5 TIPS FOR BUYING AT A VINTAGE FAIR
1. Go prepared. If you're looking for a particular piece, measure the space and take a tape measure. Fairs can be a bit manic so best to be ready.
2. Get there early! The best items sell quickly and it's always a bit disappointing if you get there later in the day and everything has a sold sticker on it.
3. Check things over. Vintage items do have marks and it's rare to find a mint condition item. A lot of items are 40+ years old so make sure you're happy with the condition.
In my opinion, it all adds character anyway!
4. Accessorise! You don't have to furnish your house top to toe vintage, maybe just start with a lamp, a vase or even a crochet blanket! To add character to your Swedish designer chair why not cover it with something a little quirky vintage fabric.
5. Be practical. Is it useful? Is it beautiful? If you love it, fair enough, but will you get any use out of it. No need to throw your hard earned money away, you can always save it for something you really want later on.
Finally and most importantly, enjoy your shopping!
SHOWS COMING UP...
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US OVER THE COMING MONTHS...
These are some of the vintage furniture fairs you find us trading at.
SUNDAY 2ND JULY
The Vintage Furniture Flea
10.30 - 4.30pm
INTERIOR TRENDS 2016
COVET THE BEST VINTAGE & RETRO STYLES
If you are looking for a contemporary feel. combine modern design classics with a bit of mid century and vintage furniture for a bit of interest and really set off your overall scheme.
Classic mid century design has a fresh Scandi feel and a cool colour palette.
When selecting your vintage pieces make sure you select one or two statement pieces for your space. Go bold, brave and as large as you dare. To compliment your chosen furniture select an understated palette of greys, mustards and blues to pull the style together.
If your budget won't stretch to these investment pieces, you'll be sure to find a bargain at one of the many vintage fairs around the country. Use our '5 Essential Tips for Vintage Buying' to get the most out of these events.
If replacing your sofa, choose a shapely design in a timeless colour, such as pale grey, with tapered wooden legs and dress with geometric-print cushions. Decent vintage sofas are a hard find, but if you do, it'll look amazing.
Alternatively, go for a classic armchair and footstool in a clean shape - if needed recover any tatty pieces in a retro fabric design - big, bold and bright!
from the collection point! That's if you choose to collect that is. We will also still be trading at fairs up and down the country.