Barbara Patel’s stall offers a very personal selection of 20th century collectables of all types, with an emphasis on design and colour: china, glass and plastic tableware, kitchen ware, decorative items as well as books, costume jewellery and fabrics with a touch of the kitsch and quirky.
19 year old Dulwich resident Amy Pitura-Riley heads “Dolly Did It”, a lovely business selling upcycled, preloved furniture, vintage items and homemade crafts.
After training in Technical Theatre at the acclaimed Brit School Amy turned her hand to refurbishing tired preloved pieces of furniture into beautiful desirable pieces, all sold at reasonable prices. The products are innovative and eco friendly whenever possible, e.g. an old tennis racket becomes a mirror, vintage china teacups hold beautiful scented candles, old vinyl records are turned into cake stands. You name it, Dolly will reinvent it!
If you are wondering where the name Dolly Did It comes from, 2 year old Amy’s dolly was ‘apparently’ responsible for spilling a pot of paint all over the carpet in the family home. Toddler Amy told her mum “Dolly Did It!”. When looking for a name for her new businesss Amy was reminded of this incident and “Dolly Did It” was born and now Dolly is applying her paint more usefully!
Paul Francis has been working in around clothing for over twenty years, which includes designing and styling as well as selling vintage/period clothing.
The buying of period clothing started around thirty years ago for personal use. That then led him into the world of designing, having often alterations to garments that he had purchased. The first job he got as a designer was to style and design the Groom side of a wedding, which included three different designs for eight men. He has continued to do styling, whether it be wedding groups, of which he’s done a number of in the last couple of years, mainly using period clothing, but some newly handmade.
He also attends Spitalfields (Thursdays), Brixton (Saturdays) twice monthly, and periodically Covent Garden (Monday).
Geologist and jeweller Salim Patel offers a wide range of Earth treasures on his Prehistoric Presents stall.
From pocket-money fossils to specimen minerals, each item comes with scientific information to encourage people of all ages to find out more about their purchase. Salim also sells billion years old meteorites, “Cosmic Shrapnel”, as well as stone age artefacts and the remains of Ice Age mammoths. Here you will also find your polished and natural Crystal Healing rocks. His children’s party/gift bags containing petrified dinosaur poo and other exciting fossils and minerals were recently featured in the Guardian Christmas Gift guide and are available on his website.
Salim also designs and makes his own unique range of hand made jewellery:
• Gemstones embedded in resin to enhance their natural beauty
• Insect Jewellery
• Solid silver fossil jewellery
• Bespoke and “up-cycled” jewellery
See his website for further information: www.prehistoricpresents.co.uk
Karen is inspired by the natural environment and the Art Deco period, she also has a life-long passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage. Each piece is handcrafted by Karen in her Brixton studio with the help of Hatton Garden craftsmen for stone setting and gold plating. She works with colourful precious gemstones and freshwater pearls blended with sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised silver and 22ct gold plate. Karen creates jewellery that can be worn everyday as well as glamorous statement pieces for evening wear.
Her jewellery has featured in many publications such as; Vogue.com, Elle, Grazia, Red, Wedding and Home, ES magazine and Professional Jeweller magazine.kmjewels on Pinterest