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Oxford! Video, the Thursday vintage market plus shopping in Oxford.

Once I’m out of the city I just love to stay in the country. Love it to pieces.

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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.

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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.

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But the most wonderful store in Oxford has got to be Scriptum.

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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:

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Comments: 7

  • July 30, 2016
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    Love those rabbit bookends! I would have bought those, if the price were right.

  • July 30, 2016
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    Hi Veronica, watching your video made me almost drool with longing to touch all those wonderful vintage things! Is this why you go to England every year? lol

  • August 1, 2016
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    oh my, a feast of fabulous

  • August 1, 2016
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    Oxford is such a beautiful city. I remember that church (with the bike against the railing), I was there in November when the ground was totally covered with autumn leaves. So pretty!

  • August 2, 2016
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    Loved the very British comment about ‘a wonderful example of modern communication’ – was he referring to your apologies as you tried to get to the postbox, the postbox itself or your videoing yourself? 🙂

  • August 5, 2016
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    Scriptum sounds like your sort of store! Those book ends are fabulous .. Andrew just told me that Oxford is about an hour away from his Dad’s place ? hopefully I’ll get there when we next visit! Wouldn’t it be grand if you were there then ?

  • August 5, 2016
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    thank you so much for taking me round oxford. in all the years i’ve visited (and lived in) england, i never came to oxford, i have no memories. i’ll surely remember thursday market and never get down there in summertime. other than that, it’s on my wish list. you are such a brave woman, facing the crowd with a selfie installation, all to our benefits. once more, thank you. so lovely to see you enjoying your time. n

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