Sunday, 24 April 2011

More Flea market finds...



Today, another of the fantastic Giant Flea Markets was being held on the Bath and West Showground at Shepton Mallet. It was a beautiful morning and despite getting there a good 20 minutes before it opened, the queue was the longest I've ever seen it.




I can't really put over the scale of it but it was the busiest that I've ever seen it - row upon row upon row of sellers.



I didn't need anything at all but there were too many tempting stalls today and bargains to be had!





I was first tempted by this lovely spotty plate (from Lottie Loves Vintage) and these lovely tins.





But then on the next stall there was this desk and the chairs were only £12.00 for the pair! So the desk has gone over to the premises for when/if we ever move to a bigger house!!




and the chairs have replaced a couple of rickety ones at home.


I couldn't resist this lovely round mirror and at just £22 I ended up bringing it home too.






And then there was this......... a 1950's retro kitchen cabinet!



I've wanted one, ever since I fell in love with this one from

Ruby and Bettys Attic



It's not on the same scale but I'm desperately trying to find a home for it - it can't live in the hallway forever. It needs a little clean up and the shelves need to be lined but as it was under £100, I thought it was just crying out to be bought - not sure my husband agrees!!!

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Fabulous finds. I especially love the desk. Would like a similar one for myself x

Jenny said...

What fab finds, the chairs and desk were a bargain, no wonder you snapped them up! Happy Easter to you and family xx

Just Original said...

Some great buys, but after spending fri/sat/today and probably tomorrow painting all my purchases from the past year I could not of bought another thing!

Love the dresser, mine is in the process of been painting.

Vanessa x

two bones and a bagle said...

Oh lovely finds especially jealous of the kitchen cupboard I saw one once in a CS for £50 and didnt buy it - BIG regrets. Going to antiques fair tomorrow will see what it brings.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Lovely finds, I have an old kitchen cupboard like that in my sewing room, it's great for stooring all my craft stuff.
Hope you find a special place for it soon.
Luv Sophie xxx

BLONDEDESIGN said...

I love tha cabinet too! I would have done the same brought it home, even with nowhere to put it !!

FairlyGirly said...

Wonderful finds, love the desk and chairs. Also loved the white chairs in the earlier photo!

Claire said...

Wow, what a wonderful flea market, so many treasures and bargains.........

Great kitchen cabinet, I can see why you couldn't pass it by.

The lovely Spring weather must've bought out all the bargain hunters.

Claire :}

All things nice... said...

You got lots of nice things, our car boot sales are abit rubbish and there are very little of them. I did pick up a nice piece last week though. The kitchen unit will be lovely once you add your touches to it :) Hope you had a lovely easter

All things nice...

Plus Size Shopaholic said...

I LOVE those 50s style kitchen cabinets and one will be mine one day. My mum had one when I was a nipper but I didn't appreciate it at the time, or else I would've urged her not to get rid of it.

Dinki Dots said...

That 50s retro kitchen cabinet reminds me so much of one my gran had when I was little - really brings back memories! I can picture her now, leaning on the pull-down bit to write her shopping list!

Victoria said...

It looks like pure heaven. x

buttonboxcards said...

I am very green (with envy) at all your lovely finds! My husband is a very minimal graphic designer and limits the amount of shabby chic-ness I am aloud in our house! So all the shabby chic is all packed into my work room bursting at the seams!
xx

Ruby and Bettys attic said...

Ahhh I ♥ it! I think im going to the next one too...how can I not! Beautiful you have excellent taste.