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New stock arriving thick & fast

Well I've only been open a couple of weeks and people are bringing boxes of vintage treasures through my door, so far there's been this fabulous bespoke made vintage 1950s 3 piece tweed suit in a brown windowpane check with a hint of yellow  and copper lining. It's in a good size too at 44-46" chest and 32" inside leg, the trouser waist is 40" and along with the jacket have been let out at some point in their history. The suit is dated 1954.

 The same people brought in a stash of 1950s and 60s cocktail dresses and evening gowns, below is a fabulous lime green silk number.
Another silk and such a classic style this is a timeless full length evening gown. In the most beautiful copper silk with gold and ivory bands running horizontally, I love it.
Below is a wild and colourful Peter Barron 1960s dress, made from Tricel fabric which is usually used for silky cravats. This dress is lightweight and slinky with the most intense orange, green, yellow and black geo…

I've finally done it & opened an actual vintage shop


I can't believe it - after how many years of wishing, deliberating and faffing about I have actually done it! Vintage Vampalicious is now in a proper bricks and mortar shop, my very own premises all full to the brim of vintage loveliness. I am so excited.

Here it is -
The address is: Top Notch Vintage, 14 Brunel Precinct, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7PY. Come and say hello and browse for something fab' to wear.

Spiderweb beaded dress with silver faux fur evening jacket on the left and on the right a black velvet Victorian cape with a gold and black striped basque, wearing a spiderweb necklace.

 It began looking like a total mess like this. At first I was panicking thinking I wasn't going to fill the space. That didn't last long, several car loads later....

 I now have areas divided up to menswear and women's these are some of the waistcoats.

 Toppers and Victorian lingerie - watched over by the 1920s chap whom I have decided is the patron.

Loads of mens and wo…

Castle Cary Vintage and Flea and the BBC

It's been a busy few months at Vintage Vampalicious towers. I launched the new monthly vintage and flea market at Castle Cary, Somerset, which has been a great success. Our first one in April brought record numbers of people into our lovely little country market town and the sun shone down, there was a fabulous flurry of happy faces browsing and shopping all the quirky, vintage and upcylcled goodies available.

Last Sunday on May 10th we had lots of additional stalls which packed out the cobbles outside, we even had a vintage ice cream tricycle, although the weather wasn't as sunny, there were still lots of activity and a really great vibe.

At some point between organising the markets, we had the BBC down to film me for Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is with the lovely Katherine Higgins, pictured above.
We filmed in the atmospheric Mother's Tea room in Castle Cary which is so authentic, you feel like you have stepped straight into a wormhole and back to the 1930s.

The nex…

New Monthly Vintage & Flea Market in Castle Cary, Somerset

Vintage Vampalicious is organising a new monthly antiques, vintage and flea market in Castle Cary at the refurbished Market House, starting from April 12th 10.30 - 3.30, and then every second Sunday of the month following.
Some of the lovely items you'll find will be; vintage and antique textiles, clothing for men and women from Victorian up to 1980s, art deco lighting, collectibles, mid-century, shabby chic, vintage print and literature..... and much more. We are keen to source new traders - so if you sell vintage or antiques and collectibles get in touch. Link to the trader information and stall application click here. Pdf form and terms click here.
Castle Cary is a lovely small country town which still maintains it's historic charm as a South Somerset medieval market town. So far we've managed to escape the influx of high street shops and the town is filled with independant boutiques, gallery's, gift shops, antiques and vintage tea rooms and pubs. It's so charmi…