Monday, 16 May 2016

The Antique Carousels of Binghamton ...

We are taking a short trip to Binghamton, New York. Binghamton has the largest collection of antique carousels in the world! We're hoping to see one!
 http://www.binghamton-ny.gov/carousels


Our next blog post will be on Monday 13th June.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Jimi Hendrix, great music, great clothes and now there's a museum in London ...

Jimi Hendrix's London flat in Mayfair is now open as a museum to the public http://goo.gl/gRiRZz It is just round the corner from our shop in Grays Antiques. Why not pay a vintage visit to both!



Jimi Hendrix performing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock, August 18, 1969






Jimi Hendrix has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time. He was also a style icon of the 60s, but where did he buy his clothes? Many were bought in London boutiques. Here's a great article on Jimi Hendrix fashion!
For Jimi Hendrix vintage looks to inspire,  read here! http://goo.gl/NB2mxv
Have a great week readers!

Monday, 2 May 2016

It's Bank Holiday Monday today here in the UK!

It's time to celebrate the lost days of the great British seaside holiday. Article and rare vintage photos from Mail Online http://goo.gl/9znak8


The Spanish City, Whitley Bay which was built by entertainer and businessman Charles Elderton and opened in 1910. By the late 1990s the building had fallen into disrepair, and in the early 2000s it was closed to the public. A renovation project was announced in 2011.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Vintage Trifari 'Diamonds' for April!

The birthstone for April is the diamond! This beautiful brushed silver plated bracelet is from Trifari's Birthday Collection, rhinestones for April. A gorgeous bracelet for a wedding or special occasion!  £95. We also have the matching necklace.

http://www.arabellabianco.co.uk/bracelets/vintage-april-birthday-ribbon-bracelet-Trifari.html

Trifari was born in Naples but emigrated to New York in 1902. Gustavo Trifari began his own business in 1918 when he met Leo Kraussman. They were joined by Carl Fishel, in 1925. In 1975 the company was bought by Hallmark, and since then has been taken over by several companies. In 2000 production was finally moved overseas which brought an end to high quality signed Trifari jewellery.