Bank Holiday Vintiquing…

Vintiquing, apparently, is the new cool word for ‘antiquing’ when the objects in question are, shall we say, more retro than Renaissance. We seem to be vintiquing at some point most weekends, this (extended) weekend has been no exception, but at least we’ve managed to get a couple of things from our shopping list, and maybe one or two that weren’t…
Our first purchase was this vase, for a bargain 50p…

20140526-180649-65209281.jpg Followed by these gardening books, I doubt I’ll ever read them, but they look good, such beautiful colours. Again 50p!

20140526-180847-65327493.jpg Next was this French school chair which will be one of our six dining chairs, one down, five more to find. There’s quite a lot of these about, but this one is a bit sturdier looking than most, love it.

20140526-181130-65490916.jpg We also found some industrial stools for the kitchen, the jury is still out on these, I want to get the black paint off the metal and the horrid gloopy lacquer off the wood…I’m quietly confident, that somewhere under there, lurks some perfect stools. And if not, we got them at a great price, so I can always Ebay them.

20140526-181428-65668004.jpg And finally, we got this… A 1920’s gramophone cupboard. This wasn’t exactly what we set out to find today, but when do these things ever go to plan? It needs work, but has massive potential, I’d love to turn it into some sort of iPod cupboard.

20140526-181954-65994698.jpg Who knows what will become of it, but at £10, I couldn’t say no!

Today’s Progress…

Full steam ahead with another weekend of work. First up we went to the post office to collect the all important SDS drill, to replace the one that blew up in the week. After 20 mins of waiting, I was told I couldn’t have the parcel without my passport, so off I went home, then joined the back of the queue. We then realised the parcel wasn’t the drill, but the seat covers Ronnie had forgotten he’d ordered… We arrived home to find a card through the door saying we’d missed the delivery of the drill while we were out, grrrr!

We then popped off to our local door and window reclamation shop in Lye, on the lookout for a new kitchen door and a stained glass panel to go in the little cubby hole seat.



We didn’t buy either today, though there are some beautiful items… We really need a good measure up first. We had another couple of random finds in the garden including an old Bovil pot and a Sommerset souvenir.

You’ll be glad to know we eventually got the drill, so we now have an exposed brick wall in the kitchen, woo hoo! We also set about the second bedroom fireplace, it was a bit sad as it’s probably been in residence for a good 80 years, but was a bit knackered, and (I whisper) a little bit ugly.


A bit of hammering and our little deco fireplace was a thing of the past.


My new obsession is now fireplace sourcing….



I’m banned from making any purchases for our new home until I have A. Moved in and B. Partners approval. Oh well, failed again. Today’s purchase was this copper pot which shall be furnished with whichever herbs plants Waitrose have at the weekend. These will then die, be replaced, die and so on until I get bored and relegate pot and contents to the shed. This week has mainly been spent sourcing light switches, tiresome. We’ve had paperwork today which may suggest we are not too far away from the big move. Ooooh…