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Shoreham Vintage & Handmade fair

6 April 2013 One Comment

The great thing about the South East’s vintage scene is that it isn’t the sole preserve of city types. And if there were ever proof needed that vintage events can thrive in quieter towns around the not-so-big city, it was there in abundance at Johnny Loves June’s Vintage & Handmade Fair in Shoreham.

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Tucked away behind the wealth of charity shops on Shoreham high-street, The Shoreham Centre was packed out on Saturday 6 April with teenagers in victory rolls sharing space with glamorous grandmas. Live music from boogie woogie trio Three Penny Piece and Mark Vis on the piano provided a fitting soundtrack to this good ol’ community get-together, which saw friends and families enjoy retro beauty and temporary tattoo services, teatime treats and a unique shopping experience.

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Regulars on the vintage fair scene will have recognised a few friendly faces and well-presented products among the mid-century crockery, vintage and repro clothing and up-cycled homewares, accessories and gift stalls. But with sellers and craft skills in abundance in the South East, each event on the circuit offers up new-to-you carefully curated collections – in this case pretty printed children’s clothes, doll cactus heads and unique fabric cushions.

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

To the delight of both children and their parents, prices were pocket-money friendly and even the 50p entrance fee fit with the nostalgic theme, allowing shoppers the luxury of not having to think twice about picking up unique items for themselves, their homes or as birthday treats to be squirrelled away.

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

As with the Hassocks’ Pop-Up Vintage Fair, another benefit of getting out of the city at the weekend is the opportunity it affords to have a good nose around small-town charity shops and flea markets – always a rich vintage vein to be tapped. In Shoreham, Cancer Research UK has a well-stocked vintage section and Tarmount Studios boasts West German pottery, Ercol furniture and vintage clothes rails that we’re informed often carry labels such as Biba and Mary Quant. And all at prices that are worth boasting about when you get back to Brighton.

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

See more images from the Shoreham vintage fair over on the Vintage Brighton Facebook page and keep an eye on the Johnny Loves June page for details of the next event.

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

Johnny Loves June Shoreham Vintage Fair

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