Friday, July 8, 2011

One man's junk, another man's treasure.....!!

I went foraging for antiques in Guildford yesterday with mon ami Marie (doesn't everyone enjoy rummaging through bits and pieces from days gone by?). Guildford Town is classified by the National Trust and is advertised as 'the gateway to the Swan Valley'. It really is a lovely old town, with many beautiful old homes, but our focus was the 'antique strip' on James St. Along this stretch of the street there are many little 'antique and used wares' shops, gift and decor shops and galleries, plus of course cafes for the essential coffee breaks!! I was on the hunt for a pair of chairs that might be revamped, but came home with a large statue of a 'bulldog' which I've named Winston and placed guarding my front door, I know.. makes no sense, but what can you do!! I think the fun of  antiquing is that you might just be lucky and find a real treasure, hopefully for a bargain price...!

21 comments:

  1. hopefully you'll continue to take us antiquing with you, at least until you find those chairs. will be get to see the bulldog?

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  2. What a delight! Love these images.

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  3. That certainly looks like a well organized shop!

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  4. Oh yes, "the thrill of the hunt!"
    V

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  5. I imagine Winston could not be happier. At most pounds, lost dogs only get three days before they are extinguished.

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  6. There is something very Dickensian about the shop. The Old Curiosity Shop?

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  7. Looks like my kind of shop!

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  8. I'd spend hours in there. So how is Winston adapting to its new home?!

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  9. perfect images and caption!

    and no, the sun did not win! it has been pouring in mumbai and nobody is complaining - we need the water!

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  10. I could spend hours fossicking in there - searching out old china plates and jugs and beautiful old bowls!

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  11. Oh my goodness .. What a treasure trove. Would be hard not to come out of this shop without a memento of your visit.

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  12. I could spend some time in here.

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  13. Great title! These places are always so appealing, we never know what we will find there.

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  14. That looks a treasure shop to me!

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  15. What fun! I do love "the hunt" and in particular enjoy doing this in another country. It is so interesting to note the differences in our cast-offs and little treasures.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  16. I like these places, but I need a larger home before: I could easily open my own shop...

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  17. Looks like a veritable Aladdins cave to me!

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  18. Personally, I don't know how you passed up on that ceramic "lady lamp" in the bottom picture...:-)

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  19. I'm sure I would find something for me!

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