VINTAGE OBSESSION #21: SOUTH EAST ASIAN FINDS

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant IACF VIntage Shopping Bloggershares another of her vintage passions…

I could barely carry the four stone plates back to the car. They were back-breakingly heavy and, as I felt my arm muscles start to burn, I wondered how practical a choice they really were. Continue reading

December Fairs

DECEMBER iacf FAIRS

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Largest Antiques Event in Europe

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th December

Newark & Notts Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire
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November Fairs

NOVEMBER iacf FAIRS

Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England

Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th November

South of England Showground, Ardingly
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VINTAGE OBSESSION #20: POTTY FOR LONG TOMS

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant IACF VIntage Shopping Bloggershares another of her vintage passions…

The teetering stack of terracotta Victorian flower pots in my allotment shed grows whenever I spot old ‘clays’ at an antiques fair. They can cost as little as £2 each – great value when you consider that they’re far better quality than modern, mass-produced equivalents. Continue reading

A Question of Display

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Sitting in my new boutique (well, small shop, really) in London’s Grays Antiques Centre the other day, my eyes focused out of a daydream and on to the two glass cabinets that display my stock. A riot of colours danced before my eyes, and shapes roughly resembling boiled sweets arranged on shelves came in to sharp focus to reveal the mastery of the designers who dreamed the fabulous forms up. “How marvellous!”, I thought, as my mind drifted to the fascinating stories and personalities behind them. Continue reading

October Fairs

OCTOBER iacf FAIRS

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Largest Antiques Event in Europe

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th October

Newark & Notts Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire
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VINTAGE OBSESSION #19: OLD KEYS

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant IACF VIntage Shopping Bloggershares another of her vintage passions…

Keys have long represented mystery, possibility and power, symbolising new beginnings and hidden secrets Continue reading

September Fairs

SEPTEMBER iacf FAIRS

Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Largest Antiques Fair in the South of England

Tuesday 2nd ~ Wednesday 3rd September

South of England Showground, Ardingly
SAT NAV:RH17 6TL

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VINTAGE OBSESSION #18: PASTIS CARAFES

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant IACF VIntage Shopping Bloggershares another of her vintage passions…

I’ve always had a penchant for vintage Pastis carafes, used to carry water for diluting the strong, anise-flavoured French apéritif to taste (mix one part Pastis to five parts water for best results). The 1950s and 1960s bottles are the best – Continue reading

August Fairs

AUGUST iacf FAIRS

Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Largest Antiques Event in Europe

Thursday 14th & Friday 15th August

Newark & Notts Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire
SAT NAV: NG24 2NY Continue reading