Vintage & Velvet, the shop, has been a natural progression for local St Margaret’s resident Amanda and her love of getting up at the crack of dawn to scour various antiques fairs, markets and brocantes in the hope of finding those “must-have” quirky and colourful special vintage pieces for our home.
Having had a stall at the St Margarets Summer and Christmas fairs, when the option for a shop in Crown Road presented itself - we thought “Yes - Absolutely”... well not quite... but nearly. It seemed like an ideal opportunity to become a permanent  part of the vibrant shops in Crown Road, have a bit of fun and to “relieve” our home of the ever-increasing weight of vintage items residing there. We recently actually re-discovered the dining room. So as they say “Win-Win!” Well, that is until Amanda’s next buying trip...
We only stock things we really like and have lots of fun sourcing (not sure the husband and kids fully agree when surrounded by “all things vintage” driving 12 hours back from the Dordogne in France). Onwards she says positively...

Planning a vintage wedding? Or, perhaps a tea-party? Please pop in to discuss your plans and to see if we can help you in any way, perhaps by providing that special vintage tea-set or the pressed glass cake stands! If you are getting married and would like to place a wedding list with us, we would be thrilled to help you try to find those special vintage pieces.
If we don’t stock it, we will always try our best to source what you want (no promises though).

The shop owes a huge debt of gratitude and thanks to Paul and Vena, special people in so very many ways.
We welcome all and any comments or feedback.