shopping for our house

18 June 2014

So to recap from my last post, we went to Ardingly antiques market in Sussex. My mister and and I love this market and we get so excited. THis time was beautiful weather and the atmosphere was a bit festival like. We found so many things, but we did notice that the prices seem higher this time generally speaking, although there are always bargains to be had if you look hard enough, we did have to walk away from a few gems. Anyways, it's still a fantastic day out!

Our kiddo loves it too, but she had a thing for this tricycle (which cost £120!) and had a massive tantrum, rolling about on the grass whaling away. Oh dear.

But she settles for a wooden cart, which was actually very useful and will be handy for playing in the garden.

look at that massive cheese grater! I think it must be a military one?

here are the things we bought! (excluding the bench and table ; )

a chair for our nipper and a paddle for our boat.

those seals are hiding corkscrews.

a basket with a lid, so no-one can pinch my wallet! and a bucket to use as a bin in our camper van.

the thermos is perfect for taking pasta or stew out on our boat or camping, and, its never been used! £5, I think even Amazon can't do better than that. THe white enamelled can is for our teabags in our van.

I really love these tiny candle sticks and candles by Prices, they even come with the original box.

I think it's good for our littlun to have dolls and such to dress and undress as it's a great way of learning. But dolls and dolls clothes these days are usually a bit typical girly pink and naff. I found these ones for a few quid and she can dress up her wolf/mouse/bear and doll!

Hydrangeas from our garden by the way! : )
hooks for my shed maybe? Haven't decided yet.

a large amount of upholstery fabric

lots of cases and boxes and tins.

Nao found a set of number cake tins, so thats a few birthdays sorted. of my favourite things we found (and the most useful) is that little olive and cherry de-stoner (?) its a thing of beauty I think.

and do you see that big round wicker thing? that's going to be our new living room lampshade. I'm planning to give it a bit of a make-over first.

So yes as you can see we found so much! We now need to do a bit of a re-shuffle of our house, but I'm so excited to get arranging our new things...I feel a bit sad that one day our house will be too full to go to the market  anymore : /

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