Vintage Fair

Monday, 8 August 2011
After sending Little L's godparents off to the train station, I decided to pop into the town centre. During the summer months, we get busloads of European tourists. There's also a never-ending parade of fairs including the farmers' market once a fortnight. Today it was bustling with locals and tourists alike attending the vintage market which ran along the High St. I ran home to grab my camera so I could show you the wares on display - the fascinating to the downright strange antiquities for sale.



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It's as if the shopowner couldn't decide to dress it as a female or male.


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Instead of LV trunks, how about VR ones?


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There's also something for the military paraphernalia enthusiast.


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I doubt any kid would turn down a gift of this beautiful toy car.


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Now this is just positively creepy. I can't imagine having a fur stole complete with the heads of the dead animals and paws attached perching on my shoulders. Euwww.


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Now let's avert our eyes to something a lot more charming just to calm the nerves a little.


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If you happen to be bored out of your mind with the antique market, there are always buskers in every corner to entertain the crowds. I've never seen this before but apparently even buskers have half price "sale"


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But not this guy. Just regular fare please.

11 comments:

  1. LOVE those pictures! I feel like I'm at the market with you! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, sam

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  2. Fantastic photos - I was laughing at the VR trunks - it's hilarious the amount of weird stuff you find at vintage fairs. The first time I ever went to one I was expecting all gorgeous antique stuff and half of it was random knockoffs from China! So funny - I love the old books though...do you ever go to Bath? I love the shops there!

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  3. This is so great! LOL at the buskers!

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  4. My pleasure, Sam. Glad you enjoyed looking at the photos.

    Katherine, I've yet to find any treasures at these vintage fairs. I adore Bath. I've been there twice and loved it each time. Great food, beautiful architecture, fantastic shopping and the scenery is breathtaking. Here are my posts from last year. I'm sure you'll recognize all the places in my photos.

    http://www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com/2010/07/little-jaunt-to-bath-somerset-part-1.html
    http://www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com/2010/07/bath-somerset-part-2.html
    http://www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com/2010/09/back-to-bath.html
    http://www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com/2010/09/back-to-bath-part-deux.html

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  5. lauraloo, we get A LOT of buskers here. In fact, they hold a yearly hat fair which brings buskers from all over the world.

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  6. How much fun! I especially love the teacups, train cases and old books.

    http://www.stylish3.com/marylane

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  7. you've got to explore a career in photojournalism!

    i like tt metal colander n the oxo tin:)

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  8. Mary Lane, there's always something interesting at these fairs. Never a dull moment, that's for sure.

    Chicology, you and me both :)

    Terri, what a nice thing to say. Thank you!

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  9. If they're really all antique, I'd take some of those books, old trunks (not the VR ones) and the toy car.

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  10. I'm drawn to old trunks which look amazing as chests or tables. Speaking of the toy car, I was really tempted to buy it for Little L except she doesn't have a lot of space to pedal around.

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