Ooh La La! Vintage Treasure in France!

Sunshine, fresh air and LOADS of vintage treasure! Brand and Event Manager Emily has found it all in France.

The lucky devil has been in the Loire Valley this week and couldn’t resist a trip to the world famous ‘Brocante’ sales in the region.

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First up…Saint Roche! Most of the sales in the region are a mixture of professional traders and regulars joe’s pedalling their ‘old’ things and random…shall we say tatt…! This wasn’t an issue for Eagle eyed Emily who managed to get…

A 1960s sears courier ‘Avocado Green’ suitcase & an original letter press storage tray

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A December 1955 edition of ‘Match’ magazine

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Total: 7.50 euros!

Day 2 saw a double whammy of bargain hunting! First off – Langeais

Emily bought…

Two vintage deckchairs!

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And a 60’s cotton blend dress…

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Total = 14 euros

The second stop of the day Chateau du Loir was the largest of all 3 events! Emily carefully handpicked…

image4A huge piece of bright vintage fabric – perfect for some cushions!

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A HUGE flamingo tapestry…possibly the most kitsch, ridiculous buy of the weekend!

Total: 9 euros!

TOTAL THRIFTY TOTAL: 30.50 euros…wowza!

But there’s always the ones that got away…Emily fell in love with these mid century chairs (if only she had the space)

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Have you bought any amazing vintage abroad? Or got some great tips for vintage shopping in France? Show us on Twitter @judyvintagefair or Instagram @judysvintagefair we’d absolutely love to see your thrifty buys!

Au Revoir!!

 

The Shoestring Challenge

Greetings Vintage Fans.

Highstreet’s going bust, no dollar for the heating, having to LITERALLY eat a horse – it’s not often that we find ourselves quoting him but, to borrow a line from Mick Hucknall, the money really is “too tight to mention.”

Red-headed dooms-daying aside, even we vintage fans are feeling the pinch. And so, ‘WHAT TO BE DONE??’ said we, stroking our imaginary beards. With our traders genuinely bringing the cheapest, most thrilling, bargain-riddled stock around we pondered on how to make the world see our affordability. AND THEN IT CAME! behold vintage fans, ‘THE SHOESTRING CHALLENGE!’

To quote those little green aliens from Toy Story 1, “ooohh, aahhhhh!”  So, what’s it all about? At each of our fairs over the next few months, we’re going to be pairing up with bloggers and setting them a mission, a mission dedicated to THRIFT! With funding coming out of our own pocket, we’re giving the bloggers a budget and setting them one task only: see what you can get for it! Some will go for quantity, others quality – some will choose outfits and some home bits. Overall, we want to give YOU, our fans, inspiration to get out there, take a chance on a fair and [all being well] come away with some gems [and change from a twenty!]

Starting this Saturday at Edinburgh with the lovely Ema from isitvintage.com, we can’t wait! Stay tuned next week for the results.

If you’re a blogger and want to be involved, we want to hear from you! Pop us an email on vintagecontent@yahoo.co.uk and let’s get the ball a-rolling!

Retro Regards,

Judy HQ [and Mick!] x