Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A treasure trove

old drink trays for Pepsi and 7up old milk church and bottle trays vintage shot glasses tea room this way retro cafe pink retro cafe enamel ware vintage plates boar vintage crates train signs for sale metal train line signs
Ambling for hours in a wonderful treasure trove, different floors to explore. I didn't know which way to turn.

Antiques, junk, retro fun and items that made me all nostalgic.

Knick-knacks, unusual trinkets and collectables. Items forgotten, some a little tacky but you will find something you love. One mines rubbish is another's treasure as they say.

I would love some of the old railway signs to put on the garden wall as my grandfather who I never met worked on the trains and it would have some meaning to me as well as looking pretty. A big station sign with patio fruit trees either side. 

Looking back at these pictures I wish I had purchased the Christmas in .... plates as they remind me of folklore and of the book I'm reading at the moment, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey - I recommend it, pure magic.

See the boars head? He ended up being a gift for me. I had no idea when we were picking him up that he was in fact mine. A gift for helping with a website for a local group of the Richard III Society and the the boar is one of our symbols so he was very appropriate. He's in my kitchen at the moment, Lovell is his name and I'm waiting until spring to get him secured to the wall. I do love my eclectic garden items.

14 comments:

Anna said...

I like the coke, 7up, pepsi etc crates the best! :)

sonya said...

Ooh I ADORE a good rummage in a junk shop. Those crates are brilliant, and the hogs head rocks!!

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

Goodness! i cannot remember the last time I saw a wooden crate filled with glass bottles of soft drinks. #nostalgia

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

I could have spent a fortune in this shop - the crates are fantastic!

Charly Dove said...

Oh my word so many fabulous things here - love the crates but there are so many other gems there too. What a find :)

hchclem said...

I feel I need it all! Especially the crates, oh how I could use them for photo's on my blog! <3

Ordinary Cycling Girl said...

What a fabulous collection of things. I just love those plates. Actually, I could probably provide a home for most of it!

Kara said...

Love those old crates!

Clare Nicholas said...

wonderful pictures

Happy Homebird said...

It was an antiques emporium in Shropshire, was great fun x

Happy Homebird said...

This was on my visit to Church Stretton in Shropshire, a bit of a find x

Happy Homebird said...

Yes! Shelving that would look great.

Happy Homebird said...

He's about to be put up on the outside wall this weekend :)

Agata Pokutycka said...

I love the look of this old crates... I would love to have a selection of wooden boxes like this

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