Friday 11 March 2016

Wouldn't it be nice

... 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!


  1. What great buys, Anneke!
    I love your blog and as promised, I mentioned yours on mine ;-)

  2. Oh, I'd have bought that skirt too-red AND pleats? Perfection.

  3. Oh, I'd have bought that skirt too-red AND pleats? Perfection.

    1. Thanks Goody! Not that I didn't have a red skirt yet, but indeed here it were the pleats which sold it to me, as I think you perfectly understand ...

  4. The top and skirt look great on you, well worth getting both.

    I love the logo on the Expo plates, very midcentury.

    1. Thank you Mim! Expo 58 is mainly my husband's collection, but I'm planning to make a post on it some time. Most items have this logo, or an image of the Atomium in Brussels, which is mid-century in the extreme.

  5. Loving the cheery red skirt, you look fab! A great way to spend an afternoon and loads more interesting than boring new shops! x

  6. I really couldn't resist the skirt, and new shops really cannot tempt me. xxx

  7. I can't do normal shops, they bore me unless it's craft or stationery related and need supplies for my workshops.
    I've got a red n white pleated skirt that's got a bit of a silky feel to it and can only be worn on slim days

  8. I know what you mean about the slim days. Have quite a few things myself that can only be worn on slim days. On occasion, I was ready to pass on something I'd worn on a non-slim day, only to find it a perfect fit a couple of weeks or months later. xxx