Glasgow is a great place for shopping vintage, loads of indies tucked away in the west end and in merchant city and half the fun is discovering these gems on foot.
Not so well known and totally off the beaten track is Saratoga Trunk, quite literally a warehouse packed to the rafters with vintage fashion dating from the 20's to the 80's.
I first visited this many many years ago, a daunting experience with the taxi dropping us off down a dark, gloomy part of town and and a big steel door with a handwritten note on the outside to ring the bell. Quite intimidating but once inside we were rewarded by the sheer volume of vintage - rails and rails of dresses, tops, fur coats, miltary jackets from WW2, not to mention the shelves upon shelves of fabrics and curtains. The experience was truly amazing and the owners were so friendly and helpful. However ...
|Who would've thought a Vintage shop lurks here|
|Weird Find of the Day - retro washing powder|
Weirdest find had to be the retro washing powder still intact in the box, I don't think I'll be using this to handwash my delicates! Before you think I'm crazy for buying these even though I have no intention of using the powder, I think they would add a nice touch to a retro style kitchen or bathroom.
Best find had to be the button box filled to the brim, lots and lots to be added to the collection. Crafters, I never buy expensive buttons so now you know how I amassed such a big button collection (the button box at I Heart Art is always admired)
|Favorite Find - button box|
|Retro Blackcurrant Cheesecake dish - yum|
|Retro BBQ Pork Chops dish - determined to collect them all|
I'm sure many people will recognise these retro dishes, every house in the 80's must've had these along with the kelloggs bowls. Were these a collect the stamps from petrol station thing?? Maybe someone could shed the light! Anyway I'm determined to collect them all and as time has gone one I'm finding that there was ALOT of different recipes, spanish omlette was the one in our house! My favourite thing about them is the recipe printed on them, I wonder if anyone has tried them?