This weeks sees the return of one of my favourite events. The Olympia Art and Antiques Fair, brings together some of the worlds finest antiques dealers, with some truly show-stopping items for sale. Olympia pays hosts to the event for the second time this year with the event running from 31st October until 6th November.

I popped along to the preview evening to take a look around and feast my eyes on what can only be described as treasure. If like me you love history and antiques, you’ll appreciate the museum quality of some of the pieces on display. Will items prices from the hundreds to tens of thousands there really is a broad mix of items on offer. Items range in date from the early 20th century all the way back to ancient times.

Here are a few pictures of some of my favourite pieces from this years fair.

olympia-art-and-antiques-art-nouveau-tilesA stunning selection of art nouveaux tiles from Richard Hoppe

olympia-art-and-antiques-art-deco-bronze-nude-sculptureAn art deco bronze sculpture by Josef Lorenzl circa 1930 from Jeroen Markies

olympia-art-and-antiques-fair-embroidered-stoolA pair of embroidered stools from Peter Bunting

glass-vases-solo-antiquesSome beautiful glassware from my favourite stall Solo Antiques

olympia-art-and-antiques-japanese-tangarinesJapanese fruit sculpture from Marina Oriental Art

olympia-art-and-antiques-wooden-cherubsOne of a pair of cherubs, that I spotted at the last fair and absolutely loved. 

If you’re looking to make a big purchase, or if you’d just like to look around and appreciate all the beautiful things, I’d definitely recommend a visit to the fair.

Find out more on the Olympia Art and Antiques Fair website.

Antiques are something I’ve always had a huge love for. Since I was little and used to spend time in my Grandmas’s shop or look at all the lovely furniture and decorative items in their home. The past is a great place to look for beautiful things. This week I attended the preview evening of the Olympia Art and Antiques Fair. The fair brings together the most prestigious antiques dealers with the very finest products. Items on display range from early 20th century pieces all the way back to incredible ancient pieces, which are so old it’s a treat just to be able to look at them.

Olympia Art and Antiques Gold Cherub StatueDealers bring only their very finest pieces and as such prices range from the hundreds to many thousands of pounds. Even if you are not in the market for buying, I’d recommend a visit just to bask in all the beautiful treasures on display. I only had just over an hour to look round and I’d recommend allowing a lot more time as there is just so much to see. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite pieces from the show…

Olympia Art and Antiques Art Deco PosterA detail from an art deco poster from Duveen Art and Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques fair Patricia Lester 70s 80s Vintage dressA vintage Patricia Lester Dress from Midwinter Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Cherub with TrumpetOne of a pair of gorgeous antique cherubs.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair French Art Deco Bronze FigurineA stunning French 1925 art deco bronze figurine from Solo Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Ancient Egyptian HeadAn Egyptian face from Art Ancient.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Art Deco Bronze FigurineA bronze art deco figurine from Jeroem Markies Art Deco.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Monk StatueA lovely painted wooden monk statue.

Olympia art and Antiques Art Deco Red Poppy Glass PotA stunning 1900 French vintage glass vase from Solo Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Art Deco Chairs and SideboardA wonderful pair of chairs from Justin Evershed-Martin.

Olympia Art and Antiques Art Deco Inlaid Wooden DeskAn exquisite wooden inlaid dressing table from Justin Evershed-Martin.

Olympia Art and Antiques Table FootballA football table from Hatchwell Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Deco Bronze SculptureA 1928 ‘Rocket Girl’ bronze sculpture from Solo Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques fair Ancient Coin HoardA wonderful coin hoard from Art Ancient.

Olympia Art and Antiques Religious StatueA carved Christ statue from Pearse Lukies Antiques.

Olympia Art and Antiques Crochet AnimalsOne of several amazing crocheted animals from Anthony Fell.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Blue and White ChinaA huge selection on blue and white porcelain from Sue Norman.

Olympia Art and Antiques Fair Careless Talk Costs Lives PosterWW2 posters from Manning Fine Art. This dealer also has the original Keep Calm and Carry on Poster, which has such an interesting background. I’m going to be writing a separate post on it, in the near future so keep your eyes peeled.

This is such a tiny selection of the wonderful things on display. It really is an amazing treasure trove of beautiful things waiting to find new homes. One day when I own my own stately home, I’ll be coming here for my furniture and antiques!

The fair runs until 3rd July at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.

Find more details on The Art and Antiques Fair website.

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It’s been a while since I did a vintage haul on here! I haven’t bought that many new clothes recently as I’m trying to save a bit of money. But I have been buying little accessories here and there. I can never resist a piece of pretty vintage jewellery. Over the last few months I’ve been trying to pick up pieces that go with some of the dresses in my wardrobe. I have loads of vintage themed events and festivals coming up this summer and I’ve already started planning all my outfits and most of my newly acquired jewellery is to go with them.

Vintage Jewellery Greens
Green is my absolute favourite colour and I’ve always had quite a lot of green clothing in my collection, however I hardly had any jewellery to wear with it. So when I saw these art deco era glass bead necklaces on eBay as a bundle, I just had to have them. They were an absolute bargain at around £12 for the three and they are simply beautiful. I’ve already got quite a lot of wear out of these and I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in my future outfit posts. See how I styled the black and green one here.

Vintage Fruit Necklace
I also got this gorgeous fruit necklace on Ooh La La on Facebook. At the moment they are attached to a later gold chain which I’m going to replace with a better one, as soon as I find one suitable. I have such a weakness for fruit jewellery and this one just had to be mine! It has so many different colours, I’ll have no trouble pairing this up with outfits.

Vintage Lucite Necklace
The necklace with the yellow roses is absolutely huge and just makes me smile. I picked it up in a lovely vintage shop called Madame Mim in Bruges earlier this year. It was about 6 Euros and I couldn’t resist it!

Reverse Carved Lucite
The other one is an original vintage reverse carved lucite necklace. We have a little love story all of our own. It started when a year earlier a week before my 29th birthday. My mum had taken me to my favourite antiques centre to pick out something vintage for my present. I spotted this gorgeous necklace, but I’d already picked out a dress, so I left it there vowing to one day come back for it. I visited the shop several other times throughout the year without taking it home.

A year later on my 30th birthday I went shopping with Rob and was so pleased to see it still there, so I finally took it home. I absolutely adore it and have no idea why I waited so long to make it mine! It was also a steal at just £20. It needs a little clean as some dirt has got into the carving. I’m going to freshen it up as soon I’m feeling brave enough.

Vintage Floral Earrings
Last weekend I visited a local antique fair for mothers day and picked up a lovely selection of vintage jewellery. The big chunky necklace is an original 50s piece with glass and wooden beads. I had absolutely nothing orange in my collection so I’d been looking out for something like this for a while. The necklace was £10.

Vintage Plastic Clip on Earrings
I got these pretty plastic flower clip on earrings to go with the necklace and luckily they nice and light, so I’m going to get a lot of wear out of them. They will also look amazing with some of my autumn accessories. These cost just £3.

Vintage Flower Clip On Earrings
These dangly floral earrings are so cute, I love the little plastic flowers. As I don’t have my ears pierced anymore, I love find dangly clip-ons. These will be perfect with summer dresses (I can’t wait to start wearing summer dresses again!) these also need a clean, especially when you see them up this close! These cost me £4.

Vintage Red fruit Jewellery
I picked up the chunky red beads for £1 at a charity shop last week and the big red brooch is by Luxulite.

Vintage Novelty Fruit Earrings
I love a bit of novelty jewellery, especially when it features fruit. The smaller ones and the big fruit bowl ones were bought from Ooh La La on Facebook and the red ones were already mine from a church jumble sale, but I had to include them as I see them as a little setVintage Glass Fruit Earrings
How amazing are these huge glass fruit earrings from the 50s. Unfortunately they are a bit to heavy to wear. But I’m just going to keep them on display and admire them constantly. Maybe they’ll make their way into some outfit pics too.

Vintage Petit Point Bracelet
My last purchase, also from the antiques fair this weekend was this lovely petit point bracelet, it is so delicately and beautifully made. I just love it. this was such a bargain at £5.

Vintage Petit Point Bracelet and Brooch
When I arrived home, I realised I had a brooch to match, so I’ll definitely be wearing them together. Look at those tiny stitches!

Vintage Jewellery Collection
I hope you enjoyed looking at my finds, all of which were total bargains. It just goes to show if you keep looking you can find some really gorgeous pieces. Vintage jewellery really does complete every outfit and in my opinion you can never have too much of it!

Have you bought any vintage jewellery recently? What vintage things do you collect?

If you like vintage jewellery, you may also like my embroidered brooch collection.

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