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Why buy vintage this Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, whether we like it or not! The adverts are on TV, festive lights are being switched on and (finally!) the weather has turned COLD … it.is.winter and the quicker we come to terms with this the … Continue reading

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All about antique and vintage jewellery

Here’s a lovely blog from George Tarratt all about the ins and outs of antique and vintage jewellery, a fab little read (especially before xmas if you’re planning on an extra special pressie!) ——————————— There’s no denying that pieces of period … Continue reading

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The 1940s home

Ever fancied injecting some 40s style into your living room, then Ria has put this lovely piece together for you to give you some inspiration and a few top tips for a 1940s home! ————- The 1940s was a decade … Continue reading

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Top ten vintage wedding fair tips!

As a bride to be I often find my mind drifting off to wedding land … THE dress, the flowers, the hair … even down to the shoes (and I’m not really a shoe person, believe it or not!) So … Continue reading

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Tickton Grange Hotel

It has to be said we’re two very lucky ladies when it comes to reviews for our blog! Back in August we both got to experience the wonderful Tickton Grange over near Beverley in East Yorkshire. (and yes, it really … Continue reading

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A guide to vintage wedding transport

We’re so thrilled to have the lovely Sophie from Vintage Wedding Day blogging for us this week on all things vintage wedding transport! Over to you Sophie… —————————- So you’re thinking of having a vintage wedding…You’ve found the venue, searched … Continue reading

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Ox Pasture Hall Country Hotel

We’ve been dying to write this blog on the lovely Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, and finally, now we’ve both been to sample it’s delights, here it is! Set in the stunning North Yorkshire Moors National Park – (and boy is … Continue reading

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Russell and Brown’s Step by Step Vintage Hair Tutorial

Our fab friends over at Russell and Brown’s Vintage Hair have kindly adapted a super vintage hair tutorial on the perfect vintage hair style for any summer shin dig especially for you lovely lot – fascinators at the ready? LETS … Continue reading

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How to throw a vintage tea party

WOW It’s July! How on Earth did that happen? But the sun is shining and you can leave the house without a coat! Always a great feeling. But with holidays and festivals to save up for you might be left … Continue reading

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Vintage festival fashion

Glastonbury is over for yet another year! (Boooo) BUT for those of us who have yet to dig out the wellies for the festival season, let’s have a look at what the uber hip wore to this year’s festival at … Continue reading

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Our big vintage weekend at Scampston Hall – the vintage festival review!

Well, do excuse us if we sit down for a few months – phew! Our big vintage weekend over at the glorious Scampston Hall was a roaring success and we’d like to start off by thanking absolutely everyone who was … Continue reading

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A guide to a super vintage magazine – VandOak!

We’ve been a bit behind recently on blogs due to our ever so busy May schedule (and a little holiday for good measure) but we’re back today with a super blog by the lovely Ana at V&Oak Magazine who will … Continue reading

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A to Z of Vintage Beauty tips

Vintage beauty comes in an array of styles, sizes and shapes! So this week our intern Alex has done us proud and created our very own A-Z of vintage beauty tips for us modern day ladies! ————— When your favourite … Continue reading

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A guide to vintage

Joe loves to blog and he’s at it again today … this time he’s looked into a guide to vintage – is that dress REALLY vintage? Ready…steady…GO JOE! There are many reasons why vintage lovers love what they do, and … Continue reading

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Male movie icons!

We love a good blog, so when we can combine blogs with a bit of male swooning then we’re happy at BDV! Today Joe talks ‘Men in the Movies’ – a pretty educational yet swoon-worthy blog we say! ———– Old … Continue reading

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The Vintage Holiday!

Recently we’ve asked one of our lovely interns Alex to delve into the UK vintage holiday scene and to come up with some super cool suggestions on where to holiday ‘vintage style’! ————— It doesn’t seem like more than 2 … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks for Vintage Traders

We often get asked by our vintage traders for tips and advice to get the most out of our vintage fairs. From stall layout to what stock to bring it can be a real mind field for vintage traders starting … Continue reading

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Spotlight on mens vintage fashion!

We have some fab interns with us and today Joe has written a funky piece for you lovely men out there on mens vintage fashion – we just love his style of writing! ————————– Over the last week or so, … Continue reading

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Lets Upcycle!

We love receiving brilliant blogs from our traders – today’s lovely upcycle blog is written by the lovely Michaela from Miss Chaela Boo and is all about how to create a vintage inspired tea cup pin cushion! We love! ———————————– I … Continue reading

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Vintage inspired … a modern twist on vintage!

Vintage isn’t always pre 1989 – on today’s blog Gina delves into the vintage inspired look and talks all things Orla Kiely! Take it away Gina… If my bank balance was a little healthier, I assure you, my wardrobe would … Continue reading

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Vintage homes and housewives!

We at Britain Does Vintage are forever chatting about all things vintage, and recently our conversations have been dominated by cute vintage homewares, vintage linens, upcycling and gorgeous kitchenalia! With this in mind our new intern, Gabi, has conjured up … Continue reading

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A Very Vintage Reading List

Every house should have a selection of pretty coffee table reads. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, from stunning fashion to interiors and baking. Vintage lovers should definitely get their hands on some of these beautiful – and informative … Continue reading

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Create your own shabby chic furniture!

Good afternoon vintage lovers! This week Gina has been getting creative with some DIY-ing…..here’s your step to step guide on how to create that super cool shabby chic look! Shabby Chic has been associated with us vintage loving lot for … Continue reading

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We love a vintage wedding!

Love is in the air – so we couldn’t not blog about all things vintage and LOVE-ly! Here’s Gina’s tips on how to plan a gorgeous vintage inspired wedding! ————————— So you want to go for a vintage wedding? Great. … Continue reading

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50s full skirts are back!

As we all know, fashion regularly runs full circle, and the full skirt is no exception! Here’s our lovely Gina’s take on the full skirt and how to wear it! ————————- One of the 2014 trends us vintage ladies are … Continue reading

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Vintage stole the show

We’ve handed the blog over again to our lovely Gina, who’s had her eye on the red carpet recently…here’s her take on the A Lists at the Grammys ! The 56th Grammy Awards have taken place and no, we are … Continue reading

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A vintage Christmas check list

Last week we welcomed our lovely intern – Emma, who has come all the way from Italy (Milan, of all places!) to learn about event management and work at Britain Does Vintage HQ until Feb 2014! So Emma has written … Continue reading

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The Christmas jumper – vintage style

It’s Christmas. The air is getting nippy, your summer clothes are smiling sympathetically at you from the back of your wardrobe, and you can feel the warm, cosy pull of knitwear. I’m talking about the kind of knitwear that borderline … Continue reading

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Student budget cooking – the parallels to wartime rationing!

Following our recent Vintage Fair at York University, The Barefoot Baker, (Natasha O’Neill), was inspired by the constraints of the dreaded student budget cooking and its parallels to wartime rationing. Her retro, purse-friendly meals will certainly be gracing our plates … Continue reading

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A vintage kinda love! Dating tips for vintage lovers!

As we approach that magical time of year we thought we’d offer some tips to our lovely single vintage lovers out there, who are looking for love over the Christmas period! These tips have been offered by the lovely Miss … Continue reading

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Where to find your perfect vintage wedding dress

At BDV we are of the opinion that romance is best epitomized when represented by vintage fashion. To date many brides-to-be, hoping to commemorate their love in style, rightly seek vintage wedding dresses, understanding that an item as special and … Continue reading

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Charlie Brear

We’re all giddy here at Britain Does Vintage, as not only is Charlie Brear (formally the Vintage Wedding Dress Company) having a sample sale (which is hot off the press!!), but we have an interview with the brands creative director, Charlie … Continue reading

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Anyone for Tennis?

The sun is shining, the bbq has been cleaned and Wimbledon is drawing to a close. Today is the first day we’ve sat outside and worked, long overdue – yes, but it finally feels like summer (and the phone says … Continue reading

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National Vintage Awards – What To Wear!

So you’ve probably heard on the grapevine that we’ve recently been shortlisted as finalists for two National Vintage Awards (wahoo). Now as much as we’re excited to potentially be picking up an award or two (touch wood, but we have … Continue reading

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Scampston Does Vintage

Bunting was flying high, the smell of fish and chips was in the air and sounds of greats; including Sinatra and Holiday echoed in the grounds. The rumours that Scampston Hall was the place to be on Sunday 9th June … Continue reading

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Scampston Does Vintage preview

This Sunday sees our first ever vintage festival, something we have been wanting to do for over a year but these things take time, what with finding the perfect venue down to having the staff to help. Fortunately over the … Continue reading

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From a Basement Bar to Vintage Awards!

Welcome to the story behind Britain Does Vintage! Let us introduce to you Alex and Sam – founders of Now and Then Events, the curators of Britain Does Vintage. Meet Alex (above) – aged 25 (although Sam still thinks she’s 23 … Continue reading

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Why we love York!

This weekend has just seen our first 2013 vintage fair in York, Yorkshire at the gorgeous Merchant Adventurer’s Hall. The weather was…well not quite what we’d hoped for – but the crowds still flocked in and we saw over 1,000 … Continue reading

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What we’re up to at Now and Then!

It’s no secret – we are currently in the throws of a huge expansion, not just within the office, but with our fairs and locations too! It may only be the second week of March, but boy have we been … Continue reading

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Working 9 to 5…

WE ARE HIRING! – Part Time Marketing Assistant role … So … here we have it guys! WE ARE HIRING! … At Now and Then Events we believe that vibrant, fun and distinctive shopping events are a great day out … Continue reading

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First it was York, now all of Britain Does Vintage!

We have come a long way in the last year, from one in fair in our home town to now running vintage fairs across Britain! We are constantly looking at new venues and cities so if you have any suggestions … Continue reading

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Welcome to our new website!

We are pleased to announce our new website is now online! Here you will find all of the latest information on us at Now and Then Events and our wonderful vintage fairs – ‘Britain Does Vintage‘. You can of course … Continue reading

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