All too quickly it was Sunday night and time to catch the train home again. I can't wait to share some of the fab vintage bits and pieces I picked up - I think I mentioned a little while ago that I've been refraining from splashing my cash in antique shops in London because everything is so over-priced. I had been saving myself for Hastings and I'm so glad - I've got an enormous carrier bag bursting with bits and pieces to share!.
|Swan boats - doesn't he look severe!.|
|Pretty little cottage.|
|Lauren and Simon's home made Perry!|
|Oy Oy - I bought a sailor's hat!|
|Strawberries and enamelware.|
I would really recommend Hastings old town for a day trip or weekend away (if you're planning on staying the night, you could always stay here - the 'piece of cheese' cottage was built on a small sliver of land for a £5 bet in 1871. Kate has stayed there and said it's lovely!). If you would like to read a little more about it (especially some of the more pagan traditions that the locals still celebrate with enthusiasm) check out Lauren's posts about Hastings in the 1950's, the Jack in the Green.festival and Hastings weather Kiosk.
I think my antiques haul deserves a post of it's own - I'm so excited to put some of my items to use (particularly my newly acquired vintage glass jelly mould) but I think that's a job for next weekend!