My alarm went off at 5.00am on Tuesday, and it was very hard to get out of bed, but I knew that if I didn’t I would regret it for the rest of the day. At 6.45am I parked my car in the car park at the Sunbury Antiques Market which is held at Kempton Park Racecourse. Already it felt like I was late!
What an absolute treasure trove and joy to behold. I felt quite anxious at first in case I missed a bargain, but soon relaxed into it and started to find myself completely absorbed. I am doing a piece for a magazine (more of that later)and was looking for something specific, but also I was just looking for inspiration.
Here are the pieces which I bought and have plans for. The silver plate bowls were a complete ‘love’ purchase. When I arrived at home and unpacked them, the whole room smelt of Sandalwood for some reason.
Look out for the reinvented furniture in the next few weeks.
I love the legs on this quirky little table and imagine it in a rich and sophisticated colour.
I am going to paint each of these sweet children’s chairs in a different colour with a central stencil design.
I am working on the styling of my photos for my Etsy shop and am sure these will be used a lot.
Love the new finds from the market and look forward to seeing the transformations.
May I be a little nosey?
I see you sell your beautiful items on Etsy, how do you arrange delivery/collection of items by your customers?
Do you use a courier or do you only do a buyer collects arrangement?
I am in the process of setting up an Etsy shop and have been looking at DHL. But they seem to be quite expensive.
I like you have some unusually shaped items and quite bulky.
I thank-you for your time.
Hi John Paul,
so sorry I didn’t reply before,I missed your comment.
I don’t use a regular courier service, but usually just google a courier comparison website and then look for the best offer.
Obviously the best option is collection. Sometimes delivery just isn’t feasible. I recently had a query from Brazil. The courier cost was 3 times the price of the furniture.
Good luck with the shop, let me know when it opens
Many thanks for your reply.
My shop is now open on etsy as GoodHews.
Feel free to come and browse!
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