Ciao! Last week I took a holiday with Mr Ship-Shape to visit the glorious city of Rome. I love nothing more than a city break with a dose of winter sun so once I’ve sorted through the 200+ photos we took I’ll post a few on here. In the meantime I want to talk fleas. Not the kind you find on your pets, but specifically the new flea market at Ashton Gate Stadium which took place yesterday morning.
After spending a week sightseeing and scoffing ice cream, I didn’t have a lot of money to spend but that didn’t stop S and I pouring over vintage fabrics, costume jewellery and decades worth of furniture, ornements, books and clothes. The market is run by Homemaker Events which started the successful Bath Flea & Vintage Market and attracted over 120 stalls to the indoor conference centre. When we arrived just after 10am the room was already buzzing with Bristolians buying and selling bargains. Prices were mixed but as S and I were on a budget we stuck to smaller items such as a deck of vintage foral playing cards, printed scarves and mid length ‘granny’ skirts.
I came away with this gorgeous red, green and turquoise printed scarf, below, which mixes paisley with flowers and was a bargain at just £3. S and I can’t wait to go back next month – perhaps we’ll see you there?
The Bristol Flea Market will return to Ashton Gate Stadium on a monthly basis, opening hours are 9am – 2pm. Entry is £2 or £1 for students and OAPs. For more info check out the event website.