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By Rosanna Holmes,
6th April 2011 - 06:54
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This month in Homes & Antiques...

 

* Decorating inspired by William Morris
* Collectable lockets
* Antique drinking glasses
* Sue Perkins on forgotten wedding traditions
* Quirky royal souvenirs
* Antiquing in Shropshire 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The May issue of Homes & Antiques is packed with real homes, vintage buys and expert advice, along with all the latest news from the Antiques Roadshow.
 
Four real homes
We bring you four inspiring homes, from a vintage cottage in Penzance to a colourful abode in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Wedding daze
Four women share memories of their wedding days, from the ration-bound receptions of the 1940s to the Kombi-van convoys of 1970.

 

 

 

And then there was light!
We show you how to restore an old, broken lamp with a simple step-by-step guide.

 

 

 

 

Royally strange
Forget mugs and tea towels, for the dedicated royal memorabilia enthusiast, there are some true oddities to be found. Roadshow expert Marc Allum rounds up his top 10.

 

 

 

A bit of a do
In her monthly column, Sue Perkins talks about how wedding ceremonies have changed throughout the ages.
 

 

 

 

Antiques of the future
He might be a landlubber in Harrogate but that doesn’t stop artist Alex Malcolmson from capturing the allure of the Shetland shores in his impressive artwork.
 

 

 

Inspired by William Morris
William Morris is still influencing our interiors 150 years after he started designing beautiful things for the home. We show you how to use his patterns to achieve a fresh, modern look.
 

 

 

Tokens of affection
We discover the world of lockets, which have long been a potent symbol of love.
 

 

 

 

Plus, Judith Miller explores the history of drinking glasses, we talk to homeowners about their conservatories, antiquing in Shropshire and much, much more!