Thursday, 6 June 2013
The homespun party #3 retro chairs
I had no luck finding any chairs at the car boot sale, so today I sneaked off to Newark Antiques Fair to see if I could find something suitable to use at my party (and afterwards of course). I want to have an outside chill out area, and a friend has very kindly let me borrow her bell tent (thank you Jo!). I didn't hold out much hope, because when ever I go to an antiques fair with a shopping list, I never manage to find anything on it.
But hooray for today, because I spotted these retro beauties and managed to get a very good deal. They remind me very much of my paternal grandparents, who had something very similar in their immaculately kept garden. But really, a thermos flask, a tupperware full of sandwiches and an English beach is all these chairs need as a perfect backdrop.
I bought a few other good things today, which I'll update on soon. It was one of those last minute trips when everything went well. I have a lot of work on at the moment, so it was lovely to just escape for a couple of hours and lose myself in antiques and vintage things.