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  • Antiques to You

    At Retrovation, we are passionate about incorporating the old and beautiful in to modern interiors #weaddsoultointeirors. So we are launching "Antiques to You", a schedule of events to get Antiques out to new customers who want homes with unique interiors full of character. The last year has seen an explosion of interest on platforms like Instagram and a whole new audience finding antiques and getting ideas to incorporate them in to their homes. We want to maintain this great initiative with continued online Virtual Fairs. But with the reopening of non essential retail, we will be combining this with on the ground town centre fairs to bring Antiques Back to the High Street. Find below our schedule for the next month with our Salvage Sundays Virtual Fairs and on the High Street fairs at St Albans and Chiswick. With "Antiques to You" we will be merging the virtual and physical worlds so that it won't be necessary to physically attend the on the ground fairs to take part. We want to take our all audience with us! So, you can buy any piece on our website and collect at the High Street fair ... ... and if you can't make the High Street Fair, or are isolating, the whole fair will be on Instagram and we offer free local delivery.

  • Antiques Back on the High Street ...

    ... but not as you know it! Often seen as old fashioned and a bit stuffy, the traditional antiques shops in town centres had long been in decline even before the pandemic hit the High Street. With online antiques thriving during lockdown is there a future for antiques on the High Street? During the last year antiques have been thriving online with social media platforms creating a whole new audience looking to find something sustainable and unique for their homes. There has been a merging of traditional antique dealers with vintage lovers and interior designers creating dynamic online communities. At Retrovation, we have moved much of our business online during lockdown and now have 100's of unique pieces available on our website. We also take part in "Virtual Fairs" online. Check out @virtualvintagefair and @salvagesundaysdealers on Instagram. So as we approach the reopening of non essential shops, what does the future hold for antiques online and on the High Street? At Retrovation we envisage a dynamic new world where businesses that have become predominantly online such as Retrovation use street markets and pop up shops to take their products back to the High Street. We want to keep the convenience and accessibility of online shopping, but combine it with hands on and personal experience of a real fair In the next month, Retrovation will be back on the High Street at both the St Albans and Chiswick High Street Antique Markets, but we will be merging the real world with our "Virtual Fair" experience learnt during lockdown. Our market stall will be shared online in real time allowing our followers to experience the market. We will be trialling replacement of old paper product labels with "QR codes" so you can scan a 2D bar code with your smartphone to go straight to our website and get information about the product and even pay for the product on our website. And we will be offering the "click and collect" facility to buy anything on our website and collect at the market with no delivery cost saving money and being more sustainable So will this new world work for antiques? A year ago, the answer may have been no! But the last year has seen the world increasingly pushed online and people forced to use their smartphones in the real world to order products and services and for track and trace. As much as everyone is eager to get back on the high street, there has been a fundamental shift towards the convenience of online shopping and communication. Retrovation will be at the first St Albans antiques market of the year after lockdown on the 18th April and in the new Chiswick High Road antiques market on May 9th. These will be running in the real world and on Instagram whilst we continue our #salvagesundays virtual fairs on Instagram. Follow us @retrovation on Instagram to find out how it goes or come and see us at St Albans and Chiswick Antiques Markets!

  • Drew Hands Over Salvage Sundays

    Drew explained on his live why he started Salvage Sundays, how it has evolved and how he sees it moving forward as he moves on to his next "Massive Project". Check out the full recorded live on instagram: Drew explained how Salvage Sundays was something that he imagined whilst riding his bike at the start of the pandemic amidst his frustration that nothing was being done to support the antiques trade during lockdown. Drew gave a round of applause to Dawn from Retrovation for revolutionising the concept and turning it in to "something wonderful". Salvage Sundays now has a group of more than 30 dealers and a programme of lives and social media running. It has a team pulled together from a broad church of experience with the whole group involved. Drew explained how he now needs to step back from the week to week Salvage Sundays schedule and take a role supporting, promoting and helping. This is driven by his commitments to his next brain child which is democratising design; starting with giving really well designed furniture to people that is very affordable. So Drew officially hands over Salvage Sundays to the people involved in it, with Dawn from Retrovation as the flag bearer. Retrovation are proud to be part of Salvage Sundays moving forward and look forward to the next phase of this exciting initiative. Check out @salvagesundaysdealers for the latest news on Instagram.

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  • Antiques Store | Retrovation | England

    Retrovation Decorative Antiques & Interiors Shop Now DECORATIVE ANTIQUES Shop Collection PERIOD PROPS Shop Collection UNIQUE INTERIORS Shop Collection About Us We love to handpick the beautiful, rare and unusual. Whether that be from a country estate as a stunning statement, a vintage piece to add character and personality for or items full of history that can be used as in a home or business setting. Follow our hashtags #retrovation #weaddsoultointeriors Decorative Antiques , Unique Interiors Vintage Props ​ Why not have a browse through our on line store, check out our to see what we are up to or visit us at the Retrobarn near St Albans, Hertfordshire. Instagram feed ​ Dawn & Steve ​ C an We Source Something Unique for You? Contact us PLEASE GET IN TOUCH Send Success! Message received.

  • Unique Interiors | Hertfordshire | Retrovation

    < Shop All Unique Interiors We handpick unique antique and period pieces to add a burst of personality and character to your home. Filter by Collection All Books & Ephemera Cabinets & Storage Chairs, Tables & Stools Clocks, Posters & Wall Hangings Copper, Silver & Brass Garden & Outdoor Living Glass & Pottery Interior Styling Lighting Mirrors, Frames & Art Price £9.00 £1,850.00 Sort by Quick View Antique Vintage Cast Iron Pine Cone Cuckoo Clock Weights Pair Price £24.00 Quick View Antique GPO Clocks Post Office Wall Clock Mahogany Quartz Movement Price £145.00 Quick View Antique Victorian Glass Cloche Dome Museum Display Stand 23 cm height (J) Price £145.00 Quick View Antique Vintage A. C Bass & Sons Brass Tap Beer Tap Ipswich Decorative Price £34.00 Quick View Antique 1910 GPO Clocks Quartz Lovejoy Wimbledon Enamel Post Office Wall Clock Price £125.00 Quick View Antique 1917 Reading Table Lectern Shepherdson Adjustable Tilt Bed Table Display Price £145.00 Quick View Antique 1910 Stars Shown to Children Planets Stars Colour Plates First Edition Out of stock Quick View Vintage Brass Jewellers Travel Scales Apothecary Medical With Weights & Case Price £24.00 Quick View Antique RAF Squadron Leader Uniform Storage Deed Box Chapman Military Trunk Price £185.00 Quick View Vintage Original Bus Blind London Route Master Tottenham Court Road Price £125.00 Quick View Vintage Original Bus Blind London Route Master Mill Hill Northolt Price £165.00 Quick View Antique Vintage Church Hymn Numbers Shop Display Price Tags Made By Mowbrays Price £75.00 Quick View Antique 1900 Edwardian Brass & Oak Magazine Rack Newspaper Mesh Holder Out of stock Quick View Antique Copper Urn Water Container Tea Urn With Brass Tap Price £95.00 Quick View Vintage Industrial Wire Locker Gym School Changing Room Storage Out of stock Quick View Vintage Original Bus Blind London Route Master Lewisham Price £125.00 Quick View Vintage Original Bus Blind London Route Master Cubitt Town Greenwich Price £125.00 Quick View Vintage School Hooks Numbered Metal Painted Oak Board Out of stock Load More

  • Decorative Antiques | Hertfordshire | Retrovation

    Decorative Antiques We handpick beautiful timeworn antiques that get better with age, last a lifetime, and are wonderful investment pieces. They will add character and soul to any home interior. < Shop All Filter by Collection All Apothecary & Pharmacy Country House Decorative Salvage Decorative Art & Paintings Haberdashery & Shop Display Natural History Travel & Leatherware Price £20.00 £1,850.00 Sort by Quick View Antique Victorian Still Life Oil Canvas Painting A. Searlett Gilt Frame Artist Price £195.00 Quick View Antique Victorian Glass Cloche Dome Museum Display Stand 23 cm height (J) Price £145.00 Quick View Antique Victorian Leather Top Hat Box Silk Top Franz Gulder Wein Travel Case Price £195.00 Quick View Vintage Chrome Railway Luggage Rack Towel Rail Price £275.00 Quick View Antique Vintage Rustic Metal Flower Wall Sconce Decorative Garden Candlesticks Price £60.00 Quick View Antique Handmade Salvage Grain Rice Scoop Rustic Wood Metal Reclaimed Shelf Price £185.00 Quick View Antique Salvage Cast Iron Brackets Hanging Basket Hook Reclaimed Shelf Support Price £95.00 Quick View Antique Decorative Salvage Reclaimed Cast Iron Rain Hoppers Pair Wall Planter Price £60.00 Quick View Antique French Cast Iron Planter Ornate Louis Philippe French Revival Trough Price £225.00 Quick View Antique Copper Shop Stands Haberdashery London Griffiths Floor Standing 3 Avail Price £75.00 Quick View Antique Mahogany Display Cabinet Shop Wall Haberdashery Bevelled Glass Cupboard Price £325.00 Quick View Antique Hayle Hand Beaten Arts & Crafts Brass Tray Stand Table Price £225.00 Quick View Antique Victorian 19th Century School Benches Desks Tables Metamorphic C Price £785.00 Quick View Antique Stunning Oak Glass Glazed Curved Shop Counter Haberdashery Display Price £1,595.00 Quick View Antique Oak Museum Display Cabinet Haberdashery Shop Display Bank of Drawers Price £1,345.00 Quick View Antique 1815 Georgian Deed Box Wooden Thomas Powell London Price £165.00 Quick View Antique Shop Cabinet Display Case Glazed Counter Collectors Haberdashery Cabinet Out of stock Quick View Antique Boat Copper Ships Lamp Nautical Meteorite Trawler Light 8282 Lantern Price £195.00 Load More

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