Adventures in Ye Olde England- Part 2


Thursday: We went to visit my sister’s ceremony location, scoped out some good photography spots for bride and groom photos and then we headed to Camden Passage. It was mostly closed, and the shops that were open were really expensive.


We wandered down a ways and happened upon After Noah. We found some awesome rusted vintage tea tins that they had a ton of and were also a good price.


Friday: We met my sister’s fiance, Mark, and had lunch at Borough Market which is an open air food market. I got steak and ale pie for lunch. From there, we hit up Portebello Road. We had really good luck at Alice, we found a bunch of pretty pottery, vintage tea tins, and I bought some vintage ink wells to add to my collection.

portbello_market_findsSaturday: We hit up Portebello Market which was mind blowing. Vintage coins, prints, more silver tea sets then you can shake a stick at, tons of letterpress type, vintage jewelry, doll house furniture… Let’s just say its reputation as the biggest antique market is well deserved.

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Sunday: I made reservations for us to have high tea at Fortnum & Mason’s. A department store that’s been there since 1700, its tea and biscuit packaging is gorgeous and their merchandizing displays are amazing. Seriously, the whole store is so darn pretty. Tea started with a few savory bites and then the staff brought out tiered trays of tea sandwhiches, scones, and madelines. The madelines were incredible, fluffy and light with a touch of lemon zest.  After that the staff came around with a dessert cart filled with rows of pretty bites.

All photos by me and my crappy cell phone camera.