Friday, 24 May 2013

A Most Marvellous Place To Shop


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Last weekend Matt and I took out Darcy and some cash (not both from the cashpoint I hasten to add) and headed out to our local vintage superstore. I say 'superstore' but what I mean is- a big old brick warehouse sort of building that has been converted into a shop where individuals can rent out small areas of space to fill with all sorts of treasure and customers can purchase at a central till. Does that make sense?

If you live in Northamptonshire, it's called 'Most Marvellous Place To Shop' and is situated on Abington Square opposite the Jaguar garage. Parking is limited so expect to park in the near by multistory.

We had only intended to buy some interesting glassware for a new blog feature I have coming up, but we couldn't help not explore every nook and cranny. Darcy thought she was in treasure land. Although I will say, a toddler in a room full of antique china can produce some pretty tense moments!

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Little hands finding little joys.

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Despite Matt being hidden by a smudge and Darcy looking away, I LOVE this picture. It perfectly captures the moment. 

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I can't decide if this orange tea set is so amazing or so rancid?

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Trolls! I used to have so many of these!!

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We left about £70 lighter with over 20 vintage glasses, 3 vintage jugs and 2 other mystery items which I will feature in a future post.

I'm really excited to use all my glasses and had so much fun poking around and seeing what there was out there. Matt loved finding all the comic book and robot stuff and Darcy was just over excited for the sheer amount of things to look at!

This is definitely the kind of place I could go every weekend and is a really unique place to take friends from out of town. Next time Thrifty comes to stay, I'll be sure to take her- she'd LOVE it!

Have you ever been to a place like this? If so, share the name and location so we can look out for it next time we're in that area!



Toodlepip!

xx

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94 comments:

  1. I love shops with lots of little bits and bobs like that! So much fun seeing what little treasures you can find, I always spend waaaay too long in these kinds of shops haha. My mum has a huge collection of troll dolls :p

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  2. That place looks amazing! The glass reminds me of the Depression Glass that my grandmother used to collect and has on display in the cabinet. I bet it will look amazing with whatever you're planning on showcasing!

    -A (somelittlebirdies.blogspot.ca)

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  3. I miss this about the UK, haven't seen much vintage suff here in Australia yet. I love that troll, I ruined all mine back in the day by cutting their hair. My poor barbie used to get the chop too lol xx

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  4. I'm from Northampton and love that shop! I also recently found 'Vintage Elephants' which is liker a smaller version but equally nice shop near the Silly Super Sausage cafe - there's some really unique things in there!

    Notqueenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Vintage Retreat :) Its awesome in there!

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  5. Oh my god, that looks amazing! I wish we had a vintage super store, we have a big second hand clothing warehouse but nothing this cool!

    Rachel is Elsewhere

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  6. Wow, looks like my kind of place to do a bit of retail therapy!
    Claire x
    Http://Daydreamsinthegarden.blogspot.co.UK

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  7. Louise! This post warms my heart. Antique shopping is so fun, isn't it?

    These photos remind me of a lovely warehouse/shop that accepts donations of new or gently used items (everything from household items, toys, baby items, etc). All proceeds go directly to children growing up in underprivileged homes.

    It was so fun looking through all the antique teapots, books, jewelry and shoes, while knowing I was aiding a great cause!

    Thanks for the post :)

    Michelle
    http://mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  8. I've never been anywhere like that but I've been begging my mum to take me! I looks great there x

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Aw I really love these pictures! Looks amazing :)
    Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  10. What a wonderful day adventure! :) I, too, am not sure how I feel about the orange tea set...

    My whole town is filled with shops like this! But, it's in California... so, unless you or some of the readers on here are visiting soon, I don't think you all care to hear more about it, haha! :-P

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  11. Looks like a great place to visit thanks for sharing

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  12. Your hair looks so beautiful in this post :)

    P.xx
    greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Awwwww... I wish we had one of these near me!

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  14. We have a place like this in Norwich and I absolutely love whiling away my Saturdays there! Great post as usual and lovely pictures Louise!

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    zz

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  15. This place seems so lovely! I wish there was something like this near me, it seems like the perfect afternoon out! xxx


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  16. I love shops with loads of trinklets and bits and bobs to look at so I think this'd be right up my street!

    http://nataliewrites.co.uk x

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  17. my best friend sells his clothes there ....

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  18. I can't believe i was born in Northampton and have lived here all my life and didn't know about the last few places you have mentioned in your posts, I'm quite excited to go here, and my babies would love it.

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  19. This looks so so amazing! I wish I lived closer but londons so far away, I never know where to find places like this but they look so amazing! I could spend a whole day in there. x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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  20. That looks like the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon! If only I lived closer :(

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog BLOG SALE NOW ON! ♥

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  21. I love this shop :) Always treating my partner to old comic books from there. I think they will look really nice in frames when we buy a house! Perfect for his office.

    Tanesha x

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  22. This looks so fun!!! What a brilliant idea!! Ps...in the right surroundings the orange tea set could be 'so amazing' hehee! Xxx

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  23. That place looks beautiful! I love little vintage items :)

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  24. Wow, your hair looks amazing, and I love your outfit :))
    Have a nice day,
    xoxo Nika

    http://makeupbysparkle.blogspot.com/

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  25. You look soo pretty :)

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  26. This looks like a wonderful place. You'd have to keep me on a leash, though, I'm afraid because I would be gone in less than a minute.
    Are there vintage books, too?

    xx
    Kaze

    kazetime.blogspot.com

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  27. I would Love this place!!

    I used a troll exactly like that

    Carrieanne x

    imjustalittlepixie.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. We call these "Flea Markets" in Oklahoma and we have them everywhere, I love them!

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  29. Oh my gosh. I don't know how I didn't realize you lived in Northamptonshire! I started to think maybe you did when you mentioned Wicksteed Park in one of your previous posts. That's so exciting for me, I'm from there too! I moved to America though, so it's exciting to see someone who I admire who's from the same area as me! How cool!

    This place looks like so much fun though! Maybe I will ask my nan to take me while I'm over here visiting! Much love for vintage stuff. SO excited to see what your surprise items are!

    x Alice
    wishnook.blogspot.com

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  30. http://milamckinnon.blogspot.co.at/
    Just started off a new blog. Maybe you want to take a look.
    I would really appreciate it :)

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  31. LOL that troll made me smile! Great post!
    - Danielle
    www.keenbeauty.com

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  32. Glasgow is missing a little treasure like this! Really does look like my kind of shop!
    Sarah x
    ibelieveinwearinglipstick.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Looks like a fantastic shop where you can get little treasures! i wish there was something like that where i live...
    Leyla x
    mythoughtsandboredom.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. That orange tea set is amazing! :)

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  35. That tea set is definitely amazingly rancid, it would look amazing in the right house but not just anywhere! Haha :) xxx

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  36. I love looking at vintage things. You can see how different things have changed and how people have evolved.

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  37. they have a similar place in brighton lanes, it's amazing! wish i could get up north, lots of lovely shops there it seems xx

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  38. That shop looks marvellous indeed, I love the wall with the mirrors! :)

    xxx

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  39. Sounds great :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  40. it looks so cute there! i want to go! loved this post louise (: x

    http://laurecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. Awesome! I live in Abington and had no idea this place was there! I'll be checking it out soon :)

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  43. That place sounds so interesting. Lots of things to look at!

    Zoe // The Caribbean Flower

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  44. I don't normally go to places like this to shop just because I hate going on my own and my mum doesn't really like searching through things. <3

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  45. Wow, this place looks amazing!

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  46. this place looks awesome, if I lived near I would go there and look at all the magical things! beautiful photos and beautiful family <3 x

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  47. Wow! That looks like the most marvellous little place of amazingness ever. I wish we had one where I live. Darn!

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  48. Those are called Antique Malls in the US. I love them!

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  49. This place looks like a dream!!

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  50. You would have NO hope of getting me out of there, man I wish there were places like that where I live! x

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  51. There is an antique mall 15 minutes away from where I live. It's an old cotton mill converted into the most amazing place I've ever seen. There's all kinds of antique furniture, dishes, clothes, toys, and books. Anything you could ever think of. It's amazing. I've taken everyone I know and just wandered around for hours.

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  52. I love this place so many treasures to be found. Have you eaten in Nana's kitchen (its on the left as you walk in) they do the best cakes

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  53. Oh my godthis place looks amazing, it's heaven, like paradise to me! I love your outfit :) i have the exact same troll with poison green hair :p

    Merilin xx

    Merilinzz.blogspot.com

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  54. I so want those glasses now - so cute and old-fashioned!

    xo Joana
    Grow In Fashion

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  55. There is a place like this in Brighton down the Lanes called Snooper's Paradise.
    I could spend hours there!
    xx

    astudentinscotland.blogspot.co.uk

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  56. This place looks so cute and vintage, I would love to go!
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  57. Looks like such a great place, a place where you could find great treasures :D

    http://littlemissblissfull.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. That looks amazing! I wish we had places like that closer to me, glad you all had a great day :) xx

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  59. What an amazing place! And you look so, so beautiful

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  60. Looks fantastic! I wish there was a place like that nearby - would love it.
    You all look lovely, and I'm a tiny bit jealous too xx

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  61. Love this post!

    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    x

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  62. Fantastic! Caterina Belloni Cozza

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  63. The orange set is amazing! haha so cute xxx

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  64. That is cute! and indeed, marvelous.
    I want to go!

    bethanka.blogspot.co.uk

    xoxoxox

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  65. I love those green/teal glasses! and the mirrors are absolutely lovely! I would love to visit that 'superstore' :)


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  66. My mum used to have the "ORANGE TEA SET", I couldn't believe it when I saw it, maybe she had put it in to sell it. lol. Hugs, Jen :-)
    Krafty Keepsakes

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  67. Love the little troll doll, I'm dressing up as one for a 21st birthday party next Saturday, maybe my first blog post will be on that :p I always read and love your blogs Louise! so much so, that I'm going to start my own! xx

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  68. Love the troll!

    http://secondineternity.blogspot.com

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  69. My dads got a collection of those railway lamps some he's restored and some he's left as they are. There really nice when there all lit up

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  70. This looks like a wonderful place for shopping (and just looking around). This post also reminds me that it's been far too long since I last went vintage/thrift shopping..!

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  71. This place looks so cool! I've always wanted to visit a place like that!

    Come visit my blog, I make blog posts on beauty, make-up, lifestyle, reviews, and hauls. Im new on here so I would love it if you came by :

    http://lifeofmichellexo.blogspot.ca/

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  72. I've used honest diapers with both my boys and they're wonderful, no leaks, last through the night and they love the designs.

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  73. My mom has that orange tea set..:)

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  74. I live in Northampton and i love this place too!

    I did a recent blog post about it as well :)
    http://amysfashionandfrolics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/marvellous-place-to-shop-marvellous.html

    Love this post and these photos, keep up the good work Louise :) x

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  75. Louise I love reading your family posts!
    Your the kind of mum I'd like to be when I have children.

    chloeridout.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  76. Love these post you are now doing! You and the guys looks amazing together! Cant wait to see what you bought! :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  77. Lovely. Does anyone know where her jacket is from? I love it!

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  78. This place looks freaking amazing! I wish there was something like this around where I live! :(
    Might get Googling to see if I can actually find somewhere like this around my area! Thanks - great post, you got me Googling haha!

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  79. That place is amazing! Wish I could go there, I love places like that! xx

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  80. I don't think we have places like this in our neck of the woods, this looks brilliant!!! I love how homey everything looks and I just want to buy it all <3

    Catching Stars

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  81. Ohmygoodness! I am so going to put aside a weekend to come and find that place!!! It looks amazing!

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  82. I use to go to a place like this in my town but it shut down:( The last photograph you are in is beautiful! I also wondered where you got your jacket from as it is so gorgeous and I have been looking for something like that for SO long:(

    http://katiesbeautyblogxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  83. This looks like my idea of heaven! I don't think we have anything like that where I live :( Lauren x

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  84. Oh my goodness, this is like a place of dreams, I want to go there!!

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  85. I live near Northampton and after reading this post I had been begging my mum to take me. We finally went on Saturday with my grandparents and it was amazing, I absolutely loved it.

    Laura x
    www.thepureallure.blogspot.com

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  86. I so wish I lived there for the sole purpose of visiting this shop! or that I could find one where I live! as per usual Darcy is adorable and your family is darling!

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  87. Amazing place to buy a daily usage products in home . myrtle beach

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  88. Yeh so in my earlier comment I mentioned another place to shop similar to this but in Towcester? I went back yesterday and it's also called a 'A Most Marvellous Place to Shop'! So there must be two!!!! Or More!

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