Latest forays into antique and retro country!

This last week I’ve been out and about in search of antique, retro and collectable gems.

Late last week I called into a couple of small antique shops in Selby, North Yorkshire,Selby Antiques and Church Hill Antiques. I bought a few pieces in both shops, some really nice butter moulds / stamps and a repro clock from Selby Antiques,

Vintage butter moulds/stamps.

Vintage butter moulds/stamps.

and a shabby chic dressing table  mirror and a vintage tin deed box from Church Hill Antiques.

Shabby chic mirror.

Shabby chic mirror.

Sunday morning saw me heading far out west, well as far west as you can get in Yorkshire that is, sunny Todmorden, except it wasn’t, it was freezing! Browsed round the open market, which had a few stalls selling collectables, but was unable to find anything to buy.

Undeterred, I walked the hundred yards or so to Picture House Antiques, where I bought a really nice, early 20th century childs blackboard and a box of vintage stoneware bottles.

Early 20th century childs blackboard

Early 20th century childs blackboard

Back on the road to Caldene Antique Centre in Mytholmroyd. The place was packed with a bus load of visiting  Americans! Found nothing for me here, but to be fair I didn’t stay that long, it was too crowded for me! I’ll save this one for another trip.

Tuesday saw me heading to the far east this time, sunny Cleethorpes, only it wasn’t, you’ve guessed it, freezing again! I could find nothing to tempt me here, although one shop, Hermes Antiques, had some nice Royal Dux  and loads of Victorian porcelain figures, so may be worth a look if that’s your thing.

Look back here later for the next thrilling installment!

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