A Very Vintage Christmas for Lisburn – Frock Around The Clock Returns!

This festive season, Northern Ireland’s favourite vintage event, the fabulous Frock Around The Clock Vintage Fair, will be visiting Lisburn on Saturday 6th December for a Christmas extravaganza of vintage and handmade treasures for sale and a big helping of timeless glamour, reminiscence and fun.

This highly popular event always brings discerning Lisburn shoppers out in their hundreds to browse and shop for quality vintage & handmade treasures from a superb selection of handpicked Irish vintage dealers, designers and crafters. Now on 6th December you will have another chance to get your hands on unique gifts, collectibles and crafts not found on the high street!

The Christmas event will be appearing in a new venue – The Wallace, Riverside Pub & Eatery on Bridge Street – where visitors will find an amazing line-up of 30 Irish vintage dealers and creative designers offering a fantastic array of vintage, handmade and upcycled fashion, jewellery, furniture, homewares, collectibles, sweet treats art, crafts, gifts and much more – it’s the hottest shopping destination to find the coolest Christmas gifts on the planet as well as treats for you, your wardrobe and your home.

The impressive exhibitor list will include Norma Jean Vintage selling authentic vintage fashion accessories and collectibles, Emily Loves Vintage, designer of gorgeous handcrafted jewellery, The Tea Emporium offering a beautiful range of vintage china, handmade aprons and bunting, B-Louise, specialising in exquisite crocheted fashion  accessories, Strombolitwo designer of jewellery and fashion accessories crafted from vintage kimono silks, Shabbie showcasing quirky and colourful cushions, throws and quilts, The Tea Boutique with a scrumptious selection of cupcakes and baked goods, I Of The Needle, purveyor of fantastic haberdashery and craft supplies, Gracefully Vintage, specialising in a fine assortment of vintage-inspired art and crafts, and Vintage Heirlooms by Gillian Shaw, creator of decadent handcrafted lamps and candles!

Local Lisburn author Norah Humphreys will also be in attendance at the fair selling her first novel ‘No Greater Love’, having obtained a publishing deal at the age of 79! Set against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, the book centres around Rob Hampton, who suffers a bereavement as a young boy of 9 and traces how it affects him and his family through four generations. It is a powerful story of love, betrayal and tragedy, yet one of hope and the ultimate power of forgiveness. Norah’s second novel ‘The House on Waring Street’ will be released on 28th November in time to be promoted at the fair on 6th December, and also promises to be a real page turner!

Visitors will also be able to relax and revive with delicious afternoon teas in The Wallace restaurant overlooking the river. Afternoon tea must be booked in advance by calling the restaurant on 028 9264 1155.

Frock Around The Clock organiser Becky Moore comments ‘we are very excited to bring Frock Around The Clock back to Lisburn as we always receive such a warm reception and it is a wonderful day for shoppers and sellers alike. We are delighted to announce that thanks to our sponsors Lisburn City Centre Management (LCCM) we are once again able to make this a free admission event so visitors can come in and browse without it costing them a penny. But don’t forget your purse as you will be blown away by the unique vintage treasures and handmade designs on offer!’

The Frock Around The Clock Very Christmassy Vintage Fair will take place on Saturday 6th December from 11am to 5pm at The Wallace Riverside Pub & Eatery, 88 Bridge Street, Lisburn BT28 1XY, and admission to the event will be free.

More information on the event and the exhibitor list can be found online at www.frockfairsni.com.