Are you ready to get festive?! – A Very Vintage Christmas

Wow! This year feels like it’s passed at the speed of light & now it’s just 4 sleeps until ‘A Very Vintage Christmas’, our annual weekend of all things festively vintage at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire. For those of you yet to join us for an event, what took you so long?! Don’t you know…

Are you ready for ‘A Very Vintage Christmas’?

Just 5 more sleeps until ‘A Very Vintage Christmas’! Yikes, it’s very nearly that time of year again. No, not regular Christmas but ‘A Very Vintage Christmas’! On Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th of December we take over Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire for the second year of our seasonal spectacular. Open from 11am ‘til 5pm…

A Very Curious Closet…

A Very Curious Closet… I may now live quite a rural existence but I am a Stokie girl at heart & nothing made me happier than to discover a vintage shop had opened in the very heart of The Potteries in Stoke Town Centre. After exchanging emails with Gabby of ‘Valentine’s Curious Closet’ after they…

Looking Back At ‘The Summer of Vintage’ Festival!

Has it really been over a month since ‘The Summer of Vintage Festival’? It’s hard to believe it’s been over a month since our biggest event of 2014, ‘The Summer of Vintage Festival’! Yes, we had some rain clouds but that didn’t stop hoards of vintage shoppers descending on Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire for a…

Countdown to ‘The Summer of Vintage Festival’!

Countdown to ‘The Summer of Vintage Festival’! It’s a heady mix of excitement & panic at Suitcase HQ at the moment. Yes, we’re just 3 sleeps away from our biggest event to date, ‘The Summer of Vintage Festival’ at Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire this Saturday! If you haven’t yet picked up your Early Bird tickets…

Ladybirds, birthday bashes & my friend Holly

Ladybirds, birthday bashes & my friend Holly April 2011 was not only my first vintage fair but it was Holly’s too. Her stall was right next to mine at Fat Cats on a rainy Sunday, the day passed in a blur for both of us. We were photographed, filmed, interviewed & we both left feeling…

Boomerang – Because Everything Comes Back Around!

Boomerang – Because Everything Comes Back Around! I’ve been threatening to make the visit to Hednesford & bring my fab friend Lynsdey up to speed with the world of twitter & also take a peek at the shop she runs in the town centre with her equally fab chap, Steve. When she promised me more…

Sunday Girl

Sunday Girl Sundays at Suitcase HQ are usually reserved for visiting whatever vintage fair or market that is happening locally as, unfortunately, our days of lazy lie ins are now well & truly over thanks to the Suitcase kids! One of our favourite ways to spend a Sunday is just down the road in Leek…

A Vintage Pause For Thought.

A Vintage Pause For Thought.   In the very early stages of The Vintage Suitcase nearly a year ago, we decided very early on that social media would play a big part for us. For starters it’s free & who do you know that doesn’t use facebook, twitter, instagram, tumblr…not many people. It was also…