I love Junk shops. They are few and far between nowadays, but when I find one, I feel like I have stumbled into my own personal Narnia, or Fantasia. Today, I think I have honestly found the best Fantasia of Junk out there.In Lechlade, a quiet, bumbling country village in Oxford. Most of the shops there are Antique Shops, or Charity shops, my kind of place!
This shop sold doll's miniatures. At the time, I was upset that my Sprytes are too big for Standard Miniatures, but looking back, its probably a god send.... ;)
A few shops down, unbeknownst to me, my Junk Fantasia was awaiting.
We popped into this little Shop, ducking in to get in the door. It was small, cramped, and had that wonderful musky smell of old books and rust. Rooms led onto one another, every corner filled to toppling with books, statue's, ornaments, vintage toys and furniture.
To begin with, I wandered, adventured misty eyed from room to room, until I realised I needed to photograph so I could bring it home with me! So this is where the photos start. I probably photographed around 1/3rd of the rooms, and I started about halfway through.
This room was the cutest! Set up with faery/cooking/doll paraphernalia. I am definatley coming here when I (If I ever...) Have my own house.
I had to take a photo of these Gollys for Mandy from Faerie Wishes!
I really wanted these books. =( Especially Bedtime Stories over there on the Left. I love Enid Blyton's faerie stories. I already have a version though, and had also picked up a neat 1920's book of faery poems.
Doll Furniture <3
I brought this book in the end, it has got lots of techniques for doll making, as well as mini basket weaving, and patterns.
I loved searching through here, all the kooky little items, old broken toys, beautiful statues and books.
I found some great books too:
Does anyone else know about Kit Williams? I love his work, and this book is about £65! I found it for 50p! The book is one big riddle/clue to find real treasure he buried! It is a Hare brooch, filled with rubies and other gems. I dont know if it was ever found! I also have his other book, which doesnt have a name, its about a beekeeper. Also, full of riddles anf beautiful images. Will have to blog about it soon ;)
Hope you are all well!