Monday, October 14, 2013

Antiques in Sawbridgeworth

This is what I am collecting now!

Call it a soda siphon, a syphon, or a seltzer bottle - it's a pressurized glass container for dispensing carbonated water....and not re-usable!
But they were made in beautiful sea-glass colours.

Remember the Three Stooges shaking the bottle and spraying each other in the face?

 is a great place to go antiquing,
relatively close to London
and easy to get to.

Start the journey at Liverpool Street Station in London....
where apparently this Hawk keeps other bird travellers to a minimum! 

Just across the street from the Sawbridgeworth Station is  "The Maltings",
a grouping of warehouses and several Antique Centre's,
my favourite is Acorn Antiques!

After hours of searching for treasures we usually make our way uphill, 
by the river and the houseboats,
through the gardens of the Great St. Mary's Church,
along the High Street.
On this trip we found a terrific restaurant big enough for our hungry crowd.

Goose Fat & Garlic 
Cute name!

It was not a successful antiquing trip for me this time 
but we all enjoy getting out of the city for a day.....
Now, what's on the schhheduwle 
for the rest of the week? 

1 comment:

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Oh, lots of great memories in this sweet town--my first trip was with Rita years ago! Love what you're collecting now!