Sparkling market finds from travels in London, Paris and accross Europe! Hints & tips on where to browse for unique vintage, retro and antique fashion, accessories, art, crafts, furniture, homewares, collectables & jewellery, & where to visit inbetween.
Just a quick little post as I am off on my travels again, but I'm just back from Cyprus. It's always lovely - especially when this March I got very lucky with the weather (there, but also missing yet another week of snow at home).
An expats haven with the weather, coastine and cuisine we can only dream
of, I love a trip to sample the local halloumi, brandy sours and ouzo
cocktails, and just a little bit of market shopping thrown in. The Funfair Market (so called as the name suggests as there are fairground rides to be hads for the kids!) is just outside Larnaca, and wont take up too much sunbathing time as it has yet to get too busy. The
variety ranges from hand knitted jewellery, cake pops, fabric and books,
to mohair jumpers, vintage dresses and shabby chic cake stands!
Situated by salt flat lakes teaming with birds, its a lovely place to stop for half an hour, and boy is it cheap.
A 1970's dress and a ream beautiful Liberty fabric for less than £10 its
well worth a quick stop en route to Nicosia. Aforementioned cakepops
are 4 for 90p!
Many of the sellers are English, so you will find great holiday reading as well as UK food brands alongside the handmade, vintage and shabby chic Greek offerings
There are some fantastic carboots, food and flea markets dotted accross the Greek part of the island, click here
for the best listing site I've found to organise your visits around the days you will be there.
Lace and pottery, mosaic and
turqoise jewellery are the staple finds and are the best bargains to
bring home from your travels.
Enjoy! The weather, fabulous views, friendly people and your many many fabulous finds! Look out for my next post very soon!