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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

Comments: 8

  • August 1, 2013
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    This looks like great fun to me!!!

      • August 2, 2013
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        I can only imagine!

  • August 1, 2013
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    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.

  • August 1, 2013
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    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 🙂

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