A Pop-up vintage and IACF (International Antiques and Collectibles Fair) affair at Alexandra Palace.
Its February and I am glad things are starting to pick up. It is all too much too soon, cannot be in three to four places at once and I like it. A sign that 2018 will be positively buzzing.
I was excited to attend the 2018 Antiques, Vintage and Collectibles Fair at Alexandra palace. This jewel of an event was organised by the, three times voted- best London vintage fair- Pop up vintage; and UK’s largest antiques event – IACF. Event took place at the iconic Alexandra palace in north London.
It is the second time I am attending this famous event (post) and to honest, I was not disappointed. I like to collect unique interior pieces for my future loving and beautiful home, also, as my sibling has managed to secure one I was excited to explore what was available and cannot wait to help with the interior decor. Collecting vintage pieces is also a hobby of mine.
Spotted a Star Collectible
One of my Favorite piece I brought back to add to my collection, was this pretty Vintage tea cup set which I bought from a warm and fatherly gentleman and his lovely wife. If you attend next London antiques fair ask for Lez and Mary’s stall. History on teacup collectible
Name of this tea cup set is unknown to me. I have spotted the exact design in at least 3 period TV series and movie; Victoria, The paradise and if I am not mistaken- Darkest hour. when I saw it I had to have it. Let me know if you spotted it in other films
As a vintage fashion fan, I was also on the look out this year for some lovely unique nostalgic styles to vamp up my wardrobe.
Highlights of available items:
Whether you are an avid collector, antique enthusiast or just curious, there is no way you would have left empty handed. The hall was packed with sellers and collectors trading antiques and vintage pieces from as early as 1920s to the retro 1970s and 80s.
For the vintage fashion addicts:
For the vintage interior enthusiast
Where there is antiques and vintage, beautifully handmade items are not far away. Like this stunning handmade rugs from Valuable Rugs- who are located in Cricklewood northwest London.
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Many more antique, vintage, and other fun fairs coming up throughout the year around the country. Have a look at Upcoming events.
Below are some charming vintage style home lightings made by J.A.M.S Ironworks which caught my eye. I arrived at the stall just in time for a mini presentation by the lovely wife of Andrew- the man behind the master pieces. Each piece is one of a kind; all recreated/upcycled using genuin antique and vintage parts. Exquisite interior pieces.
For the Zealous collectors
Antique and vintage fairs are a great fun day out for friends or family. If you are looking for unique one of a kind items to glamorize your home, the fairs never fall short.
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