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Vintage and antique markets

Vintage and antique markets are great places to find unique items for your home as well as just being a lovely way to spend a Sunday. I love nothing better than wondering around stalls offering everything from shabby chic furniture and decoupaged trays to one-of-a-kind dresses and homeware.

We recently visited the Bath Vintage and Antiques (VA) Market, held undercover at Green Park Station – an antique in itself! What we found was a quite small, but bustling market which was full of not just antiques but artisan crafts as well.

Stalls offered anything that could take your fancy including restored furniture, notebooks, Â kitchenallia, clothes, jewelry and other curiosities. There were also a great selection of food stalls though so if you couldn’t wait until you got your fresh bread and cakes home then you could grab a tasty fresh snack cooked in front of your very eyes.

 

hand-crafted pillows
Hand-crafted pillows

A few things took our fancy including some great upcycled wooden stalls, some handmade kitsch pillows (above) and some great notebooks (below), the covers of which are made from vintage magazines and comics. Emma, renowned for her book-binding skills is looking forward to making some versions of her own soon!

Retro-styled notebooks
Retro-styled notebooks

The free market’s now become so popular that it’s open twice a month, on the first and last Sunday of each month, so if you’re South West-based we definitely think it’s worth a visit!

For those further afield vintage and antique markets can be found in most big towns so take a look in your local paper or online to see what’s going on near you!

Bath vintage and antique market
Bath vintage and antique market

By day Co-Editor Keri is a freelance journalist and copywriter, but spends most of her free time either travelling or planning her next trip!  A complete travel fanatic, she has a love of tropical climates, wildlife and afternoon tea (hence the creation of her Global Afternoon Tea Challenge!)

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