The Vintage Emporium Bloggers Evening
June 28, 2015
If you love vintage half as much as I do, you’ll understand my excitement at being asked to attend The Vintage Emporium’s blogger event to celebrate their one year anniversary this month – along with some of the lovely Bournemouth Bloggers who I met for the first time on the evening.
Their lovely marketing executive Liz Deans started the evening by giving a brief presentation about the venue – located in Southborne, Dorset – and owner Graham’s vision for creating a sophisticated space where vintage enthusiasts alike could browse to their hearts content.
The adjoining cafe, adorned with hanging baroque lampshades and velveteen sofas, is the perfect pitstop for tea and nibbles – with a full food menu to be added within the upcoming next few weeks. This – in addition to a proposed 1940s inspired function room for small parties and business meetings – really makes The Vintage Emporium an immersive retro experience not to be missed.
We were then given the chance to explore the emporium, which was fit to bust with amazing individual spaces and corners, all decorated in accordance to each stall owner’s personal style.
I fell in love with so many amazing pieces – especially this beautiful cuff bracelet and pair of earrings that would be perfect for this seasons bohemian trend.
As I ventured on (with my free glass of Prosecco in hand!) I came across some amazing home pieces that made me wish I had my own place. I suppose it’s a good thing really, otherwise I’d end up with no space whatsoever – I loved it all!
I refrained from buying too much at the end of the evening, knowing that my bank account would scream at me if I even dared purchase half of the things I had my eye on – but I did treat myself to a Marilyn Monroe book (my holiday reading is sorted!) and a lovely mini compartmented hanging shelf that I’m looking forward to finding a home for in my bedroom!
So, if you’re a vintage lover or just after some unique pieces to add to your own home or wardrobe (or appreciate the finer things in life, like tea served in dainty mismatched china – so cute!) I’d highly recommend having a browse here first. Where else can you buy traffic lights or original cinema seats?