Deptford flea market was recommended to me by Mary Jane Baxter, author of "Chic on a shoestring". I was warned that I would have to kiss a lot of frogs, but as a "rummage queen", I quickly spied some handsome finds, including a wooden egg store (£1) which I'd seen on sale in an upmarket shop for £30. Also waiting for me was an old rusty french jug (50p). Every antique fair I've been to recently has sold these for about £12! Of course I had to snap up some more cheeky glass decanters and an old 1950's linen curtain - very Orla Kiely - but only 50p!
|Waiting to be found....my treasures....dirty and buried amongst junk!|
|Found in Deptford and cleaned up in Ealing!|
|An old curtain amongst a pile of jumble. Washed and left to dry on my maiden. |
Result - 3 meters of 1950's fabric for my next craft project.
|The ones that got away...unfortunately too big and heavy to take home...but the egg store made it!|
|Some retro spots!|
An added bonus to Douglas way is that it joins the food and general market on deptford high st, which is a wonderful market with cheeky traders, cheeky signs and cheeky prices! The market is soaked in atmosphere and being only 10mins from London Bridge, definitely worth a trip!