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Junkaholique – The Last Jumble Sale

August 22, 2013

Here’s the story. I read on le cool that there’s a vintage jumble sale. I recognised the name of the person holding the sale and sure enough it was a blog i had stumbled across a few months ago. Back to the sale. The poster reminded me that i had seen (and missed) the first one back in june.

It was the 4rth august and i remember going out for lunch that day and having a rather busy sunday. Late afternoon it occurred to me that i might regret not going to the said vintage jumble sale so i got on my vespa and made my way to hatton garden. Boy, am i pleased i did!

Vintage sample sale


As soon as i walked through the corridor i knew i had hit the jackpot! The room was warm, inviting and upon entering i was greeted by the most gorgeous baby. I still think about her, wouldn’t you? Here she’s been carried by her dad.


I digress. This post is about the vintage jumble sale. Meet Artemis, with her daughter.


Artemis, amongst other things is the author of junkaholique and collector of ‘old junk, or treasures depending how you look at it‘. Although during the week she works with her husband as a jewellery designer, artemis opened a vintage online shop and IMHO has an amazing eye. She loves collecting bits and pieces and i guess her collections became too big for the flat she shares with her husband and daughter, hence the jumble sales!

We hit it off straight away and recognised our similar interests in blogging. I immediately fell in love with the space and the items for sale.



This chandelier was not for sale!


There were so many items i could have bought. Sheer lack of space at home does restrict spending.





These clock faces were beautiful. I wanted them all!


This display reminded me of a paul smith shop, where you want to buy everything!


Some beautiful tea sets.


There’s something so sensual about these!


A vintage game…


I rather fancied these little people!



A bargain, don’t you think?


A must have object:-)


Loved these milk bottles.


I so wished i could sew or knit!


These enamel tags are nice to use as gift wrapping tags too.


Here below is my loot, what i came home with.

I love this perfume bottle. The colour is so delicate and i really like the art deco look, wouldn’t you agree?


Instead of the milk bottles i went with this beauty and have filled it with feather pens!


How charming are the illustrations on these classics?


I particularly love my new kitchen scales. Just working out what i can put on them. Me thinks a few faux flowers from abigail.


I know that this sale is over and that it was the last one as the space it was held in will be transformed into a workshop with big tables. Artemis will continue to sell through her online shop and who knows, one day we might see another advert for junkaholique’s third vintage jumble sale. Fingers crossed!

Artemis blogged about her sale here.

Do you love vintage? Do you visit many jumble sales? What would you have bought had you been at this sale?

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  • Reply caroline @trend-daily August 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    How fantastic you made it Tina! Would have loved more than a few things-including the gorgeous clock dials! And their work space is to die for-no, not jealous at all 😉 xx

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I was thinking of you when there. I knew you would be drawn to the clock dials and many more items.

      Hope you’re having a great time on holiday xx

  • Reply Catherine Bedson August 23, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I get very excited at vintage jumble sales..ahh the possibility of what treasures you can find! Such a cool space, I would have had a serious look at the knives & forks and the beautiful cushion. X

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      There were so many things I wanted but alas, restraint was necessary. xx

  • Reply Parisbreakfast August 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I want everything too
    Her site is gorgeous!
    Yes, yes and yes
    They used to have sales like that in the US
    Now the same stuff costs a fortune.
    To hot to handle and the fun has gone out of it…

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Haha! Artemis blog is delightful. She’s very talented.

      Also here it’s getting difficult, hence why I knew this was one not to be missed!

  • Reply Chi @ 106 August 23, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Oooh, Le Cool looks so …. erm, cool! 😉 I’m now following them on Twitter – thanks for the introduction. 😀
    Love the look of Artemis’ blog, too.

    Ah, who can resist an adorable, squidgy baby? Look at her sweet little face!

    The one thing I would have taken home would have been the chandelier – which isn’t for sale. *sigh!* 🙁
    I need a pair to glam up my kitchen.

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Hahaha! Le Cool is…. cool indeed!

      Knew you would like A’s blog. Very special!

      Oh, please, don’t start me on that baby. She is soooo adorable, but apparently can be naughty:-))

      Oh Chi, really 2 massive old style chandeliers fro your kitchen in N? The mind boggles xx

  • Reply Anya Jensen August 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    OMG Tina you lucky lady – I have been a huge fan of Artemis (and her fab universe) for ages now, and was gutted that she had the jumble sale – and that I couldn’t go (being in Denmark and that). I adore these images and so pleased you got a few fab bargains, and got to meet the family. Happy happy weekend,

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Haha. Great minds think alike. I only discovered A’s blog a few month ago and knew I had found a gem!!
      It was extra special to meet her.


  • Reply Jocelyn Casey August 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Great photos, Tina! WOW! I need to come spend a little time in London getting know all your great finds. Thank you for sharing! Jocelyn x

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you Jocelyn. Come to London. It would be great to meet you and I can show you round a little xx

  • Reply Lena August 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

    WOW! Lucky you! This looks like heaven. I will have to check out her blog now!

    • Reply tina August 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Yeah, that’s why I’m happy I made it. You will love her blog Lena!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey August 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Looks like you had a great browse & rummage. Sounds like you were definitely meant to be there. I’d say I like the grey pendant best… altho guessing it wasn’t for sale 🙂 Gxx

  • Reply geraldine August 29, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Wow! what a fantastic find. I love that chandelier too and those vintage children’s books are so cute. Like Lena, off to check out her blog now. xx

  • Reply mel August 29, 2013 at 2:55 am

    Oh I dream of days like that – a room full of treasures! And the clock faces – ah! I’m off to check out her blog now. Thanks Tina! Mel

  • Reply Elena + deco August 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    the prices are incredible, so cheap!

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