I can't rave about the shop I visited today too much. It was absolutely fantastic, and I'm grateful to Angel for leading me to it. I was like a kiddie in a sweet shop. It's in a fantastic new yard of shops just off Carnaby Street in London. They've been there about a year, and have a fast moving selection of stock, with a lovely mix of vintage patterns, little bits of vintage lace, and really reasonably priced. And it is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Well worth a visit. Just feast your eyes on the piccies, which the woman in there kindly let me take. I told her I wanted to rave about the shop to anyone who would listen! It's called All the Fun of the Fair and they do mail order as well. I got some lovely bits and pieces - will try and post pics tomorrow of those, as they are still on the camera. But here are the pics of the shop.
First, the outside - with a Sale notice in the window...I certainly visited in the right week!
There are lots of knitted things, including these cacti:
Buttons. Lovely buttons...(I did indulge!):
A knitted garland, which I fell in love with, and would have bought had it been pink not red flowers. They do it as a kit as well as knitted up:
Crochet flowers... love the colours of these:
Knitted bunting, and tons of ribbons above it...
Lots of cupcakes and flowers, all just displayed so well:
I was in heaven and was late back to work. If you click on the pics, you'll see more details.