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Olive Road is an online shop selling vintage fashion, textiles and haberdashery on Etsy. Vintage is the ultimate form of recycling and I love to use my sewing skills to restore a neglected vintage dress or skirt back to its… Continue reading →

Vintage Fashion Fair this Sunday, 15 April

You can find us at Pop Up Vintage Fair in Hampstead on Sunday – selling a wide range of vintage fashion from the 1960s through to the 1990s. I’ll also be bringing along a selection of vintage cookbooks that I… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: A Rainbow dream wedding

When I came across a photo of a gorgeous bride in a floor length rainbow cape on Facebook I had to get in touch to ask more about this incredible outfit. The owner of the cape is Sara Nesbitt Gibbons… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: Chocolate Fudge Icing, A-levels and Friends

I first got chatting with Ann from Storr Cupboard when she shared a picture of a vintage cookbook on Instagram. I had a flashback to my mum making birthday cakes for my younger brother with the most amazing chocolate fudge… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: The Allotment Girls

The rain was pounding against my window on a Saturday afternoon back in November 2015. I was deliberating whether to stay in my warm cosy flat or go to a  book reading at the Idea Store’s Write Idea Festival in Whitechapel…. Continue reading →

Olive Road at Pop Up Vintage Fair this Saturday

You can find Olive Road this Saturday at Pop Up Vintage Fairs at the fabulous Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF. We will be there 12 to 5pm. I picked up lots of exciting of new (old) pieces… Continue reading →

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Last night, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham embraced International Women’s Day at a special event hosted by the Council’s Town Hall. A group of women, leaders in their industries, joined a discussion panel to discuss the situation of… Continue reading →

Vintage Stories: A Vanity Case of Memories

It was the first time my husband visited my grandparent’s house at Olive Road that I realised my family’s greeting to each other was unusual. ‘What’s ooo-oooh?’ Craig asked smirking. A pebble dashed house on the edge of a London… Continue reading →

March: Women’s History Month and the launch of a new museum.

March is Women’s history month and co-insides with International Women’s Day on the 8th March. However, 2018 could be renamed as the year of women as there are several landmark anniversaries this year. It is 100 years since the Representation… Continue reading →

Upcycling Workshop: A New Source of Fabric

I’m wandering down a brick lined side street, confused and lost. Without data enabled on my iPhone, I stare down at my paper map and I wonder if I am even in the right part of the city. The large… Continue reading →

Fabrications: How to mend your clothes

I cuddled my hot cup of tea outside the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green questioning why I had deserted my warm bed so early on a Sunday morning. I surveyed the other people in the queue; There was a… Continue reading →

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