Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Antique Treasures!

This blog is dedicated to my dear friends back in the States who would love to have mud on their shoes and one more visit to the Silver Lady!

It was the coldest, muddiest day I have ever shopped the Ardingly Outdoor Antique Fair but, with the girls help, advise, and muscle, we came home with a few treasures! Christy spotted quite a few things she would have loved to have taken back to the "Split-Pea Cottage" in Boston........
NOT this stuffed pig head (notice there is a second one in the box in case you want to buy 2 for your dining room table)!
NOT this stuffed ostrich with it's head stuck in the sand...although it is a "statement piece" and might be appropriate in, say, a certain hospital lobby!
How about this gorgeous pine kitchen table? Perfect for a festive Italian family dinner!

The Hawaiian - with pineapple- Toasted Cheese Sandwich was the treat of the day and lots of HOT Tea.
***As a side note "Madame, we do not order hot tea in this country...all tea comes hot." (a BA Flight Attendant)

These are the biggest treasures we came home with...
a small French desk for my dressing table,
a small painted rustic bench for a side table - love the soft green color,
and a stripped trunk to prop up the old Pub sign in the kitchen.

Christy also started a collection of Limoncello glassware....something I can add to while I am browsing other markets.
Now, the search is on for the perfect coffee table....Lots Road, Chelsey!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Great finds! I really love your writing table. This trip was about "bigs" for you instead of "smalls." Good thing you had some extra muscle power to help carry everything to the bus. Let's find some more markets to check out--I'm in the mood!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great finds! That desk is perfect for my room.
I know Christy was trying to figure out how to get that table home :-)