Deco heaven! Bath gears up for the Vintage Home Show

9 June 2017

If you’re a fan of all things vintage and retro, the place to be this June has to be the city of Bath. For the very first time, the Vintage Home Show is coming to the Bath Pavilion with an enormous and eclectic range of stunning vintage homewares.

Head to the Bath Pavilion on Saturday 17th June for everything from gorgeous modernist glassware and 60s ceramic lamps to 1970s sideboards. There will be over 50 stalls selling furniture, artwork, homewares, soft furnishings and all of those fascinating little knick-knacks that make vintage fairs so exciting.

The event, billed as ‘an interior designer’s paradise’, has two different ticket options. It opens to the public at 11am for a standard price of £3, but if you want to get first dibs on all of the best items you can pay an extra £2 for an early bird ticket. This gives you access to the Bath Pavilion and all of its stallholders at 10.30am. The Vintage Home Show lasts all day until 4pm.
The Bath Pavilion is on North Parade Road, very close to bijoux apartment No 10. and Avonleigh House – both Bath Holiday Rentals properties perfect for a stay in the heart of the city. The Pavilion itself is magnificent, a spacious Edwardian period property regularly used as a wedding venue and ideal for events such as the Vintage Home Show.

Event organiser Keeley Harris told the Bath Chronicle:

“We know the city has a strong vintage scene and hope that with its collection of amazing one-off pieces the show will become a regular go-to place for both vintage and design lovers alike”

Bath does indeed have a burgeoning independent shopping scene, making it a mecca for those wanting unique pieces and to support local businesses at the same time. Eager shoppers come from all over the UK to visit Bath’s many quirky boutiques and independent shops. Highlights include:

  • Antique Textiles and Lighting on Lansdown Road – former winner of a British Antiques and Collectibles Award, this Aladdin’s cave stocks a huge choice of textiles and items from the 16th to early 20th century.
  • Article on Bartlett Street – an artisan emporium working with makers and artists from all over the UK to offer everything from candles and artwork to specialist paints and seasonal flowers.
  • Flamingo on Widcombe Parade – a design-led independent shop offering a wide range of fun and colourful cards, gifts and artwork.
  • Instant Vintage on George Street – a real shopping destination in the heart of Bath, this charming boutique offers an ever-changing collection of vintage-inspired clothing, handmade silk bags and feminine accessories.
  • Katherine Fraser Textiles on Walcot Street – in this beautiful shop, designer-weaver Katherine Fraser creates handwoven clothing and textiles. It’s the perfect place to shop for a high quality, completely unique piece.

If you’re planning a trip to Bath for a little retail therapy, you’ll need somewhere close by to store your haul. Why not make a weekend of it and choose a charming, centrally located Bath Holiday Rentals apartment?