Our Saturday trips over the border to the town of Todmorden
in West Yorkshire are becoming as precious to us now as our
days at Stockport Vintage Market.
Our first stop is the outside market for fresh bread, fruit and veg
and the gorgeous savoury and sweet tarts for Saturday tea.
Then to the inside market for cooked meats,
bits and bobs off the haberdashery stall
and a bunch of flowers if we are feeling flush.
A coffee and cake stop at the Old Co-op Deli & Cafe Bar is a must.
While we are there we collect more provisions for the rest of the weekend from Todmorden's own
Incredible Edible Community Team
Take a look at their link its a fantastic scheme.
|Jules Pottery for sale in the Old Co-op|
Naturally we have to go in the Charity shops.
Today I found this mahoosive brimmed sun hat for £1.49
in Age Concern UK
Along with this old biscuit tin for 99p.
I said to Mr Dapper Chap, if I don't buy it
our vintage trader friends Gail and Pat
will be telling me I should have got it"
|Biscuit anyone ?|
A visit to Tod is not complete without popping into
Picture House Antiques and today I knew I would not be able
to resist the Burleigh Ware mirror I'd spotted last week.
So even though it needs a bit of renovation work
it had to come home with us.
Thank you Tom for letting me have it for a good price.
We were attempting to count the number of stunning hanging baskets
there are around the town but kept losing track as we were
oohing and aahing over how beautiful they are.
Sad to say coming home through Bacup and Whitworth
we didn't see a one. It's a different county and council.
In fact Tod puts our area to shame.
So that's today's trip out over with and now
its time to eat some of that lovely food we bought.