Maw tiles from the 1970s

Looking for something to collect? Maybe something not too expensive , interesting? Something which displays well and at least has a chance of going up in value over the coming years? I have a suggestion for you Maw decorative tiles from the 1970s and 1980s. These tiles are really well made and are highly decorative. They are…

Newark Antiques Fair

Its my favourite fair of the entire antiques calendar tomorrow. Well to be more precise its one of six as the Newark Antiques Fairs which is on every two months. Who else is going? Here’s the link to their website. There are over 2,000 stalls and you will be walking a lot so wear comfy shoes…

Pictorial Glass Paperweights

Recently I came across a collection of old pictorial paperweights. Originally these would have been purchased as holiday souvenirs or presents brought back for a friend. They are like picture postcards under glass but a bit more interesting. The pictures are protected by the glass and they can be displayed in a case rather than…

Keep it Real

I once ran a poll on my webshop One of the questions asked is “Whats best about AntiquesAvenue? ” 100% of the answers  voted for: The vintage jewellery is real. Now that is a subject close to my heart and certainly doesn’t just apply to jewellery.. Why when we want vintage do we have to…

What am I ?

Occasionally I find interesting objects from the past which leave me flummoxed. What is it? How old ? What’s it made from ? Even what am I going to do with it. Do you have any ideas? I’m keen to have your input on this ( more coming soon I’m sure). This isn’t a quiz in…

Nouveau or Deco?

Can you tell the difference? Do you ever wander around an antique fair or take a look on line and see antiques described as Art Nouveau and Art Deco? I do and it often makes me smile as the dealers selling these items often have the wrong one of these two styles written down. I…