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...!