Posts in Vintage
SIX TIPS FOR SHOPPING VINTAGE AND MY FAVOURITE VINTAGE BUYS

The ethos of sarahakwisombe.com has always been about staying true to your own style. Regardless of whether that’s seen as being ‘on trend’. In fact, you’re more likely to see me avidly pushing you to avoid the trends! One of the best ways I find to stay true to your own style and not be influences by mass market mainstream fads is to shop vintage, charity shop and antique, so I thought I’d show you some of my fave finds that I've got for my flat to get you inspired.

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BUCKET LIST: MODERNISM WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS

I just discovered something amazing, and I have to share it. As if the 60s midcentury modern vibes of sun-soaked Palm Springs wasn't enough on its own, I recently found out via Instagram that they also play host to a little something that's run every February called Modernism Week, and it's blowing my frickin' mind. 

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VIDEO TUTORIAL : HOW TO USE EBAY TO FIND UNIQUE PIECES FOR YOUR HOME

Ever visited a vintage store and seen beautiful pieces but all at prices that are just a little out of reach? eBay is my main recommended source for swiping great pieces of furniture and accessories that can help you create a designer home look without spending that much at all. But there's a bit of an art to finding the great pieces and deals on eBay, and to an eBay newbie it can all be a bit confusing, so in this post I'm sharing an easy step by step video guide on how to use eBay to swipe those awesome, unique vintage pieces that will have your friends amazed at how you found such a bargain!

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GET THE LOOK: BOARDWALK EMPIRE'S ONYX CLUB

SO EXCITED! The 5th and final season (sniff) of Boardwalk Empire hit our screens last night, bringing 1931 back into our lives with more guts and glory than we only hoped it could. 

If you, like me, love the look and feel of the Boardwalk Empire interiors then I've put together the ultimate shopping list to help you achieve the dark, smoky, moody and incredibly captivating style of the show.

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PRODUCT FOCUS: KAYMET LONDON VINTAGE SERVING TRAYS

You may have noticed that a vintage bar cart is all the rage right now! That being said, as much as we'd love one there was just really no space for it in our living room and we already had a brilliant sideboard that was kind of already doing the job anyway. So, if like us, you just don't have the space but still want the vintage bar cart effect, why not try this?

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HOW TO CREATE A PARISIAN CHIC LOOK IN YOUR HOME

Paris oh beloved paris, what a city! The perfect blend of glamour and period detailing. With such an abundant romantic feel, whether its the beautiful sparkled lighted streets at night, loved up getaways, sneaky back street boutiques or the fab flea markets (wonder which is my favourite?!), the whole place is just steeped in a magic all of its own. So, how can we bring a little of Paris to our own homes?

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THE HUNT FOR THE PERFECT VINTAGE ARMCHAIR

Remember a few months back I won the home blogger awards and said I'd use the money for something special? Well here it is! We've been on the hunt for the perfect vintage armchair for our living room for months now. You wouldn't believe the back and forth my husband and I had over choosing the chair! Would we have one, or two? Could we find one that looked great but suited our budget? Was it comfortable? We had some very specific requirements.

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SUMMER HOMEWARE HAUL (VIDEO)

Feel like you could do with a little suttin-suttin to spruce up your home this summer? We did! It felt like we had a big list of items that were just nagging us because they weren't quite perfect yet. We all know the feeling right?! We made a few purchases, from charity shop bargains to pricey sofas. Instead of me listing out what we bought, I thought it would be way more fun for you to watch a little video in true Sarah Akwisombe style!

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A CRYSTAL PALACE ANTIQUES MOOCH

Ahh, summer Sunday in South London. Nothing beats it. 

This weekend, I had a meeting first thing over at my favourite furniture shop of all time, Do South, and got to take a look at some cool new pieces they had in stock. After my meeting, I took a stroll around Palace with a friend, checking out the various antiques and vintage shops. 

Here's what we found!

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