Donington Park in Leicestershire, famous motor racing circuit and, on Monday, the venue for Arthur Swallow's re-vamped weekday antiques fair. Looks quite pretty doesn't it? My head was full of stories of gorgeous textiles fairs, as seen on the blogs I follow. Lucky Hesta & The Pugs bought a heap of wonderfully girly antiques at The Manchester Antiques And Textiles Fair. A jolly time was had by The Washerwoman and her friends at The Rag & Remnant Rummage in Somerset. But yet again, for I have never attended an antiques fair devoted only to linens, lace, frills and furbelows, here I was in the midst of grim-faced males, determined to find the biggest, the best and the most valuable object in the place. And what a place! A cold concrete and metal warehouse - a bleak drive-in market place.
I was not inspired...
Hello Simon! Hello Julie! Good to see some friendly faces.
Well, here goes...
The truth is, if you look hard enough, pretty things can be found in the unlikeliest places.