Saturday, 29 April 2017
Day off - a Busman's holiday!
Isn't this Cucumber Jug fun?! Just one of the things we saw at Builth Antiques Fair & Fleamarket today. It's held twice a year and we always look forward to going and looking round. It isn't a good fair for buying stock at - most of the traders there know their onions and not many bargains to be had, but I got a pretty glass jug which is in the Unit already, and K got a couple of blingy knives, which are also already offered for sale at the Unit.
I clocked up nearly 14,000 steps walking round so that burned enough calories up for me to be tempted by a Llanfaes Dairy (Italian style) icecream at the end - mine was Raspberry Pavlova, with a nice sharp raspberry taste, and K had chocolate. I have since walked up the hill and beyond, taking photos, and am now on 19,000 steps, so will walk up the hill a bit again to round it up to 20,000.
As usual we saw lots of friends, either stalled out there or else - like us - walking round and seeing if there was anything worth buying. It's always interesting to see what other folk are selling and what prices they hope to achieve!
We found our favourite stall was one from North Devon who sold treen, but WHAT treen, and some really unusual and rare things, as well as some really nice period chairs and small pieces of furniture. We could have spent a fortune with him, and can confess that my Christmas present for 2017 has already been sorted! - a really unusual costrel (I collect them). This has now freed up three lesser (but still nice) costrels from my current collection which will go into stock, and I have fewer but better pieces on display at home.
I'll leave you with a funny moment from today. K was on one side of a friend's stand and I on the other - it was narrow enough that we could have touched hands. I saw something I wanted to draw his attention to and without looking, as I knew he was behind me, I put my hand out and tapped him on the bottom. There was no response, so I turned round and found K had moved and it was a stranger's btm I had been patting!!! To make matters worse, there was a giggling lady stood outside the stand, and I asked her - "Oh dear, was that your husband?" Needless to say, it was!!!
I am having great trouble loading photos tonight, so will TRY to load one more whilst I am in the bath in a moment (yes, they take THAT long to load).
A lovely photo to end with - what is THIS for?!