Featured stockist: Our Vintage 2012
Julie and Shelley opened Our Vintage 2012 at Denmans Garden this February and have since created a hub for local craftspeople in West Sussex
Julie and Shelley have shared a passion for beautiful vintage furniture, clothes, accessories and places for many years. Since discovering Denmans Garden a few years ago, they have teamed up with the owners and opened a shop selling distressed, hand painted and upcycled vintage furniture as well as a fortnightly vintage fair with stalls selling collectables, hand crafted shabby chic gifts, bunting, distressed furniture, clothes, books and classic cars.
“Denmans Garden is nestled on the western edge of Fontwell racecourse. It has a unique 1920s style garden cafe, a conservatory with a golden feathered palm in the centre amid fine antiques,” Julie told us. “We’re supporting our local community by providing a regular location where artists and craftspeople can promote their products, whilst enjoying this enchanting location.”
They are also helping to promote local musicians. “At our debut event, Dawn Gracie sang her repertoire of 40s-60s songs and she will be returning on 15 July by popular demand. Dave Smith played acoustic jazz guitar last week and this week we will be joined by Becki Short to sing vintage melodies.”
“Shelley and I saw Pretty Nostalgic on facebook and felt it offered something different. We love the feel and look of the magazine, together with all the sentiments and vision that also make us love vintage living. It’s more of a book than a magazine and definitely a collector’s item. Issue one inspired us to buy lavender oil, make our own petal confetti, put up bunting and spread the vintage word.”
Our Vintage 2012 is next to the cafe and open open daily 11am to 4pm, (Closed Mondays)
Their next vintage fairs are on 20 May, 3 June and 17 June.
Stock the magazine: email Sarah to find out how to stock the magazine in your shop and keep 40% of the cover price.
Find your local stockist: You can buy Pretty Nostalgic magazine online or pick up a copy in one of a growing number of local stockists and vintage fairs.
Become a featured stockist: Email Jo to tell her more about your business.