Saturday, 10 December 2011


I can't believe we are well into December already and our Vintage, Antique and Handmade Fair is tomorrow!

We are at the New Cavern Emporium in Failsworth (between Oldham and Manchester) tomorrow (Sunday 11th December) between 10 and 4pm.
We have a fantastic and eclectic mix of stalls from Vintage homewares, clothing and accessories to handmade jewellery, knitwear, cupcakes and beautiful hand-painted furniture.

Check out Hoolala's fantastic vintage-inspired jewellery, Rose and Lee's gorgeous vintage collections and Shabby Cheeky for vintage toys and much more.
Rose and Lee Vinate T-Cups
Don't forget to join in a Lindyhop taster lesson with Keith McGee of Feets of Amazement.

I'm Late White Rabbit Golden Filigree Charm Ring by HoolalaCupcakes by the Sugar Bun Sisters and all manner of goodies by the Tiger Lily Cakery should keep us going!

I will be selling my handmade vintage cake stands amongst other pretty vintage paraphernalia. I truly cannot sleep, I'm so excited! 

Wish us luck for a great day!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Lindyhop lessons at the Razzle Dazzle Travelling Vintage Fair!

We are really excited that Keith from will be joining us at The Razzle Dazzle Travelling Vintage Fair in Failsworth on Sunday 11th December to teach us some Lindyhop moves!

You can sign up for a lesson with Keith in advance to avoid disappointment, no experience necessary!

After being a professional jazz pianist and university jazz combo & improvisation coach in his native Michigan, USA, Keith McGee was bitten by the Lindy bug after joining a friend's dance band and seeing the crazy fun frenzy on the floor. He has taught Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues across North America, the UK, Continental Europe; and also DJs at high profile events throughout the year.

In 2003 Keith came to the UK, bringing in his baggage over a decade of international swing teaching expertise. He became one of the pioneers in the Swing scene in the city, which gained him the nickname "The grandfather of Lindy in Manchester, UK".
Keith doesn't hold to the idea of there being any "secrets" to dancing, seeing it as something that anyone can learn. He has a very fluid and dynamic teaching style aimed at finding solutions. While some people talk about "thinking outside the box", he throws out the box completely and empowers your creativity.

Come along and enjoy the music, shopping, cupcakes and the vintage vibe, only £1 entry!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

What a fantastic day!

Thanks to all our lovely stallholders at Cedar Farm on Sunday, it was a fantastic day with over 1400 people through the door. Amazing for the first event at this venue. The parking attendants were kept busy all day, having never  seen this amount of traffic at the farm! Thanks guys for a great job!
Thanks also to everyone who came along to join in the fun, hope you all had a great day.

Keep coming back as we let you know more about our stallholders and the beautiful products they displayed and don't forget we will be there again for a Valentine's vintage fair on Sunday Feb 12th.

If you can't wait that long, make sure you visit us at the New Cavern Emporium in Failsworth, near Manchester on Sunday 11th December.

Monday, 14 November 2011


We are really excited about our new venue The New Cavern Emporium in Failsworth near Manchester.
'Razzle Dazzle' will be there on Sunday December 11th for a special festive fair 10am -4pm.
Come and join us for some pre-Christmas Vintage fun.

For bookings contact

Monday, 7 November 2011


Hope you like our new banner!

Look out for us at Cedar Farm, Nr Ormskirk on Sunday 20th November and on every 2nd Sunday from 12th February 2012.

We also hope to secure our second venue in Manchester very soon!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Stalls filling up!

Stalls are filling up fast, so if you are interested in trading at the Vintage, Antique and Handmade Fair please get in touch soon!

We've got a really good variety so far from vintage clothing and china to handmade jewellery, antique furniture and cakes!

Contact for a booking form

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


20th November 2011
Cedar Farm
Back Lane

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Vintage and Handmade Fair

At last, we have a firm date for my next Vintage and Handmade Fair, put it in your diary now!

Sunday 20th November
10 - 4pm

at Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk, Lancs.
L40 3SY
01704 822038

30 stalls of Handmade, Antique and 
Vintage curiosities
Please e-mail Jill asap for stallholder enquiries:

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Change of name!

As you may have noticed I have changed our business name to Lancashire Vintage China in the hope that 'local people(!)' may find us more easily.

Thanks to Christine for using Lancashire Vintage China on her daughter's special day, glad everything went well for you.

If you have an event coming up, check out my website for full details 

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Vintage China Hire and Events Styling

A natural progression for us, we feel, is our new venture, Pretty Vintage Events

If you dream of a vintage wedding, afternoon teas on the lawn or just fancy a vintage tea party with the girls, Pretty Vintage can help.

We offer a vintage china hire, fabulous flowers and event styling to make your day special and problem-free.

We have pretty table linens, bunting, beautifully mismatched china in faded florals, vases and sparkling glassware, just let us know your requirements and we will put a tailor-made package together for you. No two events are the same and everything is available to hire.

Please give us a call to discuss your requirements on 07711 318466 or email us.

A little background……

Jill had an 18 year long career as a freelance stylist and make-up artist, before opening Silk and indulging her passion for shabby chic and vintage homes. It was a natural progression to put the two together in order to provide a friendly and efficient event styling and china hire company.

Celia, ever enthusiastic about all things vintage, comes from a family of florists and following in their footsteps she now creates her own vintage style with flowers.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Vintage and Handmade Fair

Had a great day at our Vintage and Handmade Fair on Saturday, thanks to everyone who came.
I met some lovely people and it was great to see the shop buzzing again, I would love to do another one soon.

Went to the Village Vintage Fair in Stockport on Sunday, saw some great stuff, bought plates for my new venture (details coming soon), thinking of doing a stall there soon.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Vintage and Handmade Fair

We are really excited to host our first Vintage and Handmade Fair! We hope it will be the first of many but that depends on you!!
If you are into all things vintage, retro or homespun we need you on Saturday 11th June 10-4pm. Book your own stall for only £10 (we have 15 spaces in total) or simply come and visit and show your support.
We already have 2 vintage homewares stalls, 1 handmade jewellery and 1 homemade cakestall so please don't delay.
Contact Jill at to book your space
There is no door fee and we will host a pop-up vintage tea room.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Sweet-tea Vintage workshop

We're hosting a Vintage Floral Workshop with Sweet-tea here at Silk on Thursday, March 31st, 7-9pm.
First of all the talented team will demonstrate a posy using vintage-style flowers centred around a vintage teacup, then you get chance to have a go!
All materials are provided along with coffee and cupcakes and a 10% discount in Silk.
Tickets are £29.95
Should be a great evening but places are limited so please book asap.
Contact Jill at Silk on 01772 783030 or Polly at Sweet-tea on 07889 143565

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Come and join us at Silk for a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea on

Mother's Day, Sunday 3rd April 1-3pm

Enjoy a glass of pink fizz, browse our beautiful shop and take advantage of a 10% discount on the day.
Afternoon tea includes
A mouth-watering selection of finger sandwiches
Scone with clotted or fresh cream and jam
A selection of scrumptious cakes
Any Tea or Coffee (we recommend our delicious Chinese Rose Petal tea)

All served on a tiered cakestand with vintage china
A small gift awaits each guest

The price for spoiling your mum on this special day is £15 per head but please book early as places are limited.

We will also serve our regular afternoon tea on Saturday 2nd April.

Saturday, 26 February 2011


I've been setting myself up on Twitter, but I love that you can make your blog page all pretty! Still playing with it but I'm getting there.
What does everyone else prefer?

Thursday, 17 February 2011

New Stock!!

More goodies arrived this week, hurrah!

We now have a gorgeous collection of vintage style party plates, card cakestand, cup cake cases, pretty doilies and napkins. Perfect for your vintage tea party, without the washing up!

We also took delivery of our oh so pretty 'Country Rose' range with floral jugs, heart shaped tins, lavender hooks and planters.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

99p Coffees!!

Cheer yourself up on these cold February days and come for a fantastic warming coffee for the bargain price of 99p throughout February!
That includes Cappuccino, Latte, Americano and Espresso, no catches.
Look forward to seeing you soon

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New vintage stock!

I have been busy searching for more lovely vintage pieces and am very pleased with my finds!
We now have some pretty vintage brooches, china tea sets and lots of lovely linens including pillow bolsters and small tablecovers.
I post a limited selection on the website but really can't keep up so it's best to call in and see what's new. Our vintage stock really doesn't hang around for long!
We're loving these Worcester Ware cannisters

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Danon jewellery coming in this weekend!

We're very excited as our new range of jewellery by Danon arrives on Friday. The range is made of silver-plated pewter and features their signature elongated hearts. I just need to make sure some of it goes on the shelf and not straight to my house!


My very first post on my blogspot, I'm looking forward to sharing what's new and interesting in my world! I will try not to ramble on too much...