Friday, 12 December 2014

Shabby Chic market

At the end of the year there is a lot going on. Holidays, Christmas, end of year functions and fairs. Everything happens at the same time. Markets and fairs are increasing in numbers. My favourite one is the monthly shabby Chic market in Woolston.


The market is in and around this cottage, complete with life music for the atmosphere.


There is also a place where you can have some coffee and show your goodies to your friends 


One of the stalls where they had some great treasures



An old cottage next door
I came home with a lot of unusual things


This is a story board. There are bits and pieces broken off but I found it very intriguing. It is a big heavy wood carving. I think it is from the South Pacific or maybe Africa. It looks like a tall person gives the locals something to drink. What do you think is going on.



This is a cute little pill box


I loved this old key as I imagined that it was from an old wooden door back in time or maybe it can
open a treasure box

17 comments:

  1. What do you think is going on?

    I'm not sure, but my first impression was that the locals were bringing the tall guy something.

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    1. yes maybe they bring him some offerings. There is a ceremony going on as they play the drums around the man. Maybe the tall man is a missionair baptising a local

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  2. Love the old cottage next door.

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  3. Hi Marja .. Gulliver's travels ... Brobdingnab perhaps. But looks an amazing frieze - lovely to have around .. carving is just incredible. Lovely little pill box and that key - the opener to the treasure trove .. fun finds and I love the look of the market .. cheers Hilary

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    1. That's a good one the little people in Gullivers travel and yes it is a great market

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  4. Leuke vondsten daar, interessant bord, heb geen idee van de herkomst het zou inderdaad uit beide werelddelen kunnen komen.

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  5. That looks like a fun, and hopefully, profitable event!

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  6. Thanks for commenting on my Blog!! I love meeting bloggers in my own land. Your blog is lovely, I shall be tuning in now. Gorgeous photos.

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    1. Na than we have to call it a chic market

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  8. Love your treasure trove Marja,, and that calving is interesting.. One could imagine all sorts.. A Knight in armour, maybe? Reminds me of the old Elisabeth an days looking at the dress of the Giant One.. Maybe it was when they had to load up ships? But its certainly a wonderful calving..
    Love the little Pill box too.. And what a great venue to sell your bric-a-brack .. Much love to you Marja.. Enjoy your treasures I am sure they will get used and put in a place of pride

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  9. The cottage looks very dreamy, is someone living in it? And I am loving the pillbox. And I must admit I am a bit jealous for the great weather you guys seem to be having over there :-)

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    1. I think the cottage is empty as there was lots of stuff for sale in it and it is every month. We don't have a great summer though
      Cold winds and lots of rain

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  10. I love markets. I wish we had one closer to us.

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  11. I’d love to visit this market! I like your treasures. About the key – depending on its size, my grandfather in France had just one like this to open his house back door. It was pretty long, maybe 2/3 the size of my hand.

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  12. Oh cool This key is about the same length and guess what I bought it from a French lady :)

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  13. Love the old cottage and the story board. It could be precious. (Check with an anthropologist). Am off on holiday tomorrow and will catch up with your blog in the new year. Merry Christmas Marja, and I hope it is full of blessings for you.

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