Sunday mornings have gone quiet again as the football season has started. Husband and younger son are out of the house early for their weekly match. This means that I am free to go on some small adventures. This morning, I drove into the Fens to the Whittlesey Festival to see what I could find. The main attraction was a vintage fleamarket that I'd seen advertised. This was very small, and although I picked up one or two nice little things, I'd soon finished and I then enjoyed a stroll around the rest of the festivities. I loved the small rural museum in the town centre, which is where I saw these wonderful signs.
I have a fascination with typefaces and letters. I collect ABC books and printing sets. I'm the daughter of an old school graphic designer (pre-computer), raised with Letraset and the names of different fonts, so perhaps that's why. I found lots to see this morning in the most unlikely places...
I seem to be developing an interest in vintage vehicles, especially when they come in amazing colours, like this little Austin van. I want it!
The Fens are strange: totally flat with vast, expansive skies, rather bleak, yet a bit 'ugly/beautiful.' The towns are slightly run down, yet with amazing Georgian buildings and pretty old town centres full of extremely old fashioned shops. Fashion shops called 'Esme's' and a department store that I mistook for a charity shop...much more characterful than soul-sapping, anonymous malls, though. I hope they last.
Anyway, here are the some of the fruits of my morning's shopping. A pretty linen sachet and a Tala cake tin (a useable one, too, it is in lovely condition inside and it was only £6):