... to do a spot of vintage shopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon? Well, that is exactly what I did last Sunday.
As we do every first Sunday of the month, we paid a visit to Blender Vintage Shop in Eppegem, which is well worth the 30 minute or so drive from here, whatever the weather.
The shop is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and they have been at their current, bigger location since 2013.
The items they sell generally date from 1950s to the 1980s and include everything you need for a vintage lifestyle, including furniture, lighting, household wares, home decoration, toys and clothing for men, women and children. And these are only the first things to spring to mind.
In fact, from the moment you step over the threshold of this amazing shop, your eyes have to work overtime to take everything in.
For the vintage enthusiast, there is no greater pleasure than to browse every nook and cranny of the shop, eventually stumbling upon the vintage treasure you have been looking for.
Or, in many cases, something you were not looking for, but which is simply too irresistible to leave behind.
The shop’s owner, Fanny, is passionate about vintage and is only too happy to share her knowledge with her customers.
The shop has a Facebook page, where the latest arrivals are shown, and can be reserved if of interest.
They also hold special events, like “fabric fairs”, when the shop is turned into an Aladdin’s Cave of vintage fabrics, buttons and trims. If you are interested, the next “fabric fair” is coming up soon, from March 31 until April 9.
Apart from the first Sunday of the month, the shop is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
So what did we buy?
- A set of plates from Expo 58 (Brussel’s World Fair 1958, items of which are very collectable – my husband collects this).
- A set of Lourdes candles still in their box. Another mad collection that really got out of hand.
- A cute deadstock 100% acrylic top and a red pleated skirt, which I actually only took with me into the fitting room for trying on the top, but ended up buying too … Oh well.
Have a lovely weekend!