Sunday, October 7, 2012

Newark Antique Fair

This mind boggling antiques market has in excess of 2500 stalls at any given show! Yes, you read that right - over 2500 dealers in antiques and collectibles offering a huge variety of furniture, architectural pieces, porcelain, pottery, silver, jewelry, paintings, books, maps, prints, toys, and you name it. If you collect it, chances are someone at Newark will have it for sale.
Robin found this gorgeous christening gown for only £35! One of us should have bought it and packed it away for the future, kicking myself!
I loved everything in this booth of Scandinavian furniture...
This was the "hot" item of the day....Cute hats and lampshades made from scraps of wool plaid and a few feathers. How cute is this?
I searched every glass booth for "limon-cello" glasses to add to Christy's collection. I won't pay more than £2 each, the trick is to walk away!
I could not have made it through the day without the help of RITA - the trolley! The bus ride home is always the best part of the trip! We share goodies, sip a little wine, and have show and tell with all of our purchases ....(notice Pam's rather large Mahjongg bracelet).  Newark is worth going back to!

3 comments:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I hope you found room for that teal colored clock!
No takers on the two-headed sheep... I hope?

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I've been their their sister one in Ardingly, but its not as big as Newark. However, I still haven't seen all of it, so it is big enough :) I LOVE those antique fairs - love, love, love. Did I say love? Love :)

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