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40% OFF ALL VINTAGE UNTIL 02/01/2018

Head over to the Vintage Section ASAP because, for a limited time only there is a massive 40% off everything, that includes already discounted items!

Use discount code VINTAGE at the checkout to claim your 40% discount! Hurry this offer is only valid until Midnight on 2nd Jan 2018!!

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Popping Up in December - Little Nan's & waterintobeer

To round off what's been a crazy 2017, I am squeezing in two more Pop Up Shops before the year ends and both are in December!

First up is this Sunday 03/12/2017. I will be back once again at the wondrous Vintage & Craft Market at Little Nan's Broadway Theatre Saloon, Catford, which is held every first Sunday of the month, kicking off as always from 11am till around 5pm I will be joined by local crafts people, makers, vintage sellers or people having a good old clear out of their wardrobes. There is always great bargains and beautiful items on sale, plus endless supplies for yummy coffee, Cat Food Cakes and Teapot Cocktails!

Little Nan's Sunday Market

The second pop up, back by popular demand will be back at Brockley's premier Craft Beer Bottle Shop & Homebrewing Supplies spot waterintobeer. Come from midday for a good shop of my wares plus endless salty popcorn and an excellent range of craft beers, full details can be found HERE . If that's not all once the pop up is finished around 6pm there will be a Music Improv performance on that same evening and you can find out more about the performance & purchase tickets HERE

See you soon, M x

4th pop up thunder and lightning @ waterintobeer

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Morgs & Jen's Sewcial Club at Cabaret Vs Cancer Craft & Vintage Bazaar 2017

I'm very excited to announce that my crafting wife & I, in our other alter ego Morgs & Jen's Sewcial Club (follow us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM & DM us your email so we can add you to our newsletter) will be hosting a Pom Pom crafting bonanza at this years Cabaret Vs Cancer Craft & Vintage Bazaar, on Sunday 26th November 2017 held at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club 

There will be Pom Pom's and sparkles akimbo from us, come along & help us raise some money for a fab charity!

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POPPING UP! Little Nan's Broadway Theatre Saloon Bar

Happy Monday!

A quick reminder that I will be popping up at the Vintage Market at Little Nan's Broadway Theatre Saloon Bar in Catford this Sunday 6th August!

I will be bringing along lots of vintage and pre-loved clothing goodies, plus a few vintage pin up comics, books, homewares & also prints by local artists!

In case you can't make it the market is on every 1st Sunday of the month!

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LITTLE NAN'S POP UP - 1ST SUNDAY EACH MONTH

Have you been to any of the super kitsch Little Nan's Bars in S.E. London (and also Dalston, where there's a little pop up)??  No? Well I must say you are missing out....missing out on over the top kitschy, tacky decor & Eastenders themed cocktails in Teapots & delicious afternoon tea's, Disco Fries & Tea Cup portions of Cheese Savouries!

Now let me give you an excellent reason to try out the Little Nan's Theatre Saloon Bar in Catford which lives, surprisingly enough in the Bar of the Catford Broadway Theatre! Come along on the first Sunday of each month from 11am to sample the Little Nan's delights from the bar, plus lots of marvellous shopping opportunities from fab local crafts peoples, vintage & stuff sellers including Thunder & Lightning who will be a regular feature, showcasing everything the shop has to offer.

Click HERE  for full details of the Sunday 2nd July market, also if you want to have your own stall to sell please contact Little Nan's for more details, stalls are a bargainous £5!

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Anna Sui at the Fashion & Textile Museum

One of my favourite things is a visit to a museum or gallery, living in London means I am rather spoilt for choice on that front but on the flip side I am so busy with the shop, pop ups & other part time work I rarely get time to see everything I want to! Last week on a freak day off I had a chance to visit the fantastic Fashion & Textile Museum just south of the Thames in Bermondsey. 

They have recently opened with a retrospective of the fabulous work of Anna Sui, there as so much sumptuousness to lust over! Fantastic prints, embellishments and accessories were piled onto the mannequins. Myself and Photographer Sam (a good friend of mine, who surprise surprise is a photographer ) spent most of the visit commenting on how much we just loved everything!!

With the exciting future plans myself and local Stitch n bitch club organiser Jenni "Citystitchin' " Willson have for hosting craft workshops at the Thunder and Lightning shop (see here for more details of our first workshop) this visit has provided lots of accessory and upcycling inspiration! 

Tickets are £9.90 for adults, £7.70 for concessions, £6 for students and kids under 12 are free. The exhibition runs until 1st October 2017

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International Women's Day Fashion Show at PLACE / Ladywell Market THE PICTURES!

As I posted a little while ago myself and the other fantastic women independent retailer's we in the midst of preparing for a fashion show showcasing all we had to offer. Well the day came and e still felt wholly in prepared but with some prosecco fuelled last-minute organising we managed to pull it off with and almost professional appearance! 

We had a great turnout and the mood we electric and exciting an full of energy and a great sense of community! There was a really unusual mix of vintage and new pieces as well as a dusting of magnificent bright African print fabrics. We had models of all shapes, sizes ages and ethnicities....It was a great showcase for Place / Ladywell and the diverse inhabitants of this area of SE London

Here's a selection of images from the show showing all the different retailer's wonderful items!

Thanks to everyone involved!

Samantha Halyey for photography, The Fox & Firkin Pub for refreshments and the use of their PA, Rushey Green Time Bank for the use of their space, Snip'in hairdressers for some of the models hair and all the models and helpers who spared their time.

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Punk Flea Market

Exciting things are happening with Thunder & Lightning as I am wheeling the shop out on the road...well just up the road and still in SE London to the Punk Flea Market at DIY Space for London on Sunday 5th March from 1pm - 6pm

You can check out the full details HERE on the Facebook invite. Please do come along it'd be great to see you and also check out all the other stalls and their wares!

Look out for other jolly's out to other venues coming soon!

Morgs x

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GIS A HAND!?

Are any of you lovelies available on Saturday 18th March to help out at a little fashion show myself and the other retailers at Place/Ladywell Market are putting on just after International Women's Day

We are looking for Models of all ages and sizes as well dressers and general helpers to set up and put on the show. You will be paid generously in drinks and cake!!!

If you fancy helping me and the other ladies at the Market out, please drop me an email on morgan@thunderandlightningshop.com or via facebook, instagram or twitter

Twitter - @TandLShop

Facebook & Instagram - @thunderandlightningshop

Lots of Love

Morgs xxx

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NEW BRAND - VINTAGE STYLE ME

I am now stocking a special collection of skirts and dresses from the lovely Vintage Style Me, a Cheltenham based maker of sweet little dresses, skirts and co-ords using fab prints and vintage fabrics.

The small collection I now have in stock are all total one offs with each item being made in a different print or fabric to the last, so you can have a total one of a kind item that no one else will have!

Head on over to the shop or to the website to see the full range but be warned a couple of the styles have been snapped up within days of hitting the shop floor so get in quick! 

In the meantime here are a few of my faves to get you excited! They range in sizes from Small / 8 to XL / 18-20

Denim Smock Dress with Cactus contrast cuffs & Collar - Size M - By Vintage Style Me - £43.00

African Animal Print Skirt - Size L - By Vintage Style Me - £30.00

Green Owl Print 40's Style Dress - Size XL - By Vintage Style Me - £53.00

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Sumptuous Velvets and Winter Sparkles!

I love this time of year as it gets colder and you can wrap yourself up in warm cosy layers on top of layers! Then there's all the Christmas and New Years parties and special dinners out with your besties so you need to add a bit of sparkle to those comfy warm layers.

There are some lovely pieces in store and online now that would be perfect..... sequins, velvets, metallic stars and glitter (always glitter!) have a look and treat yourself!

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Christmas Party Dressing - Vintage it up this season!

If you have a packed Christmas party schedule this December you are going to need a lot of dress options!

There are some stunners of dresses in store and online at the moment and here are my top picks from the Vintage collection to really make a great impression and be seen wearing something completely original.