Monday, 1 April 2013
Goodwood Antiques Fair
Well, I did find some of the things on my wish list and am very pleased with everything I bought today. I often find that I buy a lot from just one stallholder and today I found four eiderdowns (including a matching pair) and two trugs from the same man. (A certain little dog decided to pose in the photo too!)
I often have French trugs for sale so have bought a Sussex trug; this one has seen lots of use and I often wonder what the previous gardener grew - were they a vegetable or flower grower? The other trug was used to display one dozen Heinz Cream of Celery soup tins.
Soda syphons seem to be having a resurgence in popularity and I particularly like this one. I would love to have found a blue one but didn't see any at all.
I shall keep this mould myself. I was told it is a blancmange mould but I think it may be a curd or cream cheese mould. There is the shape of a pineapple in the base, though, suggesting a sweet rather than savoury use. Maybe you know..... Apparently an embossed pineapple was a sign of welcome.
Other items I bought were a shopping basket (how did they get all their shopping into a basket this size?), a butter stamp, a barkcloth curtain, two guest towels and 2 metres of Hungarian grain sacking.
However, the piece de resistance has got to be this bed which has yet to be assembled so I am only showing the foot and headboards. Once I saw it I just had to have it; I just love it. I shall put it either in the loft bedroom (which has yet to be decorated and cleared of all my Oh So Vintage 'stuff' and cardboard boxes etc. or I may put it in the summerhouse to be used as a day bed.
I hope if you have attended an antiques fair today, either as a buyer or seller that you have had a very successful day.