Welcome to this months ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks’, with so many things happening in April it’s hard to pick just one theme. This month we have April Fools Days. National Tweed day on April 3rd and Record Store Day on April 21st.
However it’s also the month of bookworms! With International Children’s Book Day April 2nd, and Drop Everything and Read day on April 12th. Plus we celebrate the birthdays of Hans Christian Andersen, William Shakespeare, Harper Lee and Terry Pratchett.
So in conclusion here are ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks’ for a Happy Bookworm April !’
Turning the calendar to March I think of Spring, green meadows and rainbows. Yet in reality it seems to have been a month ‘so far’ of snow, rain and gray skies.
For this months Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks, everything is going to be green ! So cue the music sit back with a tea cup of Guinness and enjoy this months ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks for March’.
Hello. Welcome to the second installment of Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks. A monthly blog feature where I showcase a number of beautiful Vintage Finds from all over the web, from independent sellers, collectors and small businesses.
As February is a month of love and romance it feels only right this article has a Valentine’s theme. So weather you are looking for the perfect unique gift. Some romantic decorative inspiration or just a trip down memory lane take a browse through ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas’.
It’s no surprise to some of you that I’m a fan of twitter, it’s become my go to social media platform. After feeling shut out on Facebook. I created a Twitter account and the rest they say is history.
There are many reasons why I prefer twitter. I feel it’s easier to create genuine connections. I’ve been lucky to meet a number of vintage sellers and like minded people who have become good friends and together we are a #VintageFamily.
Twitter is also friendly to business users.
If you are new to twitter then it’s important to know that hashtags are a big part of the experience. Using hashtags in your tweets helps users find and see your content. For vintage businesses this is a great tool for promotion.
In this article I share my top ten favourite vintage hashtags for twitter users and small businesses.
Welcome to Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks, a new feature for the Queenie’s Bazaar Vintage Blog. Each month I will showcase my Top Ten favourite Vintage Finds from all over the web, from independent sellers, collectors and small businesses.
As January is my Birthday month I’ve selected items ideal for a Vintage Tea Party. I hope these vintage finds give you inspiration for your very own Vintage Tea Party. So without further ado here are ‘Queenie’s Top Ten Vintage Picks for a Vintage Tea Party’.
Vintage jewellery has seen a resurgence in popularity recently, which in turn has seen many pieces soar in value. Leading auction house Bonhams said in a Financial Times feature that the value of antique and period jewellery has increased by more than 80% in the past decade. Furthermore, vintage items are fetching prices are sometimes more than double what was expected of them pre-auction. Some of the most popular include Art Deco jewellery from the twenties and thirties seem to be highly sought after, followed by Belle Epoque jewellery from between 1890 and 1915.
However, many people are still unaware of the true value of their family heirlooms. The Telegraph relayed the case of a guest on the Antique Roadshow who was astonished to find that the bracelet she inherited from her mother-in-law was worth £150,000. The show’s presenter Geoffrey Munn explained that the item was an Art Deco piece, and that the likes of it has never been seen after the Second World War.
Sarah Coventry where famous for having jewellery to suit every occasion.
Throughout the years main collections where produced for each season. Sarah Coventry also graced their fans with mini supplement collections. Such as the “1976 Holiday Jewellery Collection”. Which had select pieces to accompany the Fall/Winter 1976 Jewellery Collection catalogue.
This mini collection boosted ‘Brand New’ jewellery and gift ideas that had never been seen before. “Ensuring they where unique in everyway.”
This year the Bridgnorth Christmas Fair was well received by both traders and the general public, who braved the bitter cold weather to visit the event and support local small businesses and artisans.
The event offered a great selection of handmade crafts. Unique products, gift ideas and festive inspiration, with a large tea room. Visitors where spoilt for choice. The friendly warm atmosphere added to the event giving an overall happy and fun feeling. It was an event the whole family enjoyed in the warmth of the Castel Hall.
Exquisite jewellery was produced from 1914 until the end of the 1970s.
‘Exquisite’ was a brand name used by a local (to us) company called ‘W A P Watson’. They produced a number of jewellery items and souvenir charms, including Sterling Silver jewellery.
The Exquisite jewellery company were based in Solihull, UK.
Beautiful Exquisite Vintage Enamel Jewellery Information and Research:
Exquisite where well renowned for their beautiful hand finished cold enamel jewellery. The jewellery featured a range of floral and leaf designs. Creating a collectable series of brooches, necklaces and earrings as well as bracelets. Since all of the jewellery was hand finished and hand painted with cold enamel there are a number of different colourways available.