Saturday, 16 December 2017

A Jaunt up to Leominster


Yesterday, Keith and I decided to have a day out to shake off the winter blues, so we headed for Leominster, which is about 80 miles from here.  It takes a couple of hours as the road from Llandovery to Brecon is very bendy and sometimes you get stuck behind someone who is Slow (often an old farmer with a trailer full of sheep going to market).  Anyway, I thought you might like to see a few photos.  This window display was an excellent one (but they sold nothing we could afford to buy!).



From another shop, a few inside photos.  Repurposed Euphonium anyone?


Now, I have one of these slipware dishes, and my price is a lot less than £88!


A nice little primitive Irish child's chair.


Hmmm, despite the asking price we are inclined to think this is a marriage.  The seat doesn't have enough wear and the top comb rail looks a bit newish too. . . 



Now that's what you CALL a dresser!  A great display of things on it too (love the breadboards).



These playful foals are still there.  I loved them last year, and still love them, but at £425 they won't be coming home with me, however rare and desirable they are.


A corner of the market.


Finally for today, where we had lunch.  We both had cheese and ham toasties, and very tasty they were too.  We had a wander round the antiques side of things but not much to tempt us in there.

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  1. Now that's just the sort of dresser I would like - might need a bigger house! I even have the beginnings of the bread board collection = 4.
    Surely ALL roads in Wales are bendy!

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    1. Apart from the occasional strip of Roman Road (though that usually heads off into the wilds! The gold mines one shoots off the A40 and disappears. I must explore it one of these days.)

      It's a cracking dresser but you would need a BIG kitchen to accommodate it.

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  2. Love the corner of the Market with all the plants.
    When my son was at Cambridge I went for a visit and to help bring him back home. I was able to walk around the town in the cold with all the stalls before Christmas. A dream come true.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Cambridge is so amazing what ever time of year you visit. I'm glad you got there (and clever son). I would love to go there again, especially at Christmas.

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  3. What a lovely colourful place Leominster is and the market looks great.

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    1. It's a nice town. We go there once or twice a year. Going back next week, and then on to Ludlow for lunch.

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    1. We like our days out. We get fed up with seeing our own four walls, especially on the dull grey days of January, and always have an outing then.

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  5. Oh gosh - I do love that dresser :) Super photos. Have driven through Leominster a few times in recent years but it is many many years since I wandered round the town.

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    1. It's worth stopping to explore. This time we found bits of it we hadn't been to before.

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  6. Love the dresser, we had a huge one in the family home. I think that it must have been around 18' wide, it was built in and was cavernous.

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    1. Sounds like your dresser had the house built around it! Bet it's still there. I am pleased to have two small ones instead of the one bigger one I had for many years.

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  7. In an antique shop here you can buy a coffee table made from the engine cowl of a Lightning fighter for a mere £2000

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    1. Hah - I doubt that will fly out at that price!! (Sorry Simon, couldn't resist that pun!)

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  8. It's a nice town....
    http://grsshoes.com/

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