This isn't actually an auction buy. They didn't have any lamps there much to my dismay as I would like quite a few. But my husband, knowing I wanted one scoured the carboot (He's done 4 this month) and then happened serendipitously upon an antiques shop so asked the proprietor if he had any. This shop, I was informed, was full to the rafters with furniture stacked on top of each other with bric-a-brac dotted in between. The old man took my husband straight to this lamp- the only wooden one they had in the shop and after haggling, my husband came back with this oak beatuy and the shade was thrown in too. They were double the price on ebay, without the shade (or plug) and we'd have had to arrange collection. I think I could get used to living here; auction on my doorstep and antique shops cheaper than ebay!
Monday, 5 August 2013
Purchases pour la maison
I mentioned last week that we would be taking a wee trip to the auction rooms here in Malvern. We saw quite a few lots that we liked but on the day, the furniture was selling for higher than we had agreed to pay and thus, we missed out. However, there were a few other 'bits n bobs' that we agreed to have a cheeky bid on and hence, one did not come home empty handed! I am pleased to say, several were of a crafting variety- specifically cross stitch which I am yet to master, but the pictures are all the more appreciated for my lack of patience. Here are some snaps I took- apologies for the lack of artistry of photography. I know I should 'stage' them a little more but we are still dishevelled from the move! (That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it for a little longer)