Thursday, 12 December 2013

Antique Antics

Saturday 1 March 2014 at 2.30pm

Eric Knowles is one of those rare individuals who is able to share his extensive knowledge of the world of Antiques in a manner that is easily understood. With over twenty years working on the BBC’s flagship programme The Antiques Roadshow under his belt, Eric has become the friendly face of what for many years proved to be a business shrouded with no small element of mystery. 

In Antique Antics, the lad from Lancashire takes the wraps off a business in which he has been immersed for over 30 years. The first part of the show is given over to what are quite often irreverent anecdotal reminiscences, ably supported by excellent images. 

The second part of the show is devoted to the audience’s ‘treasures’, twenty – five of which have been selected by Eric during the initial meeting and greeting session and welcome party. Eric is keen to assure all those bringing heirlooms that he for one will be drinking only Adam’s Ale until all are safely returned! 

Tickets £14 from the box office on 01329 231942 or book online here

Monday, 30 September 2013

Chasing Vintage Loves... Autentico Chalk Paint

We can't get enough of Autentico Vintage Chalk Paint. These fantastic paints are completely natural, water based and free of pretty much everything nasty. If that wasn't enough, the effect they create is just incredible. With over 130 colours in the whole Autentico range you won't struggle to find the perfect pot for you. And when theres no sanding or priming required, giving your old furniture a new shabby chic lease of life has never been easier. 
As well as the vintage effect chalk paint, Autentico also offer Velvet Paint, still water based and with a chalky finish, this version is more suitable for walls and is dead easy to roll on for a wonderfully unique style.
Not only that, but you can also try Lime paint for an authentic aged French look on almost anything with really stunning results. A little trickier to apply, this amazing paint is definitely worth the effort.
Even better, Molly's Den and will soon be stocking Autentico! 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Chasing Vintage Online

We're getting very excited about the launch of our brand new website! Chasing Vintage Online will be launched this week and is going to look fantastic. The new site will act as a portal to all our great sister sites as well as our online features like the hidden gems map where you will find wonderful places to discover. 

If you're interested in advertising on our website we can offer some great deals so please get in touch on 01202576501.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

September Events

It may feel like all the fun has faded with the summer sun but here at Chasing Vintage we know that there is still plenty to keep a smile on our faces all through September! With the majority of vintage fairs now taking places indoors, there is no reason why winter means an end to vintage! 

Make a note in your diary of these fantastic events and you too will always have something to look forward to, whatever the weather this September!

International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd (IACF) – are the organisers of the biggest UK antique fairs.
For quality antiques in amazing quantity, look no further! With 33 antique fairs in six convenient locations in the UK throughout the year, you never have to travel too far or wait too long to experience one of IACF’s superb vintage bonanzas.
Antiques and collectables, antique furniture, vintage clothing & fabrics, architectural salvage, reclamation or just something stylish for your home, IACF has it all! Attracting over 150,000 public and 60,000 trade buyers every year from all over the globe IACF fairs are a truly unique vintage shopping experience.
Find out more info at
Monthly Undercover Vintage & Antiques market in Bath, First and last Sunday of every month, 9.30am-4pm at Green Park Station, Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1JB.
FREE ENTRY ….. What’s on offer; High Quality Furniture, Jewellery, Brantiques (Upcycled Furniture), Decorative Accessories, Vintage & Retro Fashion, Homewares, Kitchenallia, Recycled Products, Silverware, Ceramics, Upholstery, Curiosities, Garden Ephemera, Cameras, Books, Militaria, Coins, Paintings, Sculpture, Clocks, Art, Collectable Vinyl, Artisan Arts and Crafts …

*Plenty of gourmet food stalls, on site cafe serving coffee, breakfast & restaurant offering Sunday lunch*Vintage DJ spinning tunes

Find out more at

Salisbury City Council have organised a vintage market on Friday 27 September from Midday to 8pm on the newly refurbished Guildhall Square and will be showcasing an eclectic mix of vintage, antique and bric-a-brac items. They have also organised live music throughout the day from Sticky Toffee Jazz with her sophisticated Jazz and Swing repertoire, both modern and traditional. The day promises to provide something for everyone, and as well as marking Purple Flag week, this unique event will highlight how this renovated city centre space can be used to enhance what Salisbury has to offer. 
Find out more here.
Belles Events are taking the very best of Brighton and the south coasts vintage traders and makers to London!
You’ll find us at the bustling Victorian, Old Spitalfields for the day every 4th Saturday of the month. The next ‘Brighton Belles’ takes place on 28th September.
Make a day of it as entrance is FREE and the market is open from 11am till 5pm. Showcasing the talent and style of Brighton and the surrounding areas, expect to find  fashion, accessories, makers, furniture, kitchenalia, retro home wares, toys and more every month.
Find out more here.

Monday, 16 September 2013

The Goodwood Revival Weekend

The Goodwood Revival weekend was, as usual, a spectacular event and we had such a fantastic time!

You lovely vintage lot took thousands of our magazines and really loved it. We got some lovely shots of you reading in your gorgeous gear and it was so great to see you all enjoying it. Despite the weather being a little changeable everyone was on top form and with brilliant music, beautiful people and a huge dose of nostalgia, the weekend was a complete success. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as well!

If you weren't lucky enough to be at the revival then don't worry, you can view our magazine online here or find it at vintage shops, boutiques and events across the South and into London!

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Goodwood Revival Is Nearly Here

If you haven't got your outfit yet then you're cutting it dangerously fine! The incredible Goodwood revival is just two days away with festivities kicking off on 13/09/2013. 

Chasing Vintage will be attending the occasion with thousands of copies of Issue 2 for you to take away in your vintage handbags.

We can't wait, Goodwood Revival is always an occasion to remember with vintage cars, fashion, music and stalls where everyone truly gets into character. No where else can you feel like you've stepped into the past quite as completely. 

Look out for us at the event and pick up your free copy of Issue 2. We are very excited to see you all in your fabulous ensembles!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Maria Elia's Deliciously Simple Recipe

We were very lucky to work with the talented Maria Elia in issue 2 of Chasing Vintage. Maria treated us to a deliciously simply recipe for Rhubarb, rosewater and ginger trifle.
Maria, knew she wanted to be a chef at the age of four. Her first head chef position was at Delfina in London, a position Maria held for nearly a decade before setting up The Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, a role that garnered her rave reviews, 2AA rosettes, and a Michelin recommendation. Maria’s deceptively simple, multilayered dishes influenced by the cuisine from the Orient to the Occident, have won her many accolades. Her Gourmand award winning second cookbook, Full of Flavour published in 2011 by Kyle Books, develops themes expounded in her bestselling debut title, The Modern Vegetarian, published in 2009, where she coaxes the reader to wake their palates with unique flavour combinations. Not only has she appeared on numerous television programmes, including Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen and the Perfect series. Maria has also contributed to a wide variety of publications from the Guardian to BBC Good Food, Waitrose, Red, Delicious and Olive Magazines and has been hailed by The Independent as one of 10 Female Chefs to watch.

Her third book ‘Smashing Plates’ (Kyle Books) is due to be published in September 2013.

If you loved Maria's tasty recipe in issue 2 of Chasing Vintage, you'll love this topping for the trifle, also from Maria.

Take your trifle to new heights by making a rosewater rhubarb jelly:

For the rose scented rhubarb jelly
400g rhubarb, trimmed, chopped into 2cm pieces
2cm piece ginger, peeled and grated
150g caster sugar
2 leaves of gelatine
1 tbsp rose water

Soak the gelatine in cold water.
Place the rhubarb in a saucepan with the ginger, sugar and 100ml of water. Cover and simmer on a medium heat until the rhubarb is soft enough to mash, approx 10 minutes.
Strain and push through a fine sieve into a bowl.
Squeeze the gelatine of water and stir into the warm rhubarb syrup until dissolved.
Cool, then stir in the rosewater. Once the jelly has just begin to set pour over the second layer of rhubarb and place in the refrigerator until completely set, approx 2 hrs; top with rose scented cream as above.
The quality of rose waters can vary considerably. Look out for the Costas brand which you’ll find in Middle Eastern supermarkets-it’s flavour is much more intense. 

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