The Joy of Vintage | Modern Mummy

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Joy of Vintage

Another successful shopping morning at my favourite antiques market EVER.

I've found so many bargains and gems recently, I'm beginning to wonder whether I should just give up buying new things altogether. Vintage is most definitely the way foward.

 Today's (mini) haul included an enamel flour tin from the 1940s, which I am going to use to store cookie cutters and baking decorations, a beautiful 1970s Stonehenge stoneware platter decorated with gorgeous yellow primroses and a ginger beer bottle from the Clayton Brothers distillery that used to be in Pimlico (which is where my family are from). 

I could have spent a fortune - there were hundreds of stalls completely and utterly overflowing with vintage loveliness - but I am trying to be frugal at the moment and a mooch around in the sunshine (YES! there was SUNSHINE this morning!) with one of my bestest pals suited me just fine. The terrible traffic getting out of the car park and back onto the main road was even forgotton as I had my one of my favourite ever albums (Angus & Julia Stone's Down The Way) playing full blast and slices of chocolate and beetroot cake and courgette cake to keep me company.

And on that note I am going to leave you with my favourite track from that album. Enjoy xoxox

Sunbury Antiques Market is held at Kempton Race Course twice a month. If you live locally, you really must pay it a visit. Check upcoming dates here.


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