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I found one!

August 2, 2010

On Saturday, Doug, Cath, Shane and I went to the Irene Market in Pretoria. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a market that takes place on the second and last Saturday of every month and is held on the grounds of the Smuts House Museum. There are loads (over 300) of stalls selling arty crafty things that aren’t really my taste, but there is also an antique section, which is pretty awesome. We arrived and I headed straight for that area armed with a brown bag of biltong. In the first 10 minutes I found what I have been looking for for about 2 years now, the Bambi pictured below. My friend Frank was given the exact same one for his birthday and ever since I have been trying to figure out how to prior it out his Franky hands, but now I no longer have to and I only paid R200 for her. I know this may not seem exciting to most of you, but i’m flipping amped!

I also bought these 2 pretty antique plates. They weren’t badly priced, the Wedgwood only cost me R50.

If you are thinking about going to this market and I do think it is worth it, the antique section is awesome and the deli section is great too, we had roasted pecan nuts coated in cinnamon and sugar, just that should be a good enough reason to trek over – I want to give you one piece of advice, try get there early. We sat in an hour and 40 minutes worth of traffic getting into the market and it was not fun. And wear shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty, cause it’s quite dusty out there (thanks winter). Have fun  x

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  • diana August 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    aahahaha the people with the parrots!! i LOVE people like that! i’m going to be a crazy old lady one day with a constant parrot companion, i’m telling you.

  • marietjie August 2, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    so unbelievably jealous…..you so lucky lucky pony.

  • gina August 2, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    well done on finding bambi at last! now hand him over.

  • Thaya August 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Well you know I love the bambi, Angie! What abeautiful find. I went to that market last year and didn’t find anything but I was impressed with the amazing vintage stalls. xx

  • admin August 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    diana – then you can be my nest friend, except i’ll have a ceramic parrot attached my shoulder.

    marietjie -i couldn’t believe it when i saw it. i think i nearly choked on my biltong!

    gina – hahhaa! friend i love you, but hells no!

    thaya – i was also impressed with their stalls, not so impressed with the rest of the of the stuff though.
    food and antiques = yes. other “arty” stuff = no.

  • casey August 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    ah Angie

    you just took me back to my childhood

    my great great granny was born in irene

    i spent many of my days there

    *** nostalgic moment

    thanks