After some random online searches for vintage shops in my area - things that have been extremely few and far between - I found the address of the Fleetville Vintage Emporium, a mere 20 minute drive from my house. Now I've always wanted to have a good quality vintage store nearer to me, as trekking into and out of London for my vintage fix is hard work and expensive, so I was excited at this discovery, and luckily for me my Sweetheart agreed that we should take a trip there this afternoon. Now, it didn't look like much from the outside, but dear readers, you cannot imagine the mecca that awaited me inside!
The Fleetville Vintage Emporium is a huge warehouse stuffed to the gills with vintage treasures, furniture, clothes, home wares, books, anything you could dream of. I literally couldn't believe my eyes! I had to exercise some real restraint I can tell you, I could very easily have spent my life savings on those goodies :)
|It's like the cave of wonders!|
|And the wonderful labyrinth goes on!|
|Can you say lingerie? :)|
|Is it wrong to want everything??|
|I'm a sucker for those teacups!|
|I'm in heaven!!|
The emporium also has a storage unit around the back, filled with even more furniture, and strange and wonderful oddities, it truly was like falling down the rabbit hole into a magic land :)
|Sleeping beauty's spinning wheel perhaps? :)|
|A beautiful vintage Singer - how I wanted to take this home!|
|I feel in love with this chair, it's all hand embroidered, le sigh|
|My Sweetheart and I|
My final purchases included 5 vintage knitting patterns and 2 1950s dress patterns, of which there were stacks and stacks dotted about the emporium - I felt like I was finding buried treasure! And a huge benefit of this vintage store NOT being in London is of course the prices - my total purchases came to a total of just over £20! An absolute bargain! Basically I'm in love with this place, I can guarantee that I will be back again very soon :)
|Treats pour moi!|
Happy Thursday everyone!