Sunday, 15 March 2015

Vintage finds

The choice of vintage items  for sale in Bridport has expanded! We already had the Saturday market and Vintage art quarter. (Links are to previous posts I have written.) In October a new venture called Molly's Den opened. I know many of you share a love of vintage items, so how about a peek inside?

Vintage cups and crochet



Glass items, vases and bowls are always the things that attract me!



A beautiful display and so much work has been undertaken at Thread End Street



 Do you remember wooden jigsaw puzzle blocks like this?


I noticed this dresser recently before we bought one.- this one wasn't for sale but it still always has a wonderful display on items placed on it.





There are Molly's Den venues at Bournemouth and Winchester, has anyone visited them here too?

Tulips from the children
It's Mothers Day in the UK today, unfortunately my children couldn't spend the day with me, our son came home a few weeks ago, and our daughter was working. They did gave me a huge bunch of tulips, which they know is my favourite spring flower. Yesterday my daughter and I took the train to Exeter and had a lovely day together looking around the shops,





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 We finished off by stopping for coffee and cake at Patisserie Valerie, Their cakes are just like I used to have as a child.  My Mother used to treat us to these Käsekuchen in lovely German coffee shops, where we used to sit and enjoy the elegant surroundings and devour the delicious cakes. It was good to remember those special times together and create new ones with my daughter too.


I hope you had a good weekend too, thank you for dropping by.
 Sarah x


42 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday Sarah!! I now want a piece of cake. Hope you enjoyed yours!!! xox

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  2. What is your German connection? Did you live there when you were younger? I spent some time there when I was in the Army, and I also have fond memories of coffee-shops and cakes. Also some wonderful liqueur chocolates!!

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    1. My Dad was in the Army and I spent most of my childhood in Germany, it feels like my second home! I agree those liqueur chocolates are so good. My son in off to Berlin next week and has already been told to bring me home some! Sarah x

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    2. Where were you based? I was in Fallingbostel (though my house was in Celle, which was a really beautiful town full of old-fashioned buildings).

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    3. We were based in Lübbecke, Bielefeld and Gütersloh. One of my parent's closest friends lived in Fallingbostel, so we spent some weekends up there and have been to Celle too. Sarah x

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    4. I'm guessing your Dad was in R.Signals then? I was in infantry and spent some time with 3RRF, as part of 1st Armd Div, though my own regiment was 7th Gurkha Rifles. Our oldest daughter was born in BMH Hannover.

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    5. I have replied by email! Sarah

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  3. Tomorrow is my day off and I wish I could come shopping there in that lovely shop!!!!!!!!
    See so many nice things.
    with love from Holland
    Lia

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  4. What a fantastic Aladdin's Cave of treasures. I could spend a happy hour or two in there I think! CJ xx

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  5. Oh my goodness what beautiful displays, i'd love to spend an afternoon rootling for treasures! I absolutely love Bridport, it's such a buzzy, creative place, and the most dog friendly too! xx

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  6. I love the look of that shop, what a lot of interesting items. I'm sure I would be a bit too tempted!

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  7. Oh I love this! Beautiful! x

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  8. This looks so lovely, I wish I could visit your part of the world sometime. All those coffee shops, vintage boutiques and old houses.... Beautiful!

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  9. I think the thing I marvel at most in places like Molly's Den is the prices. I prefer to vintage shop in the places they probably do, the car boots and sale rooms and such, things are much cheaper.

    What a pity you couldn't see your children on the day. I managed three of my four, but all separately due to their personal timetables, and face timed the other, which was all rather lovely.

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  10. Wonderful post! I love coffee shops. If you ever come in my direction, please contact me - I bake you an Käsekuchen!

    Sigrun

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    1. What a shame you live so far away that offer would have been so tempting! The English cheesecake somehow just doesn't taste the same! Sarah x

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  11. Hello Sarah,
    Oooooh. I think I would go crazy in that lovely shop. I spied 2 old cabin trunks-love them. The owners , have good taste. I love visiting these shops. we have a couple here.. of course all new items.
    such lovely tulips.
    making memories with our children is wonderful. glad you had time with your daughter and that 'valerie cake' looks delicious.
    happy week Sarah. val x

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  12. Good morning Sarah! How fun, how absolutely lovely to see these fun items! There is nothing more that my husband and I love to do than to go to a flea market to just see what is available. And with the better weather coming, it's even more of a delight. FUN ITEMS HERE!

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  13. Such beautiful finds Sarah :) hope you are having a lovely week !

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  14. I love Kasekuchen. And trawling through antique and vintage shops is one of my favourite pastimes too! x

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  15. The outdoor vintage market is starting up again soon too ... the first on Easter Sunday and then the last Sunday of every month through until September!

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    1. I will definitely be heading down there to look around! Sarah x

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  16. Hello dear Sarah, I love going to vintage fairs, but I haven't visited the one in Winchester even though my daughter studied there last year, what a pity, had I known I would have gone more often! Lovely photos Sarah, wishing you a week of sunshine (here's hoping!). Sharon

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  17. Even from your photos, I can tell this is a shop I'd enjoy browsing in - those glass jars with lemons in would have appealed to me too! Looks like a brilliant shop for inspiration, I love that pale grey dresser - it's making me think about painting a wooden cupboard in my home … C x

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  18. I just love vintage browsing. Bridport looks great - am coming to Lyme Regis at the end of the week.....

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  19. What a lovely shop.. so many lovely things :o)

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  20. I cannot pass a vintage shop without entering. Bridport is a nice place, we spend there some days on a camping on top of a cliff a long time ago.....

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    1. That is probably the campsite just up the lane from us! Sarah x

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    2. That is probably the campsite just up the lane from us! Sarah x

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  21. Hey Sarah,
    Oh my goodness I would have died and gone to to heaven in emporia such as those! I have a thing about glassware too, but it's always the jugs that have me beat. Did you buy anything at all?
    Leanne xx

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  22. Vintage stores are fun to browse because they're usually less expensive than antique stores. We have several in our area that only open once a month for 3 days and restock during the month. I also love what we call flea markets (I guess because in the old days people are fleas from them?) :-) I've not found fleas, but have found plenty of bargains like 18 pieces of Made in England Johnson Brothers "Rose Chintz" dishes for $7.

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  23. What a wonderful shop to visit and explore. I am not too far from Winchester so must go and have a look at that one some day soon. That cake looks delicious. xx

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  24. The cake looks scrummy, and that emporium looks amazing - if we're ever down your way we will have to pay a visit. I always like the furniture in these places too. Hope you had a good Mother's day :)
    Cathy x

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  25. What a lovely market, it looks like they have some beautiful tea cups. Happy mothers day Sarah! I hope you had a nice day.

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  26. I feel I should whisper it, but I don't like vintage! But I do like cake and I do like reading about your outings..

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    1. This made me smile - vintage isn't for everyone - still at least the cake was tempting! Sarah x

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  27. What a lovely shop, Sarah! Here I am trying to de-clutter and you are making want to shop shop shop. And eat cake :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. It looks like a lovely market Sarah and just the sort of place I enjoy going to as well. Did you find something to take home with you?

    Wishing you a Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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  29. I love a rummage around markets or charity shops as you never know what treasures
    you may find. The wooden jigsaw blocks are fabulous, and bring back so many memories.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  30. Wow! What a market! So many beautiful thing´s...
    Have a lovely weekend, take care!
    Titti

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  31. Molly's Den opened in Winchester last year and is vast - acres of it! I occasionally wander around but have managed to resist temptation. I'm decluttering at home (in the sheds mostly) and reckon I could easily fill an acre of my own with 'stuff'. It's great to rediscover some precious pieces though - I'm trying hard not to add to any collections atm.

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