We set up a camera and did a time lapse capture of setting up a show and all that’s involved.
From turning up at 8am to set up for a 10.30am start to show close at 4.30pm to leaving the building about two hours later – this film should give you a little insight into the effort involved in getting a stall set up from a blank space, to the show in full swing and back to empty again.
Follow the Youtube link – RB Time Lapse
This film was taken at a Furniture Flea at York Hall Bethnal Green last year
Furniture Flea, York Hall, Bethnal Green
The summer break is over and the shows are ramping up. We will be attending a furniture and homewares show every weekend for the next 8 weeks around the country. We will be visiting London, Bristol, Leeds and Cambridge (Details on the Events Page )
We’re looking forward to bringing our great stock to lots of new and existing customers. We love the vintage fairs, although setting up in time is always a bit of a trial! Naturally we’ll be bringing our great range of Speakers, Radiograms, Lighting, Furniture and much, much more.
This month we will be attending the Antiques for Everyone Interiors Fair again. Taking place at Excel, London the fair is an eclectic mix of Antiques, Art Deco, Vintage and Midcentury Modern and Interior Design plus talks by a host of antiques experts including Mark Hill and Judith Miller.
As an exhibitor we are allocated a number of complimentary passes to the show. If you would like to attend please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you a ticket.
This ticket must be printed out, one per person, and brought to the fair to allow entry.
Over the next 3 weekends we will be attending shows in the capital where we will be bringing our speakers, record players, phones & furniture – plus a lot more. Try and catch us at one of the following events for some shopping in the sunshine (hopefully)
Sun 18th June
We will be helping to round off the Crouch End Festival taking part in the Vintage Furniture Flea at the Hornsey Town Hall. We were last there in January and it was a great show – lots of amazing vintage goodies from all the traders so can’t wait to go back
North London Furniture Flea Info
Sun 25th June
We will be coming to ‘The Big London Flea’ for the first time – held in Dalston’s former ABC cinema, The Big London Flea is North London’s largest indoor vintage market. We will join over 50 hand-picked vintage traders selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items, that include, 20th Century furniture, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitchenware, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electrical, and unexpected oddities.
Info on their Facebook page
Sun 2nd July
We are back at the longest established furniture flea and our favourite fair – The North London Furniture Flea, York Hall, Bethnal Green. We will be in our usual spot (the noisy ones in the corner) Door open at 10.30 for this fabulous furniture event.
We are pleased to be attending the AFE Art, Antiques & Interiors Fair – a new vibrant fair organised by the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ team. Being held at the ExCel centre in London Docklands this fair will have 150 dealers and we will be there too!
We will be bringing a great selection of our vintage Bluetooth speakers – which would look great in Art Deco to Mid-century Modern interiors. We will also have radiograms, record players and a selection of vintage glass and Fat Lava ceramics.
If you want to come for a post-Christmas treat email us for a pair of complimentary tickets worth £30! – email@example.com
We are happy to be returning Edinburgh Fringe this year with Judy’s Vintage Fair.
Being held over the first weekend of the festival – 6th & 7th August – in the the uber cool ‘Out of the Blue & Drill Hall‘, 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. It also has a great cafe serving home-made fare using fair trade & organic produce.
Along with us there will be over 30 amazing stalls featuring vintage clothes, jewellery, 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 – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday. See our events page for all details on the fair.
Check out the Fringe site to book shows after you have finished all your essential retro shopping!
One week to go until ‘Vintage on the Dock’, the Vintage Festival being held for the second year at Liverpool’s Albert Dock. This celebration of family friendly 20th century cool, takes place on the 9th & 10th July and offers the vintage visitor and array of delights including:
- The Vintage Marketplace
- Classic Car Show
- Vintage DJs
- Vintage Workshops
- Best Dressed Competition
- Street Theatre & Performance
- Mobile Hair Salon
- Dance Lessons
We will be in The Vintage Marketplace, selling our wares including record players, speakers, phones and homewares; there will also be lots more from other traders including ladies fashion & menswear, vintage jewellery, mid century modern homewares, records, music memorabilia and up-cycled ephemera. Bring cash! You’re gonna need it…but don’t panic we take credit cards so you can shop till you drop; plus we will look after your purchases until the marketplace closes to save you carrying them around.
The dock, which celebrates Liverpool’s maritime past, will not only host the festival but has a variety of permanent attractions including the Maritime museum, Beatles Story & the Tate Gallery
So come to the Dock for a fab weekend, the fun starts at 11am both days and the weather is looking pretty good too!
Find all the details on our events page , Vintage Festival or Dotty’s Vintage Facebook
The fabulous South London Furniture Flea is coming to Clapham for a two day vintage extravaganza on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April. We will be bringing our usual selection of vintage and retro audio, including reworked MP3 compatible speakers, radiograms (all serviced and ready to go) plus genuine vintage portable record players. We’ll also have a host of furniture, lighting and small accessories to adorn your home. So grab yourself a piece of vintage glass, a classic dial telephone or a stylish Starburst Wall Clock.
We’ll have different stock items each day as we will be replenishing over night – Poor Ruby the van can’t hold everything!
We and a couple of other regular traders will be there the whole weekend, also there will be a mix of different traders each day which will give you a chance to look and buy a huge selection of great affordable bits & pieces for your home.
Tickets can be bought in advance for one or both days to save you queuing on the day. Tickets are available here: –
Early bird entry – £3
General entry – £2
(Kids Go Free)
See full details on the Vintage Furniture Flea Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/events/225878177757648/
So its February already and we are due to start doing events again. We have 3 shows this month in London starting with Alexandra Palace on 7th Feb. This huge fair at the birthplace of television is a great day out with over 600 traders.
We are back at the South London Vintage Furniture Flea in Clapham on 21st, with Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs.This very busy fair had queues around the block at its first visit and is a must for all vintage furniture aficionados looking for a bargain.
We end the month at the fabulous Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College. A taste of design heaven for the soul. It is advisable to book in advance and tickets can be bought from the Modern Shows website.
Full address and opening times for all shows are available on our events page.
Well summer is long gone, Autumn is in full swing and we are nearly back into the thermals! Brrrr !!!
All is calm here at Retro B headquarters gearing up for the next mad round of shows. We are off to Oxford late November and have three visits to London before the end of the year.
We have some fabulous new stock coming to the shows – from the kitsch (a gorgeous glass standard lamp) to the cool (pair of G-Plan butterfly chairs) plus lots lots more. We will also be bringing a selection of our MP3 converted vintage Speakers & radios , in all shapes and sizes which will make ideal Christmas presents. We also have a great selection of bar stock – soda syphons, ice buckets, Babycham, shot & wine glasses so you can enjoy the festivities in vintage style.
We will be selling at the furniture flea in Oxford on 21st November, which will again take place at the Catholic Chaplaincy. This was a roaring success in June and we are looking forward to going back. Click on the Furniture Flea logo for more info.
This will be followed by Modern Shows main event on 22nd November at Dulwich College. We will be in our usual place by the stairs in the South Cloister. As the show gets very busy it is best to book your tickets in advance to save queuing and money. Follow the link to book your tickets http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-nov-2015/
For details of all the shows we are attending before Christmas take a look at our events page https://retro-bazaar.co.uk/events/