Our antique fair tables groan under the weight of our wares. From clocks to curios, glass to gewgaws, brass to buckles and everything in between. More than half of our display is of the jewellery persuasion and there is very little we don’t stock (bearing in mind that ALL our stock is vintage or antique […]

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I read an “interesting” article this morning. It seems that some lifestyle experts have concluded that what is wrong with people’s lives is the lack of intervention by lifestyle experts. The encouragement is that to clear the mind and centre the body we should all live without “stuff” It serves no purpose but as a […]

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After an hour or two of research we discovered that Penelope here was genuine.  There are two sides to the antiques business – one deals with the very old (or at least passably grown up) and the other deals with 21stcentury technology. But it’s not just coaxing the Paypal card-reader into action in a village […]

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Touchstone towers has been a bit of a crash site for the last three weeks (which is why there have been no blogs for a wee while). We have been running ourselves ragged: up to our eyes in antiques fairs, and a busman’s holiday to a top end fair at the NEC in Birmingham followed […]

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A classic round necklace c1900 While we are on our travels (and we go on a fair few trips and excursions) there are a few things which always catch our attention. As you might see from a quick peruse of our catalogue, there are is a sizable collection of brooches, earrings, accessories and more recently […]

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It seems (in the UK anyway) that recent interior design trends for “clean lines, white walls and open space” have rather dented the fashion for collectable glass. It is with a heavy heart that Touchstone Vintage placed some of our most beautiful items in storage until once again the doors of fashion are open to […]

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Odeon style meets Egyptian Revival Stick on some cool jazz, pour yourself a martini and settle back for a look at the age of opulence. When faced with the term Art Deco most people will have myriad differing ideas. The idiosyncratic Odeon Style, symmetry, geometry and clean lines, the Egyptian revival – gods and monsters […]

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