11 June 2012

Camden Stables Market


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I think I've finally gotten myself together enough to share a few photos from our trip with you.  Things around here have been a bit hectic since we got back but I'm working on getting back to my regular routine.  In fact, I scored a bunch of late 40s-early 50s cotton dresses at a flea market over the weekend that I spent all day yesterday soaking and drying in the sun (but that's another story).

This story involves shopping at The Stables Market in Camden and a hat that I found at a vintage shop that hardly left my noggin' for the remainder of our trip.  Our time in London was based in Camden Town, in walking distance to the Stables Market.  The first day we were there, we wandered into a vintage shop and spent some time sifting through the racks.  Honestly I didn't find much that piqued my interest but I did spot a vintage felt fedora in the exact shape and size I'd been hunting for.  I bought it despite the fact that it closely resembled the thrifted J.Crew felt hat that I'd brought with me.  I could sense Tom's confusion as to why I was buying a hat that pretty much looked exactly like the one I was already wearing. But they are different!  Subtly so, but different nonetheless.  I also bought that feather-printed-cape-dress at another shop.  I haven't had a chance to wear it yet, so I thought I'd just show it to you on that super tall mannequin. 

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As you can clearly see, the hat was my constant companion throughout our trip.  I wore it while goofing around in the Stables Market, walking along the locks, riding the tube, visiting Big Ben, shopping at Les Puces de Saint-Ouen and wandering along the canals in Amsterdam.

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15 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

this seems like such a neat place!
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Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

Oh darn! I've been out of blogging for a while so I didn't know you were over here - I live only 15 minutes from Camden, it would have been fab to try and meet up! Looks like you had a top time anyway, love the hat :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage

KristiMcMurry said...

Looks like a fun market! I love the hat on you. Once you find a style you like, it's hard not to go ahead and have multiples :)

alcina ginger said...

beautiful photos! Love your hat, what a great piece to have.

Hello said...

love the stables market, looks like you found all the good spots

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ohopheliamusings said...

I adore camden! It's like another world... Vintage shops and street food... My idea of paradise!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

this looks like such a dreamy place! maybe one day I will get to go!

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Leah said...

you look beautiful! and I've also been the recipient of the same confused looks from my boyfriend when buying items similar to what i already own. he usually asks "don't you already have one like that?"

♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

You look so cute! :D

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Sydneys Vintage Clothing said...

That vintage store in Camden was packed! Thanks for sharing!!

Tabetha said...

How fantastic! I love a good adventure~*

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IsabellaGrandma said...

I love,love,flea markets.This one looks awesome!!The flea market I want to go to is at the Rose Bowl...or somewhere in and around Pasadena,California.

Story Tellers Vintage said...

This looks like so much fun...
I was in London when I was 17, and would love to go back!

ristmee said...

beautiful, have a lot fun??
love the post.. :)

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Reading this story was so enjoyable, Jennifer. It's funny how sometimes instead of being "us thrifting things", it's actually more like "things finding us". Looking at these pictures, looking at your peaceful expression, the feel is really that the fedora hat has found its home - I know it's just photographs and what I just wrote may sound completely silly, but I still find it very sweet.
Thanks for sharing it :)
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