Best Dressed Vintage Prizes @ the Vintage Fashion & Decor Fair

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Sunday, November 11, 2012
11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Royal Marine Hotel

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From 8 years of age to 80, male or female, you are never to young or old to be stylish in vintage. With dozens of great prizes (literally!) everyone who makes the effort is in with a chance of winning. With top prizes including a champagne & canapes reception for NINE people at the soon to re-open Odeon on Harcourt Street, or an luxury stay with breakfast and dinner for 2 in Clontarf Castle, or a goody bag of over €100 of elegant Pretty Polly legwear, it really is worth making an effort. Check out our Events page over the next few days for details of more prizes and sponsors.

MAKEOVERS: if you want to compete in the vintage stakes, but don’t know how to achieve that perfect vintage look to go with your chosen outfit, Amanda and Joyce will be doing the honours for the ladies, and Linda of the Waldorf Barbershop will be taking care of the men. If you would like to pre-book your makeover, send me an email or go to the Facebook pages of Ruby Garnet Makeup, Hair by Joyce Clarke Henry, or The Waldorf Barbershop.

A BIG THANK YOU TO SPONSORS OF WONDERFUL PRIZES : here is a preliminary list of out sponsors, some of whom have contributed more than one prize. If you would like to sponsor a prize or any value as a spot prize or as one of the Grand Final prizes, get in touch with Joan via the contact form.
The Odeon re-opening soon! Fabulous prize of cocktail reception and canapes for nine guests
Clontarf Castle Hotel Stay in luxury with bed, breakfast and evening meal in one of Dublin’s premier hotels
Pretty Polly legwear

Two wonderful prizes for Sunday 18th November, when The Village at Lyons hosts our next event, the Christmas Antiques & More Fair

Daisy Lane Flowers
Royal Marine Hotel
Amanda Hynes Johnston
Joyce Clarke Henry
Burlesque & Cabaret Social Club
Waldorf Barbershop
When Poppy Met Daisy
Fussy Galore Vintage
After Sybil Vintage Store
Harmony Dry Cleaners
Marianne Flood Milliner
The Vintage Cocktail Club.. amazing cocktails, fabulous atmosphere.
Deborah Hackett Vintage
Film Fatale.

Royal Marine Hotel

Since 1828 a hotel has occupied the site now occupied by the Royal Marine Hotel. Originally know as Hayes Royal Hotel, William Dargan builder of the Kingstown Railway bought out the Royal Hotel in 1863 and built the Royal Marine Hotel designed by John McCurdy, who also designed many other buildings and churches of significance in Ireland during this period. The newly developed Royal Marine first opened its doors for business in 1865 and has been a Dublin institution ever since, and has hosted many Heads of State, Kings, Queens and celebrities including old blues eyes Frank Sinatra.

The Hotel closed for extensive re-development in 2004 and re-opened on the 22nd of June 2007. The re-development includes a new banqueting and conference centre,  with a superb ballroom which enjoys a panoramic view over Dun Laoghaire harbour, which is where the antiques fairs are held. Plenty of parking in the underground carpark (NOTE: up to 3 hours parking free on production of a receipt from the hotel bar, restaurant or coffee shop, otherwise hourly rate is €2.50).

DUN LAOGHAIRE is a coastal resort 6 miles south of  Dublin city centre. The Royal Marine Hotel is on Marine Road, overlooks Dun Laoghaire harbour and is adjacent to the Sealink Ferry Terminal. The local DART station is a few hundred yards away,  and numerous buses stop nearby, including routes 7, 7A, 8, 46A and 111  from the city centre.  In general, the fair includes a wide range of antiques and collector’s items, including silver, porcelain and glass, jewellery, Victoriana, old advertising, Georgian and Victorian furniture, linen and lace, prints,  books, coins and banknotes, postcards, military medals, etc. The mix of dealers exhibiting changes from fair to fair, and thus the range of items available at the fairs varies from one fair to the next.

HOW TO GET THERE: Bus 6, 7, 7a, 8 from the city centre, or DART to Dun Laoghaire station, and a 3-minute walk. By car, follow signs for the Stena Line (Dun Laoghaire) Car Ferry. The hotel is 2 minutes walk from the harbour.

To view a location map or to book accommodation at the Royal Marine Hotel, visit the Royal Marine website.