antiques, PLACES

The Linden fete

August 30, 2010

On Saturday I went to the Linden fete. I was meant to meet my friend Karen there, but there were so many people that we never landed up seeing each other. The whole time I was there I kept giggling out loud, if anyone was watching me they would of thought I was a nutcase. I just thought it was so funny how everyone was gathering as much junk as they could carry and dragging it back to their cars in big plastic bags. Stuff that if they were clearing out their own houses would be in those exact bags heading towards a secondhand store or junk heap. People were standing in long queues to get into tents that were selling stuff, this included me. I stood in queues and I came home with a bag of stuff, stuff I most certainly do not need but couldn’t leave behind. But I will say one thing for myself, I said I wasn’t allowed to spend more that R100 and I spent R95! Yes. And I think I got some gems.

First thing I bought were these awesome vintage baking tins. 1 rabbit and I lamb. When I picked them up I had a lady follow me around for about 6 minutes waiting for me to put them down – I DID NOT. I don’t think i’m going to use them, just thought they would make cool kitchen ornaments. I paid R5 each, their original price tags were still on the boxes, R8.49. Wow.

Next I bought a whole mini basket full of Wade animals for only R30. I must say I was pretty chuffed with myself when my beady eyes fell upon these guys. I looked on Bid or Buy to see if I could find any of them and how much they were going for. I found most of them and they were all R75 and up. High-5 score!

The last 2 things I got are going to form part of 2 projects – I have been looking for a while now for a nice sized printers tray to keep all my necklaces and brooches in so they don’t get tangled up. The trays are often quite pricey on the net and in antique stores and they always seem to be too big. But I found one on Saturday for R20 and it’s the perfect size. So i’m going to varnish it up and pack it good with shinys. I will post pictures when i’m done. The second project I thought of when I saw all these white ornaments together. On Thaya’s blog the other day she spoke about a friend who stuck a cake plate on a rabbit and made a cake stand, which I thought was such a cool idea, so I’m going to try make my own makeshift stand. Again I will post pictures when i’m done….

And that is that. If anyone knows of any fetes happening any time soon, please let me know. Nothing like a cinnamon pancake and a bargain on a Saturday morning x x

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  • kez August 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I laughed so hard too.. mostly at myself!

    We had sooo much stuff, then when we got the shop and unpacked it all, we hardly needed any of it..(6 sets of monopoly? 5 scrabble sets? a my little pony collection?, Lord of the rings action figures? a harry potter bus?).. stuff we did ‘need’ a working mini 80’s casio(R20), an amazing japanese alarm clock(R15), A pair of amazing rollerskates (R10).. all together 4 china bags and a cardboard box full! we just got caught up in the chaos. love your baking tins!..


  • Emma August 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Wow- this seems TOO cool… You should try making a cake in the baking tins, instead of just decorating with them- I think a Bunny-shaped-cake might be super-cool!


  • Lauren August 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I love a good fete too! Yeah those printers trays are surprisingly hard to find. Well done on ’em gems. x

  • Jacci August 30, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    i love the printers tray idea for storing your bright + shiny things. i might just have to steal your idea and do that too.

  • admin August 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    kez – friend that chaos is so addictive!
    you see other people holding arms full of stuff and you want to be just like them. It sounds like you found so flipping cool stuff. Nice friend and it was nice seeing you too. You look awesome! x

    emma- a bunny shaped cake would be super cool. Maybe i could fill it with nutella and make a chocolate bunny that i can smash in my mouth.

    lauren – thanks my friend, i’m pretty chuffed with them. Man i love spending money haha.

    jacci – with pleasure friend…… x

  • Louise August 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Angie, you know full well that it’s not about NEEDING stuff. It’s about HAVING TO HAVE stuff! Fact.

  • Karen August 31, 2010 at 11:33 am

    next year friend – we should volunteer – apparently they get first dibs on a Friday!

  • Natasha January 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Ooh, I have that Wade bird too. I got it for R5 at an antique store because there’s a small chip on the back that you can’t even see. I made a necklace from it.