This cute little doll looks flushed in the face! Must be the lovely weather…. No nude sunbathing allowed though, you cheeky lady!
Today I went along to the Boomerang Vintage and Retro shop in the newly spruced up Lightworks arcade – in Hednesford Staffordshire.
The arcade will look fabulous when all the units are full, it looks good already and has a nice mix of stylish shops and hairdressers and other businesses.
Boomerang is a fab little shop, so beautifully presented with a coordinated fifties flavour. Such gorgeous furniture and interior finds plus small gift items too. It’s well worth a visit. I’ll definitely be going back and I promised to buy something next time.
Well done Lyndsey and Steve – it looks fab .
Good luck to you both and I look forward to coming along to some of your future events and using your website shop too when that opens.
I just wish I’d taken a photo! And that turquoise typewriter is ace!
Calling crafters, artists, makers, foody folk and vintage sellers, in and around the Newcastle-under-Lyme area - and beyond … Here is a great opportunity to get a stall in a pre-christmas Pop up Emporium in Newcastle Under Lyme.
Denise O’ Sullivan-Dunn has organised lots of successful Pop Up Emporium events over the last few years, around Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire and across the Midlands. These events always have a good attendance of vintage sellers and a mix of handmade artists and crafters in there too, plus a few food stalls.
Denise is organising something quite big for Saturday 27th October 2012. She has three venues at her disposal in the town, to create three distinct Pop Up Emporiums, each with it’s own theme. There will also be a performance stage in the town, creating a great trail around the town for you to be part of and something fantastic for customers to enjoy. It is all part of a Newcastle Under Lyme council organised charity event called Paint the Town Pink, donating some funds from organisation of these events towards a breast cancer charity.
There will be lots of local publicity plus web-based promotion, plus … all selected makers will get a free advert here on DappledSky.com from October – January 2013, by having your logo and website placed in the DappledSky Directory.
If you are interested in this opportunity you need to read this link http://www.popupemporium.com and download the application forms when you get to the Pop Up site.
If you are a vintage seller or maker and want to get onboard with Pop Up Emporium before the Paint the Town Pink event in October, there will also be other Pop Up Emporium events running in Lancaster Building in the market square, Newcastle-under-Lyme, plus some more events in November and December too ( these will be in one venue compared to the bigger three-venue event on 27th October.)
- Saturday 29th September 2012 - Vintage, handmade and musicians in Lancaster Building
- Saturday 27th October 2012 - 3 great venues for Paint the Town Pink, including a handmade art and craft gallery, vintage stalls, food outlet in Lancaster Building and two venues in Merrial street, plus a music performance stage in town too.
- Friday 16th November 2012 (This is also the 10th Anniversary of the Food Market … so it will be a good day to be in town and eat some nice things too!) Vintage, handmade and musicians in Lancaster Building.
- Saturday 24th November 2012 - Christmas fun and frollicks with vintage, handmade and musicians in Lancaster Building
- Friday 7th & 8th December 2012 - Christmas fun and frollicks with vintage, handmade and musicians in Lancaster Building
All the application forms and information can be found on the Pop Up Emporium website. Any enquiries just contact Denise via the Pop Up website.
Here is an article I’ve put together to discuss craft, handmade, vintage fairs. take a read and share some thoughts.
We don’t want to name and shame the awful events you’ve been to , but it would be great if you could share some good news about clever innovative people out there.
Share ideas about the great ones you’ve been to in a comment, add their blog or website link too if you know it … and say why it was so good x
Have you noticed that we are in the 21st century?
Did the clocks really go forward this morning?
It would be more believable to think that digital clocks are a silly fancy of the future and that the fingers of your retro alarm clock spun further and further back in time as you slept soundly in your patchwork and crocheted blankets.
Across the country we’ve spent several summers reliving a childhood that never happened.
Whilst the lucky parents of today who have some spare euros to spend are bedecking their pretty little children in fashionable French clothes and buying them retro wooden toys, enjoying a spot of glamping and organising tea parties and picnics. The rest of us are reminiscing about trinkets and toys we used up play with. We’ve all been remembering those long school holidays washed in summer sunshine, reading Ladybird books and having adventures in Famous Five style hideaways and climbing the Magic Faraway Tree.
We’ve been reviving homespun crafts, drinking tea in china cups and displaying vintage cake stands full of pretty cup cakes – all thanks to the British bunting brigade we are living in the past.
If truth be told, we are probably indulging ourselves in pure escapism, anything to ignore the present! Back to the days when we didn’t have two pennies to rub together. Sounds familiar, but we’re only pretending.
On the positive side, our desire for vintage is reviving the marketplace, we’ve turned our backs on mass consumerism (a little bit) People are making things happen and the community vibe of volunteering and make do and mend is getting us through the doldrums.
So all is well and good in our creative worlds, we feel like we are sticking it to the man and doing it for ourselves. Great ! But let’s think of fresh new ideas too, let’s stop living in the past – celebrate the here and now by creating memories for the future that speak of 2012 not 1952.