Christmas Elves thrive on the buzz of Black Friday…

Christmas Elves

Christmas Elves working for you

It’s true – Black Friday or not Christmas Elves take it all in their stride and we have news for you, Christmas Elves don’t just live in the North Pole… the elves pictured above were found in Tonbridge, Kent, working away to tick off everything on a very long Christmas list.  They are different to your average Christmas Elf because they don’t work for Father Christmas, instead they work for you!

This is ‘Team Christmas’ (Kim, Wendy and Lisa) from Vintage Vibe and this season they give you the key ingredient for a magical Christmas – taking the stress out of your Christmas shopping.

So, for a change, let these Christmas Elves look after you! That is their speciality! The business is built on fantastic customer service and organising, suggesting, helping, packing, delivering and making things happen is what they do best.

There are amazing gifts to spark the imagination and home décor to turn your house into your home.  Look at the perfect Christmas table decorations, ornaments with Christmas flair, gifts too big to wrap or small enough to fit in your pocket – the site has a great variety!

Their website offers you buying guides to make the perfect selection from their stock, the chance to ‘click and collect’ from the Vintage Vibe warehouse and gives you direct communication with the team so you can pick up the phone and get some advice whenever you need it.

Vintage Vibe has rebelled against the stereotype of impersonal online shopping and has put a little luxury back into your shopping experience so, grab yourself a cup of tea or pour yourself a tipple and indulge in a mince pie as you sit back, laptop at the ready and browse their site www.vintagevibe.co.uk

Experience Christmas shopping the easy way, knowing when you buy from the site you will be supporting an independent, family run company that are the best at what they do.  The only thing they can’t help you with is where to hide the Christmas goodies until the big day! Take a look – what have you got to lose other than the stress of Christmas shopping?

Christmas treats for you from Vintage Vibe:

10% discount off the purchase of mirrors using CODE ‘MIRROR10‘ and a competition giveaway on their facebook page

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WIN A White Dressing Table

This April Vintagevibe.co.uk are giving away a gorgeous Chateau antique style white dressing table worth £185.
There are 3 ways to enter:
1. Enter here and share – the more times you share the better your chance you have of winning
2. Retweet on Twitter to win – simply find the lucky tweet and retweet.
3. Repin to win- find the lucky pin on pinterest and get repinning!

Vintagevibe.co.uk have a huge range of white dressing tables and we want to celebrate and raise awareness of our forever growing range of beautiful dressing tables. 

The competition is open to the UK only. The winner will be drawn at random on the 1st May 2013 – GOOD LUCK!

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WINNER & Runners Up! Give us your feedback and WIN a Dressing Table!

Recently we ran a competition asking for your feedback. We wanted to know how we could improve our website. We had an overwhelming response, we’d like to thank everyone that entered and took the time to really think about how we can improve. We have already started making changes to our website: vintagevibe.co.uk

There were so many great suggestions but we have chosen the winners based on the best original idea. We have also chosen 12 runners up who will each receive a voucher that entitles them to £20 off any of our dressing tables. And the winner is…….

WINNER Emma Hicks – We love your suggestion

Emma’s suggestion:

Having a blog, which includes various interior design ideas – photos & articles – using your products.

We are certainly going to do this and have already started take a look at out blog We are also running a new competition asking previous customers to send photos of their vintagevibe products in their own homes 

Runners up -WIN £20.00 voucher towards a dressing table

Vakhida Baldwin’s suggestion
Adding bolder colours, i think the overall look and background colours of website are a little pale

Vakhida, we have already listened to your comment and please see we have made the background bolder with our new butterfly design , we hope you like it www.vintagevibe.co.uk

Dave O’Conner‘s suggestion
Sub menu on the horizontal categories at the top, so you can go straight to them.
Dave we have now added the categories to the top bar as well as down the side and will be working on making the categories as user friendly as possible, watch this space.

Alison Sherwood‘s suggestion-
Putting on 3d versions of the products on the website to give you a view from all angles
Alison we are working on this suggestion and hopefully by the Spring we will have mini videos showing all angles of our products. Keep looking

Ruth Hedges suggestion-

Adding more soft furnishings eg Throws and shabby chic style cushions.

Ruth we have listened to your suggestion and are now offering some gorgeous quirky cushions and some one off hand made cushions to start our soft furnishing category, more to come in the spring

Clair Dukes suggestion-

I would love to see more vintage nursery furniture. I would like to see pictures of the items at different angles.

Clair we love this idea and although we have not got Vintage Nursery Furniture at the moment we are certainly trying to source some and we will hope to have a collection in 2013

Linda Hobbis suggestion-
Need pictures of top products on home page e.g. what’s hot; too much text, too small a font size – start with the products and grab our attention. People won’t spend time reading.

Linda thank you for taking the time to look at our site and give so many suggestions – We love the idea of pictures of the top products -Whats hot- on our home page, we are looking into this, we have had a few comments re font size and we will address this , and we are always trying to improve our site so we can keep people attention so this is an ongoing project.

Kirsty Norton’s suggestion-

having a stronger social network presence.

Kirsty – We totally agree with you We take social media very seriously and we are very active on Facebook We now have nearly 1600 likes on Facebook , and many people following us on Twitter and our Pinterest fans are growing rapidly.

Ali Thorpe’s suggestion-

showing slightly larger photos after a search as the long list that appears is a ;little overwhelming. Love the theme and colours though.
Ali Thank you for your kind words we are glad you like our theme and colours. We will look into larger photos and we are trying to improve navigating the site and making it as easy as possible so our valued customers don’t feel overwhelmed

Keeley Atkinson’s suggestion
I think it is great as it is, but a pretty cool feature would be to have a photoboard with customer uploaded images to provide “real” inspiration for other customers. It could also have a small list next to the photo to say which items were bought from vintagevibe.co.uk with a link to the product.
Keely We really love this idea, we will look into how we can add this as a feature to our site but in the mean time we have just started a new competition asking our previous customers to upload their Vintagevibe products that are in their home or business 

Sharon Coleman’s suggestion-

improving font and layout on the homepage text section – it feels out of place in the rest of the homepage and as such uninspiring to read. The content is good just need some bigger/brighter/bolder title headings and less times new roman.

Sharon Wow lots to take on board but all good suggestions, thank you for taking the time this all really helps us to try to deliver a site our customers love and return to

Susan Jane Harrison’s suggestion-

It looks great. just the addition of your address on the Home page for me. I like to see if the company is based in the UK.
Susan you are quite right, we will be adding our full address under contact us.

Karen Turton‘s suggestion-

A quirky quote for the week
Karen this is a fun idea, we think we would like to add a quirky quote and it has inspired us to add quirky ideas for the home as well like this:

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Win a Cheval Mirror – Upload photos of our products in your home

At vintagevibe we wonder where our products go after we have said goodbye to them. Have they gone to a home or a business and how do they look in their new home?


Vintagevibe.co.uk is running a new competition to satisfy our curiosity!


Simply take a photo of your vintagevibe product in it’s current situation and upload it.
It may be a mirror hung above your fireplace, a beautiful chandelier in your living room or one of our quirky home accessories . We will feel like part of your family if we can have a peek.
All we ask is that your photograph is clear and it is of one of our products taken by you.


When the voting has started, spread the word among your friends everyone’s a potential winner.
The image that get’s the most votes will win a beautiful mirror in the colour of your choice. Enter here


send your photos


Enter here


Good Luck!

Prize info: 

Choose from the following stunning mirrorsprize

Black Cheval Mirror

White Cheval Mirror

Gold Cheval Mirror

Silver Cheval Mirror

Cream Cheval Mirror

Competition Winner! Silver Decorative Crown

Thanks to everyone who entered our competition to win Eliza a decorative silver crown. We had a great response. We asked:

What year did Queen Elizabeth celebrate her Diamond Jubilee? The answer was of course 2012!

Our winner is……

Ellie Bromilow! Congratulations Ellie! You have won Eliza! This gorgeous decorative golden crown. We will be in eliza-decorative-silver-iron-crown-jewellery-stand-point-of-display-table-decoration-free-postage-246-p[ekm]182x200[ekm]contact shortly with full details. We hope to see you on our wall of fame soon!

Keep an eye on our website  and our facebook page for more great competitions coming in 2013!

Mini Competition Winners. Mouse Doorstop

Thank you to everyone that entered our mini competition to win one of five cute aluminium mouse door stops.

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Here are our 5:

Roisin McGuckin

Nicola Charles

Kate Huxstep

Christina Connolly

Ellie Bromilow

Congratulations guy’s you have won a sweet little mouse doorstop! We will email you to get your details of where to send them. We look forward to seeing you on our winners wall of fame soon. Keep your eye on our blog & facebook page as we will be launching a brand new competition soon.