|copper tea cup holders|
I had passed by the shop before on several evening strolls, but it had always been closed. However, I always tried to look past the book shelves and they seemed to have some other items as well, but as it is small and looks more like a speciality book shop, I had never considered it an option.
This day however, as a slight rain began to fall, I it was finally open and I walked in to have a look.
They had a small but very tidy selection of home ware in the basement, a real basement where the lady running the shop warned me not to bang my head on the narrow staircase. Not a good place for people with claustrophobia, but a decent place for vintage homeware shoppers.
|more copper tea glasses|
The first ones are now home to some succulents:
|succulents in copper tea cups|
Then, I discovered the "dressing room", a room in this apartment-style shop dedicated to clothes and accessories. There were two clothes racks full of selected vintage dresses, slips and pyjamas - not much but all in very good condition, clean and best of all: not smelly!
So two dresses came home with me: A green-beige dress from the 50s that may be a teenager dress as the fit is a bit odd, which I discovered when trying it on at home and another cotton sack dress that will become a sewing project.
|green - beige 50s dress|
|pyjama sewing project|
If you are around in Ottensen, check out the store!
Bahrenfelder Str. 11
22765 Hamburg - Altona
Mon-Fri 11:30 - 18:30h
Sat 11 - 16h