Sunday, 6 September 2009

A Day of Hunting

I’ve been trawling the antique shops and reclamation yards this week. The main thing we needed were some ridge tiles for the roof. They need to match the original one’s and have been difficult to find. Anyway, this particular rec yard had exactly what we wanted. The only problem was, it was closed! It will be a good excuse for another trip this weekend!

Mushrooms anyone? I love these garden mushrooms but unfortunately everyone else does too and when you have them in your garden they tend to disappear overnight only to reappear in the nearest rec yard!
I really wanted this tub. Hopefully it will still be there when I return next weekend!

Here's where you come if you need a new chimney pot!

I can spend hours looking around antique shops, especially sprawling ones like this one in Church Stretton that sell junk as well as antiques. I walk around the whole place and then go around again and spot things that amazingly, I missed the first time round.

You really have to search for what you want. The place is stacked with old stuff!

It was a good week this week and there was a lot of nice furniture but unfortunately everything I liked was around the £1000 mark so I settled for a plate and a jug!


I collect blue and white plates and this one is by Minton. I got it for £4.99 so I thought that was quite a good bargain for Minton.

This little chintz jug is by Nelson Ware and it too was a good price at £2.99.

20 comments:

  1. Hi,Susie
    Reclamation yard is acutually hard work.isnt it.But very pleasant time,too.
    I really want to go the antique shop. Lovely pots are displyed. White and blue plate is pretty. Do you go often the antique shop?

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  2. I love visiting reclamation yards, haven't been to one in years though.. you found some pretty things.
    Kimx

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  3. Hi Susie! Gorgeus finds! We collect white and blue plates too! My mum has just come back from a car boot sale, she did not sell too much but bought a lovely green and white Dutch jug and a 50's glass set.
    You've a great taste!

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  4. Hi Susie, it was fun to find your blog. I love your cottage, what a treasure trove that rec yard was, how I would have loved to spend hours in there. I love the chintz jug, Catherine x

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  5. Oh that jug is so pretty. What a fun place that must be to shop.

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  6. I love reclamation yards, I could spend hours walking around. I frequently pause and wonder which house a door came from and try and imagine it's original surroundings. Beautiful chintz jug. I would have been tempted by the stack of suitcases too. A wonderful place to visit!
    Lovely blog, I shall enjoy visiting it.
    Isabelle x

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  7. Brilliant pics. Just loved looking at all the old things and ....ssshh I can remember my parents having a tin bath (not used though). I'd be rich if I'd kept it all - happy trip down memory lane. x

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  8. I just get too overwhelmed in places like this and end up not actually seeing anything. I love your pottery. xx

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  9. Hi Susie! I was just sitting down to visit my favorite blogs (on my bloglist) and saw that I got a visit from someone visiting you! I just think it is so amazing that we can do this from anywhere in the world. I'd love to see the antique stores in your area, where you probably have actual antiques...here they are not always old! And that reclaim place...the chimney pots (I have never heard of one!) and mushrooms are wonderful old pieces. Show us more when you vist again next weekend please!

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  10. Adore the chintz jug Suzie ,spot on,very envious here at Brympton Towers, follow my adventures ,Seem to love the same as you!
    Susanxx

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  11. Hi Susie, I came back to thank you the comment you left me and to have a ride by your blog, you have wonderful posts... and found myself in your blogroll, thank you very much. I´m doing the same right now.
    Cariños
    María Cecilia

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  12. Hello, Susie,
    Your cottage is so pretty! I know you must be having a lot of fun restoring it and decorating it. I love your blue and white plate and pretty chintz jug. I really enjoyed looking at your blog. Sending happy thoughts your way. Vicki

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  13. I love all things 'junk' & could spend hours looking round! The jug & plate are beautiful...XXX

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  14. Hello, Susie,
    Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit. Thank you also for your kind message about my country. I know that the United Kingdom has always stood by the USA as our friend and ally, and we are eternally grateful. Sending many happy thoughts your way. Vicki

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  15. Darling, have a lovely weekend.

    Love, Hugs & Tea
    Duchess ♥♥♥

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  16. By the way I placed a link to your blog on mine and added your blog to my beau-TEA-ful friends blog.

    Love, Hugs & Tea
    Duchess ♥♥♥

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  17. Oh, that floral jug is to die for! Beautiful and a bargain too. Well done...Pam

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  18. You should get some mushrooms and then paint them in pretty but distinguishing colors and patterns. That way you'd know yours when they show up somewhere else.
    ♥ Rebecca

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  19. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
    謝謝你的文章分享,請你有空到我

    參觀,Thanks

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