Last Sunday was one of those rare mornings where we hadn't been out the night before. Feeling fresh, we decided to head along to Tynemouth market.
The entrance to the market from street level.
Tynemouth market is held in Tynemouth Metro Station and is well known across the North East as a place where bargains can be found. I have been told that the market is better for vintage clothing and accessories on a Saturday but we have yet to visit on that day as Harmer is often at work.
Inside the market (excuse the slightly out of focus picture, Harmers camera ran out of battery!)
We walked around the market for a good 2 hours and found a handful of items to take home. I picked out a Sarah Coventry vintage cameo ring for £2, some homemade chocolate orange truffles for £3.50, a slice of chicken and leek pie for £1.10 and a rocky road cake for £1. Harmer managed to find herself a 'Claire' bracelet (which is her christian name) for 50p, a beautiful turquoise brooch for £5 which she plans to make into a ring, a slice of chicken and leek pie £1.10 and a toffee and chocolate muffin for £1.
After building up a large appetite we decided to walk along to the sea front for some fish and chips.
As we were walking along we popped into the Green Ginger shopping mall which is situated in an old church. It was here where I found myself a new cup and saucer for £2.49. We were shocked when we discovered the set for soo cheap and had to double check that the saucer and cup weren't priced separately!!!
Harmer pointed us in the right direction of Marshall's Fish and Chip shop and we decided to sit inside as the weather was not the nicest.
We both ordered cod, chips and mushy peas and shared a pot of curry sauce.
After filling our bellies we decided it was time to head back home and admire our purchases:
The cakes! With an extra two for our other housemates.
My WONDERFUL cup and saucer. It looks quite small on this picture but it is MUCH bigger then a standard size set.
Our small jewellery haul.
We're looking forward to this coming Sunday and we are hoping to attend a vintage fair at Northumbria University's student union. We shall report back with our finds and next time we'll make sure to take a few snaps of our faces.