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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Early morning drives to soothe the soul, Mangan Antiques and the man with the parrot on his shoulder.

Good Morning........
a wonderful Sunday morning....gorgeous weather again

I worked last night at the residential adolescent home,
 where I have a fairly grown up job,that can stretch your patience to its limits,
and as I drove back early morning with the temperatures already soaring,
 I was in dire need of some soothing scenery and music.
( Thanks, Steve Wright, for the latter )
The drive home provided the rest.

 The Sussex countryside, looks at its best and I travelled
along the A29 through villages like Pulborough & Billingshurst.

These pictures were a few months back, but give a hint of the dramatic scenery.

Yesterday, I went to Chichester market to buy my weekly, copious amounts of fruit and veggies.

I love market day...

The family run  stall I buy from, 
I've been going to for years.
There is always a bit of banter and they often help customers to their cars 
with all the bags.

Recently, I was being served by Gramps, 
who made some comment like,
"What do you call a man with 
a parrot on his shoulder?"
 As I turned to go, I chuckled, 
waiting for the punchline,
there really was a man 
with a parrot on his shoulder.
His wife as well, by the looks of things.
Not a sight you see every day...the thing I found so funny was they looked so nonchalant.
Not easy, when you are shopping with a parrot on yer shoulder.

After the market,
I went over to see our lovely friends 
Julie and Rudi at Mangan antiques.

They have a warehouse over in Runcton.
I don't manage to get over to see them too 
often these days,
but it's always a joy when I do

The warehouse is like a real Aladdin's cave.

US and other overseas trade buyers love to go there,
but they also have a large following of private buyers.

 It's deep in the Sussex countryside,
and everyone receives a very 
warm Italian welcome,
coupled with good trade prices.

Maybe even a glass of Italian wine.

 Here's a bit more about them and their contact details.

Julie and Rudi’s Decorative Antiques and Furniture Warehouse is nestled in the small village of Runcton, just south of Chichester. Selling to both international dealers and local trade. Their large barn is packed full of an eclectic mix of furniture, chandeliers, mirrors and object art picked from Italy, France and England, from 18th century carvings to 1960’s designer pieces.
“If we are passionate about something we buy it because one object could inspire a whole room! It’s such a thrill to see the look of wonder on peoples faces when they first visit the warehouse. We wanted to create a visual playground where imaginations could run wild.”

 Thought this would make the perfect wedding gift for someone.....Its called "Wedded"

 Millie the dog having her siesta

Mangan Antiques also offer a hire service.
Its very popular with vintage style weddings.

 Chandeliers catch your eye at every turn

Saltham Barns, Saltham Lane
Runcton, Chichester
PO20 1PU, West Sussex.
Email 07947 108823


If you need your vintage or antique lighting and chandeliers rewiring, restoring or checking for safety – ring our expert, Eric on 07947 108823.
For Vintage and Antique Lighting for sale, see our range of unique
Italian, French and English chandeliers.

Julie and Rudi
can be found at Newark and Ardingly
Antique Fairs

here are the dates and where you will find them.

You'll see the Italian Flag fluttering above their stand

Newark 21-22nd June 2012
Ardingly 17th-18th July 2012
Newark 23rd-24 aug 2012
Ardingly 4th-5th Sept 2012
Newark October 4th-5th 2012
Ardingly October 30th- 31 2012
Newark 6th-7th December 2012

Have a wonderful day
whatever you are doing