Saturday, 14 January 2012

Scarborough, fabric & vintage cards

Very cold here today but it was a lovely sunny morning so got wrapped up and went for the first seaside stroll in Scarborough since Christmas.
Lots of surfers riding the waves today.

I popped into the Sewing Centre as they were having a sale and I haven't been in for months, however I couldn't particularly see any fabric in the sale and it looked to be just 10% off some haberdashery stuff.
I bought this fabric, I loved the vintage looking rose design and I thought the 2 Oriental looking designs would make nice Japanese pincushions.

I went to a place I've never been to before and that was the Scarborough Market Vaults, it's underneath the indoor market and it's an eclectic mix of quirky stalls and shops, lots of vintage and antique stuff.

You can maybe see a palm readers shop on the above pic and there was a proper record shop, below.

I found a really interesting shop with a lovely lady who makes textile and bead jewellery, felted bags, scarves and all sorts of other stuff. She is in the process of expanding the shop and will start to sell other vintage items from her stash. 

I initially went in her shop as I spotted a rack of vintage greeting cards which I thought looked pretty convincing if they were reproductions but it turns out they were the genuine article. These are original 1930's cards which she came across when an equally old shop was closing down and the cards were in excellent condition in their original packaging.  
This was such an exciting find for me as I'm really into my greeting cards for both pleasure and inspiration in my own designs.

Look how lovely they are inside.

In the coming months she also has a collection of rescued Edwardian photos from a gallery, some old postcards, & some fabric, all sounds very interesting so I'm pleased I discovered the vaults today.

Finally, quite a pretty bowl I spotted on an antique stall, I liked it because I have some 1970's fabric like this!


Rustic Vintage Country said...

What a fabulous place! I wish I lived close to something like this. Bet you'll be back there in future. Suzy

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love the rose fabric, so pretty. :)
Great little bowl too, I actually used to sleep on 1970's bedding that looked like that!!!
V x

Anne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day.The fabric is beautiful and I especially like the vintagey floral one.The bowl find is very pretty too.

patty said...

Yes fascinating place and that rose fabric will make some lovely things.

BeckyWise. said...

That fabric looks gorgeous, I love the lantern one! As I always say I want to be by the sea. I love that record shop, the shop was on TV a little while ago!
-Becky x

patty said...

The lantern fabric seems quite appropriate as Chinese new year is coming up.