A Day at Altrincham Vintage Market

Last Sunday was such a lovely bright day here in Manchester, so it was lovely to walk around Altrincham Vintage market without being wet or cold.

The market has grown from strength to strength over the last couple of years and it had such a vibrant atmosphere, with live music, lots of good locally grown and made food and drink and of course a plentiful supply of vintage & retro clothes, bric a brac, furniture, lighting and textiles.

One of my favourite dealers, Lime Street Trading, were all the way from Buxton in The Pennines and brought a great selection of luggage, metal lockers and interesting pieces of furniture.

There were some interesting pieces of industrial salvage this time, which seems to be an ever growing trend. prices were good too. This stall had old factory clocking in card holders, metal stamps, complete with stand & a great metal factory sign for £45.00.

There was also plenty of french style brocante brought there by Kathleen & James from Brocante Interiors.

We came away with a 1960’s hand painted striped water jug from a vendor for just £6.00 and collected lots of contacts for possible future buys, which is always a good idea at these fairs. Who hasn’t walked away empty handed only to instantly regret it the moment you get home?

One stall had an amazing display of folded Japanese paper items, bags, wallets, phone cases etc. They were so beautiful in their subtle colours and minimalist design, that I took a card for future buys. I know they will appeal to many of my friends and the white bowls and jugs would make stunning displays on open shelving.

Japanese Contemporary craftsmanship by Popup Tokyo

After the market we popped in to Event City near The Trafford centre, to say hello to Mrs M Vintage who had a stall there. My heart skipped a beat when I saw this delightful vintage bird cage, complete with a little bird sitting on a swing. She is now called Vanessa, named after Ms Paradis from that famous Chanel advert.

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