Early birds at the Sunbury Antiques Fair

 

sunbury

They say the early birds catches the best worm, and there was a flock of them at Sunbury Antiques Market when it opened at 6.30am this morning.  The antiques market takes place at Kempton Park twice a month, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.   With free parking, and free admission, if you can brave an early start, you have your pick of over 700 stalls (350 indoor and 350 outdoor) selling a wide range of antiques including furniture, gold and silverware, jewellery, ceramics, vintage fashion, garden pieces, paintings, books and much more.  Later in the day there is plenty for the casual browser, but at dawn there was purpose in the air.  As well as trade dealers, we also sawprints general collectors, prop buyers, interior designers.  Our task for the day was to find some furniture to kit out carefully curated’s first project.  We struck a bit too early on a folding table, but made up for it with a hard bargain on a couple of bedside tables and matching dresser.  My favourite find of the morning was some botanical prints, a last flash of summer, before autumn arrives.

 

 

Ardingly Antiques Fair Approaches

chandelier

This restored chandelier is made from original vintage drops that have been reworked to create a beautiful, unique light that is a real centrepiece in our living room.  The mix of different warm tones are picked up by other decorative elements in the room.  We bought the fully, refurbished chandelier at Ardingly Antiques & Collectors Fair, the largest fair in the south of England, which is held twice a month.  If you fancy a rummage for vintage treasures, the next fair is next week, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September, 2013.  For more information, future dates and list of other similar fairs visit the IACF (International Antiques and Collectors Fairs) website.

Similar vintage chandeliers are available to buy, or even splash out and commission your own from The Vintage Chandelier Company.