I don’t know about you guys, but I just LOVE old junk! I am completely smitten with the wonderful stories a piece of fairly crappy furniture could tell, the secrets an old broken mirror knows and the tasty treats a 1960s cake holder has seen; not to mention the beautiful vintage jewellery, be it costume or real gems.
If, like me you can’t keep your hands off anything old and dusty, then Spitalfields market on a Thursday is for you, as that is when they hold their weekly flea market. The lovely ladies and gentlemen on the market offer anything from their old books and furniture to China (watch out – true treasures to be found!) and jewellery. Never mind the art – doubtful that Sotheby’s would run amok for it, but the essential charm-factor is definitely present – and other collectibles, such as vintage binoculars, russian dolls and vintage fishing gear. The market is a real destination for the treasure hunter!
These images are taken on a 10am stroll through the market with an iPhone and changed in Instagram.