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Friday, 22 March 2013

Antique-ing in the snow

It was a chilly one for Peterborough Festival of Antiques this morning, but I'd set the alarm for 6am and I decided I'd go despite the snow floating past the window. I'm really glad I did.

Well wrapped up in thermals, coat, sheepskin lined boots, gloves and hat, it was good to be out in the fresh air. I did feel sorry for some of the dealers in the outdoor area, as the wind was howling and the marquees were taking off. But people were still buying.

I sold a few things on ebay last week, so I had a few pounds to spend. I wanted hooks for the bathroom, and perhaps a little the end I bought the hooks from my friend Tracey's shop, and decided that I'd use a cabinet that is in my shed. But I did come home with some lovely fabrics, an old quilt, and this....


  1. I'd brave any weather for a fair shop....especially for the jam pots! Wonderful!

  2. Oh my goodness, it must have been freezing!!!! Worth it, though!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  3. What total fun and I adore your quilt and your little vintage dog is fast asleep, I'm glad you had a nice day out we need treats xx
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  4. Oh no! I work in Peterborough and didn't realise this was going on! However, it was a bitterly cold day today so best being at home. It sounds as though you were in a better position away from the wind and snow! Take care. Chel

  5. Hello,
    It was a bit cold, but I'd really recommend the fair if you get the chance to go when it's not so bleak. There are two, one in March, and one in October. It's a big fair, but still very friendly and lots and lots of stuff to choose from!
    Fiona x