22nd February 2017
The launch of the newest event in our calendar, the Vintage Flea Market, met with all our expectations last Sunday and was enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
We had a fully booked hall hosting many familiar traders, alongside a few new faces, all keen to greet an eager crowd of shoppers on the hunt for vintage books, toys, kitchenware, ceramics, glassware, tools, clothes, textiles, jewellery, furniture and more. With a great mix of vintage items, affordable antiques, retro delights, bric-a-brac and memorabilia there was something for every taste and budget.
A reincarnation of the previous Sunday Antiques Market, this new event will take place six times a year under the cover of the cosy Exhibition Hall, a 1,314 square metre venue at Lincolnshire Showground, and will host a rosta of excellent traders like Woolley & Woolley (pictured above). Owner James Whooley decided to take a pitch to sell some of his smaller items but after the success of the day and many enquiries about larger furniture he is planning on a larger pitch next time to accomodate more substantial stock.
Howard Barton from Nottingham is another trader who often sells larger items like art and furniture, for this event though he brought a range of tabletop sized item which he found went really well. His mix of interesting lighting, pottery and curiosities were a bonus at the market.
There were rich pickings of vintage tools, old maps, photography and audio equipment and plenty of books and manuals covering a range of subjects.
Enid Brown of Enid Brown & Sons Vintage had a great day selling her pretty vintage wares "this event suits my stock really well and the crowd have been ever so interactive and interested in buying, which of course has been great for me. I've had some really positive feedback about the event and am looking forward to the next one" said Enid.
Trak Smith of Acanthus Antiques of Nottingham also had a great day selling postcards, medels, gramaphones and all manner of nostalgia "it's been a really great day selling-wise, but what has been brilliant is the buzz amongst the visitors who seem to be very pleased that they can now access this kind of event locally. Based on today's success i'll be booking up for the year" said Trak.
There was plenty of interest for the cooks and hosts amongst us too with an abundance of vintage kitchenalia, cutlery, timeless crockery, pretty glassware and table linen.
It was lovely to see so many young visitors discovering old toys and games and the joys of old technology too. Looking at vintage photographs of penguins in 3D knocks the socks off staring at a screen!
Huge thanks to everyone who supported this new event and we hope you can join us for another Vintage Flea Market soon.
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