To market to market…

I have just returned home from the Sorell market, car full and wallet pretty empty… I really shouldn’t even drive by such things because as soon as I get a whiff of a bargain, I’m there! I picked up Mum and Grandma and scored a park right out the front. That was pretty lucky because we had to make two trips to the car with all our treasures in the end…

So I suppose I will describe my purchases (in detail) for you so you can catch a glimpse of my excitement. Firstly, I spotted some Lego so I immediately thought of my lover and wandered over. It was pretty expensive but I did manage two awesome silver Lego magnets for the fridge which he seems happy with. Not far from the Lego lady I spied a pretty collection of bottles (one thing I always keep a look out for). Then I spotted a gorgeous little ‘Touching of Heart Warmer' blue bottle for $2. It still had the cork in it too! In the back room of the hall my heart leaped with excitement! I spotted a General Electric Company desk fan for $10! The blue base is just so pretty. It has two settings and works a treat.

Then we ventured out into the sunny isles of dirt where the smell of bogan and old tins and musty furniture filled the air. The smell of bogan to me is that dagwood dog and hot chips with tomato sauce smell. Whenever I smell it, it takes me back to the Hobart Show and memories of my time in bogan land. Sometimes, (just sometimes) I crave one of those dirty things! It bugs me though, when you eat the top half and then you run out of sauce. You have to eat the rest of it without that tomatoie (is that how you spell it?) goodness. Sorry I got slightly sidetracked there for a moment.

Outside Mum spotted a hobby horse named ‘Tinkle Bar’. He was just crying out for an owner! For $10 I wasn’t leaving him there with his wonky wheels and real horse hair mane barely in tact. You can tell he has had a loving owner at some point many years ago. Then it was a picture of Shakespeares’ mother’s garden for $5 and a crystal vase for $15.

We couldn’t visit Sorell without a stop at (one of) my favourite antique stores…

http://sorellantiquescentre.com.au/

There are 16 antique dealers in the one building. UH-OH! The first time I went there with Grandma, we were in the shop for almost two hours fossicking! I bought a Japanese trinket box for my lover last year to use as cufflink storage. There are so many things to look at, something for every taste (not every budget though)! “You need deep pockets to spend in here” one customer said to me as I was inspecting an antique camera I dreamed of owning. A cute little white kitten sitting among flowers was the only purchase we made. And Mum even got 10% off :)

Off to do some planning for school tomorrow now. Will upload photos in the next few hours…

LL xx