Last month I revived one of my favourite activities- going to auctions. The quirky auction house at Semely http://www.semleyauctioneers.com/ seems just about perfect to me. Everybody is friendly and good humoured and there is a lovely lady selling tea, coffee, bacon rolls and slices of home-made cake to sustain the inner buyer. I love the careful searching and researching needed when looking for stock, the growing excitement as 'the' lot gets closer and the sheer zing of adrenaline when you bid and win!
I bought a fine collection of books and after further research and pricing they were ready to take to Dairy House Antiques www.dairyhouseantiques.com where I have my little bookshelf.
On a cold morning I was tempted to join Lily and enjoy the fire...
However, I set to work to tidy my shelves and add my new books. I try to have a selection of books with interesting contents
As well as those that are beautiful to look at!
I get very excited when I find a fabulous book and as I have explained before, I have been known to kiss them!
These are my favourites at present:
|Just look at the old cars!|
|The papers mark where the plates are|
|Ladies' Calender 1838|
|All the plates are hand coloured|
After sorting my own stock I couldn't resist a little look around the shop. As always, there are enticing and eclectic displays.
And finally, some of my more delicate books in pride of place on the counter
Dairy House is a very good place for me and my books to be!