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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Spring in Arundel, Ford Car Boot and French Vintage Bedsides.

Hello
From
Arundel Eccentrics.


Beautiful morning here in Arundel.


Had a lovely walk up through

 Arundel Park 

and
back along the river bank.







 signs of Spring along Mill Road



This will be interesting to watch along by The Black Rabbit Pub.











We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area.







I found this lovely book yesterday.
It was in the window of Kims,  the second hand bookshop.




1947 it was published.
Have a read of the glorious language.......


Vintage French Bedside



Our Spring Newsletter below.


 we are sourcing French vintage bedside cabinets 
and either painting them in glorious soft colours
or painting and then decorating with decoupage.





















Car Boot Sale and other stuff

Looking for antiques or interior pieces? Something interesting  for your home.
Maybe a cheap and cheerful battered bargain to paint and up cycle  with your own individual style.
Or a beautiful investment decorative item that you can put immediately in  pride of place.
Your taste in interiors could be traditional or it might be contemporary. Possibly  even bordering on the wacky. Alternatively you might  just want to browse and see what catches your eye and suits your wallet.




Arundel with its diverse collection of individual  shops ,warehouses  and car boots, could hold the answer. Lets start with the latter. If you have never driven down to Ford airfield bleary eyed at 7.30 on a Thursday or Saturday morning you've missed a treat.  The car boot  starts early . Sellers queue and snooze  in cars and vans from around 3am.  Some come for miles as Ford Car Boot is renowned for being  the best in the area. Vendors even  travel from France and Holland. 









You COULD saunter down later in the morning  after a leisurely breakfast.  But you would miss the buzz. Trade and private buyers alike, dashing to  peer into the backs of unloading vans and cars.  The deal often clinched before the item has even seen the light of day. You'll  possibly walk back to your car clutching a real gem of a bargain. But if you haven't found that perfect item ,there are local flower  and book sellers, bread stalls and coffee stands to help you cope with disappointment.
And there's always next week.







Back in Arundel itself  and  down Tarrant Street you will find Antiquities,Arundel Interiors,  and Nineveh House.
A myriad of antique and vintage items of furniture or small collectables.
If its art you are after look no further than the Zimmer Stewart gallery  or  Arundel Art Room.
While you wander,  do look beyond the main streets, for Arundel holds so many  hidden gems.
Go inside the arcade in Tarrant Street and check out the Walking Stick Shop with its many antique canes.
If you are looking for an antique picture restorer  you'll find one in Tarrant Street.









In Arundel High Street , there is the Old Print Shop, Spencer Swaffer Antiques, Scandinavian Collectables, French Loft, Bridge Antique Centre and Arundel Antiques  Warehouse..........Phew

Maybe stop at the vintage style cafe, Lula Mae for sustenance.
Or the Tudor Rose  and afterwards peruse the area in their basement displaying antique and vintage small items.

Venture over the bridge and down the little alley next to William Hill. Turn left at the end and you will find the only remaining buildings of the 19th century Arundel Swallow Brewery. Relatively untouched, the three large brewery warehouses are  now home to decorative antique and interiors showrooms in the quirkiest of settings.  French Loft, Harmony Trading, Arundel Eccentrics and Nass Interiors all trade from what is fast becoming  a snoopers paradise.

Yep that's us.

You will need to drive to The Vinery at Poling  just outside Arundel. It's one of the areas best  kept antique shopping secrets and well worth investigating.The site was for many years a mushroom farm. Now the long tunnels are home to antique dealers and restorers. There is even a shipper should you want to send antiques to far flung  destinations.
Most are open in the week and Saturday morning, but be aware the gates are closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.


For details of  antiques and interiors venues in and around Arundel
 and their opening times go to ;


have a great weekend.
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