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 Post subject: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:28 pm 
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I've booked a coach trip to the Ardingly Antiques Fair on Wednesday 30th October - really looking forward to it, haven't been to one of these for yonks! :D It's tough sometimes not having a car. I'll be on the lookout for bargains everywhere....quirky stuff! :wink:

http://www.iacf.co.uk/ardingly


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Looks like a romp and then some. Good on you for planning ahead & figuring out something
to do that will make you happy...and you are the best picker ever!!! Can't wait to hear about
the trip. big smooches


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Yes, you've been too long without an eccentric object find.

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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Exhausting day at the fair! And practically nowhere to sit down!! :evil: At least the weather was OK.

I bought...wait for it... a pokey stick :P that was described as a swagger stick...priced at £12 but I laughed him down to a fiver! I won't post a pic cos you'll think I'm crazy!

Also a ...umm... :lol!: cow horn made into a little 'trumpet' that actually works.

And lastly a very old little photo album (dropping to bits) of an unknown person, documenting a life from the start of the 20thC up to about the 1950s; I browsed through it, and was so moved that I bought it for a fiver. One of the few photos that has anything written on it, says on the back 'Kathleen's Confirmation' - I thought it was a wedding photo at first. Fantastic social documentation - I'd love to know who it belonged to! :)

Oh - for a quid, I bought a little pewter dish with an odd Nordic-style image impressed onto it, of a sorta Norseman with a Viking helmet on a boat, holding out something in his hands....just took my fancy, as they do. :roll:

Then we went to the town of Lewes (didn't know this was going to happen) where I had a lovely bowl of cauliflour & cheese soup :!: in the Casbah Cafe before heading back to the coach - not nearly enough time there, I wanted to go see the castle, but couldn't. Not a bad day in all though - but I was away from home for 10 & 1/2 hours & Stan was very cross with me when I got back! :(


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:27 pm 
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It has probably done you the world of good having a day out - even if it was a bit hectic.
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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:34 pm 
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I dream of being able to have a day like that. Let's dream it together, that someday...we can
have a living adventure. Wouldn't that be so fun??? I enjoyed the story of your day!!!
xoxox


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:20 am 
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Here's a pic of the pewter dish..

Image

I now see it's a bowl of something that he's holding in his hands! I couldn't make that out with the naked eye!
Amazing detail for such a small dish - it's only 9cm in diameter.


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:12 pm 
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The image link isn't working.
Is a pokey stick a title, or a description?

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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:30 pm 
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How weird was that!? :o I could see it when I posted it! Can you see it now, Torre?

The pokey stick? :lol!: Well...it's about 2' long, made of bamboo I think, with a knob at the end! :P It's very smooth & tactile & obviously well used (though god knows what for!) I'm just a sucker for wood and, if it's quirky as well - it's right up my street! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
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I can see it now. What was there before was "image".
Maybe it was a walking stick for the fellow on the dish.


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:38 am 
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can we have a pic of the pokey stick please.

the photo album sounds lovely, but what a shame it is not with its own family.


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 Post subject: Re: Ardingly Antiques Fair
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:15 pm 
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I love that bowl, I would like to find out more about that.
I am watching a Time Team on the isle of Man and the vikings had a lot to do there, with some coming from Scotland.
I do find ancient history interesting more so than the last 400 years, maybe that little bowl has some history, it may even be Nordic.
I would have bought it too, I find little things like that fascinating, the bowl could be actually depicted in the image as an offering bowl to the gods.
What do you think?

Arfa


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