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Norfolk Yarn and Vintage Shopping

We’ve just had a lovely weekend visiting family in Norwich. It’s such a beautiful city with a young trendy vibe and plenty of historic architecture to enjoy.

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The Lanes have some bustling little shops and tea rooms and we happily slipped into St Gregory’s Church which has been transformed into a vibrant Vintage Market.

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How I managed to leave there empty handed is a mystery.

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Would you believe there is also a new(ish) yarn shop nearby!

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There was a fun knitting class chatting away in the back of Norfolk Yarn

and look at these Amigurumi beauties I found!

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Such yummy modern colours, these were my calorie free treats today!

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10 comments on “Norfolk Yarn and Vintage Shopping

  1. claire93
    April 17, 2015

    looks like you had a lovely time – I would have loved a good rummage in the antiques market, and certainly wouldn’t have come out empty handed lol

    • mandymunroe
      April 18, 2015

      It’s very unlike me! I did have a good look through the linens but I already have a lot and I love old furniture. I recently bought a 1950’s kitchen table, they had a few there. Space is getting a little tight!

  2. pomegranateandchintz
    April 17, 2015

    What a fun weekend – love your purchase.

    • mandymunroe
      April 18, 2015

      They had a few colour combinations Meredithe, I’m still wondering if I should have bought more. Got to come up with a project for them now 🙂

  3. colorpencil2014
    April 18, 2015

    Love the colors of your yarns! But my goodness..how did you leave without ‘something’ from that nice vintage store??? ;0) Lovely photos. Warm greetings form Ohio, Johanna

    • mandymunroe
      April 18, 2015

      I know! – must try harder 🙂 Thanks for visiting Johanna.

  4. Malcolm Triggs
    April 18, 2015

    Can you tell me how to recognise a young trendy vibe?

    • mandymunroe
      April 18, 2015

      The students were all hanging out chatting in the sunshine. There was a busker with a beautiful voice, playing guitar just outside the entrance of the church. The independent shops in The Lanes are mostly retro vintage………go Malcolm, you’ll recognize it when you feel it x

  5. Tansy Martin
    April 20, 2015

    Tell Malcolm his wife is always giving out a young, trendy vibe at Oast!! Planning a summer of university visits this year – Loughborough (Quorn Quilting), Swansea (Red House Quilts), Exeter (that place by the station I cannot remember the name of and most important of all (from mum’s point of view if not the prospective student) BATH!! I think the latter deserves a whole weekend not just a one night stay.

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