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www.pa-antiques.co.uk - the original organisers of VINTAGE FASHION FAIRS in London. The place to go for vintage fashion. I stand regularly at their Hammersmith Fairs. Do visit the website for details of their other events.
www.iacf.co.uk - Visit the UK's biggest antique & collectors fairs.
www.mapcolourist.com offers a professional map colouring service for antique maps and prints. Martin Blant and Marilyn Beese have more than 30 years’ experience in the buying, handling, mounting, framing and colouring of antique maps from all periods.
www.lorraineberkshire-roe.co.uk - This talented artist is the lady behind my much-loved logo! Just visit her site for any illustration commissions or to buy quirky artwork and incredible papier mache pieces!
www.louiseloves.co.uk - Beautiful Textiles and Costume , Gorgeous Girly Stuff, Wonderous Old Things for your Home and one of the most enjoyable 'Blogs' ever.
www.marmaladekiss.co.uk- beautiful, bespoke corsets, luxurious and exclusive.
www.myvintagepowdercompact.com - I recommend this UK site for buying, selling and sharing all things to do with vintage powder compacts. You can even list your wants, swops and for sales free of charge!
www.houseofamelia.co.uk - Dedicated to sourcing stylish and affordable vintage homewares, furniture, lighting and accessories.
www.sandjabbottceramicsplus.co.uk 18th to 20th Century ceramics and other small collectables.
www.judysaffordablevintagefair.co.uk - Affordable and Fun Vintage Fairs coming to a town near you...
www.samayalingvintage.com - a wonderful selection of vintage clothes, accessories and jewellery.
www.harrietwilde.com - For Gorgeous Vintage inspired Wedding Shoes and Matching Handbags.
www.theoxfordteaparty.com - an eclectic selection of Vintage and Antique pieces to enhance your home and lifestyle.
www.sammydvintage.com - Vintage Style. The modern girls guide to styling and buying vintage fashion.
www.compactcollectors.co.uk - For all things 'Vintage Vanity' both factual and fun! Look at this great site and join the British Compact Collectors' Society too!
www.beadsociety.freeserve.co.uk - Keep a beady eye on this site! It is the contact point for the Bead Society of Great Britain.
www.plastiquarian.com - Plastic Fantastic! Seriously this is the website of the Plastics Historical Society and is an excellent resource.
www.homefrontfriends.org.uk - A Living History, Re-enactment or even TimeTravel back to the years of World War Two ( 1930's and 1940's)! 'Harry and Edna' s nostalgic site will keep you informed, amused and eager to return again!. Dig for Victory, Make do and Mend, Jitterbug and Jive, Wear the Clothes and join them as they live the lifestyle!
www.friendsofthe40s.com - For all things 1940s!
www.downforthecount.co.uk - great jazz and soul function band who perform a wide range of music, from laid-back dinner jazz, to swinging big band & Rat Pack pieces, to classic soul and Motown numbers for dancing.
www.acornandwill.co.uk - an assortment of vintage goodies and vintage accessories handmade in England.
www.tamsinhowells.co.uk - Funky, Contemporary Jewellery made with Acrylic Plastics and Vintage Fabrics.
www.arianantiques.co.uk - An eclectic mix of antiques and collectables with a particularly great selection of pens, writing equipment and related paraphanalia and some very beautiful compacts too.
www.perfectlyvintage.co.uk - A carefully selected range of desirable vintage handbags, costume jewellery and powder compacts from the 1920s to 1970s.
www.pinkkiss.co.uk - Pink Kiss run fun dance classes in Oxford for hen and birthday parties.Classes available in pole, burlesque, cheerleading, dirty dancing, grease, 80’s, ABBA, Thriller and GLEE.
www.rmsjewels.com stores.ebay.com/RMSjewels Vintage costume jewelry with an emphasis on signed and unsigned necklaces from the 1960s through the 1980s.
www.myspace.com/treasuresofalbion - Visit Victoria's site for recycled clothes and accessories inspired by Britain and the Woods.
www.charlestondance.co.uk - Dance & Vintage Hen Parties! Find out about 1920s Charleston & vintage dance from the 20s, 40s & 50s. Find superb vintage ideas for your hen party, or book dance classes, vintage photography, or mini-makeovers for your party or event!
www.abfabs.com - For great Vintage and Antique Textiles and Costume.
www.corsetkits.co.uk -Sew Curvy Corsetry can provide everything you need to make yourself a deliciously curvy made to measure corset.
www.donnaflower.com- From a beautiful Devon Farmhouse, Donna offers an amazing selection of textiles for the home including kid's textiles that will take you all the way back to your childhood! The site has recently been updated and it is so worth visiting - go there now! Wonderful Blog too!
www.lovethatjewellery.co.uk - Designed and Signed Jewellery, Scandinavian Silver.
www.vintagejewelbox.co.uk - Lovely Vintage Jewels and Accessories and more!
www.darnitandstitch.com. - Jo has a love of all things for sewing and knitting. Her website tells you about the classes you can go to and her haberdashery shop in Oxford city centre is a treasure trove of everything you will need for that sewing project.
www.retrowow.co.uk - Information about retro furniture, fashion and collectables.
www.thepinkmonkeycompany.co.uk- Find a fantastic range of vintage jewellery, leather items, home and pet accessories, children's gifts and more! Many lasered and crafted in house.
www.theteddybearchest.co.uk - for Vintage Teddy Bears and Teddy Bear Accessories.
www.thesefoolishthings.co.uk - everything for your Vintage Lifestyle from frocks to quilts, kitchenalia to furniture... All manner of lovely things chosen by Gena King. You will enjoy her blog as well!
www.myvintageclothesline.com - Bonnie's USA based site specializing in fine Vintage and Designer clothing and accessories.
www.sylviavetta.co.uk - Freelance writer.
www.art-decodame.com - a US based purveyor of
antique purses, vintage compacts, deco mesh bags, vanity cases, beaded purses,
powder jars, costume jewelry, perfumes, puffs and much more!
www.TheBeadster.com - With the largest selection of beads in the South West, The Beadster is a must visit shop for beadsters. Visit our Shaftesbury shop, Semley warehouse or buy online.
www.tantrumsandtiaras.org - Kelly creates tiaras and hair ornaments for beautiful brides! She can create bespoke items using vintage jewellery from your own collection too!
www.tarastiaras.co.uk - Visit this site for beautiful and classic hand-made tiaras to order.
www.devoted2vintage.co.uk - For vintage and retro clothes for men and women - good service too!
www.essexvintagefashionfair.com - Vintage Vogue - Essex based Organisers of Vintage Fashion Fairs.
www.gillianhorsup.com -costume jewellery, bags and accessories at Vintage Modes, in Grays Antique Markets (The Mews) London.
www.vintage-ads.co.uk - Original magazine adverts from the 1930's & 1940's. Big
names include; Naturalizer Shoes, Real Silk Hosiery & Coty Perfumes.
www.retrowow.co.uk - 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s Retro furniture, fashion and nostalgia!
www.iPOP.co.nz - cool vintage shades from New Zealand!
www.themakeryonline.co.uk - creative workshops & parties, makery kits on-line!
www.philrussellphotos.co.uk - London based photographer whose specialities includes art deco,
vintage and noir styles.
www.animalglass.co.uk - glass designer Karen Aston makes the most affordable and endearingly cute Animal plaques. If you love animals go there, you will be smitten!
www.oxfordchinarestorationstudio.co.uk - for china restoration and courses.
http://beloved-eleanor.co.uk/blog - History, Geneology, Victoriana, jewellery information and more. Check this out for inspiring and interesting information.
www.penworkshop.co.uk - For Vintage Pens, Pencils and for all repairs too!
www.tnormandesigns.co.uk - hand decorated, beautiful, bespoke silks as scarves, bow ties and more.
www.babette-wasserman.com - A leading high quality and innovative jewellery designer.Babette's jewellery is contemporary and highly prized.
www.cottonkandy.co.uk - Vintage inspiration is behind this fresh young company. Sarah and Claire make fun jewellery with genuine Vintage components!
www.vanishederas.com - Online antiques and collectables store, selling vintage
ceramics, glass, advertising, Bakelite, books, ephemera, kitchenalia,
lighting and much more.
www.solarenergydream.com- From all the latest news in the Eco world to steps on how you can wholesale Solar Panels, you can find it all here. Good Blog for anyone with a love of planet Earth!
www.vintagebag.com - A great selection of Handbags and Purses from the USA.
www.heyviv.com -Poodle skirts and 1950's Vintage Dresses from the USA, Plus sizes as well!
www.catspajamas.com - the premier source on the web for vintage clothing accessories
www.irishjewelryonline.com - Irish and Celtic Jewellery made in Ireland
www.stardustonline.co.uk - online Vintage Boutique - and a family business!
www.cooksongold.com - for Jewellery Tools. Birmingham based Manufacturer and suppliers to the jewellery trade. Cookson Precious Metals offer a choice of supplies from over 10,000 products for jewellers, jobbers, craftsmen and students.
www.walshbrothers.co.uk - High street Jewellery shop with a wide range and international delivery.
www.monstervintage.com - great site for vintage clothing and accessories for men and women.
www.marcasitesilverjewelry.com -Manufacturer and wholesaler of Marcasite Silver Jewelry – Rings, Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings and more all at cheap prices.
www.madisonlosangeles.com - Find the latest styles in designer jeans, including J Brand at Madison Los Angeles.
www.indexuk.net - Free Website Directory.
www.eyeantiques.com - Ophthalmologist-run Eyeantiques displays items from our ophthalmic past. Some are for sale.
www.spinstersemporium.co.uk - Lots of lovely vintage fabric and other things that are 'sew' groovy at Spinsters Emporium.
www.regalgoldcoins.com - Gold proof coins are specially minted for coin collectors and investors. These gold coins are produced in very limited amounts, so they are very rare and the value of proof coins have been consistent on increasing their value.
www.theonlineshoppingtown.co.uk - The Online Shopping Town - a unique online shopping directory of handpicked UK shops, with graphic streets that you can "walk" around. We are included on the Vintage Clothing Street. Don't forget to vote for us if you visit!
www.shoppingtrolley.net - The Uk on-line shopping mall!
www.become.co.uk - online shopping site with 'Shopaholic' - a shopping blog around hot trends, product reviews and must haves for online shoppers.
www.zeelver.com - Wholesale sterling silver jewelry making supplies by Zeelver Online shop. Sends orders from Bali and Thailand to every country.
www.facebook.com - become a member of our bag the jewels group, and a fan of the website - just put "bag the jewels" in the search area to find us!
www.getmediamond.com - Gold Diamond Necklace! Gift someone a diamond necklace or pendant at budget
www.city-listings.co.uk/oxford -Find us at city-listings.co.uk
www.1940s.org.uk - The 1940's
www.dodgy-rodge.com - Dodgy Rodge - a 1940's style 'spiv'
www.pastperfect.com - *Past Perfect Vintage Music* Over 50 CDs and downloads of the most popular vintage music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. From classic jazz and swing, to amazing big bands and dance bands, and French chansons and vintage love songs.
www.primefind.net/oxford_rate.asc_1_10_0_10/ - Oxford Office Space - An online service that helps businesses find office space in Oxford.
www.renaissance-festivals.com - Buy styles & amazing design of renaissance clothing, medieval costumes, pirate shirts, renaissance costumes, pirate shirt, medieval clothing, renaissance dresses, medieval dresses for celebrating renaissance festival.
www.amberjewellery.com - a leading online amber jewellery store based in Perth, Scotland.
www.jewellerysites.co.uk - Your guide to all things jewellery.
www.braceletstobucklesjewellery.co.uk - Vintage and Antique Jewellery Bracelets to Buckles Jewellery
www.healthstaffdiscounts.co.uk - NHS Discount Site
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www.objetsdedesir.com - a variety of handpicked and unique treasures by emerging artists
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