Archive for July, 2008

Wish You Were Here

July 15, 2008

True to form our glorious British Summer is proving hard to find. ‘Wish You Were Here’ is a group Summer themed show which aims to bring the sunshine to Columbia Road. Expect to see nostalgic images sure to lift these Summer time blues. Artists include Polly Banks, Rose Blake, Rob Clarke, Sharon Elphick, Dan Holliday, Kim Jenkins, Hazel Nicholls, Kavel Rafferty, Robert Ryan, Dandy Star, Nick Sullivan and Julie Westbury. Work from this eclectic group of artists will include illustration, fine art, photography, textiles and graphic design – all making it’s debut at this, Elphick’s first-of-many exhibitions. A slice of Summer whatever the weather for a fortnight at Elphick’s on Columbia Road.

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Birthday Greetings 1905

July 6, 2008

I so love these Victorian Birthday greetings cards, I have never seen anything like them before. I love the font and it’s amazing to think this is how ladies used to dress a hundred years ago. The original collages must have been stunning. I’m sure I will be posting a few of these…..

 

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Lovely London

July 6, 2008

The shop has been featured in this great Japanese guide book of London. 

 

English Rose

July 6, 2008

More lovely vintage postcards.

 

Kate, Daisy and Annie

July 6, 2008

Recently found these beautiful old postcards on a trip to Brighton. They are dated 1906 on the postmark. 

 

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