Southborough boot fair treasures

We don’t often get to our local boot fair at Mabledon, actually, we have only been once before. Last time, there was a chap selling new old stock Bakelite switches and doorknobs. This would be ideal for us now as we have recently moved in to a 1930’s house with all the original Bakelite door handles and locks and it would be nice to have matching light switches. No such luck.

We admired the houses on the way…

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For the most part people were selling old clothes and toys but we did find a few interesting pieces for a bargain price.

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The above left was the postcard collection which we bought from. I got some old postcards of Southborough high street from each end and we bought a whole album each that had some great images inside.

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Below are some images of our finds taken in our 2nd bedroom on the mantle of the thirties fireplace. Nick has scraped back the paint to reveal greens and pale pinks and the distressed look is providing some interesting texture to photograph with, I will be sad to see it go. Although he is creating many other areas of the house with that look at the moment.

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1930’s collectible cigarette silks.

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Always fond of a kitsch postcard.

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I love these postcards printed in Berlin with this quite harsh coloured tint.

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Aside from the graphic design, I like the sentiment as my family and friends are in Australia.

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People used to pin prick the windows to make the light shine through them.

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Novelty pop out postcard of Wales. Why don’t these still exist?

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1840’s blue and white platter with pretty crazing.

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Ceramic jug made in England, bargain price of 50p. Would look pretty with cut flowers from the garden.

This has got to be the best way to shop! Out in the sunshine buying antiques for less than what it would cost you new (and it would never be as nice).

 

All text and photographs are copyright by Castles on the Ground, 2016

 

 

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