Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Haul

I've been spending a bit too much this fortnight, but I've g a bunch of treasures to show off! As well as haunting the usual op-shops, I've also been checking out Bermondsey Antiques Market. The market can be a bit hit-and-miss, and prices are certainly higher than at a car boot sale, but there are still some lovely items to be found, such as...
3 bags of assorted watch parts, including some lovely enamelled watch faces
and some faceless bracelet watches, which I'll be wearing stacked on my arm, kind of like those jelly bracelets I used to wear as a teenager. 
I also picked up a little round photoframe, a heartshaped spoon, a mid-19th century candle snuffer as well as this Coronet box camera loaded with film (below) from the markets.

These were found hiding in dark corners of various op-shops -
a lovely pale green and gold teacup and saucer, sitting in a box under a table. The cup has a faint crack, but I still love it anyway.
An 1820s Crown Derby plate! Possibly the oldest things I have at home at the moment!
And...a 'Lochs of Scotland' from Wedgwood, with 6 soup plates, 6 plates and a lidded veggie bowl! It weighed a ton, which is why I have a Manbacon around to carry stuff for me!


  1. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.



    With your eye for antiques you HAVE to come home and be a crazy shop lady with us! Although I have to say, London seems to kick Sydney's ASS on the thrift store finds.

  2. If only my 'eye for antiques' brought in the dough :(

  3. the faceless watch stack is utter genius