My lovely boyfriend and I visited Lewes, a town slightly further in land but very close to Brighton. We drove, but I understand it is very easy to get there by train or bus. I have visited once before for the town's quite spectacular bonfire night celebrations, but never during the day, so it was lovely to see the sights and have an explore.
First stop, tea for two! Le Magasin cafe served up some tasty eggs on toast, and Teapigs tea, I had Jasmine, my favourite!
Walking down the street, and we were lucky enough to be greeted by some rare sunshine. It was almost warm! Lewes has some lovely almost cobbled streets and an interesting array of different kinds of buildings. I'm no architecture expert, but it looked rather pretty.
We spent most of our day exploring the many antique shops. I had to restrain myself from buying multiple china tea sets. I can't resist floral teacups! The shabby chic style decor in the shops was just lovely.
Wrinkly jeans in one of the many antique mirrors we saw.
There is something wonderful about shopping in a bunting-lined attic!
View of Lewes through an attic window.
We then stopped by the Lewes flea market, which was full of many weird and wonderful things!
The flea market was absolutely huge. I can't wait until I have more space of my own to fill with globes and clocks and some truly bizarre art from years gone by and around the world.
Shopping with the boyfriend, casually strolling under the aeroplane hanging from the rafters. Baskets, cabinets and random china as far as the eye can see!
I was very good and only made one purchase in the end, a bundle of vintage fabric remnants, perfect for various craft projects. I'm a bit of a sucker for florals, and so these lovely rose printed fabric panels are just wonderful.
I look forward to returning to Lewes to scope out some more interesting antiques and unusual finds. I would highly recommend a trip round these funny little markets as a perfect day out!
Labels: antiques, fabric, flea market, shopping