Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Furniture added to the site

At last!  Furniture online! Hurrah!  Take a peek at Oh So Retro! for some of our furniture online... more will be added very soon and we'll also be adding a homeware page where you can buy our retro lamps/clocks/kitchenalia ect..  There's lots more to come in the coming weeks so keep checking back or keep an eye on our tweets!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Vintage at Southbank!

It's nearly here!  Even if you don't book a ticket for this event - you must come down to the Southbank the last weekend in July.  The vintage marketplace is free entry to the public.  I'm currently getting everything ready for the Oh So Retro! stall.  The good news is I'm bringing vintage clothing, furniture & homeware so a bit of everything!  See you there.  Click on the image below for all the info on the festival.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

1950s Horrockses dresses

Wow, I was sooo excited to find these at an auction last weekend. I had a bit of competition but I was determined they were coming home with me and here they are!

They are 2 quite fab 1950s Horrockses dresses. Horrockses - if the name seems familiar but you're not sure why - were a ready to wear label around in the 40s and 50s that were famous for the full skirted cotton day dress.  Dresses came in all sorts of colourful and bright patterns. They were fairly expensive at the time but much desired so women would save up for them.  They were even worn by the Queen.

They make the perfect summer dress.  I found this book on amazon if you want to have a look/drool over some more... I think I'll order it too!

Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the 40s and 50s

Well, here's a few quickie snaps of the lovely dresses I found. They will both be coming with me to the Southbank festival where I'm sure they will find their perfect owner. They are both about a size 10 and in amazing condition.

Friday, 8 July 2011

New fair this weekend....

So it's off to Milton Keynes this Sunday. Hope you can make it. I've been busy buying lots of new stock. Pictures coming very soon and some great furniture will be going on the website too. But this weekend - get your vintage clothing fix! See you there.

Sunday 10th July
Jurys Inn Milton Keynes,
Midsummer Boulevard,
(junction with Witan Gate)
Central Milton Keynes,