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Vintage Stories

I’m fascinated by history, whether that is the history of an item of clothing, a historic building or an iconic person. This is a collection of histories that I have discovered so far…..

Vintage Stories: 1960’s Saucer Chair

My favourite thing about running an Etsy shop is the people that I get to chat to from all over the world including vintage fabric fan and designer-maker Eileen from Brisbane in Australia. Eileen has her own Etsy store, Touch… Continue Reading →

Meet the Maker: Nadien Klages, Upcycled Children’s Wear

To support fashion revolution week’s campaign ‘who made my clothes’ I chatted to Designer-Maker Nadien Klages on her stall at the recent Urban Makers East Eco Spring Fair. Nadien re-purposes adults clothing into children’s apparel. I find out where she picks… 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 →

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 →

Vintage Stories: City Thrifter and the Bohemian Bag

Olive Road London talks to City Thrifter about her love for vintage shopping and her vintage story… ‘I’m unsure where my love for all things vintage began. I have really early memories of being dragged into antique shops by my… Continue Reading →

Vintage Stories: When the stars align

Louise from Shoreditch Design Rooms shares her vintage story with Olive Road. Gliding seamlessly from studying astro physics to setting up a successful upholstery school isn’t the most obvious of career paths but Louise from the Shoreditch Design Rooms did just… Continue Reading →

Vintage Stories: A Filigree Find

Savitri Coleman, Founder of Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair shares the story of the beautiful vintage dress she is wearing along with her her top ten tips on shopping for the ultimate vintage style. The story starts with the enlarged Portuguese Filigree… Continue Reading →

How to buy a vintage wedding dress

‘I only came here to get ideas’ Bride-to-be Sarah confesses to me at the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair in May. Despite this, she has found the dress she wasn’t even looking for, a 1940’s vintage wedding dress from Peacock Vintage, one… Continue Reading →

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