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Sunday, 13 March 2011

The North Laine Antiques & Flea Market, BN1


Every time I visit the Laines, Brighton's eclectic shopping district, I find another diamond of a shop...this time I found a whole market! How I managed to miss a flea market (queen flea that I am) I just don't know?! Especially as it has a bleeding great arrow pointing to it...
The North Laine Antiques & Flea Market is on Upper Gardner Street just parallel to the main Laines and it is well worth a little diversion. Over its three floors the market offers everything you need from a good flea market - stacks of knitting patterns, a mountain of pine furniture, a really pretty selection of prints...

A little bit of kitsch...

Old furniture pieces given a makeover with colourful wallpapers

This Ercol style 1960s mirror (a bargain at £20!) which I wanted so badly but unfortunately, try as I might, just wouldn't fit in my handbag.
You can tell that they have a crafty upholsterer at this flea...
This market did do something to me...I blame the top floor...crammed full of vintage kitchenware and beautifully renewed entire kitchen suites - it's made me go retro kitchen crazy. I now really need to be a 1950s domestic goddess, I need me that breadbin, cabinet, salt & pepper shaker and the whole kit and kaboodle!
All I have to do is convince my fella that replacing everything in the kitchen with vintage or retro copies...hmm that might be easier said than done...but I'll know where to go at least!

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