Sunbury Antique Market

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.

DSC_0016I love the legs on this quirky little table and imagine it in a rich and sophisticated colour.

DSC_0015I am going to paint each of these sweet children’s chairs in a different colour with a central stencil design.

DSC_0019More Ercol chairs.

DSC_0017 DSC_0018I am working on the styling of my photos for my Etsy shop and am sure these will be used  a lot.



  1. Hi Nicolette,
    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.

  2. 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


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