Monday, 20 September 2010

Portobello market.

Portobello

I always do a Portobello market trip at this time of the year. Sunny autumn days make me want to go and rifle through the stalls of really good value cashmere they always have there, perfect for stocking up for winter.

Portobello

There were some absolute bargains, with prices as low as £8 for a perfectly lovely Aran jumper. I didn't buy it, I'm chunky enough without wearing chunky jumpers. Aran was everywhere though; I saw a girl looking very lovely in a bobbled number. My Grandma used to knit me and my brothers Aran jumpers that we refused to wear because they were too itchy.

Portobello

I didn't find the fluffy jumper of my dreams either, sadly.

Portobello

I liked these dresses, really well-made in thick African printed cottons. And only £15.

Portobello

Who doesn't love a good button rummage?

Portobello

As it was a girls day out, cupcakes were high on the menu. These were pretty tasty looking...

Portobello

...but we saved ourselves for black bottom cupcakes at the Hummingbird Bakery. No pictures of those, they didn't last long enough.We nearly died when they described them: dark chocolate sponge with cheesecake baked in the centre. I am totally going to try making these at home, here is the recipe.

9 comments:

  1. I was there on Sat! Love the place, makes me feel at home:) LZ

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  2. I saw the fabrics these dresses are made off in Petticoat Lane, they are fab, I was thinking about making them into curtains. And the cheesecake cupcakes are YUM!

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  3. What a fun market! Also, I LOVE those dresses, especially the one in the front.

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  4. Hiya Emily! Maybe we walked past each other!

    Sneaky - I used to live above a shop on Petticoat Lane that stocks those fabrics! I think that's why I like them. They'd be good for curtains, so thick. The dresses were cut really small, no good for me, unfortunately!

    Jill - I know. I want!

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  5. I love it too. Cashmere, buttons and cupcakes... now you're talking xx

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  6. I love exploring Portobello Market. My mother used to knit my sister and I jumpers just like those, and we generally hated them... this year I'm actually begging her to make me one!

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  7. I've never seen knitwear at Portabello - must go look again, though i usually get crowd-rage before very long :/

    I've made my own black-bottom cupcakes, they weren't quite as FILTHY as the Hummingbird ones but tasted pretty good!

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  8. I made those cupcakes and they were a real hit. I wanna try the lavender ones soon, they sound like the best thing ever.

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  9. great pics! love it there, always will, African dresses were a very cool find, I needs one!

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