I love this portrait of Tara, my dear, dear friend and her, can you believe, infant number three, baby Abe? Altho I think she looks like perfection, she wishes you to know that she is 10lbs lighter now. Pshaw.
Anyway, the reason why she went all whimsical in the hair accessory department is because she was dressing in the spirit of the North London Vintage Market. I took the photo over tea after our successful morning rootling around the church hall in Crouch End where it is held.
Granted, Crouch End is a pain in the butt to get to without a car if you live miles away, as it lacks a tube station, but if you are in the vicinity then I urge you to go. It is ace.
The nxt one takes place next Saturday, with over 20 stalls, including a portion of traders from Spitalfields Antique Market. As you can see from our last visit, there are vintage homeware, fabrics, mid-century ceramics, furniture, clothing & accessories, books, prints, kitchenalia and curiosities galore.
I was very restrained – I nearly bought a basin & ewer – and came away with only a toast rack and a glass jug. I can’t remember what I paid, but I know it was less than a tenner for the both of them, and the jug is now filled with my Meadham Kirchoff peonies on the dressing table in my bedroom. (I like toast racks for when I have lots of people around for brunch – I do not like soggy toast leaning against the milk jug. Clearly I am turning into my mother.)
Saturday June 4th. 10-4.30pm
St Mary’s Parish Hall, Cranley Gardens / Park Road, Crouch End, London, N10 3AH
Admission £1.50. Accompanied children free.