Advertise in Judy’s Vintage Digest #9

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Well hello vintage lovers, and happy October! We hope your Autumn has gotten off to a lovely start, whether that means settling into a new university term, a new school or perhaps even a new job.

As we draw towards the end of the year, we’re spending more and more cosy evenings inside, which is why we’re so excited to have started working on the 9th issue of our magazine. Ever wanted to get your vintage business, blog or project in front of the eyes of thousands? Of course you do! Your wish is our command, as this season we are looking for new advertisers in Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest.

For those not in the know, the Digest is our official vintage magazine, allowing us to communicate ‘behind the scenes’ with our audience in the form of vintage style tips, interviews and of course, features from you, our wonderful traders. This magazine is then distributed to our extensive mailing list and across the social media networks of all three of our brands – Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, The Vintage Kilo Sale and The Furniture Flea.

As of the first week of October 2016, our social channels are as follows –

Mailing List – 48,000

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Facebook – 88.8K
Twitter – 17.3K
Instagram – 6.6K

The Vintage Kilo Sale
Facebook – 68K
Twitter – 1k
Instagram – 5.9k

The Vintage Furniture Flea
Facebook – 24.5K
Twitter – 700
Instagram – 3.8J

Advertise With Us!
Issue #9 is now firmly in production with an estimated launch date of November 21st 2016, and we’re looking to feature your business. A single classified spot costs just £10 and includes a live link to your business URL so customers can click through to your shop or page with ease. We welcome voucher codes and discount offers, but a strong striking image and a simple description works just as well. Classified spots are very limited so please be fast – you can email your interest to magazine@judysvintagefair.co.uk.

We also have options for full page, half page and quarter page ads as well as larger advertorials and on-the-blog content – please enquire with Jenessa for further details and negotiable pricing using the email address above.

Please see the link below for back issues of the Digest to give you an idea, and do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Trader Advice: Finding, Owning and Caring For Your Vintage Furniture

(taken from Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest 7…read more here)

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By Kim and Phil Allsopp of Festival Fifty One

In our fast paced world of instant gratification and disposable lifestyles we are finding ourselves looking back at our pasts with fond nostalgia and a want to create home comforts from a bygone era.

There continues to be a growing demand for us to furnish our homes with original vintage furniture, lighting and styling from decades of the last century. A particular favourite period right now is the mid-century (1950’s – 1970’s).

So, how do we do this and where do we go?

Finding well made pieces that have stood the test of time, in good condition and at a reasonable price is becoming quite a challenge!

The Vintage Furniture Flea really is a great place to start. A sister business of Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs, The Vintage Furniture Flea is filled with carefully selected traders who really do know their stuff!  You can pick up pretty much anything your heart desires for mid-century living at The Flea. What you will find is not only a fabulous array of stock to choose from but prices that really will surprise you! (in a very good way).

So, what do we choose?

Now this really does depend on personal taste.  I think it’s always best to start with a couple of key pieces which make an immediate impact.  How about a couple of new chairs, a new sofa or even a sideboard?  One simple piece can make a great new look instantly. The demand for solid wooden pieces in Teak or Rosewood is as high as ever and to be honest you really cannot beat these pieces for great quality and craftsmanship.

Don’t forget your mid-century lighting.  Lighting can and does dramatically change the mood of any room or space at home.  Mid-century lighting comes in many shapes and forms and in most cases, is instantly recognisable.  Warm yellow and orange glows from fibre spun shades and rocket lamps, as well as the space age forms of Danish pendant lights with their smooth copper and aluminium shapes suspended like floating UFO’s look quite simply, fabulous!

You can have an absolute field day with your soft furnishings too.  The vivid colours, prints, patterns and textures of fabrics from the

mid-century enable you to be as creative as you want to be in your own home.  Nothing looks as good as a scattering of cushions on a vintage sofa made from a variety of patterns and colours.

So, how do we care for our new mid-century homes?

To be honest, this is really quite simple…it’s back to basics here!  Remember this stuff has lasted an awful lot longer than most other things you have ever owned!

Wooden furniture always loves a feed.  When polishing it, use a non silicone based polish, and something beeswax based is great.

Remember a bit of elbow grease works a treat and helps with a nice shiny finish.

When cleaning your vintage glassware avoid the dishwasher at all costs! These were barely around when your glassware was produced and are far too harsh for your delicate Babycham glasses! (Look how cloudy your everyday glasses end up after a while when the dishwasher cleans them!)  Warm soapy water will bring a sparkle to any glass, vase or ornament.

Hand washing vintage textiles will not only avoid shrinkage but will keep your colours and patterns both bright and vivid.  This is exactly how you want these mini ‘pieces of art’ to remain!

This may seem a bit more arduous than your usual housekeeping chores, but just think of the pleasure these items bring to you and your home….it’s just like you’re rewarding them for their ongoing, almost eternal beauty!

Happy Hunting Everyone!

Introducing Judy’s Affordable Vintage Magazine Issue 7

Judy's Affordable Vintage Digest Issue 7

Happy December Vintage Fans! Today we bring a little slice of festive joy to your inbox in the form of the latest issue of our very own vintage magazine. Say hello to Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest!

Now on Issue 7, we share the inspiration and behind-the-scenes news on all things fair, kilo sale and furniture flea. All in handy vintage magazine form, click on live links, flick through exclusive pictures and discover more about our brand.

Whether you want to learn about our traders (Festival Fifty One or Accessories Of Old), are thinking about buying a new record player or fancy getting ahead of the SS16 trends fresh off the catwalk, we’ve got you covered.

Add in a snoop around kilo manager Jenessa‘s home, an interview with super blogger Naomi Rowland and a peep at all the photos from our birthday party, there’s no shortage of vintage fun.

With so much ace content to read, what better excuse is to cosy up in front of the fire with a cuppa and a christmas chocolate or twelve?

As always, we love your feedback – tweet us @judysvintagefair or drop us an email with comments or future article ideas to magazine@judysvintagefair.co.uk.

 We’re always on the lookout for budding new writers or advertisers – just give us a holler if you’d like to get involved with vintage magazine Issue 8!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The Liverpool Vintage Kilo Sale
Sat 5th December
RSVP here

Leeds’ Affordable Vintage Weekender
Sat 5th & Sun 6th December
RSVP here

South London’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Sat 12th December
RSVP here

Edinburgh’s Affordable Vintage Fair
Sun 13th December
RSVP here

Psst. Remember to follow us too: –
@Judyvintagefair
@Vintagefurnflea
@The VintageKiloSale

Introducing Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest 6

Judy's Digest Issue 6When we’re not busy buzzing around organising events, attending meetings and (ahem) scouring rails for our own personal vintage collections, we at Judy’s like to give our fans that little bit extra. If you’re a seasoned Judy’s addict, you may have heard of our official magazine: Judy’s Affordable Vintage Digest.

For those not in the know, Judy’s Digest is published 3-4 times a year and aims to bring you a little closer to the action, sating your retro desires in between fairs and sharing some of our best advice for your wardrobes. Edited by Kilo Manage Jenessa and featuring submissions from the full Judy’s clan (and some extra friends too!) you can expect interviews, style tips and even some sneaky peeks inside our homes.

Sounds intriguing? You can check out the brand new Issue 6 on Issuu, as well as all of our back issues. If you’re a vintage aficionado or keen scribbler, we’re always on the lookout for new writers; send us an email with some story ideas to magazine@judysvintagefair.co.uk. Similarly, we’re also open to advertisers and collaborative brands – you can use this same email address but just remember to pop ‘Advertising’ somewhere in the subject header.