Vintage market fun!

Morning!

Oooh, doesn't it feel like spring is in the air?! Until I stepped out of the house yesterday, into the glorious sunshine with bright blue sky over head, I hadn't realised how much those grey days had been getting me down. I felt an overwhelming feeling of hopefulness and inspiration, so much so that I was almost inclined to throw a skip in my step! Maybe if the 'Sound of Music' was being pumped out of my ipod, I probably would have started skipping!

After a thorough spring clean (seriously, spring was the theme of the day!) of my studio desk, I headed to Leicester Cathedral with friends for the Vintage Market. With this being my first vintage market experience in Leicester since leaving London, I was stunned to see a queue to get in! In fact, there were two queues, one for vintage and one for Richard III! *Ahem*, as you'll see from my photos, I headed to the vintage queue.

On entering, I was really stunned by the cathedral, having never been before. Will be going back to explore more at some point. My eyes were then overawed by the amount of clothing, some vintage, some handmade and upcycled. Thrown into the mix were jewellery, handbags, suitcases and the odd bit of bric-a-brac. I was hoping to see more bric-a-brac but that's more a personal preference.

I'll definitely be going again but would possibly get there earlier...can you believe they'd sold out of cupcakes by the time we arrived at 2pm?! Our cups of tea in appropriate vintage china were looking rather forlorn without their sugary friends :-( But, we soon cheered them up with chatter and giggles.

Here are my purchases...

Madame Cherry


Madame Cherry


Madame Cherry



I didn't get the name of this stall holder. If you're reading this and it's your design, please let me know, so that I can credit you! Thanks!

Jeny & Amber


Jeny & Amber


Jeny & Amber

Jeny & Amber

I love all my purchases but I think my favourite has to be Jeny & Amber's Lobster skirt! As my friend said, it reminds him of lovely illustrations from a kid's story book. I can't wait to throw this on in the spring!

Talking of spring, I'm going to spend the rest of the morning out in the garden planting a few seeds.
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! What's everyone up to?

Ta ra,
Jo :-) x
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