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Make do and mend is good for the planet!

In a world of ever expanding commercialisation the old adage of make do and mend made popular during shortages in the 2nd World War may seem redundant today – but make do and mend is good for the planet! However the emergence of vintage and the wish to recycle as much as possible, many people […]

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Why do we adore Art Deco?

Art Deco is one of those styles that never seems to go out of fashion and there are thousands of people who have collected items for many years. So what makes it so enduring? I think its the simplicity of line and purity of shape that makes it so popular. It looks great anywhere! You […]

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Loving vintage Christmas decorations

I adore vintage Christmas decorations. There is just something about them that you don’t get with today’s items (as lovely as many are!). Nostalgia is under-rated. It can give lovely feelings of family, safety and memories. That those amazingly fragile mercury glass baubles ever survive is miraculous! Many have been used year after year until […]

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Toying with vintage

It’s funny how remembering a cuddly vintage toy from your childhood evokes such strong emotions. This kind of toy tends to be one of your first memories and it conjures up feelings of safety, sleepiness and joy. We can either recall a toy based on a favourite character (see photo of Noddy) or something we […]

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Vintage kitchenalia

There is something about vintage kitchenalia which so epitomises an era. Containers, tins and canisters in the distinctive 1940s Worcester Ware designs have almost become museum pieces (think Beamish Open Air Museum in Country Durham) but they can add a fabulously evocative look to today’s kitchens too. Can’t quite put my finger on why the […]

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Happy 90th Ma’am – celebrating royal memorabilia!

As the Queen’s official 90th birthday approaches we celebrate all things royal memorabilia! Royal memorabilia continues in popularity and it’s really easy to pick up affordable pieces. Whether we are celebrating the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation or her official birthday there are lots of great vintage items out there – and they really provide […]

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We love vintage sewing stuff!

Even if you are not an avid sewer or knitter you can still really appreciate vintage sewing and knitting items as they are usually so pretty yet functional! Who doesn’t love a tin of old buttons?! I know I do – spend ages arranging them into colours and shapes only to put them back in […]

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Real vintage or “in the style of”?

My experience of selling vintage is quite revealing about what is and what is not genuine vintage. It’s great that people love the look of vintage but what is the difference between genuine and “in the style of”? “In the style of” gives the every-popular vintage look but without the history and integrity of a […]

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Today’s the day!

Really excited that the day had finally arrived and we launch Vintage Room by Room! After months of hard work (although sourcing vintage finds is hardly work!) and lots of effort from the team we will finally go live today. I hope our customers will love the things we are selling as much as we […]

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