Christmas gifts from Cardiff’s Fashion Quarter

Tucked away on Womanby Street behind a wall of graffiti, Cardiff’s Fashion Quarter is a superb place to find an eccentric gift this Christmas. The recently opened Cardiff Fashion Quarter is a hive of vintage clothing, interesting collectables and novelty knick-knacks, the perfect place to pick up a Christmas gift that is a little bit different. One: … Continue reading

The Pumping Station

The sound of many clocks ticking, a slightly dusty smell and room after room of antiques, The Pumping Station in Cardiff is a great distraction from the modern world. After posting about Jacob’s Market a few weeks ago, another blogger pointed me in the direction of The Pumping Station in Penarth Road in Grangetown. The Pumping … Continue reading

Postcards From the Past

Voices echoing back across the generations… Inside a box of old photographs in the corner of Cardiff’s dusty home for all things vintage and retro, Jacob’s Market, I found several old postcards written in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. Below is a slideshow featuring the postcards with voice-overs reading out the words of others written … Continue reading

Jacob’s Market

On every floor, around every corner, on every shelf is another relic of a by-gone era just waiting to be rediscovered… Despite living in Cardiff for the last three years I had never heard of Jacob’s Market. Once I heard about this antiques market just behind Cardiff Central Station I decided I had to go. … Continue reading