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A little more art from Brixton, again courtesy of my friend Mark.  He’s cut the tag off the first one but I think it might be more from The Artful Dodger.  The second one is by Unify.




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Some absolutely stunning work here by The Artful Dodger, spotted in Brixton by my friend Mark back in February.  To learn more about Black Poppy Rose click here.



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Yesterday saw the second New Vintage event at the Living Bar in Brixton, and it was a roaring success!  Here’s a photo round-up of the day.

My stall… still struggling to fit everything onto a small pub table, but we were given a low table to use together with it and that worked brilliantly as my gorgeous toy chest fitted onto it:

There were some beautiful and unusual Christmas decorations

Quirky prints by Wet Paint Illustrations

Soy candles in vintage china by Nom London

Fabulous doggy cards with a festive theme by Illustrated Cards (I couldn’t resist these and had to buy a couple)

Pretty bags by Jules Kenna of Boxley Bags

Gorgeous and unusual maps by Liam Roberts of CapriMaps

Girly, romantic jewellery by Stacey of Roses are Red Jewellery

Lots of other pretty things which I got photographs of but forgot to write down the details (sorry!)

There was mulled wine being served at the bar (two for the price of one – absolute bargain, it’s such a shame I was driving and couldn’t indulge!), and the fun vintage atmosphere was enhanced by performances from Swinging in Heels, an a capella swing group.

All in all it was another fun and fabulous day, and I’m tired but very happy.  The next New Vintage event isn’t until 11th February, but do put it in your diary now as it’s bound to be worth a visit!

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Roll up!  Roll up!  It’s time for the second event at The New Vintage in Brixton.  Held at the Living Bar on Coldharbour Lane, the first event in November was a roaring success – so don’t miss out this time!

In addition to lots of fabulous handcrafted goodies there will be swing dance demonstrations by Swing Patrol, and there will also be an acapella swing band singing too!

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If you live in or near London then put 12th November in your diary and come along to The New Vintage:

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…because The Gift Shed will be putting in an appearance at The New Vintage in Brixton.

A new craft market, The New Vintage will be held at the Living Bar – so you can enjoy a pint while you browse the wares of various designers.

I’ll post more information nearer the time, but for now you can trot across to The New Vintage to see who else will be taking part.

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Today I attended the Crafty Fox Pop Up Market which was being held at The Dogstar pub in Brixton.  I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect in terms of foot traffic, but my goodness it was busy!

I had a small table, only 80 x 80cm, and I really struggled to get much stock onto it (so a large amount of my books ended up being stashed in boxes under the table).  However, this didn’t seem to deter customers and I had a very successful day.

I wasn’t alone, I had Matt with me and it was a blooming good job I did: I wouldn’t have been able to get all my stuff there without him, and it got so busy at times that you really did need to have two people, one to deal with customers and the other to take their money and make change.

There were lots of other interesting stalls there, and here are a few that caught my eye:

It really was a great day.  Incredibly busy, but successful and good fun!  It was a long day (the market opened at 11am and ran until 6pm) and by the end of it we were very much in need of a drink…

Matt bought me a present while we were there, something from one of the other stalls.  He bought me… a Warm Thought.

Isn’t it great?  A cute concept, wonderfully executed.  Just perfect 🙂  If you’d like to get your own Warm Thought (or see what other goodies they have) then visit http://stuffed-nonsense.blogspot.com/.

A huge amount of thanks has to go to Sinead, who organised the fair and worked incredibly hard on the publicity for it.  She did a fantastic job and I hope she enjoyed the fair as much as we did!

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