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Showing posts with label vintage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage. Show all posts

Monday, June 26, 2017

Vintage Market: Chic Garage

 From Wednesday 28th until next 1st of July 2017, you have a great shopping opportunity named Chic Garage. Their motto is "second hand in good hands”. It takes place every two months in Madrid with a great selection from the best brands; Prada, Miu Miu, Isabel Marant or Des Petits Hauts.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bisutería Otero, a Piece of Madrid that Vanishes


Walking around Calle Mayor you get, nowadays, a sad feeling. Many shops are closing because of the expiry of the old law which allowed them to have a low rent. Most of those venues are traditional and popular businesses. One of them is Bisutería Otero. It was opened in 1905 and will definitely close at the end of March.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Il Tavolo Verde, Organic Café and Antique Market


Big glass windows, lovely antic furniture, organic food and a pleasant atmosphere close to the Retiro: I am talking about Il Tavolo Verde, (which in italian stands for the gaming table). The perfect place to go to by yourself for a relaxing lunch or tea time with a book. I sometimes feel that in Madrid, there are not enough places to go to on your own when you find yourself in a quiet mood.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tweed Ride Madrid - cycling to the past

For once in our blog, we write a post about an event to come "The Tweed Bicycle Ride". We think it's very original and a different way to spend your Sunday. That is why we are telling you in advance!
Seguir leyendo, en español más abajo

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Casa Decor 2013 - A Yearly Appointment (we cannot miss)


Another year Casa Decor opens its doors in Madrid!! This time more challenging than ever. Designers need to transform a very 60's circular shaped office building, former british embassy, into residential spaces. Conceived as a diplomatic complex, the building is self-contained with its own system of security, electrical and water systems. And a very difficult layout. A real challenge and an extraordinary outcome! worth the visit!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tu Trato - Furniture and Antiques Secondhand Market


Fortunately, even though there is a strong economic crisis, Spanish people are hard workers and full of resources to develop new useful concepts. My last discovery has been Tu Trato.es. It is a big warehouse in central Madrid (Cuatro Caminos) that contains secondhand, vintage and antique furniture and decoration objects. The innovative thing is that all items are under a deposit formula by owners and can be either rented or purchased. Imagine you need a big table for Christmas dinner because this year it’s your turn, no problem! Rent a table and chairs just for the occasion and then return everything to the warehouse.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I Love Retro - Vintage Furniture Market

This weekend suddenly rainy autumn arrived to Madrid. Still you can have a very British Sunday profiting of the second edition of a very interesting vintage furniture market; I Love Retro in Chamartin Train Station.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Decoraccion 2012 - nice walk through las Letras



Last weekend, I enjoyed myself very much walking around Barrio de las Letras and admiring the lovely decoration brought up by the initiative DecorAccion.

Walking through Barrio de las letras is always special, architecture and shops have plenty of history and good taste. And yet imagine if a bunch of many well known decorators and antiquaires work on the outside look of the shops, creating lovely installations and organising brocantes in the streets and even letting you visit their private studios..! You almost get the Stendhal disease… J

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cuca and Pep - a new space for antiques and decoration


Exquisite and charming place discovered very recently thanks to My Little Sant Cugat.
Cuca and Pep Boixader, with their adorable children have just arrived to Madrid, bringing fresh and innovative ideas for interior decoration. Their home at calle Magdalena 17 is also their showroom. In an incredible ancient old Madrid building you will find bright huge spaces with fascinating antique furniture resulting in a striking modern atmosphere. All furniture shown is on sale being, at the same time, part of a live ambiance.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Yarn Bombing - knitting Madrid


YARN BOMBING!! Sounds very aggressive but in fact it is a very quiet and decorative activity... as you know from past posts, My little Madrid started some knitting lessons recently... and enquiring a bit about this new passion, I discovered that around the world , many passionate about Knitting gather in open spaces to redecorate their cities. This phenomenon is called Yarn Bombing.
Last meeting in Madrid was on Saturday June 9th at Plaza Dos de Mayo. There I went armed with my knitting tools. At the beginning I couldn’t spot the group but then I found a knitted tree! That was the sign!!


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pop Up Store - Madrid In Love

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madrid in love

Is this Paris? Amsterdam? No, it is genuine Chamberi district in Madrid. A Pop Up vintage initiative called Madrid in Love opened during the month of June, from the 1st to the 30th, and from 11:00h to 20:30h. A mix of vintage furniture and objects plus the possibility to eat and drink simple things like salads and sandwiches from Magasand. A good choice for lovely weekend mornings!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Vintage Jewelry and Others - Castillo Encantado at el Rastro




Second due appointment at the Rastro: Vintage shop Castillo Encantado. Best choice for fine vintage jewelry, but it also has handbags, hats and even some small furniture and lamps. Pieces are very exclusive and special so prices are not a bargain.


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