Friday, 1 April 2011

Sunday Antiques Antics

A few Sundays ago now I got up bright and early and headed off to Shepton Mallet to a huge antiques market. I have always wanted to go to one and it didn't disappoint. After a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich to kick things off,  I was ready to attack the hundreds, well seemingly thousands of stalls.

After four hours of spring sunshine, visual overload and some pathetic attempts at haggling , I just came away with a few little treasures...

This lovely selection of buttons, my particularly favorite being the little hand painted hexagonal one at the top. there were so many to choose from, I was probably there for about 20 mins and it was getting embarrassing so I had to make a decision.

I have had my eye on this design for a while so when I discovered this little pot squirreled away at the back of a stall I knew it was coming home with me! 
I also got a lovely Ercol rocking chair but it needs a bit of tlc, so when I have sanded and painted it I will do before and after reveal.


  1. I did think of you when I saw the stand at the market, there were soo many to choose for you may well have exploded x