Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ardingly - a shopper's delight!

Ardingly, pronounced Arding-lie, is a huge antique fair with over 1,700 vendors. I have been looking forward to this trip all year and I went with some knowledgeable, purposeful, American women outfitted in our best walking shoes, scarves and gloves, and trolleys. It was so much fun!



Clocks, furniture, silver, ceramics, jewelry...even a water buffalo head!











I've got one of these old sewing machines -
   and lots of these old clay pots in my basement in Boston!


















After a long day, these are my fabulous purchases....a heavy copper pot for firewood or filled with ice for chilling beverages, a wooden bread bowl to fill with green apples, a unique ice bucket for Rick -3rd place trophy for the "manure cake" championship, and for £5 a silver(plated) mustard pot because everyone needs one!

2 comments:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

The ice bucket is the BEST! Could that be any funnier? That will be a family heirloom for the girls to fight over (if I don't hide it in my suitcase first)

redwhiteblueexpat said...

I love your treasures! I wish I had been here to see your face when you took in the fair for the first time!