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March into Spring…

Pinch, punch it’s the first of the month!

Looking back over the last few weeks, we have been busy as ever working on a few different projects. We have been adding lots more great vintage products to the store and also celebrating a couple of birthdays. Yes I am now officially late thirties and have an ever increasing number of grey hairs to prove it!

We also managed to squeeze in a trip to see family which we combined with checking out the Vintage Village in Stockport which I had heard lots about.

It is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Held monthly it is an indoor vintage market with a wide selection of vintage traders both professional and hobbyists. You will receive a warm welcome and be encouraged to barter. The next one is the 12th March, find out more on their website http://www.thevintagevillage.co.uk 

Each one is themed and Mr BV was more than a little apprehensive when he discovered the one for February was “Be My Valentine”. Luckily for him it was low key on hearts and kisses but big on great vintage furniture and homewares. Also if vintage fashion is your thing there were lots of traders specialising in clothing.

There was a really good vibe, lots of great finds and it has the added benefit of being near a few independent vintage stores, which we obviously had to have a good rummage in as well.

Here is a picture of a few of the treasures we came back with after that weekend….

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On another note, whilst we were away I had to remind myself what our vision and philosophy is all about and what it is we are trying to achieve.

This stemmed from a different visit we made, which will remain anonymous, where the repetition of poor quality vintage pieces and the way they had been put together left me cold. I wandered around and became increasingly disheartened at the representation of these vintage homewares. This is just my opinion, however it zapped all the joy out of it for me and took a couple of days to shake off the feeling that maybe we are no better. 

Just to recap here at Backroom Vintage we love interiors and the idea that mixing old and new creates a unique and personal space. We aim to show that you can have a comfortable and stylish home with vintage pieces rather than the mass produced.

I needn’t have worried as fast forward a couple of days and back at home in sunny Scotland I received a welcome endorsement from a well known chef, who appreciated our retro kitchenalia for food styling. Then an enquiry, which turned into a purchase, from a highly regarded interior design consultancy who were representing an international client made me quickly realise that we were staying true to our original concept and not falling victim to what I had stumbled across that day.

With renewed vigour we are now ready to march into Spring and get everything prepared for our first pop up shop of 2017 which will be on Saturday April 15th 10am to 4pm…..we hope to see you there!

More information on our pop up shop dates can be found on this link Click here

As usual we would love to hear from you, please leave your comments below. Maybe you have been to the Vintage Village, leave your feedback and any tips for snapping up a bargain below.

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