Out and About

We love Sundays, don’t you?

Getting up early and discovering the delights at Columbia Road Flower Market is a favourite of ours. We discovered a few weeks back the amazing black pudding and egg rolls – a perfect start to the day, with a good coffee!


This place is buzzing, so get down here early to avoid the crowds!

Apart from the flower sellers, there are over 60 independent stores around, selling kitchenalia, vintage, gifts, jewellery and furniture, as well as many street food vendors, pubs and cafes.

Our favourite is B. Southgate in The Courtyard off Ezra Street, who always has an interesting mix of antique and vintage furniture and accessories. We just want to spend our money there every time!


We picked up a load more box trees for our garden and a couple of olive trees, so we were more than happy, the only issue is getting them home on the bus!

Away from the crowds, we did find a quiet spot and were able to have a great pint of Guinness, to help with that bus journey home.

Just as we were leaving, we came across the lovely Sugar Sisters singing their hearts out in 3 part harmony, looking stylish in matching outfits and matching lippie! Check them out at www.thesugarsisters.co.uk

We love Sundays!

Until next time……


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Let the adventure begin

Vintage Matters..…let the adventure begin!!

As we are launching Vintage Matters in late Spring, we need to get moving to find some amazing product for you all!

What is Vintage Matters, I hear you say?! It is a new online store that will bring you an eclectic mix of vintage finds and some new products too, that together will help you curate a unique personality for your home or business.

It’s  5.00 am and we are off to our first market! We have not had the best start – our van got stuck in the mud and we had to be towed out of a field by a tractor!  An experience to say the least! However, with the early morning sunshine beaming down on us, fuelled with a tasty bacon sandwich, we are all set to seek out some great finds!

We were really excited to find some authentic Beer Tables and Benches, like the ones used at the beer festivals in Germany – these are having a serious moment right now! Just imagine how cool Summer entertaining will be with these! One thing missing though….where’s the beer?!!

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We loved these Victorian glass bottles below – perfect for a stunning display at a wedding! And these vintage suitcases can be used for all sorts – we’ve seen them used as bedside tables and as card collectors at weddings.

Check out our Pinterest page!

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We decided to pass on the Boars Heads though, but sure there is a market for them, somewhere out there….?!!

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It was 4 pm before we knew it, the skies were clouding over and it was time for our final bid of the day.

Those Europeans can be challenging to bargain with…

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…but not as challenging as loading the van!!

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Now the real fun begins – unpacking, storing, cleaning, photographing, cataloging, labeling, etc., but we think we have got some AMAZING first purchases!

This blog is going to tell you all about our Vintage Matters journey.

Stay tuned for the next chapter, coming soon!


paul@vintage matters.co.uk