London Calling

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.

Details here


Fun Festival Time!

Next week we are off to the first Great Estate Festival Scorrier House, Cornwall billed as the most rambunctious garden féte – we can’t wait…especially if the weather stays this glorious.

Held within the prestigious and mystical grounds of Scorrier House and minutes away from the beautiful Cornish coastline, you can be sure to expect the unexpected…

The major headline acts include Echo And The Bunnymen, Craig Charles, The Electric Swing Circus plus dozens Great Estate Logomore. We’ll be making a point of going to see the camel racing, and we might have to be rescued from the secret Gin gardens and the woodland silent discos and so much more…

But we are there to work and we will be part of Judy’s Vintage Marketplace trading Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June. Come and see us if you are going to the festival – we will be the noisy ones with the funky music. Hope to see you there.

Festival Website

Judy’s Vintage Marketplace

Tickets


Dial ‘B’ for Britain

Timeshift IntroTimeshift – Dial ‘B’ for Britain is a really cool and fascinating insight into the history of the telephone.

First shown on BBC4 on 20th April 2017 this programme tells the history of the British telephone line over 100 years and the telephone on the High Street and in British households over this period. If you think the problems we have today getting a phone line installed are something new – think again, the infrastructure has always been expanding and demand always seems to exceed the supply. From being a plaything of the wealthy the telephone became a necessity of the 20th century and though mainly used for connectivity today it is still very much part of our lives.

Timeshift Series 200The program takes us into the exchanges, talks to engineers, switchboard operators and experts and contains a fantastic array of vintage clips of the telephone in all its glory. Included in the program are a number of phones which we lent the BBC in making the program. Timeshift Trimphone2

If you want to watch; it is still available on the BBC iplayer for a few days – Timeshift – Dial B for Britain

 


Fun February & March Madness

We are out and about all over the country in the the coming months. First up we are returning to The London Irish Centre for the Camden Furniture Flea on the 12th Feb.

Then there is a little respite before March madness kicks in.

We are attending 3 shows in March – our oldest and most favourite Furniture Flea in York Hall Bethnal Green on the 5th, swiftly followed by a trip up to sunny Leeds on 12th for our first foray to the north this year. This new home for the flea is in the impressive Castle Grove Masonic Hall – a great airy venue with lots of on site parking.

Then to round up March we are at Dulwich College, for Midcentury Modern on the 19th. Brought to you by Modern Shows this event is a must for all Midcentury aficionados and design lovers.

Discounted tickets for all these events can be bought in advance by following the links below:

https://yplanapp.com/london/the-camden-vintage-furniture-flea-51793/

http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-march-2017/


New Year – New 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! – enquiries@retro-bazaar.co.uk

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Christmas – Last Posting Date & Opening Hours

Due to the issues with the Post Office strike and the possibility of non-arrival of parcels our last posting date for Christmas will be Wednesday 21st December. Any orders processed after this date will NOT be guaranteed for delivery in time for Christmas.

If your order is urgent we may be able to order an express delivery after this date, however there will be a minimum cost of £15.

If you have placed an order after the 21st or you have ordered a large item requiring collection we will be open for collections until Noon on Christmas Eve. Please call 01908 310020 to arrange pick-up.

 

Last order date for Christmas Delivery – Wed 21st Dec

Standard Opening Hours  – 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri

Last Date for order collection from Milton Keynes – 12 noon Sat 24th Dec


Retro Bazaar is Hiring

keep-calm-and-join-retro-bazaar-smallGeneral Assistant Required

Retro Bazaar is expanding looking for a part-time general assistant to join our team. We are an independent Retro & Vintage business located in Milton Keynes; specialising in restoring vintage and retro technology, selling at shows & on the web.

We are looking for someone who will fit into our team; be flexible and willing to turn their hand to various tasks.  Weekday work, no evenings but the odd weekend if needed. Days worked can be flexible but must be 4 hours a day/ 3 days a week.

Applicants must be computer literate ideally with a working knowledge of MS Word. Knowledge of selling on eBay preferred.

Apply

If you think you’d be suitable please email jobs@retro-bazaar.co.uk , attaching a copy of your CV and including a few lines about your experience and why you think you’d be suitable.

Closing Date – Friday 17th November 2016


Vintage Speakers & Radios now with Bluetooth!

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Since we started adapting and converting vintage speakers, radios & radiograms to MP3 players they have always been wired, using the headphone socket on a mobile phone or MP3 player as the connection. However as our experience has increased and with Apple taking this facility away on their iPhones and iPods we are now offering our MP3 conversions with Bluetooth.

It has always been or ultimate aim to do this however it has taken a while to source the most suitable hardware to make this work with the vintage technology we are adapting.DSC_1516

Currently we are introducing this option with our range of  table top radios and standalone speakers.

We have an alternative add-0n solution for radiograms, which connects to the headphone socket and this can added to new conversions and can also be retrospectively supplied for any of our existing MP3 conversions.


More Fun at the Fringe

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!


Vintage on the Dock

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 pageVintage Festival or  Dotty’s Vintage Facebook

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