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....
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 ;)
Brick Lane is such a colourful area - I love the graffiti everywhere.
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.
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....
There was a beautiful display of flowers outside - it felt just a little bit like spring!
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