The Vintage Home Show, Paintworks, Bristol

A colourful day of vintage and retro homeware shopping

A colourful day of vintage and retro homeware shopping

Organised by the indefatigable Keeley Harris, The Vintage Home Show made its first visit to the west country last Sunday and set-up shop in Bristol’s creative quarter, the uber-cool Paintworks. With its red brick walls and industrial feel the airy event space provided a great backdrop to around 25 traders, including Kate Beavis of Your Vintage Life, selling all manner of quirky, kitsch, retro and vintage homewares.

The colourful phones, retro clocks and this lovely vintage Olivetti Lettera typewriter on the Retro Bazaar stand really caught my eye.

Charlotte Windsor and her mother Carol were also attracted to the Retro Bazaar stand and snapped up this large 1960s storage chest ‘I’ve just bought my first flat here in Bristol and am in the process of doing it up with a retro theme,‘ said Charlotte.

Another homemaker is Tracy French, who has recently bought a seaside cottage on the edge of Exmoor. ‘We’re in the process of re-decorating and this 1930/40s old school classroom poster will go perfectly,’ enthused Tracy.

This set of four 1960s chairs were snapped up by Sam Deane and Harris McQueen for £85 from Vintage Emporium and will be well on their way to their new home in London by now.

It’s always a joy to see Katy Boys and Bronia Hawkins, of Bath's Refound Reloved, selling their mix of cheerfully eclectic crockery, glassware, blankets and quilts. ‘Bristol is really becoming quite a hub for retro and vintage,’ they commented.

If you missed this event then do not fear, the next one will be on Sunday 3rd November (11am - 4pm). We'll also be at The Vintage Home Show in Manchester on 9th June (see below).


H&A will have a stand as the following events throughout the rest of May and June.

Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June 10-5pm - Village-Vintage - Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, East Sussex

Saturday 1st (10am - 5pm) & Sunday 2nd June 10am - 4pm - Vintage Revival Marquee @ Country Fest, County Showground, Crooklands, Kendal, Cumbria

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June (Sat 9am - 7pm Sun 10am - 5pm) - MK Handmade & Vintage, The Centre, 24 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Sunday 2nd June 10am 4pm - Vintage, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey

Saturday June 8th 10am - 4pm - The Vintage & Makers Market, Assembly Rooms, South Molton, Devon

Saturday 8th June 11am - 4pm - Market Harborough Vintage Fair, Three Swans Hotel, 21 The High St, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

Sunday 9th June 11am - 4pm - The Vintage Home Show, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester

Saturday 15th June 10am - 3pm - Kitsch and Stitch Vintage & Makers Fair, The Vestry Hall, Cranbrook, Kent 

Saturday 15th June 11am - 2pm - Vintage & Handmade Jumble, Selwyn Hall, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire

Saturday 15th June 10am - 4.30pm  - Topsy & Elsie’s Vintage Fair, The Institute, New Road, Kirkby Lonsdale

Saturday 15th June 10am-5pm - Brixton Retro & Vintage Market, Station Road, London

Friday 21st June 11am - 4pm - Cuckfield Vintage Emporium, Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, Sussex

Saturday 22nd June 10am - 5pm - A Jolly Good Do - Vintage & Handmade Fair, Kings Meaburn Institute, Kings Meaburn, Penrith, Cumbria

Saturday 22nd June 11am - 4.30 pm - Sussex Country Brocante, Wisborough Green Village Hall, School Road, Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Look out for a feature on this fair in the July issue of H&A, out on 6th June. 

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 11am - 5pm - Crikey It’s Vintage At Killerton, Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon

Saturday 29th June 11am - 4pm - Selina Lake's Handmade and Vintage Summer Fete, Market House, Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey 






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