Vintage shopping in Bologna

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Just before Christmas my Mum and I bagged some £17 flights and headed to the lovely historic city of Bologna in Northern Italy for a few days. By happy coincidence our visit coincided with the twice-monthly flea market in the gorgeous square outside the church of Santo Stefano. Mum taught me pretty much everything I… 

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E is for Ephemera

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Collecting ephemera is hoarding for the spatially challenged. The catch-all phrase encompasses any scrips and scraps of paper that probably should’ve found their way into the bin at some point in their history. Whether it’s a cute font or a trace of pattern that catches my eye, it’s rare for me to leave a car… 

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French flea market finds

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So, last weekend I went to Lille for La Braderie – want to see what came back avec moi? French jam jars were actually on my shopping list so I was pleased to track these down. I’m hosting a dinner party next weekend and I plan to set the table using these jars as water… 

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La Braderie: the day I died and went to vintage heaven

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My friend and I had a fantastic weekend hunting for treasure at La Braderie in Lille – Europe’s biggest flea market! There was so much to see, so much to buy and we came away with some great goodies. Photos of what I bought will have to wait until this weekend (it’s too dark for… 

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