Tuesday, 27 November 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It's almost December, the Christmas lights have been switched on and it's time to start thinking about what's on your Christmas shopping lists this year.

Last week the Telegraph came to visit Alfies to find out why antiques and vintage make the perfect gifts.  With vintage luggage, silk dressing gowns, danish table lamps and silver napkin rings they found a wonderful array of items to suit all tastes and budgets.

Here is our very own Christmas wish list from Alfies:

1.  Sparking gold and seed pearl jewellery. From Pari's Jewellery.

2. Magnificent pair of silver game birds Royal Irish Silver Co, c 1971. From Adrian Cohen Antiques.

3. A single sun head table lamp, signed 1968. From Astor Place London.

4. A blue and white Worchester butter dish, c1775. From Janes Antiques.

5. An advertising poster for Mackintosh's toffee by Jean D'ylen, 1928. From Dodo Posters.

6. A 1940s silver plated desk calender. From Good Time Antiques.

7. A pretty tortoiseshell mantilla comb. From Melinda Colthurst.

8. A glamorous mirrored frame (we'd love a blue one!). From Mirror Master.

9. A dainty matching cup and saucer. From W&L Antiques.

10. Enough colourful vintage decorations to make our Christmas tree shine. From Persiflage.

Don't forget we are hosting our annual Christmas Shopping Party this Thursday 29th November, from 5pm-9pm. Come and explore all four floors, find some special Christmas gifts and get into the festive spirit!  RSVP for your free invitation by emailing info@alfiesantiques.com or join the event on facebook.

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