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All things vintage to take centre stage at Chic Vintique market

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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LOVERS of all things vintage are sure to be delighted by a trip to Stockton this coming Saturday (8 July) when the popular Chic Vintique market makes a return.

Vintage clothing, homewares, antiques, collectables as well as handmade gifts will all be on offer from over 40 traders within a special marquee on Stockton High Street.

The market is free to attend and takes place between 10am and 4pm, where the crowds will be treated to live music from vintage singer Claire Louise and delicious food and drink will also be on sale from the The Velveteen Rabbit Luncheon Club.

And, for the first time at Chic Vintique, there will be two creative demonstrations taking place by Dizzy Dragonflies who will be displaying their creative talents with paper craft.

The first demo at 11.30am will show the audience how to make Kusudama flowers which are attractive origami style flowers that can be used for displays, bouquets or as decorations on gifts.

The second demo at 2.30pm explains how to make flower trees which are perfect for use as table centrepieces.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Housing, said: “I am sure that many people will be thrilled to learn that the increasingly popular Chic Vintique market is making its anticipated return to Stockton on Saturday.

“I’m particularly excited by the new creative demonstrations on offer and I know that they will be of real interest to people interested in getting hands on with their arts and crafts.

“It is always a great atmosphere on the High Street when Chic Vintique is in town so  I would encourage anyone who has enjoyed it before to come down again and see what new treasure are waiting to be found and anyone attending for the first time is sure to have a fun day out in Stockton.”

A sample of the traders selling on the day:

  • Silver Curlew Vintage – vintage jewellery and curios
  • Hazy Daisy Gifts – ladies’ gifts and accessories
  • Dakotacat Designs and Gifts – handcrafted gemstone jewellery, gifts, accessories and candles
  • Daisy Chain Project – charity merchandise to raise money for families living with autism
  • Orange Grove Crafts – animal sculptures, homeware gifts and candles from the USA

Parking is free for the first 60 minutes in all of the Council’s short stay, off-street car parks and then is just £1 for the next two hours and £1 per hour after that, with no maximum stay.

Chic Vintique is an event organised by Louise Lewis Events and operated in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.

For a full list of traders visiting Chic Vintique, visit www.stockton.gov.uk/events

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