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Latest Purchases #81 – A Vintage Haul

I am already failing at trying to post every day this week but we have visitors staying so I don’t feel too guilty!


On Sunday, Ian and I headed to our favourite monthly market – the Frome Independent. This just seems to get better and better and when the sun shines it is fab. There is a great mix of independent stall holders, local food and drink plus a whole vintage market to peruse. We found some real treasures this time!

First of all, a bottle of the most delicious chai syrup from Henny and Joe’s which is handmade in Bath. Chai tea lattes are my all-time favourite drink but many of the flavoured syrups you can buy just don’t hit the spot. This contains all the natural herbs and spices found in chai with no nasty additives. I also learned about a chai/ cider hybrid called a ‘chaider’ which I must try!

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Ian got a t-shirt too from cool independent brand ‘Wolfe Party’. They have some really great items (I bought Ian some of their wooden sunglasses for his birthday) and I love the neon flecks in this material.

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Onto our vintage finds…

Ian spotted these old milk bottles and it was difficult to narrow them down to our three favourites. This reminds me of when we used to have a bottle of milk delivered and my brother and I would fight to get the creamy bit on top!


I have been looking at macramé plant holders on etsy, as well as contemplating making some myself, but when I saw this vintage one with a cool hanging plant already planted, I admit that the easy ‘ready-made’ option looked appealing! This is a Swedish Ivy and it actually has orange sap which is cool. This is already hanging up in our conservatory.


Next, another item I saw and fell in love with. I saw a beautiful gold cafetiere recently and this original Maxwell House glassware jug with gold detailing is in near perfect condition. I plan on using this to make up a batch of iced coffee or chai lattes to keep in the fridge.

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A pretty gravy boat next in mint green – I didn’t really need this but thought it was so pretty.


Ian really liked the look of these little glasses. I think they are for brandy but I’m sure any liquor will do! This coloured glass has a really pretty pearlescent shine to it and they look great on our bar cart.

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Finally, an old fish box which we hasn’t got a home yet but is the perfect size for storing kitchen items. Lots of restaurants use these style wooden boxes for keeping their condiments in which is a great idea.

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We weren’t on the hunt for any large items of furniture but I love getting some pieces for our home that are truly unique! x



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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