Friday, 18 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
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Make a day of it, bring all the family and let them explore the beauty of all the vintage and antique treasure on offer! See the excited twinkle in their eyes as they discover the beauty of the past, things they have never seen before around every corner of the market. Let the grandparents tell a story or two about their childhood with memories evoked by curious objects.
The knowledgeable dealers at Alfies are always happy to share their expertise. Get your mother to bring along that necklace she has wanted to get re-stringed, Marie Warner at Marie Antiques will be happy to help.
View from Marie Antique's stand
Or some incredibley detailed silhoutte paintings from the days before photography even existed at Barry Landsman.
Sillhouette painted on plaster by Houghton & Bruce. Circa 1792-6
Then off you go again, have another wander around searching for that perfect Christmas or New Years' Eve party dress in one of Alfies numerous vintage clothing boutiques. You will be hard pressed to resist those glamourous robes that will make you feel like a Hollywood siren!
Inside Empire Vintage's stand
Alfies also has Gift Certificates that make a great alternative if you still can't make up your mind! They can be spent anywhere in Alfies, are valid for a year and come in denominations of £10, £20 and £50.
Alfies is open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, great for last minute shopping!
Thursday, 10 December 2009
A 1930s Rometti Cherry Liquer Set from Modo Italia
One set of a large selection of Art Deco Drinking Glasses from Robinson Antiques.
For the dapper gentleman, a pair of 9ct gold Edwardian cufflinks, £45, from Peter & Naneen Brooks
1950s Danish Leather Swivel Chair from Stephen Lazarus
For something extra, extra special,
a 1960s writing desk designed by Marcel Brauer from Francesca Martire.
Alfies also has gift certificates that make a great alternative if you still can't make up your mind! They can be spent anywhere in Alfies, are valid for a whole year and come in denominations of £10, £20, and £50.
Alfies is open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, great for some last minute shopping!
Friday, 4 December 2009
We had a great evening and are looking forward to next year's party already! For those who missed out on the Christmas shopping evening don't worry, Alfies is open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve. Perfect for those last minute gifts!
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Thursday, 26 November 2009
The lovely lady in your life.
One of a large selection of beautiful perfume bottles from Hayman & Hayman.
An exquisite four piece Japanese silver tea set with floral detail, £1200. From Janes Antiques.
A delicate 1920s Art Nouveau evening bag, £325, from Sheila Cameron.
This 1950s Beswick cup and tray is perfect for a winter treat of hot tea and a slice of cake! £38 from Beth.
Something for the home! A view from Lorna Lee Leslie's stand in the Quad. Alfies has a huge range of furniture and interior pieces to suit all tastes and budgets.
Alfies is also open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, brilliant for some last minute shopping!
Friday, 20 November 2009
To start we have this beautiful pair of silver napkin rings from a wide selection, from Goldsmith and Perris.
Silver napkin rings, Birmingham, 1942.
Below is a selection of Gerald Benney Viners Cutlery, this stainless steel cutlery is from Robinson Antiques.
1960's stainless steel cutlery, Studio Range
Art Deco bakelite and white metal teapot circa 1930.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009
This dress from Tin Tin Collectibles is very striking and great for a more formal occasion.
Printed 1930's velvet dress.
A 1950's circle skirt with hand painted angel and bauble design.
An elegant1920's black silk and lace dress
1950s Kelly green bubble bottom cocktail dress
There are lots more fantastic outfits in Alfies to suit all your festive activities!
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Gift ideas for the young and the ones who have never grown up!
1940s Rocking Horse, £150 from Deborah Woolf Vintage
It's easy to spend an afternoon Christmas shopping at Alfies, don't forget to visit the Rooftop Restaurant where you can warm up with a cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake!
Keep an eye out for Part 2 of Alfies Christmas Gift Ideas...coming soon!
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Contemporary Black Diamond Skeleton Ring
1950s Black Sequin Backless Showgown (with long train)
The Girl Can't Help It
Thursday, 22 October 2009
One of the main problems is keeping warm, especially if the service takes place in a blustery church. Find a beautiful winter coat to keep out the cold.
Tin Tin Collectables is a great place to start for dresses. With it's recent refurbishment it has a fantastic new dressing room for you to try on stunning vintage and antique dresses fit for brides and bridesmaids alike. Why not go wild with feathers and really glam up your winter wedding!
Wearing lace is such a great way to soften any winter look and add elegance to a simple dress. June Victor has a huge range of beautiful antique lace such as this antique lace collar, shown below. She also has a huge range of antique and vintage table linen that would be perfect for a white wedding.
With minimalist dresses you can afford to make a statement with your jewellery. Below is an exquisite 18ct gold and seed pearl brooch from Gareth Brooks that could be worn as a long pendant or a beautiful hair adornment.
Don't forget to make full use of our services too. Alfies has everything from vintage hair and make up sessions for your big day, courtesy of Nina's Hair Parlour and Isadora's Powder Room as mentioned in our previous post. Julie Elgar of Empire Vintage specialises in vintage clothing alterations if you find the perfect dress just isn't your size.
If you are looking to break away from tradition why not have your wedding list at Alfies. It's easy to set up and guests can feel they are contributing to something to be treasured for years to come!