Saturday, 7 January 2012

The Last Antiques Fair ...

There's another antiques fair at Ardingly next week , and I still hadn't blogged about my purchases at the last one in November ...

I fell in love with these 2 antique Minton tiles, but annoyingly can't find out anything specific about them. Despite looking at many Minton tile designs online, I haven't seen anything like these 2 ladies:


One is slightly damaged and they are marked differently on the reverse (one is marked "Minton & Hollins" and the other "Minton's China Works") so maybe they weren't originally a pair? I'll keep looking ...

Although I wasn't looking for more pictures, I just "had to have this" framed poster:


The frame itself is old, it's a heavy dark wood suggesting this poster has been in this frame a while and maybe the frame itself originally held a mirror ..

But again, I can't find anything specific about this poster or to date it. I thought The Advertising Archives might have something on it, although they did have 4 entries for the RNLI, this poster wasn't one of them. You can find out about the history of the RNLI, but again .. nothing specific on this poster.

It hasn't found a place in the house yet, but we really do need to get on with renovating .. just need to stop spending the renovating money on antiques ...