Vintage emporium in Columbia Road, east London, home of the famous Sunday Flower Market. We sell vintage furniture and homewares.

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    Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    If you’ve ever read Kate Atkinson’s wonderful debut novel of a fictionalised childhood, growing up close to York’s wonderful Castle Museum, you’ll have instantly spotted the fact that I’ve borrowed the title of said book. I, like Atkinson, spent my childhood in Yorkshire and have many fond memories of school trips to the (superb) Bronte Museum in Howarth, near Halifax, and the Railway Museum and Castle Museum at York, where an entire Victorian street had been recreated using salvaged shop fronts and fittings. This glimpse at Victorian England was complete with a functional print shop, sweet shop, a full size horse and carriage ‘trotting’ on the cobblestones and a gas…

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    Room for Revival

    The past few years have seen a revival of one of my favourite decorating styles; dramatic walls, painted in colours borrowed from archives from the 1920s and 1930s. This between-the-wars era saw interior paint escalate in popularity as smooth, plastered walls replaced pattern-clash Victorian decoration and wooden panelling in favour of a modern, more streamlined look. The Bloomsbury group, 1920s Hollywood glamour and newsworthy expeditions to faraway places infused an interest in drama, fantasy and colour into everything from fashion to interiors.  Think along the lines of The Great Gatsby; the brilliant pastels of Miami’s art deco hotels, or the Bloomsbury group’s Charleston Farmhouse where surfaces are painted in earthy tones…