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Friday, 4 October 2013

Shop Early For Christmas Weekend in our warehouse/showroom, Arundel by Candlelight, Mangan Antiques and The Vintage Garden

Good Morning
Arundel Eccentrics Antiques

We have our
"Shop Early for Christmas"

 I know, 
its not really that early.
Some people have probably done all their Christmas shopping.

My lovely Mum did hers REALLY early.

She used to start collecting bargains in the
 January sales for the following Christmas.

Then she would have them all wrapped by July.
Only thing was, by September she was
 all perplexed as to whether 
it was the right gift.

She would carefully unwrap all the wretched parcels
and drive us mad asking what we thought.
Was it the right thing for Aunty Jean?
What about cousin Lynn's?

Ha ha
Miss it now. 

Anyway, do come and see us if you are in town.
Friday ( today)

We have all our
Arundel Christmas cards

Arundel castle

We've booked our space on the
Arundel By Candlelight evening.

We will have a large stand just opposite
 The Swan in Arundel High Street
sharing with our neighbour
French Loft Antiques
The Old Brewery Antiques Warehouses

If you have never been to 
the Arundel by Candlelight,
I suggest you put the date in your diary.
December 7th.
Its well worth the visit., music

The town is bursting with people and  festive fun.

Photos aren't brilliant but you get the idea?

We know several antique dealers
that work more,
lets say
" Off the Beaten Track"
or maybe down
" The Road Less Travelled"

Antiques and Interiors in and around Arundel.

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, Vintage Maison, Gasnier and Daughters 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, Crown Antiques, 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.

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.

There are antique and interiors traders working from all manner of places. Check out the farm shop at  Crossbush just up the road from Arundel and you will find as well as  their  free range organic meat, vintage items stacked up just outside the front door. If its antique mirrors you want, you might want to contact Clealls Antiques  at Lyminster who work by appointment  from their lovely home.

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

Here are a couple of our friends
 in the decorative antique trade.

Mangan Antiques

Just outside of Chichester in Sussex,
nestling in the small country village of Runcton,
down a little windy lane,
you will find the very large warehouse, showroom of
Mangan Antiques.

Husband and wife team 
Julie and Rudi
will give you an extremely warm welcome.

You will no doubt be given coffee or tea, 
and if you have travelled a distance to see them,
maybe even a nice chilled glass of Italian wine.

For, visiting their antiques warehouse is an entire experience.

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.

The first thing you will notice on entering are the chandeliers.

It's one of their their specialities and their sister company,
or should I say brother,

will renovate and restore, clean or  rewire your own chandeliers.

Take a little meander  through the showroom......

You will also find
Mangan Antiques at
Ardingly and Newark Antiques Fairs
You'll know them by the Italian flag billowing high above their stand.

Here is someone else its well worth checking out.

Wonderful setting,
delightful people,
and some great pieces.

Sally and her husband, 

The Vintage Garden Company

from their home in a lovely rural setting,
near Pulborough.

Here is a little about them taken from
 their website ( thanks Sally)
 & some photographs of
 a few of the wonderful 
vintage and antique pieces they sell. 

"Our courtyard shop sells
everything from architectural antique garden urns to handmade,
vintage flowerpots. 
The perfect place to come and browse vintage and antique bird baths, sundials, statuary and other vintage garden reclamation. 
We also stock traditional garden items made by local craftsmen including iron obelisks and cloches.
You can find us at a few shows in 2012. Please see our EVENTS page.
We are approximately 6 miles from Petworth and 7 miles from Arundel.
1 Priory Cottages, London Road, Hardham, Nr Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1LD.
We are situated on the A29, 1.5 miles south of The Corn Store before the railway
bridge at Coldwaltham."

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We are happy to provide no obligation quotes for delivery either in the UK or abroad. 
Local delivery is free.
Telephone; 07828 814522
We are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
9.30am until 3.30pm
We are always looking for new stock so please contact us if you have items to sell.
We are always happy to source items for you.

Tell them you heard about them through us would you?

have a great day

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