Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Saturday, October 15, 2011

fair finds...santos doll and petite French mannequin!

After a full day at a large antique trade fair I managed to find some wonderful antiques including this wooden Santos doll and a French mannequin of small proportions. Santos dolls are very hard to find, I was quite giddy when I saw it being unloaded from a stall holder's van. My favourite wicker trolley was crucial for carting my finds. Actually, I had fellow antique dealers wanting to buy my trolley from me, but somethings are just not for sale! I selected some garden antiques at the fair, including garden urns and tables. I can't wait to get them home to the store. I also happened upon some French vendage or wine harvesting tables. I bought one that has the most beautiful apple wood top, it is large and oval and flips up for storage.
The BBC were filming for an upcoming program of Bargain Hunt, featuring none other than the charismatic Tim Wonnacott. Quite an eventful and satisfying day, I must say!


  1. What fantastic finds! All are so gorgeous. I admit to watching bargain hunt, Tim is a bit of a character, isn't he?

  2. I see beautiful things !! have a nice weekend...did the magazines arrived???...love from me...xxx..

  3. I love the santos doll and ared jealous as I have wanted one for a while. Lucky you finding the mannequin as they are becoming harder to find now days.

    Happy treasure hunting :-)