A right royal vintage rummage

The lovely Candy Pop and I set off to London in high spirits, despite the pouring rain, for we were on a vintage mission. First stop (after tea of course) was Brick Lane. We had a lovely meander down all the side streets, hunting out vintage knick knacks - or "lady tat" as my other half likes to call such treasures :) We spent quite some time in one particular shop, whose name I can't remember, but which is stacked full of the most fabulous vintage scarves, pinnies, table cloths, blankets, linen, clothes....

Vintage scarves galore
Colourful vintage pinnies
Vintage pinnies

And it has the most amazing selection of doilies I have ever seen - doily heaven! There are drawers and drawers full (the drawers themselves are quite fabulous) - so many they are colour coded. Let's just say I didn't come away empty handed ;)

Doily heaven

Brick Lane is such a colourful area - I love the graffiti everywhere.

Brick Lance grafitti

After a pit stop for lunch and a delightful rummage around the Spitalfields market (where I found the most awesome crocheted bag with wooden handles - more of that later!) we moved on to Oxford Street and round about for a bit of window shopping.

Window shopping

And of course a trip to London wouldn't be complete without a visit to Liberty. I could stare at the fabrics and wool for hours....

A rainbow of Liberty wool
A rainbow of Liberty wool

There was a beautiful display of flowers outside - it felt just a little bit like spring!

Liberty flowers
Liberty flowers
Liberty flowers
Liberty flowers
Liberty flowers

And finally here is a special little something that just had to come home with me - it has my name written all over it! It's from a collection by Donna Wilson - there is a fabulous fox too, which is on the wish list....all in all a most marvellous day - thank you to the lovely Candy Pop for such wonderful company and being such an expert guide :)

You can view Candy Pop's lovely post about our day on the fabulous Candy Pop blog

My Donna Wilson owl plate - I'm in love :)