This week I finally achieved a long-held dream, to start trading in a small Unit as part of a bigger Antiques Centre. Here are a few photos to show the first few things we have put in. A rocking chair here, nearly obscured by a pretty patchwork quilt, and a lovely hand-crocheted bedspread, both late 1960s/early 1970s.
We have an eclectic mix - from Roman legionary helmet, to Clarice Cliff bowl, Welsh blankets to the lock off a church or chapel, and in the corner, one of the signal cannons my husband has been collecting for a while, and a recent upgrading has released this one for sale.
Anything from a Shelley vase to a ship's wheel, from a stool to a horse's hoof, from an old butter churn to a Victorian railway lantern.
We have some good wall space to fill up.
I don't carry very much china - plenty of others doing that. Just a few pieces which I have enjoyed at home for a couple of years, and now time to move it on. The bells are an ARP bell (front) and a town crier's bell behind.
This shows one side, with the Militaria side of things in the glass display cabinet.
It's early days yet. We give it a tweak and rearrange things to look better each time we go in. It's hard to concentrate only on what you would like to sell when you have things which need to go to make room for new stock, so I think it will gradually evolve. I have two lovely horse sculptures to go on display when there is room.
Anyway, we had an enjoyable day in Builth Wells today, at the big Antiques Fair there, so I shall post some photos of that tomorrow.