To end the week I thought I'd share my latest purchase with you, but have a little lighthearted fun at the same time.
I took a little 2 hour trip north this week to a renowned antiques and collectables fair. The International Antiques and Collectors Fairs (IACF) hold them in various parts of the UK during the year, and this one at Newark is reportedly the largest in the UK, perhaps Europe.
As expected in this class of outing, I went armed with my camera and some pocket money. I was far from disappointed in the variety and volume of affordable furniture and antiquities on sale. I've been to the IACF Ardingly fair in the past, and this one trumps it for the reasons above, although I supplement this by declaring I went to Ardingly on the last day of the fair and I think it always pays to be first in the door to bag the bargains and have the choice of the best stuff really. These fairs really are the places to go to if you want to find something individual for the home, if you are into an eclectic look incorporating lots of different periods of style or perhaps favour vintage and retro items.
Apart from the miserable weather that followed me persistently in the car, and left it impossible to take any decent photographs for the four hours I was there, I had an absolute ball. I fell upon and purchased this lovely gothic baroque style mirror, with tarnished glass and even came home with over half my money. Success all round I say. You know, how could I walk past and not purchase such a wonderful statement piece? I-m-p-o-s-s-i-b-l-e. My only disappointment was not finding any attractive and affordable (i.e. cheap) art. This is always my biggest gripe and unfortunately it wasn't to be on this trip.
I'm still debating where to hang this black beauty, as I'm spoilt for choice really. Possibly against the deep green walls of the living room. But for now, here it is propped up against the fireplace. It looks pretty cool in this position too, don't you think ?
Now for the fun; here's two images of it insitu, but can you spot the obvious difference between image A and B? And can you also spot the decorating blooper? There's no prizes for the first to spot the two correctly, as I say... it's just a bit of fun.
What are you doing this weekend? I'm taking a photography class tomorrow morning which if I'm concentrating properly, should teach me a thing or two about getting my images to look top notch, or at least somewhat less amateur.
Have fun x