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14 October 2011

Edinburgh Guide: Out of the Blue Flea Market

OOTB Flea Market

Rummaging around in search of tatty old treasures just might be my favourite pastime. You just never know what you are going to find! So when the organisers of the flea market at Out of the Blue asked if I would come along and take a few pictures of my visit and I was delighted to accept. The pictures were taken back in the Summer, on a rain soaked Saturday morning but the flea market runs once a month including this Saturday. Edinburgh has car boot sales, antique fairs but until now we have been missing a middle ground. The flea market at Out of the Blue totally bridges this gap. All the stalls sell reasonably priced vintage, unlike many of the antique fairs where prices for similar items are often double. Yet it is a far cry from the car boot sale, which is housed in a dingy multi story car park. Don't get me wrong, I relish a trip to either but it makes a refreshing change to find so many great stalls all together in one place in such lovely surroundings. The icing on the cake has to be their wonderful cafe which, for me anyway, is an extra incentive to haul myself out of bed on a Saturday morning.

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While I was there, I picked up a couple of coronation cups to add to my collation and this green medicine tin. If you fancy popping along to Out of The Blue to unearth some vintage treasures, it will be on from 10am - 3pm tomorrow - Saturday 15th at The Drill Hall on Dalmeny Street, just off Leith Walk.

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16 comments:

  1. These are really nice photos that shop looks so cool! Love your blog!
    -Farrah

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  2. I love looking for little unique treasures! These photos are adorable :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  3. I can't believe I didn't know about this! Lovely photos, I don't know if I can make tomorrow but I'm definitely going to pencil this is for next month :) xo

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  4. Great post and lovely pics...will definitely be pencilling this in for next month. I've just moved from Ireland to Aberdeen and finding vintage shops a bit thin on the ground here so I'm excited about taking occasional jaunts down to Edinburgh :)

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  5. lots of wonderful things, my grandma had a singer sewing machine like that ;-),* a star for you from lola
    P.s.
    I give a * when I like something a lot ...

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  6. Loving the little puppy-dog! :) And I agree: rummaging through old treasures is the best.
    -giedre

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  7. Absolutely love the picture of the dog! x

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  8. This looks so good I wish I lived in Edinburgh! The dog is amazing! x

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  9. This post has made me want to go to Edinburgh even more than I wanted to before! The sewing machine reminds me of the one my nan used to use!
    Flea markets are amazing, I have 2 favourites here in Brighton.
    Belle du Brighton

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  10. hi i had stall on that market what a shame i didn t know you were there. i would love to meet you.
    beautiful photos!

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  11. looks like the perfect way to spend a saturday morning!

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  12. gorgeous photos.. love the one with the colorful spools of thread

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  13. beautiful photos and beautiful outfits! following right away :)

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  14. Thanks so much for posting about this! I'm a recent transplant to Edinburgh (via Atlanta, Georgia), and I've been googling like crazy to find flea markets and have been coming up empty until I stumbled on to your lovely blog!

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