Well, I found my trip to Cath K today rather exciting. There was the double whammy of sale buys and new stock. Golly, I just love it when the new season items arrive and this season does not disappoint, in my humble opinion.
As usual, the shop interior looked lovely and there were some eye-catching displays. This old washstand was adorned with sponge bags made from vintage towelling.
Ah, my favourite bit (if I could narrow it down?), the fabric. There are a few pretty new designs. Can you see the new apple print to the right of this photo?
There are some gorgeous new tea dresses. The colours are quite autumnal but will be just the ticket in a few months time.
Did you spot these, above the dresses?
There were some lovely vintage accessories dotted about the shelves, including these pretty chocolate boxes...
and these lovely pictures.
Once I had been forcibly dragged away, we crossed the road and found Susie Watson Designs. There were lovely cushions and daintily painted china on display.
Ah, do you want real vintage? I thought I'd died and gone to heaven in this shop (and outside it!)
Living Vintage usually has a stall at the Country Living Fair and it's always one of my favourites, groaning with eiderdowns, beautiful embroidered cushions and push-along fox terriers. (See their stall at the Fair here.)
Inside, the shop did not disappoint and the owner was a lovely, chatty lady. The shop will soon have its own website (by 1 October if not before, which shall be www.livingvintage.co.uk).
I fell in love with this painting...
The shop is quite small and is crammed full of delightful goodies. It is a case of eyes darting everywhere, not knowing what to focus on first, trying to gobble it all in in one go! Just when you think you've seen everything, you realise there is also a little mezzanine level. Oooh, a plethora of vintage eiderdowns and cushions...
Oh my, I needed to lie down in a darkened room after that!