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.



22 comments:

  1. Ooooh fantastic finds, I lurrrrrrrrrve the bed!!
    Love Helen

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  2. Gorgeous finds Ruth and I love that bed too. Unfortunately I didn't find as many lovely treasures this time at Malvern and it was absolutely freezing, even my hubby was cold and he never feels the cold! Glad you had a good day.
    Jo xx

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  3. Oh you found some lovely stuff Ruth. Love it all, especially the eiderdowns and the gorgeous bedstead - stunning!
    You must be feeling pleased at such a successful trip!
    Gill xx

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  4. wow - what a successful day. love the eiderdowns!

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  5. Yep you certainly did do well...loving the basket and the fabric! smiles Cass x

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  6. Some really wonderful 'buys' there! Especially loving the eiderdowns and the bedstead.

    I am not (too) jealous though, as I went to two antique/collector fairs over the Easter weekend and truffled out some treasures for my own vintage fairs. And it was definitely 'trug' time. I also bought one of a type I've never seen before, from a country life specialist seller.

    Isn't it fun to get another vintage 'fix'!

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  7. Wow, that bed is just gorgeous! Was hoping you would find some of the floral enamelware you were looking for, but the other items you found are great too.

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  8. Wonderful bed - well done! Some good buys there. x

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  9. A brilliant day's work! And I'm amazed that you still had the energy to do a photo shoot. We came home with some great things from Lincoln too, but were so cold and tired we curled up for a sleep. (Got to build our energy up for Newark on Thursday!)

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  10. Ooohhh lots of lovely things, what finds!
    love
    Alison
    x

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  11. Very pretty guest towels!
    May x
    www.walkinginmay.com

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  12. Thinking of the shopping basket - gone are the days when you shopped for food every single day, and within walking distance (sometimes more than once a day if the shops were really close)...now it's shopping trolleys and cars!
    What lovely finds - the soda siphon is gorgeouse.

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    1. Your comment is very interesting to me because now that our children have flown we have left our London suburb and moved to live in the centre of a market town where we do shop everyday! We proudly carry our own bags to the shops - but a basket would be ideal - especially for carrying the wine bottles!

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  13. Ruth - thanks for your comment and reminding me that I haven't blogged about the fair where I bought the trug!Cx

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  14. Great finds Ruth... And what a fabulous bed, love the painted panels....
    Julie x

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  15. what a fabulous bed

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  16. Your comment is very interesting to me because now that our children have flown we have left our London suburb

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