Once I’m out of the city I just love to stay in the country. Love it to pieces.
But I’m also a working artist, and that means I need to buy vintage maps and ephemera to paint on. Thursdays in Oxford is a vintage market with a stall run by Gary my favourite vintage map seller from Oxford Maps, so an ideal day to make the trek into town.
Other than that, Oxford is a beautiful, quirky town with loads of unique shops, as well as the old familiar…like Primark for cheap reading glasses, and Lush for bath treats.
But the most wonderful store in Oxford has got to be Scriptum.
Scriptum is a dream come true for anyone who loves paper and books and pens and inks as much as I do.
Come with me and explore Oxford for the day. Come to the vintage market, have tea in a 15C building, brave the summer crowds, and shop for beautiful things in Scriptum: