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Over time, your homw changes with small additons and modifications. In the last couple of years I painted a wall in the bedroom which made it feel like a real room, got a myself alovely Ercol daybed, put up a photo wall in the lounge and added to my colelction of wooden elk. You can't have too many wooden elk! Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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Whilst in Cape Town I was lucky enough to take a trip up the west coast for a couple of days. We stayed in lovely pciture postcard fishing village called Paternoster - I fell in love with it there. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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I also took a walk down Kloof street checking out on of the cool design and interiors shops where I picked up these gorgeous hand thrown bowls by Anthony Shapiro. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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After the Design Indaba I nabbed on of these lovely cushions from Indigi Designs and popped into the new Skinny laMinx shop an picked up one of these covetable cushions. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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On my recent holiday in Cape Town and discovered that the Design Indaba Expo was on at the weekend, so I popped along to check out the local talent and was really impressed by what I saw. Lots of lovely fabric designs from Indigi designs (run by the lovely Natalie), love milo, Fabric Nation, Unwrapped, Marieke Adams, tamelia, my favourite colour, Claudetee Maskell and Mantis to name a few. Fantastic jewellery, beadwork, baskets, ceramics and some really gorgeous furniture from the likes of Vogel Design, tonic and Okha Design & Interiors. Check out a few pics and links below. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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I used a cheese plant leaf design for this lovely appliqued felt wall hanging that graced the wall in the background of the Alan Titchmarsh Show on Friday (3rd Feb). See it online here. I hand stitched it all using a chunky blanket stitch in contrasting embroidery thread. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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A bit belated I know, 2012 is the year I'm going to get onto social media! Here's one of my beauties in January's Livingetc magazine! Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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Here are a few of my paintings, I need to clear some space so they're on sale. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at emmalovesretro
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I'll be peddling my wares again at this weekend's Affordable Furniture Flea in Bethnal Green. Come along and say Hi. I'm having a stock clearance, so this is the last chance to get some of my cushions before they sell out, there will be big discounts on cushions and table linen plus lots of other goodies. Judy's Affordable Vintage Furniture Flea, 11 September · 11:00 - 16:30 York Hall, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PJ http://www.vintagefurnitureflea.co.uk/ Facebook link Facebook page That's me in the foreground (on the left)! Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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I really love the cards and framed prints from nineteen seventy three. You will have seen them all over the place, but seen altogether on their website they just look fab. www.nineteenseventhree.com. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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Recently when passing through Singapore airport I can across a shop called Kikki.K, full of the most beautiful stationary from Sweden. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at emmalovesretro
This weekend's vintage on the South Bank by London's Royal Festival hall this past weekend was a feast for vintage lovers. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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My latest project is this lovely set of four Mid Century G-Plan dining chairs. I've cleaned them all up an reupholstered them with new foam, interliner and a top cover of a lovely vibrant floral vintage fabric. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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I turned a boring tatty chair into a funky retro statement piece, upolstered in my very own 'Modern Retro' fabric. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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And I was out and about again on the 27th March at the Bethnal Green Vintage Furniture Flea. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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On the 19th March I had a stall at the The Kensal Flea held at the Paradise in Kensal Green. I used to live nearby and really miss it so it was great to be back in my old neighbourhood. I really enjoyed my day and meeting some new customers. As well as bringing my vintage cushions, I launched my new table cloths and 'Modern Retro' fabric in a range of new colourways which went down a storm! Here's a couple of pics from the day. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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So, my latest project was this fab Danish chair which I acquired in a very sad state, but a bit of TLC breathed a new lease of life into it and now it looks stunning! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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This week I've been busy making lovely Love Letters for valentines day. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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The escape this year from the grey of the city was a revelation. Even on the dullest of days there were a myriad of colours to be seen in the freshly ploughed fields, hedgerows and horizons and the exciting thing is that as the seasons change the colours will eplode into a whole new palette. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at emmalovesretro
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The last two weekends have been tiring but fun. First was Midcentury Modern in Dulwich, where there were some fabulous collectable pieces of furniture to be had and where my lovingly refurbished chairs got snapped up! Then this weekend was the Vintage Furniture Flea in Bethnal Green. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at emmalovesretro
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After much hard work and quite a few tack and hammer related thumb injuries, here are the chairs in all their glory. They're shortly off to a new home and I'll be in to the next project! Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at emmalovesretro
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I picked up these lovely, but unloved chairs to give the emmmalovesretro treatment. The following is a visual story of their transformation, with descriptions of the process along the way. Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at emmalovesretro
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I'll be at Midcentury Modern in Dulwich this weekend. (Sunday 14th November) peddling my wares so pop along and say Hi. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at emmalovesretro
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I'm really enjoying working at home this week, to be able to really get my head down and get my ideas onto paper is so enjoyable. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at emmalovesretro