The Sheffield Antiques Quarter is pretty much on my doorstep, and I am enjoying watching as various vintage/retro businesses spring up in my local area.
One of these is a shop called Vintedge.
There was a competition recently on their Facebook page, in which customers were invited to post a photo of their favourite purchases from the shop.
I posted this;
my 1970s cotton sundress, bought from Marie at The Queen's Drawers, one of Vintedge's traders.
And I won!
The prize included lunch for two at the Electric Candlelight cafe, so my friend Joanne and I wandered down in the sunshine this afternoon, and enjoyed our food very much..
I also received £10 to spend in Vintedge, and it was no hardship at all to browse the shelves and rails to find something lovely.
There are fabulous fabrics...
crockery and home wares...
gifts and art work...
and of course there is plenty of vintage clothing.
I tried on a few dresses...
(a bit too small, a bit too big...)
but eventually decided on this 1970s cotton maxi dress.
Thanks very much to Sally at Vintedge and Paul at Electric Candlelight for being so friendly and generous.
I love my new frock.
You don't need me to tell you to support your local independent traders and secondhand sellers - I'm preaching to the converted, right?
I'll be keeping everything crossed for darling Vix at the Vintage Awards tomorrow.
Hope everyone is having a great week!