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shopping in amsterdam

As you know, I love to shoot shops and I wanted to shoot shops in Amsterdam but where to go and what to see? I had Pia's book for guidance and Desiree's guide to help me out.

One of the first places I visited was the Noordermarkt flea market and as the weather was so dreary on the Saturday I decided to revisit the area a few days later.

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I loved the vintage china and if I'd had more time and wasn't travelling for another 4 weeks with a backpack, I'd have slipped a few pieces into my luggage.

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Directly across the street from the flea market is the Cafe Winkel. I watched in awe as they served the largest slices of apple tart with cream I'd ever seen. I was on my own and I thought eating a piece solo was a bit too much like gluttony but I was tempted.

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I found these gorgeous little splashes of colour outside the market and Pompon, a lovely flower shop.

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I really liked this store and if it were in Sydney rather than Amsterdam, I'd be a regular visitor.



De Weldaad had an eclectic mix of rustic and industrial wares along side decorative pieces.



Isn't that dresser the most amazing shade of green?

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Just in case you were wondering, I did stray from the Jordaan but the weather was so wet I decided against taking photos. I really liked Utrechtsestraat but I was struggling to hold onto my umbrella that day let alone wrangle my camera. Look what I found in my travels though - Holly's window display for her book, Decorate. Unfortunately I'd left Amsterdam before the book signing took place.

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Here's another favourite store, the Sissy Boy store in KNSM Laan.

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Sissy Boy is a bit of everything - clothes shop/home wares and a cafe. The store had the most amazing chandeliers and I'm a sucker for a good chandelier. I have a blank green wall in my kitchen and a few of those copper letters would have been just perfect. I did buy a few bits and pieces, but even I couldn't have squeezed the letters into my pack.

That's the last of my posts from Amsterdam. I hoped you enjoyed my little shopping spree. I'm having major laptop dramas, so I'm not quite sure when I'll be seeing you all again but when I do, it will be with lots more images, fingers crossed.

 

Jillian
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