These adorable relics came home with me from the British Isle. Aren't they sweet?
Acting as our tour guide, Jacob took us to London's South End where we came upon Old Spitalfields Market. Luckily, we were there on a Thursday, the day the market offers an array of collectible vintage and antique gems.
As much as I would have liked to, I couldn't go on a buying spree. With all of the traveling we planned to do, we packed very light with almost no room in our suitcases for anything else.
I used restraint and only purchased this cute tin which I'll use for storage in my new studio. I really enjoyed chatting with the nice dealer who sold it to me. Look at all that wonderful kitchenware!
Edinbourough also proved to be a mecca for little vintage shops and bookstores. I found the treasures below in a tiny store in Old Town.
I so love the old children's book and stitchery picture I found.
The pretty label on the back of the embroidery shows that it was framed by Aitken Dott & Son, an old Scottish framing company established in 1842.
At the same shop, I discovered an antique picture album. But instead of photographs, it contains a wonderful collection of vintage Christmas cards.
If I am able to part with them, these Scotland finds will make an appearance in my Etsy shop soon.
Have a nice weekend!