Saturday 7th March saw some welcome sunshine and lots of happy sunny vintage lovers made their way to the Guildhall in Abingdon to shop in two rooms chock full of glorious vintage. We had some stallholders follow us from their first Ruby’s at High Wycombe including Susan Baxter of Vintage Mabel who offered us high-end vintage clothes and Martin Hendry who takes unloved, unfashionable pieces of furniture and gives them new life and new style with clever use of paint and wall paper. Check out our Facebook page for links to his website.
RubyToo made her first appearance at one of our Fairs – she is Ruby’s older, slightly racier sister and took over at short notice when it was noticed that Ruby’s waterpump was leaking. Not a good sign with a trundle up the A34 in prospect. So bundled up in thick jacket, scarf and gloves, Vic (Lyn’s husband and Abingdon stallholder traffic liasion officer) set off from home and arrived in record time! read more
After having to move pretty sharpish from Newbury College when they decided not to honour our longstanding booking, we were able to nip just down the road to Park House School so many thanks to the Head Master and Sue Atkinson in helping us to find a new home at short notice! read more
As part of Abingdon’s Heritage Weekend, Ruby’s was back at the Guildhall and what a brilliant day it was!
The Town Council and the Heritage Committee are to be congratulated on an amazing community event that involved bands, horses, re-enactors, shouting sergeants and brave young men marching off to war (the local cadets) read more
Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair were delighted to be asked by the Events Team at the Wycombe Swan to run a vintage fair for them in the Old Town Hall next door to the theatre and what a wonderful day it turned out to be! read more
Newbury College had an Open Day as well as hosting Ruby’s on Saturday 17th May so we shared the building with budding students and potential apprentices – hopefully we managed to convert some of them to the joys of vintage! read more
Our first Fair of the year at Newbury College took place on Saturday 8th of March and it was the first one for a while that Ruby herself was present.
For those of you who don’t know, Ruby is Lyn (& Vic’s) 1938 Vauxhall 14/6 and she was parked outside the front door of the College in all her splendour. She definitely added to the atmosphere and proved to be very popular with old and young alike. read more
2014 got off to a great start when Ruby’s arrived back in Abingdon Guildhall. The Abbey Hall and the Roysse Room were fit to bursting with a wide variety of great vintage sellers, some were our Ruby’s Regulars and some were first timers. read more
We had a very Vintage Christmas with Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair on Saturday 7th December at Newbury College.
Our usual mix of
Vintage clothes & accessories, Costume Jewellery, Retro Homewares, Upcycled & vintage furniture and retro gifts appealed to our vintage loving visitors for Christmas presents and that elusive outfit for parties and family celebrations. read more
Ruby held her latest Fair back in Newbury on Saturday 19 October; this time we explored the airy spaces of Newbury College where over 40 stallholders spread their wares for the 400 or so visitors. Amongst the goodies on offer were clothes, handbags, jewellery and accessories as well as upcycled jewellery, artworks and china. Beauty products sat alongside curiously eclectic finds from France and Holland and beautiful painted furniture. read more