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2013 Vintage Fair dates for The Deco Press..Come along and say hello!

30 Jan


We’ve been busy booking in 2013 dates for various Vintage Fairs around the North of England and here are the dates and venues confirmed so far:

Saturday February 23rd- Harrogate does Vintage. 10.30am-4.30pm, St George Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate.

Go to www.harrogatedoesvintage.co.uk for full details

Saturday & Sunday 2nd/3rd March –  St Gemma’s Hospice Vintage Fair. 10am-4pm, Harrogate Road, Leeds.

Go to www.st-gemma.co.uk/events/vintagefairs.html

Sunday 17th March – Vintage Home Show. 11am-4pm, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester

Go to www.vintagehomeshow.co.uk/Events.html

Saturday 18th May – Harrogate does Vintage. 10.30am-4.30pm, St George Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate.

Go to www.harrogatedoesvintage.co.uk for full details

It would be great to see you there!


Paris at Christmas

10 Dec

I’ve just got back from the magical streets of Paris after a weekend of shopping (for The Deco Press, and for myself of course!). There were two shopping highlights for me. One was a trip to the gorgeous shop Merci. It reminded me a little of Liberty in London in terms of stock but the setting and building has a raw-luxe-loft vibe full of twinkling fairy lights, rough wood and utilitarian chic!  Their stock is beautiful and the restaurant, which serves amazing salads and juices along with hearty cakes and strong expresso, was great for change from traditional French food. Needless to say, I managed to while away at least 4 hours when I could/should have been sightseeing!

The Merci Car

My other highlight was a trip to Le marché aux Puces de Vanves. This Parisian flea market was the perfect place to visit on a crisp and sunny Sunday morning and I found a few lovely images which I am in the process of mounting. I thought the one below was particularly Christmassy!

Beautiful colours and a graphic you can't help but love!

Beautiful colours and a graphic you can’t help but love!


What exactly is Vintage Advertising?

26 Nov

For anyone wondering exactly what art-deco to mid-century vintage advertising art (phew) is…I thought I’d do a quick explanation!

Vintage advertising art comes directly from the original newspapers, magazines and publications of  a specific period. Advertising prior to the end of the 1st World War was fairly basic design-wise with emphasis on text and explaining exactly how a product would work.

As soon as we reach what is now commonly known as the Art Deco era of the 1920s there is a marked difference and advertising comes into its own as a form of social and artistic expression. The city of Paris led the way. Many advertisers took out full A3 size pages and commissioned famous French illustrators and artists of the time to showcase their products.

Leon Benigni, born in 1892 was one such artist. A highly respected draughtsman, illustrator and lithographer, his most famous poster, Brides les Bains, recently sold at Christies for £1875.

He was also commissioned by French fashion house Hermes to design this gorgeous advert for luggage from 1927.

This is the only original example we have come across at The Deco Press and it is definitely one of my top 10 favourites. The elongated lines, understated glamour and hint of adventures to be had….What do you think of it? 

This image is available to buy at The Deco Press Facebook Page;


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