Vintage market day in Oxford
Thursday is Vintage Market day in Oxford.
It takes place between 9am and 4pm on the Gloucester Green, which isn’t actually a green in the normal green in the middle of town sort of way, it’s more like a Gloucester Pavement…lol.
But it’s become a bit of an institution in the middle of Oxford, and every time I’m in town on a Thursday, I love to stop by.
The selection of “stuff” is just amazing, all laid out on tables for people to browse thru.
I remember one year finding an old and giant castle key and bringing it back for Chloe.
Today, the big old copper things took my fancy. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have one of those French country kitchens with old copper things hanging around? I’d love it.
Every seller seems to specialise in something, whether it be jewellery, door handles, old wood working tools or blue and white china. Almost everything is represented somehow.
This I found intriguing; a whole table of vintage coins. I loved running my hands thru them. There was an awful lot of interest in them.
But then I saw the one thing I really wanted. This old coffee mill. I have photos as a very little girl playing with my grandmother’s coffee mill in the Czech Republic. I’d love to own a representation of my very early, and happy memories, but the £45 price tag meant that it got to stay there.
Now, if I’m very, very lucky, I might find one at a car boot sale for £5. Fingers crossed. 🙂
I did come away with two maps I can paint on, a handful of lovely vintage postcards to send to friends, an old Poe book, and these photos to share with all of you. 🙂
This looks like great fun to me!!!
Oh it is Kathryn, I love it there. But this week my old document seller wasn’t there, so I have to go back! 🙂
I can only imagine!
One day Kathryn, we’ll find ourselves at the same place at the same time and then we’ll cause some damage…lol 🙂
Now this is a great way to spend a day! Do you have to get there early for the best deals? That’s usually the case for open air type events in our area.
Gosh Diane, I have no idea. Oh, I’ll tell you what, at about 3:30, on my last walk thru while I was walking out of town, I was offered bargain cut prices, so maybe the trick is that the sellers don’t want to pack it up if they don’t have to at the end of the day. 🙂
That looks like so much fun! I would love to run my hands through those coins too–it’s such a cool feeling 🙂 Looks like it was a beautiful day–thank you for sharing the fun 🙂
Sara, now I want to set up a table full of coins at home! lol 🙂