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Most Thursday mornings I leave home a little earlier so I can visit the vintage dealers who pitch up once a week at Spitalfields Market. Most of the stall holders have their own specialist subject from art deco costume jewellery to 1940s military clothing. Marie from Remember This? Kitchenalia (photo above) was a great help when I was sourcing period crockery for my Pop-Up Tea Shoppe. Marie sells "beautiful useful items from a bygone era" and we chat for far too long about 1930s cake decorating tools and enamel teapots from Poland. If you're looking for any kind of cute kitchen stuff then drop Marie a line and maybe she can help you too - firstname.lastname@example.org
Today I bought one of these little felt cat critters for £2. The colourful plastic things in front of them are train shaped pencil sharpeners!
Jess and her fella sell a fantastic collection of vintage frocks, shoes, bags and quirky knick knacks. This is where I bought the dress for Sapphire my 1940s waitress. They won't be around for long though as they're moving their stall to Berlin in a few months time. Don't go!
I'm still loving Easter emphera - especially if it's Mr and Mrs lamb in their Sunday best sitting in a rockin' chair.
On my way back to the studio I nip into the Shop on Cheshire street which was one of the very first vintage clothing shops to open in the Brick Lane area.
They're open everyday except Mondays but Thursday is the best day to visit! Why? Because the lady who owns the Shop brings in all her new finds on a Thursday. Shhh... don't tell anyone. Today I bought a cute little pair of apple green shorts for just £7.