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  • Pantone Colour of the Year 2022 - Very Peri #TrendBlog

    The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2022 has been announced! This is a colour reflecting global culture and innovation taking place into our transfo...
  • Supporting Small & Independent Brands By Judging the Biz Bubble Awards

    This year has lead to many wonderful opportunities and I am so pleased to have been asked to work on something that supports thriving independent b...
  • Christmas Gift Guides 2021

    Here are our festive gift guides to help you tackle your hard to buy people in your life. Time to Inspire and to impress.  Also remember you can...
  • Lupus Awareness

    Lupus Awareness Day 10th May each year Lupus Awareness Month October UK Lupus Awareness Month May USA   Last year May 2020, with the support...
  • Caring For Your Antique Glass

    Here are some useful tips to help you look after and clean your old and antique glass finds and possessions.  First you need to know how to tak...
  • Antique Calling Card Case

    CALLING CARD CASE: AN IMPORTANT ACCESSORY IN THE VICTORIAN SOCIETY  Written by Wiktoria Kijowska The use of calling card cases dates back to the 1...
  • Pantone Colour of the Year 2021 - Illuminating and Ultimate Grey #TrendBlog

    The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2021 has been announced! A pairing of 'Illuminating' and 'Ultimate Grey'. Ultimate Grey reflects on 2020 as a y...
  • How to Master 'Grandmillennial' Style #TrendBlog

    Written by Allie D'Almo 2020, though full of mostly bad things, did at least do something right. It officially marked the return of granny-chic and...
  • The Best Gravy Ideas: Preparation and Serving

    Why is this antique dealer talking about gravy?!  well someone has to especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching. I want to prepare you...
  • Behind The Brand - Path Still Treading

    It has been a quiet quarantine time for me and have experienced a 100% lockdown for so long I have stopped counting the weeks... what's the point...
  • Quarantine Resulting In Virtual Vintage Fair

    So has the boredom started to kick in yet or are you super busy working from home whilst juggling the never ending cooking and cleaning?  My hands ...
  • Quarantine Edit - Self Isolators Keep Busy & Safe

    So the buzz words are Social Distancing, Self Isolation and WFH (working from home) whichever terminology you have adopted then one thing is for s...