HOT SHOP: On-line vintage emporiums

January 13, 2012

Oooh don’t you just love a good car boot sale? My local in Chiswick is always a treat and one of the best in the South East, they say! It’s always full of mid-century buys but it’s only on once a month. To get my fix the rest of the time, I also enjoy a browse online and there are two sites where I can easily while away the hours. First up is Winter’s Moon. Founder, Julia, has a background in textiles and loves colour and pattern. She has a beady eye for second-hand pieces and has also designed her own furniture and textiles range. She styles and photographs everything in her warehouse in Chichester, and very nicely too…

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The collection is constantly changing but you’re always likely to find a mix of vintage, recycled and handmade. I love the quirky statement chairs, 50’s kitchenalia and lamp shades made from retro fabrics. I’ve got my eye on her yellow, bespoke formica-top table.

Another dreamy site is The OK Corral. Brainchild of the arty Joy Joliffe and partner (who also run the fabulous Random Retail – scrummy screen printed textiles). Both jumble sale fanatics, they decided to set up an online shop when they ran out of space for all their wondrous finds…

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They only stock the very best and their turnover of product is speedy, so keep dropping by. You will also find jelly moulds, enamelware, postcards and toast racks. Their prices are very competitive too with most items under a tenner! How old school is that red picnic tray with foldaway legs!? I’m hankering after the sunny yellow flask, perfect for a brew of Lady Grey…on a summer’s day. – Alice

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6 Responses to “HOT SHOP: On-line vintage emporiums”

  1. Wally Says:

    Love the things you have found. Its a great style.
    /Wally

  2. Joy Jolliffe Says:

    What a lovely mention. Thank you – and hello Julia!
    best wishes from the ok corral and random retail.

  3. Donna Flower Says:

    Wonderful websites! You could also visit mine http://www.donnaflower.com for vintage fabrics from 19th century to 1980’s fabrics.

  4. Julia Grant Says:

    Hello Joy, and thanks Alice – very lovely to be chosen to feature on the blog.

  5. Steve Says:

    Wonderful colourful memories and great finds from the past.


  6. What loverrrly finds, I especially love that jar with the oranges on!


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