Monday, 1 January 2018

Lose themselves in other times

A few days ago just before New Year I decided venture out to the huge antiques centre about an hour away. Between Christmas and New Year is always a funny time of year, and it seemed many other people had the same idea as me to get out of the house! I was there for a browse more than anything, but as always I just couldn't resist picking up a few lovely things.



I always enjoy taking some photos whilst I'm there, I've posted about it a few times on my blog and I love seeing how the displays change with each visit. This section full of taxidermy, medical models, and old fairground equipment always piques my morbid interests.



I'm often using my Winsor & Newton watercolour palette as I blogged about here, so I loved seeing this Winsor & Newton watercolour set from 1850. It's a bit different from my plastic one! Especially with it's cut glass water pot and ceramic mixing tray. I'd of loved to have taken it home with me, but unfortunately it was £500!







I tried to capture the scale of this miniature satellite chair, but I'm not sure if I succeeded. You've probably seen my '60s satellite chair in the background of all of my outfit photos, and you can see that this one is exactly the same as mine, but child sized. It's adorable! It almost makes me wish I had a child just so we could have matching groovy chairs.

Now on to the goodies I bought!



I've been after a vintage sweater for the longest time as unfortunately all of mine are sleeveless which won't do for British winters! This photo doesn't do it much justice, but I could never have asked for a better one that this! I'ts orange and purple, and just my size. It was on the mannequin with this '70s felt hat, and they paired so well together I just had to get them both. There was a sign pinned to the mannequin strictly informing that clothing only be removed by the sales assistant, but as I knew I wanted it I couldn't see any point in dragging someone upstairs to do what would take me 30 seconds. I was scared I might have been seen on CCTV and would get told off when I went to the till, I must have looked ever so shifty! Haha!



I love my vintage knick-knacks, and couldn't resist these egg cups for £3 the pair. They look ceramic, but they're actually plastic which I think is much better. Behind them is a thing to serve sauces for your dining table, it was only £3 again so I couldn't leave it behind. I'm not one for sauces, but I'm sure I can find an alternative use!



I've always adored this style of '60s teak shelves, and it was already a bargain to begin with but then had an additional 25% off. Lucky me! I don't have anywhere to put it yet, but I couldn't leave without it. Once I've got it all set up I think it'll look just fab with my collection of raw healing crystals on.

7 comments:

  1. the print and colours of the sweater you got are perfect and how cute are those egg cups! i also really love the old watercolour set - wish it weren't so pricey, haha! xx

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    1. I know, I can't believe how much I lucked out! I really wish I could of afforded the watercolour set, maybe one day I'll manage to thrift one or something. I can dream!

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  2. That looks like my kind of place! I used to have shelves like that on my bedroom wall when I was little. I wish I could find some now. Jane x

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  3. I love taking photos around antique stores as well. In my home I like everything to be clear of clutter and chaos, but that's one of my favorite parts about stores like this, how there is so much to see in every nook and cranny. I love vintage fairground things too, I think that would be my favorite part of the store! Great finds! I love the little shelf.

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    1. I'm exactly the same! Too much clutter drives me up the wall in my home (in fact I'm in the middle of a clear out right now as it's gotten too much!), but it's the best bit of places like this. There's something kind of creepy about vintage fairground stuff that I love. Thanks!

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  4. Lovely finds, I especially adore the patterned vintage sweater. I've never seen one like that before. Xx

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