Category Archives: Flea market finds

Flea market finds: Ardingly.

Ardingly is home to one of the most famous antiques fairs in the country. It’s massive. 100’s of stalls selling their wares over 2 or 3 days. A rummager’s dream.

So with my mum now retired, and my carry-over days of annual leave burning a hole in my pocket, we decided to spend a random Wednesday in a field hunting for bargains.

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The baker’s noticeboard.

OK, I admit it. This isn’t the most gobsmacking transformation of a flea market object that you’ll ever see, but I think it’s pretty cool.

If you read my last post about our trip to the Carmarthen flea market just after Christmas you might have spotted my bargain £2 bread cooling rack. It was mucky, battered and destined for the scrap heap, but I bashed it into shape and reincarnated it as a noticeboard (of sorts!).

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Flea market finds: Carmarthen.

I think I owe my blog an apology. It’s the end of the second week back at work after the Christmas break, and to say I’m struggling with the old routine is something of an understatement. The mornings are dark and the days are long, and by the time I’m home I barely have the energy for Eastenders, let alone blogging!

But, I have resolved, things are going to change. In the words of Yazz, the only way is up. And what better place to start than with a quick run down of the Carmarthen flea market I went to back in December?

It was the less pricey more boot-saley version of the antiques fair I went to right at the start of the month.

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Flea market finds: Carmarthen.

We braved the drizzle and headed west to the Antiques & Collectors fair at the Carmarthen Showground on Saturday.

The weather was filthy so I was secretly quite pleased that, in their wisdom, the organisers had decided they’d go for indoor stalls only. I do like to paint a picture of myself as an all-weather bargain hunter, but sometimes even I crave a bit of shelter from the elements!

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Project: DIY vintage black board.

Ever since last weekend I’ve been obsessing about breathing new life into my battered old picture frame from Shepton Mallet, and on Friday I finally got my act together.

I tried to keep a note and take pictures of the main steps (though Children in Need did prove to be something of a distraction!), but it was honestly really, really easy.

I love the end result and I hope you love it enough too to try and make your own.

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