Another weekend, another vintage market! This time I hit Stoke Newington with a fully charged camera to snap away at the Hackney Flea market.
Abley Hall was jam packed with people, stalls and vintage tins, clothes, kitchenware and more. Despite the small size of the hall myself and my friend Hattie spent a long time rooting through vintage kitchen and homeware, colourful clothing, posters and art.
It’s fascinating what vintage sellers find, in particular Chaleureuse, a stocker of French vintage kitchenware. Annie had a fantastic range of cooper pans, glassware, cooking utensils and items I’d never seen before, such as ceramic pots to cook snails in and a mesh wire contraption used to slice tomatoes! My friend Hattie picked up some vintage glass jars to store sugar and flour in at home. At another stall I found a really old oxo cubes tin, really battered but looked fantastic in its vintage condition. It’s since be filled with lipsticks and is looking fantastic on my bedside table.
During our rummaging there was a fantastic smell of something similar to macaroni cheese. Towards the front door there was coffee, cake and a selection of fantastic looking nibbles. Small bruschettas with parma ham, goats cheese and chutney and roasted veg. Not only that, a large Spanish omelette and the option to have a chorizo sausage sandwich, which as you can see I had trouble getting my mouth round it was so big, but so good!
After re-energising with the food and stocking up on cash, Hattie bought a gorgeous brown leather satchel and I got a really colourful vintage shirt. Before we left Hattie then picked up a pre- 1948 globe, her flatmate grabbed a clay oven and they made plans to make morrocan lamb, he’s apparently a great chef.
A great bargain hunting session, and if you’re interested in going there is another on Saturday 9th November! Check out the Facebook page for more details .. https://www.facebook.com/HackneyFleaMarket
That said, I’m off to read my 1999 copy of Vogue..