Falkirk’s first Vintage and Craft Fayre is set to open its doors at 10.30am on Saturday 20th October at FTH (Falkirk Town Hall) - just in time for some early Christmas shopping.
It surely can’t be a coincidence that the current talk of austerity and economic adversity in the media has seen a massive nationwide trend in Vintage and Retro clothing and home-wares. At first people bought second-hand furniture and restored it because it was all they could afford. But then they began to like the old-fashioned look and sought out pieces that created the shabby chic, retro look.
Whether you are nifty with a sewing machine or paint brush, or if you aspire to the ‘new’ trend, the Vintage Fayre at FTH should be at the top of your list for a great day out.
Supported by Falkirk Council, the Fayre has attracted sellers of vintage and crafts makers from across Central Scotland as well as some local home grown talent, with a mix of quirky contemporary gifts, jewellery, vintage clothes and accessories, vintage home-wares, retro inspired cakes and crafts.
Aficionados of Vintage will recognise the names, as we look forward to spending all our cash with Love Me Again, Pink Tallulah, What Casci Did Next and Annie’s Emporium, to name but a few.
Entertainment all day
Keep the younger family members busy while you browse with old skool tunes from Double Trouble, DJ Liam and Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club and a special appearance by Fierce Valley Roller Girls. Try out classic video games from the 80s on our Atari screen. There’s a vintage inspired tea room with home baking and lashings of charm, vintage hairstyling and make up demos and surprises throughout the day.
“Say It Isn’t Sew”
For aspiring fashionistas or just the thrifty – join designer Iona Barker in an up-cycling fashion master class and breathe new life into and old outfit. Mark your diary for 20th October at 1.30pm in the Studio. Cost for the class is only £6, which includes materials – you just have to bring your old garment and a dose of creativity. Early booking is advised. The team at the Steeple Box Office are waiting for your call – 01324 506850, or pop into the High Street landmark to be sure of you place.
Entry to the Vintage Fayre is free - so make a date and don’t be late!
Tuesday, 9th October 2012