 by Vintage Vision
017, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This photograph is of Joan, one of our sewing volunteers, trying a dress which she will be wearing for her local Women's Institute Christmas party. The dress is richly embellished with beadwork and is in a gorgeous shade of blue.

22 Nov 2011

DANCERS

DANCERS by Vintage Vision
DANCERS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Several awesome dancers from Newport strutted their stuff to 50s and 60s music at our Vintage Fayre. It was fantastic to see their moves and they obviously take their hobby very seriously as they were all experts at the dances and wore amazing vintage outfits.

DISTINGUISHED VISITOR

039 by Vintage Vision
039, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

We were very happy to see Councillor
Jane Foulser, Mayor or Abergavenny, at our Vintage Fayre on Sunday, 13th November but not too surprised as she has visited our shop several times and loves vintage clothing.

21 Nov 2011

KiMMi

KiMMi by Vintage Vision
KiMMi, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

A lovely lady named Kim Davies had a stall at our Vintage Fayre. She cleverly makes beautiful jewellery and cake stands from broken and odd crockery. If you are interested in her product contact KiMMi (New Life to Broken Plates) on kimmi.handmade@hotmail.co.uk and I know you will not be disappointed.

VINTAGE VISION MODELS

MODELS by Vintage Vision
MODELS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

As always we were fortunate to have the assistance of local people to model our fabulous range of vintage clothing much of which was sold on the day. However, if you see anything you fancy call in to Vintage Vision shop and play 'dressing up' for a while.

STALLS

STALLS by Vintage Vision
STALLS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Vintage clothing, crockery, accessories and jewellery were just a few of the exciting items being sold at our Vintage Fayre last Sunday. We had a very successful day with hundreds of visitors all of whom were very complimentary about our event.

1 Nov 2011

REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 13TH OF NOVEMBER !

VINTAGE FAYRE by Vintage Vision
VINTAGE FAYRE, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

A STITCH IN TIME

001 by Vintage Vision
001, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Tuesday mornings haven't been quite the same since Jean and Joan, two of our talented volunteers, agreed to help teach the arts of knitting and crocheting to willing volunteers. Here you see Emma, our newest volunteer, trying her hand at knitting.

SUMMER EVENINGS

011 by Vintage Vision
011, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

The lady who donated this gorgeous Laura Ashley dress to the shop told us it reminded her of summer evenings, walking on grass, floppy sun hats, men in floral shirts and white sports cars - after all it was the 1970s.
The dress with this fascinating history is being sold in Vintage Vision for £25, was made in Wales and is size 12.

1960s FITTED DRESS (1249)

010 by Vintage Vision
010, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This amazing camel, brown and orange dress is typical of the 1960s. It has a fitted waist and loose pleats to the skirt. It it manufactured by Mortimer, is size 14 and is available for £25 in Vintage Vision.

27 Oct 2011

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN by Vintage Vision
HALLOWEEN, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Happy Halloween to all our customers, past, present and future and if you survive we'll see you on the 13th November. Arghhhhhhh!

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER by Vintage Vision
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Regular visitors to Vintage Vision are this mother and daughter who called in on Friday to have fun trying on vintage outfits.

JEWELLERY BOUQUET

JEWELLERY BOUQUET by Vintage Vision
JEWELLERY BOUQUET, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

What a fantastic idea this is and so clever. This customer makes jewellery wedding bouquets from recycled broken jewellery and they are amazing. She made her first bouquet for her own wedding but already has several orders for more. I was really grateful to have the opportunity to see this and will now keep any broken jewellery for her use.

20 Oct 2011

VINTAGE FAYRE - 13TH NOVEMBER, 2011

Girls_Shop_web[1] by Vintage Vision
Girls_Shop_web[1], a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Don't miss our next exciting Vintage Fayre to be held on Sunday, 13th November between 10am and 4pm in the Market Hall, Abergavenny. As usual it promises to be an amazing event with fashion shows, vintage stalls and scrumptious refreshments so write it in your diary now!

ARARAT BAPTIST CHURCH

ARARAT BAPTIST CHURCH by Vintage Vision
ARARAT BAPTIST CHURCH, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

After a very successful Hen Party which was held in our Abergavenny shop when the bride-to-be and her friends enjoyed an afternoon of eating, drinking and trying on vintage clothing, we were invited to attend a Vintage Afternoon Tea in the Ararat Baptist Church Hall on Saturday, 15th October. As you can see we had a great time especially when the 1940s trio The Siren Sisters sang songs from that era. Thank you to all involved for all their hard work and cake eating efforts - not too difficult!

14 Oct 2011

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

Vintage Vision are exhibiting and selling some vintage clothing and accessories at this fayre tomorrow so please come along and support us - it promises to be great fun !

7 Oct 2011

THE DAKOTAS

006 by Vintage Vision
006, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This is just one of four amazing pictures we have for sale in Vintage Vision. They are all original framed posters and apart from the Dakotas we have Freddie and the Dreamers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and The Beatles.

RECYCLED SOCK MONKEYS

013 by Vintage Vision
013, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

These adorable little monkeys are made from recycled socks by Monmouthshire Youth Services and can bought for £7.99 each or two for £14 from Vintage Vision.

6 Oct 2011

ENVIRONMENT FAYRE

This Sunday, an Environment Fayre will be opened by AM Nick Ramsay at Abergavenny Market Hall where Vintage Vision will be having a 'Swishing Stall' which will be run by Heather one of our volunteers. The day will include talks on local projects for energy, community growing etc. and we would love to see you there.

FUR COATS

FUR COATS by Vintage Vision
FUR COATS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

With winter just round the corner don't wait until the cold spell arrives to buy your winter fur coat especially when we have such grogeous ones in Vintage Vision with prices ranging from £50 to £65.

WEDNESDAY SEWING CLASS

001 by Vintage Vision
001, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

A lot of concentration and a great amount of fun was had at Emma's sewing class on Wednesday morning. All of the students were very appreciative of Emmas relaxed teaching methods and can't wait for next week.

30 Sep 2011

TUESDAY SEWING 'DROP IN'

Emma, our very friendly sewing teacher, has started a Tuesday morning (10 am till 12noon) 'drop in' sewing session. It will be a small informal group and members can either make acessories to be sold in the shop, repair clothing etc. from the shop or bring along sewing projects of their own. It promises to be great fun with lots of chat and a cup of coffee. Hope to see you there on Tuesday.

22 Sep 2011

AND THEN WE PARTIED !!!!!!!

PARTY by Vintage Vision
PARTY, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

PARTY

PARTY by Vintage Vision
PARTY, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

VINTAGE QUIZ

IMG_0672 by Vintage Vision
IMG_0672, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

During an evening event organised by Vintage Vision on the Saturday night of the Food Festival we were all put through our paces with a vintage quiz organised by Elaine and Elizabeth. It was a brilliant quiz and a great amount of research must have been done for it so thank you very much ladies!

FOOD FESTIVAL

FOOD FESTIVAL by Vintage Vision
FOOD FESTIVAL, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

We decorated our shop and courtyard with pretty bunting and turned Vintage Vision in to a cosy vintage cafe selling tea and cakes.

SHOP COURTYARD

SHOP COURTYARD by Vintage Vision
SHOP COURTYARD, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

We had stalls selling vintage clothing and bric-a-brac in the courtyard of the shop during the Food Festival weekend. The atmosphere was very jovial despite the frequent rain showers.

STAGING

STAGING by Vintage Vision
STAGING, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

On Friday night, the evening before our Food Festival event, we were very glad of this umbrella as the heavens opened and continued throughout the entire weekend.

19 Sep 2011

DRESS AND COAT

DRESS AND COAT by Vintage Vision
DRESS AND COAT, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This divine pale blue dress and coat were donated to Vintage Vision last week. It is a very elegant outfit and benefits from the gorgeous matching rose on the collar. Great for a wedding or social event !

TELEGRAM

TELEGRAM by Vintage Vision
TELEGRAM, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

A charming customer brought this telegram from her wedding day in 1966 in to the shop so that we could display it.

10 Sep 2011

LLANTILLIO PERTHOLEY WI

The ladies of Llantillio Pertholey WI going through their paces at the recent Vintage Vision evening when members listened to a very interesting talk by Amanda about some of the fashions being worn.

9 Sep 2011

NEW STOCK

NEW STOCK COLLAGE by Vintage Vision
NEW STOCK COLLAGE, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

We have some amazing stock for the new season and here is just a small selection of our pre-loved clothing looking for a new home.

8 Sep 2011

VINTAGE VISION FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

FF_advert_draft[1] by Vintage Vision
FF_advert_draft[1], a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

6 Sep 2011

LLANTILLIO PERTHOLEY WI

010 by Vintage Vision
010, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Members of Llantillio Pertholey Womens Instittue had great fun trying outfits for a fashion show to be held the following evening.



009 by Vintage Vision
009, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

26 Aug 2011

Video: You'll grow into it!



23 Aug 2011

Volunteers: Clare

005 by Vintage Vision
005, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Clare, one of our wonderful volunteers, hasn't been very well recently and, as I know she always follows the blog, I would like to pass on best wishes for a speedy recovery from us all. Hurry back Clare we need you !

Events: Worcester Fayre




Customers: Yoga Teacher

YOGA TEACHER by Vintage Vision
YOGA TEACHER, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This lovely lady who is a Yoga Teacher, came in to the shop today saying she had a great time modelling at our Vintage Fayre. I think she smiled during the entire day !

22 Aug 2011

Models: Right then, let's go!

Models: Ooooh - Very 'Man at C&A'

Models: A Bevy Of Beauties

Models: James Bond?

JAMES BOND by Vintage Vision
JAMES BOND, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Could this be the next James Bond?
I am sure Roger Moore regrets posing for this knitting pattern from the 70s but everyone has to start somewhere and, unfortunately, Vintage Vision wasn't around then.

Models: Drop Dead Gorgeous

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS by Vintage Vision
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Hi there, Just returned from a great holiday in Berlin to find more fantastic photos of our models which I am sure you will want to share.

10 Aug 2011

Events: Vintage Fayre

STALLS by Vintage Vision
STALLS, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Clare (another volunteer) brought her mum along to help on Sunday. Their stall boasted a very large variety of vintge goods and looked fantastic. Much neater than mine !

9 Aug 2011

Models: Photo Shoot

024 by Vintage Vision
024, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

A model and a photographer, perhaps discussing her next pose .

Models: Vintage Vision

070 by Vintage Vision
070, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Once again our very professional and stunning models excelled when displaying our vintage fashions. It is unbelievable how they manage to improve every time.

Volunteers: Busy bees!

030 by Vintage Vision
030, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

These three volunteers still managed to smile at the end of a very busy day.

Events: Yummy cakes!

038 by Vintage Vision
038, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

The selection of mouth-watering cakes in our vintage coffee-shop was amazing and we are eternally grateful to all who baked and served etc. on the day.

Events: Abergavenny Fayre

039 by Vintage Vision
039, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

The Dogs Trust were not needed on Sunday as Rosie the founder of Retrobelle bought this lonely little doggy for her baby daughter. Retrobelle also had a stall at the Fayre selling gorgeous vintage clothing and accessories.