Monday, August 08, 2011

London Finds

Whilst in London I did a bit of treasure hunting.  We only had tickets to Vintage 2011 for the Friday and Sunday so on Saturday we popped down to Brick Lane.  I say popped down because we stayed in the lovely Hoxton and were within easy walking distance.  Our first stop is the wonderful Albion Caff




The Albion sells delicious British food, cooked beautifully and has very attentive and friendly staff. We had a lovely breakfast, poached eggs for me, full English for my man.


Fuelled up, we then looked around the vintage shops and stalls in Brick Lane and the surrounding streets




Lunch was in the wonderful old Truman Building, sat in glorious sunshine, bliss!

These were some of the fabrics I found






I also found a lot of vintage clothing, pretty dresses, aprons and a fair isle waistcoat.



Just goes to show that many a bargain can still be had in our capital city!!

and my favourite purchase from the weekend was from the Market Place at Vintage.  This wonderful frothy number.  A gorgeous petticoat to go under my 50's dresses, or even to wear on its own with a cross over ballet top.  I just need more excuses to wear it!!




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10 comments:

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Donna - I can see you in the petticoat, what shoes or boots would you wear with it?

Grumpy Old Woman said...

Fab photos Donna - they make me feel like I"m actually there.
All of your finds are amazing but I especially like the dresses and that divine frothy petticoat.......
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xxxx

Scrapiana said...

Gosh, you did well!

Country Cottage Chic said...

I want to see you in that petti at the next V&H Fair!

The Devil Makes Work said...

Lovely finds! Especially the clothes Donna :-)

Nattie said...

Love petticoats, and that's a good 'un! Great findings and super Londony piccies...
Nattie x

found and sewn said...

I love brick lane, so many great shops and cafes.

Shabbily By The Sea said...

oooohhhhh that petticoat is gorgeous,gorgeous,gorgeous i adore it and the ballet top sounds perfect,
Krissie x

hellish designs said...

Lots of good tips for my next trip to London..wish I had gone to the South Bank
See you in Chipping Sodbury
Heather

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