Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Thursday, March 31, 2011

great finds at antique trade fair

My first find at the trade fair was from one of my favourite linen dealers. I was able to go through his collection of hemp grain sacks and find some lovely hemp for cushions.
Just next to the linen store I picked out a lovely Turkish terracotta pot. Hard to handle but worth it!
A collection of shoe lasts on a French dealer's stand.
Zinc and galvanised tin is quite sought over here at the moment. I found a very small tin bath at this fair as well as a French tin jug, perfect for wildflowers.
I was even more happy when I bought a French grape basket from the Bordeaux region of France. These are becoming increasingly hard to find.
I bought quite a few of these preserving jars which are from America, some of them date to 1900. Such jars have been recently featured in many interior magazines over here in the UK.
This lovely pottery pancheon is huge! It balanced nicely on my basket trolley, thankfully, as I had quite a trek to the vehicle and it was too heavy to carry. My best find at the fair? The basket trolley, of course!


  1. As always I love, love, love your pictures and your find are amazing Tammy! Thank you so much for sharing your blog is a inspiration to me!

  2. Wowwww...wowwwww....what a great things !!!!....o my.......love love love Ria....xxx...