Thursday, 3 October 2013

September Sunday out

We spent a lovely sunny September Sunday morning walking around the city with Barca.
First we went to see the vintage cars at the grounds of the Municipality hall.










 And the oxymoron of these photos, expensive vintage cars and demonstrating redundancy Municipality workers' tents......
 Then we went to the first open antique market of the season.....

 I loved all that glass.

 Then I spotted that embroidery stamped fabric which was half finished. I loved it and thought of turning it into a cushion cover for the beach house so I bought it.
 Later we had some coffee at the Terra Antiqua Cafe of the Archaeological Museum under the shady trees.....

 And here is the lot of my finds at the antique market.......
 The embroidery.......
 I have a new favourite seller, the one who sells at one euro.....I almost emptied his table......
two blue flower oval plates and a lovely vintage fish wall vase.....
 A beautiful glass plate of a Greek island......
 A lovely kissing couple from Holland. Ever since I met Frieda I look out for Dutch souvenirs!
 A flower pot frog and a Turkish nargile or Hookah. which is broken but looks beautiful anyway.
 A couple of books were added at our reading list, a shadow puppet theatre book for hubby and Isabel Allende's  The House of Spirits for me.
 Finally my final purchase was more expensive than I wanted to spend so hubby obliged and bought for me and gave it to me as a gift for my name day. It is a perfect little handkerchief vase, a  Venini Fazzoletto by Murano!



 I saw really crazy prices on the Internet and ebay about those little vases but we found it in a very reasonable price from a good friendly seller!
I hope you enjoyed the walk with me.The next open antique market is on the 13th October!


5 comments:

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

the Murano glass is stunning.

Great Volks Wagons; such a decent little car.
And were those Paccards? (not sure if that's how it's spelt)

Can't wait to see the next antique market

Brigitte Lepoix said...

Your little murano vase is lovely and I think they have a certain price on the market. the person who was selling might not be aware of that! Hope you had a good price!

Valma said...

amazing murano glass indeed !
it would have been a pity not to buy it =)
really beautiful
I love antique markets...we can find real treasures there
sure we enjoyed this walk with you !! as always =)
xxx

ariadne said...

Thank you for your comments!AriadnefromGreece!

Annuk said...

What a beautiful post, Ariadne! I always enjoy your walks! Your antique market finds are gorgeous, and so lovingly photographed. I especially loved the Greek island plate (of course! :)) and the Murano glass vase.
xxx