A Trip To Banbury Antiques Centre
On the way to visit potential new clients today who are really lovely, I had a little bit of spare time, so I decided to visit Banbury Antiques Centre in Wardington. This is somewhere that I went quite a lot before lockdown and I have bought many lovely things from here in the past. I just thought I’d pick a few things out to show you today.
I really love places like this and I’m so thankful that they exist because you can find some really unique and interesting antique and vintage items that not many people have. There is also something different to look at every time I go in there, and I always fall in love with so many things.
I even spotted a couple of items that are really popular in interior design at the moment, a black and gold round mirror (minus me in a face mask) and horse sculptures – animals are really popular at the moment and one of my recent clients loved the animal influence in their interior design.
There are so many beautiful vintage items that could be used either in a traditional style interior, or to add something vintage or classic to a more modern interior. I love TV shows like Escape to the Chateau as Angel and Dick really inspire me, especially when looking around antique and vintage shops. I was lucky enough to meet Angel last year at a trade show. I particularly like the style and shape of the chair below. I’ve actually been given a vintage chair similar to this recently and would love to upcycle it with a modern twist (hopefully I’ll get around to doing it and I’ll share some pictures).
These lovely vintage tea cups really reminded me of how Angel does the most beautiful vintage afternoon tea set ups. I would love to do a vintage afternoon tea one day for my family.
I really love the colour blue, it’s one of my favourite colours to use as an accent in interior design schemes, as it’s such a timeless colour.
If you’re looking for good quality solid wood furniture, antique and vintage shops are a great place to look.
There were also loads of vintage sewing machines and cameras which I thought were really beautiful.
I have a bit of a thing for candle sticks…
And some interesting pictures.
I love antique shops. Whenever I have lunch with my friend Sarah, we always like to browse around antiques afterwards. Hopefully we will be doing more when life is back to normal.
I’d love to know what your favourite item is, please comment below.
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