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New Year Sale Now On!

General StockWelcome to 2018! Visit our shop and grab a bargain as our New Year sale is now on. Discounts across the board – on vintage & retro homewares, furniture, bar accessories, lighting, clocks, art and phones. You can also make us an offer as we are always open to reasonable discounts so you can get the perfect piece of vintage that you really want.

Sale is on until 14th January – so don’t delay pop to the shop now https://retro-bazaar.co.uk/shop/

 


Vintage Fun at the Fringe!

So excited to be coming to the Edinburgh Fringe this year – we are not performing (you’ll be pleased to hear) just showing and selling our fab wares at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair.

 

Being held over the first weekend of the festival – 8th & 9th August – in the the uber cool ‘Out of the Blue & Drill Hall Arts Cafe‘, the fair is a great way to start the festival with a bang. The Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street was built as a military drill hall in 1901 and between 2003 and 2010 was redeveloped to become the vibrant arts centre it is today.

Along with us there will be over 30 amazing stalls featuring vintage clothes, homewares, furniture, lighting, record players and vinyl from 1920s to the 1980s! Should be a weekend packed with retro & vintage treasure.

 

The fair will be open 11am – 5pm, both days, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August. See our events listings for all details on the fair.

Check out the Fringe site to book shows after you have finished all your essential retro shopping!


Soda Syphon Use & Maintenance

As we sell lots of soda syphons and the accessories we thought we’d upload some helpful hints about filling, using and cleaning them.

Filling your Soda Syphon

Press the lever on the head to ensure syphon is not charged (under pressure). If it is press the lever until all the water has been removed.
Unscrew head and remove syphon tube, making sure the plastic sleeve stays inside. Fill the syphon body to the top with cold water, (A). If the level falls after filling DO NOT top up again as this will overfill the syphon.

Soda A

Replace the syphon tube and screw on head tightly – take care not to cross the threads. (B).

Soda B

Insert bulb into bulb holder and screw firmly onto syphon head. The bulb is automatically pierced and the gas discharged. The syphon is charged when gas cannot be heard bubbling into the water (about 30 seconds).

Soda C

Shake syphon vigorously for at least 10 seconds.
Remove bulb holder. There will be a gentle pop or hiss which will stop in a few seconds.

 

Important Notes
  • Do not fill the syphon without making sure the plastic sleeve is in position inside the syphon body.
  • Do not use more than one bulb per fill.
  • Do not fill the syphon with warm water unless you are cleaning it.
  • Before using a syphon for the first time or if the syphon has been stored for a long time it should first be rinsed out.