Monday, 21 September 2015
Yesterday was a Malvern Day, as in Fleamarket of course. We dragged our weary bodies out of bed at 3.15 a.m. and drove steadily through the night (I hate driving at night at the best of times) and the low-lieing cloud which was pretending to be fog (a pretty good impression too). Anyway, we were glad to arrive in good time at around 7.15 a.m. and as you can see from the photo, as the day unravelled, the sun came through and burnt off the mist. It was pretty warm by around 11 a.m.
Now yesterday seemed to have been THE day for pond yachts, as I must have seen well over a dozen about the place (normally one would be the rule). However, they paled into insignificance against this monster - now THIS is what you CALL a pond yacht!!! It was enormous. I am guessing scale model rather than something to have on the water, but it got a few admiring glances from the menfolk present.
Some people say they find rocking horses scarey. I never agreed with them until I saw this chap yesterday. Oh dear, I should imagine he would terrify most kids. He looks like he should audition for Dr Who!
One of a pair of big Torquay bird vases I spotted on the way round. I could live without these.
I've not seen this heather-coloured background used before on such a big pot AND with the "angry budgie" motif!! I easily resisted this too.
There were a lot of hours of sewing went into these beautiful x-stitch designs. There were about 20 of them on offer, but no takers. I liked the ploughing team bottom right.
Cute cutwork cat.
This pretty painted box with cranes took my eye.
An oddball collection here. Wild boar's heads were on offer all over the place - I think some have come in recently with European sellers - I know the Dutchman who is there regularly had a whole pile of taxidermy last time.
Speaking of which - this boyo looked fierce. . . .
. . . and these were European too. Splendid horns chaps.
This was such a pretty little scrapbook from a long time ago. 1920s perhaps?
A little hunting figure with hounds from a horsey-orientated stall.
A general view of the top stalls, mainly people who are in the sheds, but were lured out by the sunshine yesterday. Who can blame them? Plus the money gets spent outside before folks go into the sheds, as a rule (last month's monsoon weather proved the exception of course).
This is the view the posh houses in Malvern have. You can see for miles and miles and from what we have noticed, houses overlooking this view soon sell.
Back tomorrow, hopefully having caught up on missed sleep, and with a couple of photos of what I bought for me.