19 Dec 2011
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 ?
15 Dec 2011
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I know you will not be disappointed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
7 Oct 2011
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.
6 Oct 2011
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
22 Sep 2011
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!
19 Sep 2011
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 !
10 Sep 2011
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
8 Sep 2011
6 Sep 2011
23 Aug 2011
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 !
22 Aug 2011
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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.
10 Aug 2011
9 Aug 2011
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.