I spotted this old glass cabinet, from a school science lab, on eBay. And now I have it in my head that this would make a perfect liquor cabinet! From Van de Graafs, horseshoe magnets, capacitors and convection tubes (the actual labels on the cabinet) to St. Germaine, whiskeys and Ricard Pastis…
Today I explored the treasures of Angel/Islington with Mikey and Thom – coming across this shop: S Cohen’s Costumier & Furrier on White Conduit Street. Here’s a wide-angle shot of the store – strange beasts abound!
But if you’re after the good stuff (with minimal hassle!), head to Islington High Street/Camden Passage.There’s a fair few vintage stores, and antique stalls, but Fat Faced Cat is my favourite. It has an especially excellent menswear section, and the friendly guy behind the counter has happy to offer advice and let us know if elusive sized boots are in stock. I also found my future wedding dress there – a gorgeously delicate 1960′s gold frock. I also love popping my head in at Annie’s Vintage, for designer pieces and cheap silk scarves, and Turn On Antique Lighting for loads of old lamps. (That all said, I’ve still got so much to see around here so let me know if I’ve missed a trick!)
Finish your shopping off with a delicious affogato at The Elk in the Woods across the road. This one tasted as good as it looks!
On Saturday Liss, Thom & I headed to Stoke Newington to check out the weekly car-boot sale at the Princess May. It was my first time in Dalston and I loved it! We picked up some breakfast at the street market – hot naan bread wrapped in newspaper, priced at 2 for a pound, then coffee at a Turkish cafe. Then it was off to the school yard to do some serious fossicking.
We came home with some good booty – a 35mm camera of Russian origin for £10 , a Patricia Highsmith book for £1, that bold red bird-printed dress for £5, and a set of mint-condition fondue forks for £5. The forks were a most fortuitous find because next week I’m holding a little fondue get-together to celebrate my birthday.
My new dress, bought at a car-boot sale for a fiver. I never ever used to wear red, but this year it seems to have crept into my wardrobe more and more. Maybe it’s a reaction to my darkening environment (British Summer Time ended today). The print reminds me of these beautiful photos of birds in flight by Sarah McLean.
From what I can tell it’s a Japanese brand – DELICE by DOLCAS Tokyo Style Co. Searching doesn’t reveal much but I’d like to know more!