Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ye Olde Antiques Market at Camden Passage, Islington

Do you have a weakness

dear visitors

for lovely old things?  (I suspect you might.)

You will find some here then

at the Camden Passage Market, Islington

on a Saturday (8a.m. - 4 p.m.)

or, Wednesday (7 a.m. - 2 p.m.)  

or Thursday (7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) in London.

The prices can be gentle

for odd bits if you don't mind a bit of a rummage

and some good-humored haggling.

For Mlle Paradis with her

magpie eye........

it was the usual delicious tortured bliss......

of imagined worlds, imagined needlework projects, imagined adventures.....imagined times - past. 

I did manage to carry off with me one of those bone edelweiss'es (in the top left corner)  for pinning on my person eventually. I had never seen such things before.  Apparently they are souvenirs of alpine visits to Switzerland and Austria - also sometimes made of ivory.  (The lady who sold them was super nice.)  Fascinating!  Like sea anemones I thought.

And - this one couldn't be pinned down - but a little blouse 'caused very acute past memories to wash over me - not at all imaginary.  In a burst of recognition.  Odd how these things happen.

Not so odd was Mr. Paradis - after much patient hanging about and talking records and rock'n'roll with an amiable silver plate seller (as in forks and knives, yes!) finally dragging me away from a table full of goodies like this........with the promise of a pint.

Anyway, must leave something for the next time, NO?  And for all of you out there too, YES!?


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