Monday, 30 May 2016
Here comes the sun (di-di-de-da)
Happy days. Another Malvern Trip with a 3.30 a.m. start . . .
Pretty china and glass on a stall inside the Avon Hall.
A stand opposite specialized in older soft toys.
A blast from the past. A superb Victorian epergne (table centrepiece) but SO passe these days. The colour was purple and lilac (the sun on it hasn't helped the colour in the photo) which is unusual, as they are usually in craberry glass. As we passed again later in the day, the stall holder was wrapping it up for two delighted ladies, so it DID sell.
Some bantam-egg sized beads! You'd know you were wearing these . . .
Above and below: some interesting and very rural things from East German barns arrive regularly at Malvern, Ardingly and the other big Antiques Fairs/Fleamarkets.
A very basic home-made hay cart. I couldn't see us getting THIS up the stairs at the Unit!!
A rather prosaic selection on another stall . . . There were a lot of stalls like this, which we moved swiftly past!
Pretty glass elsewhere on the site. As it was a Bank Holiday the world and his wife had come to sell (and of course BUY!) there. It took us over 5 hours to get round - many years of car boot sales have given us a good eye for assessing which stalls were interesting for us, and which were NOT!
On the way home, we stopped to change drivers (it is such a long and tiring day) by the Brecon turn off at Willersley. As you can see, Cats' Cottage is undergoing some serious renovation (and not a moment too soon!)
So, all over for another day and I can't wait for the next one in a month's time.