My Top 10 VHS Picks

Written by: VintageKeeley

This month, I’m busy taking the UK by storm with the Vintage Home Show!

That’s right! It’s back!

This time I’ll be taking it to Leeds (Sunday 19th June) and Manchester (Sunday 26th June), so you’d best be ready for that good ol’ vintage hit that’ll be waiting… in a city near you!

Fancy a sneak peek?

With so much of my attention taken up by the Vintage Home Show, I’ve been fortunate enough to assess a few goodies that will be finding their way over to you. I always get really excited, as I never fully know what amazing stuff will be coming along, but this time I’ve caved and had my own little preview!

AND OH MY

You’re in for a real treat!

Ok, enough teasing! I’m sure you’re on the edge of your sofa!

WELL, here are my top 10 picks – a few items that are making me especially eager to see this month (in no particular order)!

Leeds, Sunday 19th June, Pudsey Civic Hall

1) Antelope Chair by Ernest Race

The Antelope Chair is widely considered to be one of Ernest Race’s most distinguished designs. It perfectly defines 1950’s living and this particular chair is a stunning example – the ideal addition to any Mid-century inspired home.

This one belongs to the wonderful Whittaker & Gray who will be attending our Leeds VHS!

If you want to be in with a chance of becoming its new owner, head on over to our Leeds venue this Sunday!

2) Teak Dressing Table

Teak everything! That’s what I say!

I absolutely adore this dressing table – it ticks all the right boxes in the design stakes!

Want it?

Make sure you look for Almeida at our Leeds event!

It’s one of the many beautiful, vintage items they’ll be adding into the mix this weekend.

Teak Dressing Table

3) Fernand Legar ‘The Circus’ 

This amazing example of original, 1950’s art is bound to add a burst of colour to any room!

It’s completely unique and super funky – courtesy of Fifties Art! Be sure to hunt them down at VHS.

Fernand Leger The Circus 1953 (2)

4) Bitossi Duck & Vase

Ok, now I’m in love! I’m tempted to nab these for my new home…

This Bitossi duck and vase duo by Aldo Londi is packed fully of jazz. The cool blue, multi-tonal look is very on trend right now and this vintage set would look great in any house!

I can already sense the treasure hunt about to take place…

These two pieces will be brought along by Snygg Style. I really want the duck!

Duck & Vase

5) Pineapple Ice Buckets

Always an ice-breaker (excuse the pun, it was intentional…) this collection of Pineapple Ice Buckets will no doubt be a funky talking point of the day! This is a fab set, with rich colours and an extremely detailed design, brought to you by Vintage Things Forever.

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Manchester, Sunday 26th June, Victoria Baths

 

6) The 1970’s Chair

How groovy is this???!!

This shaggy little vintage number is by Thomas & Byrne and I think you’ll agree that it’s very special indeed! I love the brown leather panels – adds an extra touch of warmth, don’t you think?

7) Bamboo Bar

This would have been incredibly iconic way back when!

Every household needs a bar in their living area… I think it’s even more appropriate nowadays, don’t you?!

If you love this as much as I do, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Boomerang Vintage & Retro at my Manchester Vintage Home Show!

Bamboo Bar

8) Clear-topped Coffee Table

Another vintage beauty! This Mid-Century piece is ideal if you just want to add a touch of vintage chic to your home – a classic ‘nod’, if you will…

This one will be brought along by Oh So Vintage – make sure you have a good riffle through their exhibit as you’ll find some real gems!!

Coffee Table

9) Nest of Tables

Who loves a good table set? I certainly do! This particular nest of tables is from the wonderful Vintage Treat, who will also be attending our Manchester event.

It’s the perfect item for updating a living room – in an ultra stylish way!

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10) Stack of Metal Industrial Drawers

Bang on trend!

The vintage ‘industrial/urban loft’ look is where all modern-minded, interior-lovers will venture when searching for style inspiration.

This stack is the perfect place to start if you’re hoping to add a bit of industrial charm to your home! Look out for Absolutely Nice Vintage if this is where your heart lies!

Industrial Drawers

I think that about covers it this time! This is, however, just the tip of the iceberg as many exhibitors don’t have time to send pictures, so it’s all just one big, lovely surprise on the day!

Oh what a shame, I guess you”ll have to attend now…!

To avoid those horrid queues (and risk missing out on a gem) you can now buy tickets to the Vintage Home Show in advance via the following link (click here). Last minute deciders can still buy on the door though, so don’t worry!

See you there,

Keeley x

Vintage Events: Hop over to the Home Show

Written by: VintageKeeley

The Vintage Home Show is BACK!

That’s right, folks of Bristol beware! We will be cooking up a vintage storm in your area this weekend!

Where? The Paintworks, Baths Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

Sunday really will be Funday as I dazzle The Paintworks with a host of wonderful Vintage Homeware, all supplied from a wide-range of stallholders and vintage experts – most of whom I’ve known for a very long time (it’s almost an excuse to have a reunion but shhh).

Love Mid-century modern? Perhaps you’re looking at re-vamping your home in some way? Maybe you’re an interior designer?

That’s great! There will be something to tempt all of you!

In fact, head on over to my event on Sunday 22nd May and I challenge you not to walk away with an incredible vintage gem! From Mid-century furniture, retro lighting and ceramics to vintage textiles and artwork galore; my mission is to bring together the UK’s best Vintage and Mid-century Specialists to showcase quality vintage pieces.

If truth be told, The Vintage Home Show has got to be one of my favourite events to organise. Mostly down to my own personal love of anything G-Plan and Ercol! But also because it has such an incredible buzz around it. It’s always so lively! It’s also been known for a few celebs to pop in too so keep your eyes peeled and your iPhones ready!!

I’m also in the middle of having a new house built…

That could be why I’m extra excited for this one! A great excuse to join you all in a vintage buying jolly! Those who have met me, know how much I love going hunting so I hope to see plenty of other go-getters there, just like me!

I can’t wait! For all the details please visit my website here.

 

See you there!

Keeley x

Vintage Home Show Manchester

Written by: VintageKeeley

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I am a bit biased but The Vintage Home Show is one of the best places in the UK for 1950’s-1970’s furniture, lighting, artwork, ceramics and textiles but it’s true. I have been organising this event since 2012 (3 years) and the quality and effort put in from the exhibitors astounds me!

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I really have achieved my vision for this event. That makes me sound like a bit of  control freak but hand picking the right exhibitors to make sure you create the right look and feel to an event is really important!

Why? Because if you build it they will come……visitors do travel great distances to The Vintage Home Show because its full of what they are looking for and this Sunday 15th March is no exception! Here are my favourite exhibitors pictures of what they are bringing to sell

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(Room Divider Dregs of Society)

 

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(Original 1950’s Picture)

 

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(G Plan Chair from Bad Dog)

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Sunday’s event is not only Mothers Day, its our 3rd Birthday and also the official launch of my book ‘Style Me Vintage Home‘ so if you have not ventured to the event before then I hope you can make the pilgrimage. Victoria Baths itself is worth the visit along!

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Doors open at 11am-4pm (Early Bird entry at 10:30 is £5)

VHS 15th March

See you there!

Vintage Love

Keeley x

Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich

Written by: VintageKeeley

Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich –A day trip to London Town, Part 1

I have wanted to visit the Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich for a long while but have always been doing other things. Finally a couple of weeks ago 23rd November, I had a gap in my diary and so I headed down on the early train from Leeds to London.

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Bethany Jane Davies Vintage Beauty Parlour

Written by: VintageKeeley

Get a bit of Vintage Glamour in your life

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I was delighted to hear that Bethany Jane Davies‘s wish has finally come true! She has recently opened Vintage Beauty Parlour in Chorlton Green in Manchester.

Manchester has a great vintage scene and the opening of this salon has been welcomed by so many of it’s thriving vintage community. Bethany is one of the original and best Vintage Hair & Beauty specialist in the UK and now she has a fantastic base to work from.

Bethany

 

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