Saturday I'm smitten… with vintage markets

3 Dec

It’s been a while since I’ve been thrifting…
(and I’ve kind of been craving it
if you can crave such a thing?)

So with Christmas on the way,
I got up early this morning to head to a few markets
with the intention of finding some presents
and potentially a cosy coat for me
since for some reason I don’t have one.

(I blame my overenthusiastic
charity clearouts in the summer!)

Here’s some snaps of what was on offer
at one of the markets… I think I snapped
much more than I bought!

img 3567 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets A toy typewriter…
so so so tempting but I resisted!

img 3568 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets I used to collect badges when I was little.
I had a whole pinboard of them from every
exhibit/museum/zoo I’d ever been to.
I still have a thing for them now.
img 3571 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Love the design of this cookbook…

img 3573 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Love these angry little owls
and their ‘be wise save’ message.

img 3576 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets A beautiful opera glove holder!
Who knew such things existed…
very Downton Abbey!
img 3579 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets A Daily Mail (!) annual for girls
on a reworked blue chair.

img 3578 e1322923246488 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Was rather tempted to buy this just as it’s so random…
a book for logging who you got your Christmas cards from!
img 3577 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Vintage books… I should have bought
the one on coffee for my coffee-addicted husband!
img 3581 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets No market is complete without cake!
How gorgeous are these ice-cream sundae cupcakes?!

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So what did I pick up?
Well, I can’t show you everything as some
are presents… but here’s the things I got
as happy December gifts to me!
cape escape convopieces2 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets A cosy vintage cape… not quite a coat
but it was such a bargain from the
lovely Totty Rocks gals I couldn’t resist.
img 3600 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Years ago, I used to stalk these 70s German elephant
moneybanks on ebay. But they always, always
went above my price range… so happily
I found one today. In your face, 2007 ebay!
img 3587 e1322923907514 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets A Sergeant Major moustache…
apparently this came out of a 1950s magic box.
I can’t really think what magic tricks you’d
do with a moustache but there you go!
shoeclips convopieces Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets A pair of vintage shoe clips…
I’ve resolved not to buy any new party outfits
this year and just update my old ones instead.
Love how these clips transform a dull pair of shoes!
img 3609 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Oh yeah… and cake.
You didn’t think I’d leave without some of that!

Our kitchen table has a whole lot of craft clutter on it
right now (mostly from my printmaking class)
so I thought it might be easier to snap the cakes
on the floor… I thought wrong!
img 3611 Saturday I'm smitten... with vintage markets Yup, I got one picture before my cake
was in danger of getting licked by a cat!
So in order to save the cake, there’s no more pics!

I’ve also entirely forgotten what flavour
my cake is… so I won’t know until I have it.
Looks rather pretty and festive though.

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So I think that makes for a good little haul
and I got a few presents too…
tomorrow, I’m going to try and get up
for the car boot sales too.

Let’s see if I can get all my Christmas shopping
done without any high street shops!

Happy Saturday everyone xx

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