Team Blog

[14th July 2011]
Stylist Kiera Buckley-Jones is busy sourcing items to sell at the H&A Vintage Bazaar which will be at Vintage at the Southbank festival from 29th-31st July  Here at H&A we love a challenge and have been thinking for many months...
[21st April 2011]
The Homes & Antiques 1950s living room at the Royal Festival Hall is now a home away from home. The curtains and pictures have been hung, the paint has dried, and the table is set for a light supper.   I've been camped out at the Southbank...
[13th April 2011]
Things are starting to come together for the H&A 1950s living room. The wallpaper, paint and carpet have all been ordered and our trusty set-builder and seamstress are on hand and raring to go! But, as with any project, there is an air of...
[8th April 2011]
Stylist Kiera Buckley-Jones finds a Festival of Britain scrapbook compiled by a young girl in 1951 With just over two weeks until the H&A 1950s living room opens at the Royal Festival Hall, the adrenaline is starting to kick in; will I finally...
[30th March 2011]
Stylist Kiera Buckley-Jones raids a collector's home to find George Hann prints and Jessie Tait ceramics   So a week has passed and a few tasks on my ever-growing 'to do' list have been ticked off. On Thursday, I visited the Taunton home of...
[29th March 2011]
And so the search begins: stylist Kiera Buckley-Jones starts sourcing wallpaper and furniture for the H&A living room  At last summer's Vintage at Goodwood, organisers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway loved the Homes and Antiques 1950s...
[3rd February 2011]
I’ve always been a little reticent about shopping for vintage. For one thing, I am a lazy shopper when it comes to clothes, preferring to walk into a boutique with a few rails and find exactly what I’m looking for laid out in front of me...
[10th September 2010]
Natasha Goodfellow steps out in style at The Criterion Theatre  A few weeks back the lovely Naomi of Vintage Secret emailed me. 'I'm organising a party to celebrate the 4th birthday of 'The 39 Steps' in the West End,' she wrote. 'Would you...
[27th August 2010]
There aren’t many things that can get me to Staples Corner in the pouring rain at 8.00 in the morning (or any time come to that), but the combination of the 'Vintage Cool Collection' and bargainista’s favourite décor emporium...
[9th July 2010]
A ruby and sapphire-studded hawk, a ring dropped by a magpie and a slightly risqué statue of a faun – it must be another filming of the Antiques Roadshow. Yesterday the team and crew and thousands of visitors – over 2,000 by...