Monday, 8 September 2014

V&H This Saturday!

Just a few photos of the delights awaiting you at the V&H Autumn Fair this Saturday 13th September.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Next Event - Autumn V&H Fair

Are you a fan of 1940's Victory rolls and red lipstick? Or do you love everything 50's including poodles and roses? Maybe the mod 60's appeal to you, or are you a girl of the 70's in Laura Ashley floaty frocks? Whichever fashion era you enjoy you are sure to find something to delight you on the clothing rails at the Original Vintage & Handmade Fair this autumn in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.

If home decor is your passion then you won't be disappointed as we have a wonderful selection of soft furnishings, small furniture, lamp shades, pictures, quilts, china, glass and country style brocante.

Looking for a statement piece or a wonderful individual gift? We have that covered too with handcrafted jewellery, heirloom dolls, beautiful cloche hats, brooches and needlefelted animals.

For those who love to create their own treasures we have oodles of vintage fabrics, haberdashery, patterns and much more.

Vintage toys and games are always to be found sprinkled around the hall with time worn and well loved bears, rabbits and even rocking horses awaiting new homes.

After enjoying this cornucopia of vintage treasures why not relax with a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake and support local good causes in our little tea room?

We look forward to welcoming you to the next V&H Fair which will be held on Saturday 13th September from 10am - 4pm at the Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire. BS37 6AD

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

V&H Spring Fair

This month sees the return of the V&H to Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire (BS37 6AD) for our Spring Fair on the 31st May. 
Once again the hall will be packed with 40 fabulous stalls bursting with wonderful vintage & handmade treasures for your shopping pleasure!
If you are wondering who will be there, wonder no more as below we present all of our stallholders with a quick note about what they sell & links to their websites if they have one. 

Doors open at 10am, entrance is just £1.00 & yummy refreshments will be provided in our tearoom with all proceeds from the teas going to local good causes.

Hope to see you there!
Jayne & Michele


Michele Chivers
Vintage toys & treasures.

Jayne Soule
Vintage homeware & toys.

Niki Fretwell
Handmade dolls, cushions & vintage smalls.

Belinda Sharples
Vintage treasures.
Ginger Rose

Maud Lomberg

Hungarian textiles, linens etc.

Jane Chapman
Vintage & French fancies & fairy furniture.

Emma Boyne
Handprinted cushions & revamped furniture.

Hayley Rusling
Decorative antiques & interiors.
Will & Bea

Jenny Dadd & Louise Mee 

Vintage clothing & accessories.
Loulabelle Vintage Clothing

Lucy Bloom
Vintage homewares.
Vintage Home

Clare Powell
Handmade hats, accessories & vintage fabrics.

Doreen Millard
1930's items, lace, fabric, clothing & handmade dolls.

Christine Nullmeyers
Cards, cushions, bags, textiles & haberdashery.

Fi Stroud
Vintage treasures.

Dorothy Stiven
Vintage homewares & textiles.

Liz Ferguson
Bags, banners, reclaimed fabrics & vintage treasures.

Heather Lawson
Vintage textiles, cushions, lampshades & bags.

Jenny Taylor
Vintage furniture, china, collectables & cushions.
Jenny's Reloved Treasures

Jacques Deenmamode
Vintage men's fashion & accessories.

Sue Murphy
Vintage china, linen, leather, mirrors, clothes & cases.

Leah Halliday
Handmade gifts & homewares, vintage treasures.

Karen Tissington
Vintage selection.
Box Room Blitz

Donna Flower
Vintage fabrics, haberdashery, clothing & accessories.

Stephen & Judy Newman
Vintage homewares, fabrics, pictures & toys.

Amanda Stanbury
Vintage & retro textiles & homeware.
Shabby Chick

Amy Morton
Vintage homewares & soft furnishings.

Gwen Rogers
Vintage clothing & accessories.

Russell Needham
Vintage textiles.

Sarah Kierle
Vintage artwork.
Simon & Sarah

Helen Roskell
Vintage textiles, accessories & homewares.

Caroline Taylor
Handmade clay dolls.

Deborah Darling
Handmade bears & toys.

Ali Hocking
Textiles, haberdashery & handmade accessories.

Richard Denton
Vintage china, Poole pottery etc.

Marilyn Craven
Vintage sewing & small antiques.

Hazel Sutton
Jewellery & needlefelting.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Vintage Jumble Sale This Saturday!

   Spring is almost here so some of your favourite Vintage & Handmade Fair dealers will be having a spring clear out & offering fabulous vintage goodies at bargain prices at the next Vintage Jumble Sale
on Saturday 22nd March 2014
at the Rangeworthy Village Hall,
Wotton Rd, Rangeworthy, BS37 7LZ
10.00am - 1.00pm

The Vintage Jumbles have become a firm favourite with bargain hunters locally & further afield so why not come along & see what it's all about?

There will be everything from homewares, textiles, toys, books, ephemera & much more....something
for never know what you may find!
The hall will be full to capacity with tables piled high with bargains galore, 
so come along & relive the days of the good old village jumble sale.

Free admission.

Teas & delicious homemade cakes will be served by the Rangeworthy WI in aid of charity.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Calling all Vintage Hoarders!

Do you need to clear out your vintage stash? Is it falling out every time you open your cupboards & taking over your shed? Is is spilling out of the loft & sneaking out from under the bed? If so, why not have a spring clean & join us at our Vintage Jumble Sale in Rangeworthy, South Glos on the 22nd March & get your storage spaces back? (There is of course no guarantee that you won't go home with more stuff as the stalls & prices are SO tempting!)

We have 2 stalls available at £25 (includes the table, chairs & unlimited cups of tea or coffee). We open from 10 am - 1pm.
If you are interested do get in touch - email me on

Monday, 10 February 2014

V&H Fairs 2014

Clare Nolan
Parade Vintage & Handmade

With just a few weeks to go until the next V&H Fair - the 'February Fling', I thought it was time to give you a taster of what to expect & also to update you with the event dates for 2014.

As you can see from the photos, we will once again have many delightful stalls to tempt you!
This is just a sampling so why not come along on the 22nd February to the town hall in Chipping Sodbury between 10am & 3pm for a grand day out....and a cuppa & slice of cake or two in our fund raising traditional tea room.

Denise Liparoto

Elisabeth Johnson
Stylish Crochet

Emma Boyne

Lizzie Van Hasselt

Natasha Baker
Vintage Blanket Company

Niki Fretwell

The full list of stall holders is:

Michele Chivers

Jayne Soule

Niki Fretwell

Belinda Sharples

Maud Lomberg

Lizzie Van Hasselt

Jane Chapman

Geraldine Shepherd

Raita Sawyer

Emma Boyne

Lucy Jenkins

Gertie Strahl

Elisabeth Johnson
Stylish Crochet

Hayley Rusling
Will & Bea

Jenny Dadd & Louise Mee
Loulabelle Vintage Clothing

Katie Powell
Textile Treasure Seeker

Lucy Bloom
Vintage Home

Cathy Wilkin
Sumptuous Designerwear

Natasha Baker
Vintage Blanket Company

Denise Liparoto

Clare Nolan
Parade Vintage & Handmade

Veronica Nichols
Silver Jewellery

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Seeing Double....

 It doesn't seem so long ago, when Jayne and I sat around my kitchen table and had one of those light bulb moments, that was to become The Original Vintage & Handmade Fair.. an event to be held for all fellow blogging pals who had a vested interest in the world of vintage lifestyle and design. That moment was back in August 2008 and our first fair was held in Rangeworthy Village hall that same October. We were not prepared for the amazing support and enthusiasm we received for our first event.. The queues went round the block and the messages in the visitors book begged for more of these events as they were a breath of fresh air to the many folk who had travelled far and wide to come to our first humble event. The BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine.. did us proud and featured our first vintage fair in a four page article.. and we have been fortunate to welcome them to many more of our events ever since.

The V & H as it has become known.. has gone from strength to strength and from those small beginnings we now hold four fairs a year at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, alongside our ever popular jumble sales which are held, where it all began, in the village hall in Rangeworthy and also the village of Box in Wiltshire.
Jayne and I have been so grateful for the continued and loyal support of so many of our original exhibitors who have attended a number of our fairs over the years. Not to mention our visitors who still come from far and wide.. even from overseas.
We are rightfully proud of our event and the friends and many folk we have met along the way and would like to make it clear that we are not affiliated with any other event that uses the 'Vintage & Handmade Fair' name.. nor the use of our original logos.. created by myself ( Michele) for the Christmas and Spring Fairs that we held in 2009.