Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Old Artistry

I made some new friends through mutual friends etc via social networking and all that in the 21st Century.

I couldn't go to London and NOT call in to The Old Artistry. For a start, for those in the know, it was in E17 (I loved Terry - I still don't know why), Walthamstow. Like proper East London.

Secondly, I love vintage, art, markets and nice people so you know, ticked all my boxes.

Lucy and Jessica are the proprietors and they sell vintage items from clothing to cabbage pots and Lucy's artwork!

Check out:

The Old Artistry
See? These people are fabulous!
From the outside of TOA - Paintings on wall for sale
I loved how everything was quite random
It's a little treasure trove in here
Fantastic signed prints (can be got online)
How COOL are these!
TOA also doubles up as Lucy's studio
(LtoR) Jessica, Lucy, Pembe, Kati, Aaron!

I absolutely loved The Old Artistry - the market that it's in, Wood Street Market, is awesome.  The individual little shops sell everything and anything and not at the inflated costs of the central London markets which are full of Hipsters and more for 'looking cool'. Wood Street is a proper market with fabulous prices and seriously underrated.  I have to go back to visit The Old Artistry again and to buy some tiny fuzzy elephants with the balloons on them from a shop next door. See? You can get ANYTHING there.
Find them on:
Facebook:   The Old Artistry

Twitter: @OldArtistry
(Competition on TOA via Twitter as of 13/09/2013 - retweet their tweet and best profile picture wins)

Email them at: TheOldArtistry@gmail.com

and visit them at E17 Wood Street Market

Don't be a dickhead, go visit and get some genuine vintage  items and art.  It's very easy to get to from Walthamstow tube (Victoria Line) message me and I can tell you in less than 160 characters. Bet you a tenner.

Be cool.

Bartlam - E17/East 17 were the 'Bad Boys of Pop' in the 90s who wore odd clothes and sang shit songs but I still loved them and only recently bought the Ultimate East 17 album.