2 Dec 2012
Pictured in our Blaenavon shop are two of the founders of Tati Bocs a group of women who meet to create beautiful crafts including tree decorations, gift boxes, necklaces, greeting cards etc from recycled fabrics and wool. In the photograph Karen and Alison are putting finishing touches to their stall in Vintage Vision.
29 Nov 2012
This weekend Blaenavon are holding their annual Winter Wonderland weekend. It promises to be a dry crisp weekend and great fun for all.
Vintage Vision shop in Blaenavon has a vast amount of vintage stock and if you can't find what you want in the Abergavenny shop, this would be a great opportunity to visit Blaenavon and call in on Lydia who will be delighted to help you find what you need.
28 Nov 2012
27 Nov 2012
We are very sad to say Goodbye to Tracey and her family this year, as they are unable to provide and serve delicious cakes in our cafe area in the future due to work committments. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done for Vintage Vision and good luck for the future.
26 Nov 2012
Stalls at Vintage Fayre, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr. As in previous years we had a fantastic number of stalls at our Vintage Fayre with an excellent selection of vintage items including clothing, pottery and jewellery. Thank you very much to all the stallholders for your support and also to all the customers who braved a very cold day to be with us.
20 Nov 2012
The 1960s made a radical break with the past. when London began to swing 'with it' or 'fab' places being Carnaby Street in the West End and the King's Road, Chelsea.
The 'sensation of America' came to Britain in 1961 when Chubby Checker's record 'Lets Twist Again' stayed in the Singles chart for 30 weeks. The Twist became the most popular dance of the decade - now couples danced separately.
These 'funky' 60s K Skips shoes by Clarks would certainly have been worn during these fab times and we have several pairs of them up for grabs at our Vintage Fayre in Abergavenny Market Hall, this Sunday.
13 Nov 2012
Our next exciting Vintage Fayre takes place on Sunday, 25th November in the Market Hall, Abergavenny. We have more stalls than ever and all our old favourites too so don't miss out on a wonderful day!
12 Nov 2012
Vintage Vision's official opening party was held last Thursday. We were overjoyed by the number of customers, friends and volunteers who attended but especially pleased to welcome Councillor Sam Dodd, Mayor of Abergavenny.
There was a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere in the Pensioners' Hut, Abergavenny on Saturday afternoon, when the Abergavenny Civic Society held a Jam, Spam and Do-nuts event to co-incide with Remembrance Sunday. As part of the festivities our gorgeous models, Adelle, Alice and Velda paraded some amazing 40s fashions including a stunning 40s wedding dress.
6 Nov 2012
Now that Halloween and Bonfire Night are over it is time to seriously think about Christmas Shopping. At Vintage Vision we have some amazing vintage gloves, jewellery, hats and bags that would make ideal Christmas gifts for friends and relatives alike.
25 Oct 2012
We are almost there!
New volunteers, new carpet, white walls,
52 Frogmore Street has it all!
Since opening the doors of our new shop on Monday, we have been amazed by the large number of new and old customers who have called in to wish us every success in our new premises. Thankyou to you all.
20 Oct 2012
Thanks to all the volunteers and friends of Vintage Vision who have worked so hard to get our new shop ready for opening next week - we couldn't have done it without you! As you can see everywhere looks much cleaner and brighter and, hopefully, you will soon be seeing beautiful vintage clothing on this blog again.
17 Oct 2012
328157_324134020958738_231803953525079_872584_1515917354_o, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.
This is a before and after shot of Vintage Visions new shop at 52 Frogmore Street, Abergavenny.
As you can guess many hours of hard work were needed to make this transformation but, hopefully, we are on target to open again for business on Monday, 22nd October. See you there!
15 Oct 2012
This elegant wedding dress was modelled by Nia Lewis at our recent Wedding Fayre. Doesn't she look amazing? The photographs were taken by Robin Noble at Cwtch Studio and this is just one of the large number of gorgeous wedding dresses we had on show.
3 Oct 2012
Wer all had a lovely day last Friday raising money for Macmillan Cancer Care by eating delicious cakes and drinking tea. Unfortunately it was also our last day in Lion Street but we are looking forward to moving to our new premises in Frogmore Street in the very near future.
25 Sep 2012
In 1911 a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die from cancer. His father's pain and suffering moved Douglas so much he founded The Society for the Prevention and Relief of cancer.
Douglas wanted advice and infromation to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost and volunteer nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.
Today much of Douglas' legacy lives on. They are still a source of support for people living with cancer and a force for improving cancer care.
In recognition of this work Macmillan coffee mornings are being held all over the country. Vintage Vision are hosting theirs in Vintage Vision shop this Friday, 28th September at 11am. Tickets cost £5, are available on the day or can be reserved.
21 Sep 2012
20 Sep 2012
We now have an amazing old-fashioned sweet shop named the Pot and Pineapple in Abergavenny. A brainwave of Amandas this delightful shop is situated at 37, Cross Street and has a vast selection of your all-time favourites including Cinder Toffee, Flying Saucers, Sour Apples etc. Pop down and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed!
9 Sep 2012
This unique negligee with its gorgeous tiered sleeves is available from Vintage Vision for £35. It was worn when on honeymoon in 1962
The negligee, from the French neglige, is a form of women's clothing consisting of a sheer, usually long, dressing gown. It is a form of nightgown intended for wear at night and in the bedroom. It was first introduced in France in the 18th century, where it mimicked the heavy head-to-toe women's dresses of that time. By the 1920s it began to mimic women's satin single-layer evening gowns of that period.
Modern negligees are often much looser and made of sheer and semi-translucent fabrics and trimmed with lace or other fine material and bows. Multiple layers of fabric are often used.
1 Sep 2012
My mother in 1936 when she would have been 17, modelling what is obviously a new outfit. I imagine it was a summers day going by the number of leaves on the trees but if you had a new coat with a huge fur collar you had to wear it no matter what the weather.
29 Aug 2012
Bernat Klein, who lives in the Scottish Borders where he spent most of his career, is one of the most highly regarded textile designers of the twentieth century. His fashion textiles were sold to the leading couture houses of Paris and London.
We were, therefore, extremely fortunate and grateful to have this amazing psychedelic outfit donated to Vintage Vision together with illustrations, colour choices etc.
28 Aug 2012
On September, 28th, we are hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This will be held at Vintage Vision at 11 am and everyone is very welcome. Tickets cost £5 each and are available at Vintage Vision or can be reserved.
This event is part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. In 2011 51,000 people signed up for a coffee morning and £10million was raised. The event began when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning and ask people to donate the cost of the coffee to Macmillan.
This gorgeous heavily beaded top was bought in 1966, and was worn while the owner was a student at The Royal Academy of Dance in Holland Park. It was bought for a cocktail party at which the Guest of Honour was Margot Fonteyn.
22 Aug 2012
"What is it about wearing a tuxedo or little black dress that makes us feel confident, beautiful or even invincible?
We put on formal wear and suddenly we become extraordinary".
Quote from The Perpetual Calender of Inspiration.
16 Aug 2012
328157_324134020958738_231803953525079_872584_1515917354_o, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.
A wedding dress or wedding gown is the clothing worn by a bride during a wedding ceremony. Colour and style can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. In Western cultures brides often choose a white wedding dress which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.
Nowadays 75% of wedding dresses are strapless, sleeveless gowns which are easier to alter to fit correctly.
13 Aug 2012
8 Aug 2012
As part of our recycling effort we decided to dye this beautiful outfit which was badly stained when it came to Vintage Vision. It is now a gorgeous shade of blue but, unfortunately, some of the staining is still faintly evident. Great for a Titanic party though!
This very interesting vintage book on needlework was kindly donated to Vintage Vision by Audrey Morgan and belonged to her mother-in-law in the 1940s. Her daughter belongs to Border Lacemakers where Amanda recently gave a presentation on vintage fashion.
2 Aug 2012
1 Aug 2012
We were very lucky to have Alice for work experience at Vintage Vision as she became a great asset to the shop not only by modelling the clothes but she spent a great amount of time adapting outfits for customers and became very involved in all aspects of vintage clothing.
In this picture she is wearing a bridal outfit that will be featured in our forthcoming Bridal Fayre at The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny on 7th October betwwen 11am and 4pm. Outstanding wedding suppliers from all over the UK will be present and this is an event not to be missed if you are planning your big day.
These lovely ladies are the staff from Blaenavon School beautifully dressed for a Victorian Heritage Walk. The costumes were supplied and made by Vintage Vision with sewing help from Communities Frist volunteers.
7 Jun 2012
24 May 2012
This photograph features Yvonne who is a volunteer and model for Vintage Vision looking absolutely stunning in an outfit she bought from the shop. It is a 1940's dress and was worn for a Diamond Jubilee dinner.
June 1st to June 10th, we will be opening a pop-up shop in Hay for the third year running. This is always a great opportunity to meet lots of new customers and fill our Famous Visitors Photo Album. So far Jenni Murray and Anne Robinson are in it and this year we are holding out for Mary Portas and Mariella Frostrup.
21 May 2012
Jubillee Window, a set on Flickr.
Vintage Vision are now ready for the Queen's Jubillee with a wonderful window display in red, white and blue. There is traditional bunting, a 1953 china Coronation cup and saucer and a Queen Elizabeth vintage toffee tin as well as vintage clothing.