In my world a jumble sale is run by grannies in aid of charity, stuff is sold for about 20p and they’re really very hit and miss. Much like a car boot sale or charity shop – no pre-sorting has occurred so you could spend hours searching for gems with no guarantees. Once upon a time the only place you could go, to guarantee finding ace stuff was a ‘vintage’ fair or shop but you’d pay through the nose for the privilege. Continue reading »May 26, 2011
If you’re looking for a nice little old fashioned pub to meet up with your gal pals on a Thursday night then I can recommend The Kenton in Hackney. Go straight from work and you can have a pie ‘n’ mash dinner, cut price cocktails and the obligatory cupcake. Best of all? In the corner you’ll find Jo and friends with a good selection of jumble fun with jumble price tags to match. I was tempted by a Hawaiian jump suit, but I think I’d had one cocktail too many…February 16, 2011
I recently moved into a new studio situated in a magical little patch of East London called Fish Island. No-one’s ever heard of it, don’t worry. It’s an industrial estate full of warehouses, made into an island by two canals and a motorway. As the businesses started to close down, the artists moved in. I have a unit with my two kitty cats Joey and DeeDee Ramone and from my window I can see our brilliant little local eaterie the Counter Cafe. One sunny day recently I was popping in for my coffee & almond danish fix when I discovered a miniature jumble sale occuring in the courtyard. Hurrah! That morning I forewent my breakfast in exchange for a pair of heels and a satchel!