Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Going out dancing next Saturday night? Need a vintage make over? Then come to Madam Magpie's Vintage Fete!

We are delighted to confirm that Vintage Hair Lounge will be at Madam Magpie's Vintage Fete on the Saturday the 1st February.

Follow the link for more information about the fabulous Vintage Hair Lounge:
www.vintagehairlounge.com

To book your appointment please email: enquiries@vintagehairlounge.com








Thursday, 9 January 2014

Tweets from Madam Magpie...

We've joined Twitter!

You can follow us @mmagpievintage for all the latest news and events.


In the meantime, don't forget about fundraising vintage fete on the 1st February!

We still have a few spaces available for sellers so please get in touch if you are interesting in having a stall.

 
 

Monday, 6 January 2014

 
 
Join us on the 1st February 2014 for Madam Magpie's Vintage Fete!
 
MadaM Magpie’s Vintage Fete
Our Lady and st JOseph’s ChurCh
Saturday 1st February 2014, 10am – 4pm
£2 admission per person
 
Vintage Clothing homeware and accessories
Tombola
DJ
Madam Magpie’s Tea Shop
Things to make, do and mend
 Address: Presbytery 100a Balls Pond Road, Kingsland, N1 4AG (Just off Kingsland High Street, at the top end of Essex Road)
Nearest stations: Dalston Overground and Highbury & Islington Tube station
For more information please email: madammagpievintage@gmail.co.uk or call Tel: 07738237504
 
All proceeds from the fete will go to Project Peru, a small, totally voluntary UK-based charity who support a refuge for children living in extreme poverty in the desert shanty towns of Lima.
Registered Charity No: 1049413 www.projectperu.org.uk

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Madam Magpie Vintage are proud to present...


Madame Magpie’s Vintage Fete
in support of ProjectPeru

Saturday February 1, 2014, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Our Lady and St Joseph’s Church

Nearest tube: Highbury and Islington



Banish the winter blues with a trip back in time to 1950s South America for a vintage fair with a difference…still vintage, but with a kick!


On the day expect to enjoy:
  • 20+ sellers specialising in Vintage and Retro clothing, home-ware and accessories (including Madame Magpie Vintage!) 
  • DJs playing South American music from the 1950s 
  • A variety of entertainment throughout the day 
  • Feather hair slide workshop 
  • Refreshments at Madame Magpie’s Tea Shop 
  • Atomic tombola 
          
    Plus lots more TBC…



Interested in selling for the day for £30? Please email

madammagpievintage@gmail.com



All proceeds from the fete will go to Project Peru, a small, totally voluntary UK-based charity who support a refuge for children living in extreme poverty in the desert shanty towns of Lima.


Registered Charity No: 1049413


http://projectperu.org.uk/index.htm

https://www.facebook.com/projectperu.org.uk








Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Handbags and Gladrags

Don't forget...

Madam Magpie Vintage will be running a stall at the 'Handbags and Gladrags Vintage Fair at the Castle'! There will be a wide range of gorgeous sellers and a vintage cafe in this most unusual of venues, a Grade I listed 16th Century manor house in Haringey, North London. Now that's something to get excited about! A selection of our favourite 'Magpie Picks' will be up on the blog soon, all of which will be available to purchase from us on the day. Fancy.

Saturday 13 July 2013, 10.30am - 4.30pm
£1.50 admission - accompanied children free


Bruce Castle Museum
Lordship Lane
London
N17 8NU


For more information please visit the Bruce Castle Museum website:
http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/community_and_leisure/time_out_in_haringey/visiting_haringey/places_to_visit/brucecastlemuseum/brucecastleevents.htm

MAGPIE PICKS!



Magpie Picks!



Madam Magpie has been a very busy bird and has found an extra special gem - this gorgeous Horrockses floral shirt dress.   



Horrockses Fashions was one of the most well respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 1940s and 1950s. Originally, the prices raged from £4 - £7, expensive for the day.  Even then, these dresses were highly collectable and ladies saved hard to get hold of one.  It wasn't long before celebrities and even the Queen (which eventually led to them being granted a royal warrant in the 1960s) were wearing the fashionable brand.
These have become especially collectable recently, probably with a bit of help from Betty Draper of Mad Men, and therefore rarer.  This is a fine example of the lovely floral cotton dresses of that time.  Well done Mrs Magpie!


Monday, 10 June 2013

A Grand Day Out in Oxford with Madam Magpie Vintage


This weekend we headed to Oxford for The Oxford Vintage Fair. Taking place in the breathtakingly beautiful Oxford Town Hall, we took up residence in The Council Chamber underneath a ceiling decorated with signs of the zodiac, ornate coving and sparkly chandeliers. My, what an eye catching setting this was for two little magpies! We spent a splendid afternoon promoting our treasures and chatting to the lovely people of Oxford, including a number of students who SHALL go to the ball now that they’ve purchased a frock from Madam Magpie Vintage. A fantastic day was had by all. Chin-chin!