Sunday, 4 September 2011

Antique hunting

This weekend had a funny turn.  We've both been getting very fed up with the layout of the living room and we put it down to a huge TV unit taking up the room.  I really don't think living rooms should centre around the TV so suggested we should go and face the ikea traffic on Saturday and sort out this problem.

In some situations I'm a huge believer in fate and when we joined the heavy traffic on the M3 and heard a message on the radio that the southbound traffic between Winchester and Southampton was an hour delay, our decision to turn back was one of our best yet.

Just as we headed back I said we could go to Farnham where there is a really amazing antiques centre that we had visited before and we could hunt around for some more wedding bits.

Here are a few shops and things that caught my eye.

Dorian Crafts

I refer to this room as a treasure chest, it has so many pretty items though if you could ask me to pick something out I couldn't as you are so spoilt by choice.  I do love the little shop though and would be quite satisfied to look at every item in detail.

Just The One

The attic of the antiques mill holds a gem of a shop.  We love all things shabby chic and this room has everything we would need to create our shabby chic house.  

~ New item on the wish list ~

I have a little obsession with wooden boxes and this one really caught my eye but I was very good and had to tell myself I don't NEED another wooden box and slowly walked away.

~ Nostalgia ~

This picture made me smile.  My Nana had a collection of these photographs and for a short moment I was very little and thinking it was my Mum in the pictures all over again.

Caro Designs

I liked this shop full of restored furniture.  I love the idea of finding unloved furniture and bringing it back to life.

It was here we had our "ta-da" moment

It was great and here it is now in our little home

I'm now so glad the traffic was silly busy yesterday!


  1. It looks great. I am going though a shabby chic thing right now and have decided to redo the kitchen chairs because I need a diy project.

  2. it looks perfect, I love antique centres! :)