Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Glorious Day at the Races...(sort of)

A quick post to share some lovely photos from Kempton Park Antiques Fair on Tuesday. Like most fairs, it's an early start - you have to be there at 6am if you're even remotely serious. I think most dealers are there much earlier to source new stock because the car park is always packed by the time I rock up at 6:15am. There are hundreds of stallholders, inside and out and despite the early start they are a pretty cheery bunch. I think one of the reasons it's so successful is that it caters for dealers and not tourists so you get a really excellent, eclectic range of furniture, decorative objects, silver, porcelain and pottery. It was -5 C when I pulled in to the car park, but I did remember to take a flask of coffee which saw me through and in an incredible display of willpower, I resisted the lure of the bacon sandwich van.

Sun rising over Kempton Park

6:30am absolutely freezing cold!

I love these large green bottles especially withe sun beaming down on them.

There are more photos of Kempton Park on the West Egg Facebook page which you view here. Amongst other things, I picked up another large vintage trunk - I'll do a separate post on that shortly, it's going to look fabulous once it's restored and will be available on the West Egg website.

Thanks for reading and, if you can face the early start, Kempton Park is definitely worth a visit - just make sure you take a large car/van and lots of hot tea or coffee!

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