Saturday, 26 March 2011
vintage style in stamford, lincolnshire
We are so bored of shopping in Peterborough - a copy and paste centre with some of the good shops sadly "unpasted" - we often wander to Cambridge for a better variety of shop and a trip to Jamie's Italian, but today it was late afternoon so we decided to go to Stamford instead.
Not having paid a visit there for a while i was surprised by two great little vintage shops, http://www.themissingcurtain.com/
The missing curtain is a treasure trove of goodies - all the things i love, kitsch ornaments and retro fabrics, baskets and toys.
My daughter and i couldn't resist a star wars atat toy - measuring two foot high and larger than my dog. Then of course we had to lug it around town - not helped by the fact that i had already bought a large picture in a charity shop by then. I always seem to pick the largest things to carry - i did it in a charity shop in Knightsbridge once and was stuck carrying a large picture frame round all day, but i couldn't leave it as i had been looking for ages for the right one and that one was "it".
Anyway we shall pay the missing curtain another visit no doubt, not least because i really would like the kitsch poodles in there.
That Indie Look was another little gem - full to the brim of vintage clothing, shoes and bags. I only wish i was a few pounds lighter (the subsequent visit to Pizza Express did nothing to help there) - both my daughter and i are committed vegetarians but even we were half tempted by the fur coats but decided against it - though they might have come in handy as the weather had turned cold all of a sudden.
A nice little trip out combined with charity shopping and to be recommended.