Liz Hasell of Early Bird Vintage specialises in furniture, ceramics, lighting, art, textiles, fashion and ceramics, with some of her stock shown here. She will be among the stallholders at the December 8 brocante at the Wanstead United Reformed Church, Nightingale Lane, London E11.

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She is a collector of vintage buttons and scarves who would dearly love to have a scarf room at her home and can’t bring herself to sell any of her large collection of buttons and buckles.

Whitley said: “All our stallholders must adhere to selling genuine vintage and keep to the 1980 datelines. This has always been the case to ensure customers are buying true vintage. New stallholders are asked to send us details of their stock and experience.”