VINTAGE OBSESSION #23: VINTAGE POSTERS

Baldwin’s Herbal Blood Pills poster, circa 1880.

Interiors Journalist (and Vintage Shopping Addict), Ellie Tennant shares another of her vintage passions…  ‘Baldwin’s Herbal Blood Pills’, proclaims the 1880 advertising poster on my living room wall. ‘…Cures blackheads, pimples, blotches, boils, scurvy, irritation of the skin, bad legs.’ … Continue reading

February Fairs

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Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Largest Antiques Fair in Europe Thursday 5th & Friday 6th February Newark and Notts Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire SAT NAV: NG24 2NY

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

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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