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What a unique mix of vintage and vintage-style goods for the home under one roof at The Light Keeper.
Yes, there’s lighting as the core of this beautiful brand, but explore the website or store to find the rest of the curated range of homewares and products that sit along side the vintage and new lighting.
The Light Keeper was established in 2016 after working for over 30 years in industry ranging from power generation and distribution to corporate infrastructure projects.
I’ve always had a love of lighting and especially a love of vintage and specialty designed illuminations. The Light Keeper now offers some inexpensive but stylish classics to rare and desirable collectables.
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If you fancy trawling a great london market for vintage homeware and nicknacks then head to Bermondsey, London, on a Friday !
6am til 2pm
Time Out says:
Held every Friday, this long-running south London market is heaven on earth for bargain-hunters.
Situated at the end of buzzy Bermondsey Street, this market is a south London institution. Every Friday, locals with magpie eyes flock here to trawl around 200 stalls for bargain china, silver, furniture, glassware and pottery. Not everything here would make it onto ‘Antique’s Roadshow’, but sifting the fab from the tat is part of the fun. In recent years, the market has expanded to include fashion, craft and food stalls, but antiques are still the focus. Just remember to arrive early: trading begins at 6am and most stall-holders will be packing up by lunchtime. When you’re done bargain-hunting, lively Bermondsey has loads of lunch options.
home: event [ midcentury fair ]
Another great date for the diary. If you’re a fan of midcentury design, homeware and furniture then this is a must.
Head to East London on October 15th for the next Midcentury East event
home: featured [ After Noah ]
Full of new and vintage homeware After Noah is a treasure trove of curiosities, collectables and modern items. Based in Islington, London After Noah has been trading for over 25 years and has grown a huge following of loyal customers.
Head to the store on Upper Street to see mid century furniture from G Plan and Eames as well as a good selection of accessories, books and gifts. The experience will take you back in time with everything having a vintage and industrial feel. Our favourites include the G Plan sofas, vintage desk lamps and woven baskets.
If you can’t get to the store be sure to head to the website to see a selection of products.
Ps. The store also boasts a huge array of kids toys and games.
home: event [ antiques + vintage fair ]
To bring interest and a bit of a unique edge to your interiors, it’s great to browse antique fairs and vintage markets for furniture, ceramics, lighting and accessories.
With over 300 stalls under one roof the Alexandra Palace Antiques and Vintage fair attracts people from across London and the surrounding area because of its wealth of choice and quality in shopping.
With Pop Up Vintage Fairs also now being a part of the event there’s even more stall holders offering midcentury, retro and vintage goods – so on-trend and what’s better than modern copies – the originals!
The next event is Sunday February 12th and then three more times spread across the year. Parking is free and entry is £6 but there’s often ways to get 2-for-1 entry, especially if you follow Pop Up Vintage Fairs on Facebook.
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With three events a year The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is a must if you are a fan of art, accessories and furniture of the 20th century.
Based in Battersea this family-owned fair launched in 1985 where the exibititors are encouraged to display their items in a room-set fashion, giving inspiration and ideas for how to design your room.
£10 on the door or get free tickets by signing up at decorativefair.com
[ 27th Sept – 2nd Oct ]
home: event [ antiques market ]
With the weather improving and warmer days coming – it’s time to get back into outdoor market shopping.
Our favourite, and everyone’s favourite worst kept secret, is the incredible Sunbury Antiques Market which has had its home, for now 37 years, at the vast Kempton Park Racecourse. This epic, endless land, houses over 700 outdoor and indoor stalls with furniture, accessories and paraphernalia up for sale. Every era, style, taste and price range is covered here. Nab anything from a bargain 1960s chair for a fiver to old industrial buckets for a tenner or splurge on incredible antique or midcentury furniture. There is many a design classic to be had.
Visit this haven for interiors shopping on the second or last Tuesday of every month.
Next market // Tuesday 12th April
Free // opens at 6.30am
Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury-On-Thames