Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Wednesday.


Spent most of today at the monthly antique fair at Long Melford village hall. Looking at the above stand (although this is only a part of the stand) Ann said to me "Takes me back a few years. That's just the sort of stand we used to put up at Snape, or the Atheneum, isn't it?".  "So we did." I replied; "and so we still can, occasionally".  It was a good fair. Like all good antique fairs, it started out as a business ooccasion, then rapidly turned into a social occasion. We bought a little, sold a few bits, met a good many old friends, and had a decent lunch (the caterers being our good friends Ros and Simon Cook, ably assisted by their son Sam). After the fair we motored over to Sudbury and bought some shocks (which were a socking price- well you know what I mean) and  a couple of ties. It's difficult to find decent ties, these days, especially of the paisley pattern, which is a favourite of mine. Got home a little after four (pip Emma, that is. Or p.m. Lori). .







4 comments:

stigofthedump said...

Great display- definitely one that brings back memories from Hinchingbrook, Bedford and Bury St Edmunds. Fond memories x

Rog said...

If that had been my display I'd have been tempted to take a "selfie" with my head at the centre...

Nea said...

Did the blunderbuss sell?

Mike and Ann said...

Thanks Sal.
Rog. I thought I'd worded that so carefully!
Nea - not as yet; much interest though, and I think it may sell soon (two collectors v. interested, I'm told). I think the display which I illustrated looked a good deal different by the end of the day.