Monday, 9 April 2012

Milestones: vintage signs, shops & transport

For all you lovers of vintage signs and stuff I would recommend a visit to the Milestones museum in Basingstoke, such a fabulous wander down history streets.   There was so much to marvel at and enjoy I am saving the room designs and everyday appliance exhibitions for another day.  

Looking in the shop windows was a real treat,

how the high street has changed!

So many exciting things to look at and happy memories as we spied things we remembered from grandparents houses. 

The bright vintage advertising signs  adding a colourful touch to our walk.

The different forms of transport were fun to talk about and explore.

My top find of the day had to be this box showcasing all my favourite things:

sewing, chocolates, flowers and turquoise!

Which is your favourite transport picture?


  1. It looks like a great place to explore, I wish I lived closer.

  2. I like the third picture down, it reminds me of Open All hours, the tv show. Fascinating trip, thanks. Suzy x

  3. I went to Milestones a few years ago, I can't really remember too much apart from it was at Halloween and they were telling local ghost stories! Think I'll have to take another trip back there, I love all the old signs.

  4. I LOVE those kinds of museums! Your photos reminded me of the Black Country Museum - probably my favourite EVER. I'm going to pay it a visit next time we visit the UK.
    Those roses boxes are AMAZING!!! ;-)

  5. Fascinating pictures. The nearest thing we have to that is probably the castle museum in York.I love anything that takes you on a trip down memory lane.I used to laugh when my mum and dad used to reminisce so much when I was a child but now I do exactly the same thing!

  6. I'd love to visit the museum, bit too far away for us. It's got to be the last picture for me - it's got it all as far am I'm concerned! X

  7. Oh this looks so interesting - just my cup of tea - thanks for sharing this. Happy Easter xx

  8. This looks really cool!! I love vintage!
    Grace after you recommendation I bought 'Tatty Ratty' and it has been very much loved by our whole family, thank you!!

  9. Just letting you know that I am organising a vintage festival at Milestones Museum- over 40 stalls selling all things vintage, from movie posters to barware, fashion and homeware, along with Lindy hop demonstrations, 1940s wartime singing quartet, children's dressing up area, vintage fashion parades on the hour and much more! All for the standard museum entrance price. I hope you can make it.


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