Sunday, 28 March 2010

I went to Market and I bought a........



big wooden chicken! I couldn't resist him for £5! He (or should it be she?) has such a friendly expression on his face. He is quite heavy, having been used as a doorstop, and Mr.G nobly offered to take him back to the car, as of course I had bought him early on in our expedition!




We were actually at Leek market, in Staffordshire. It is there every Saturday, and there is the most amazing collection of things for sale! Whatever you want, I am sure you would find it there!



It is held in the Market Square (where else?) and I have to say that whatever wind there is finds its way straight down the Market Place! It gets quite chilly there, but its always worth a good hunt round.




After "doing" the market stalls, we went round the Charity Shops, bought a few books, and then, in the very last one, when I was feeling absolutely exhausted, I found this lovely real Italian leather bag in that deep burgandy shade that leather does so beautifully! I couldn't leave it there for just £3.50! I know I have just bought a bag, but this is rather good looking!

I was too tired to take photos of the Indoor Market in the Butter Market, but there are lots of interesting and colourful things there.

Next time!

16 comments:

Twain12 said...

wow great finds, congratulations

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Like your chicken, Gilly - and the leather shoulder bag! The market looks really inviting too, I could happily spend some time there. Best wishes, Lesley

Cloudhands said...

What a fine looking chicken. It sounds like you had a lovely outing. I rather like a cool breeze when I shop outdoors. Heat sends me packing much faster. You seem to be having a good run of luck on finding good buys on purses. Another purse is always a nice addition to our accessory stash.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Love your new bag - it was quite a bargain. The chicken is unusual. Will you use it for a doorstop?

KathyA said...

Those purchases on the cobblestones look like implements of torture!!
It looks like you had a wonderful spree at the market. And I love the bag!

kenju said...

I love that purse, and I can't believe it is such good condition!

Aunt Snow said...

Oooh, I wish I could have gone with you! I like the looks of all that old rigging hardware!

Gilly said...

The chicken is sitting proudly on the hall table! He looks just right there!

If anyone gets up this way on a Saturday, the market is well worth scouting around! Only wear something warm!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

well you couldn't have left that chicken there could you?
It's LOVELY!

Angela said...

fabulous bag!!
not altogether sure about the chicken tho
Is the market there EVERY saturday?

Diane said...

I keep saying that I am going to go to Leek - maybe this Spring. As for the Sculpture park, if its a fine day, there is much you can see from your scootermobile. With assistance, you would get around a fair bit of the park. xxxx

Hollace said...

Hi Gilly. I love your new purse. It's very good-looking. Not so sure about that chicken! Haha.

Friko said...

That chicken is gorgeous, I would have bought it too.
Ditto the bag, a girl can never have to many good bags and a handsome Italian leather bag will always come in useful.

You really are not very far from here, are you? If you do come round this way, do let me know.

The tourists and day trippers have started their visits.

Jenny said...

Nothing like a proper outdoor market. There are still lots on the continent but seem to be fading out in the UK, such a shame. Lovely bag, great find.

Rosie said...

Hello Gilly, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - you were very close to us whilst at Leek - we sometimes pop up to the town to look at the Market and the Antique shops. I love your wooden chicken and that bag looks like new! Have a lovely Easter weekend:)

cheshire wife said...

I do like the chicken and the bag. You have a real eye for a bargain!