Warm summer greetings from all at PVG. It’s good to be back and the last few months have certainly been a busy time for us, what with a TV appearance, a lengthy foreign excursion, new personnel, the opening of a brand new outlet and the closure of long established one. Phew!
But Let’s Get the Introductions Out of the Way…
We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce our new social media ‘guru’, Ian Lowey, who will be responsible for placing perky postings pertaining to all things vintage and beyond on PVG’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Ian’s long love affair with all things vintage began back in 1982, with the purchase of a pair of winklepickers and a trilby hat. He's the former publisher of Nude magazine, which served up an eclectic mix of subcultural style and graphic art, and is co-author of the book The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History(Bloomsbury). His wider interests include mid-century modern design, vintage children’s illustration, poster art, big-eyed kitsch ephemera, Japanese pop culture and classic headwear! http://www.ianlowey.co.uk/
Branching Out and Pruning Back!
In time for summer, we opened our newest outlet at the fabulous Bud Garden Centre in Burnage, where amongst the sustainably grown seasonal shrubs, you’ll find our eclectic range of vintage gardening wares, including everything from steel watering cans and other tools, to West German Fat Lava pots!
Meanwhile, after 8 years we've closed our warehouse at Empire House Antiques Warehouse in Failsworth. PVG has been lucky to work alongside many fantastic fellow traders there, but sometimes it becomes economically necessary to streamline and consolidate – plus, I hear that Mrs PVG’s hubby wouldn’t mind seeing her on a Sunday, too, from time to time!
But we still have lots of choice stock available at The Vintage Emporium, Pear Mill, Stockport – open seven days-a-week! And you can also enjoy an award-winning breakfast surrounded by oodles of vintage PVG goodness at the Post Box Café in Chorlton. Furthermore, we continue to trade at Hemswell Antiques Centre, just fourteen miles north of Lincoln – that wonderfully historic city which, with the International Antiques and Home Show operating at Lincoln Showgrounds and the International Antiques and Collectors Fair in nearby Newark, is well worth a visit.
In January Mrs PVG got to meet self-styled wheeler-dealer, Danny "Del Boy" Sebastian, while recording an episode of BBC One's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, which was broadcast in April. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078cml6
An Aussie Adventure
Oh, and talking of travelling, earlier in the year Mrs PVG spent three months in the land down under, combing markets and antique centres for prize booty. A shipment of carefully selected vintage homewares and classic 80s dresses has subsequently now arrived from Oz – so be sureto follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we unpack it, and to keep abreast of bargains and other PVG news. In the meantime, you can always check our revamped website: www.planetvintagegirl.com for new additions to stock. Till then, G'day!