Newark – Antiques & Collectors paradise

porcelain dog vintage china antiques fair

Not exactly known for his tactful communication at the best of times, Salmon seemed to be approaching a Duke of Edinburgh level of bluntness … 

Newark – Antiques & Collectors paradise

porcelain dog vintage china antiques fair

… to be fair, Trota’s mantelpiece is far from unfurnished, but this outburst (and the tense standoff that followed) felt like visiting the local pet rescue centre and, after some quite unnecessary haggling, choosing to walk away without the puppy.

But Trota’s a strong woman and she’ll get over it (or certainly get even). And despite Salmon, she enjoyed some wonderful browsing at Newark, which remains one of her favourite collectibles hangouts.

vintage crockery china porcelain teaset

lemon juicer vintage crockery china porcelain teaset       Minton vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware       Bisto for gravy vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware

She started with the usual extensive collection of kitchenware…

CreamWare vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware       French linen vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware antiques fair       Tea pot vintage china earthenware

Cutlery vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware antiques fair

This time she also spotted some beautiful vintage tins and metal posters.

Dancer metal tin vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware antiques fair       Family poster tin vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware antiques fair       Cream crackers tin vintage earthenware china crockery earthenware antiques fair

Meanwhile, Salmon was shrewdly perusing the vintage tools, esoteric radio spares and miscellaneous mechanical paraphernalia. That’s right: no room for more porcelain chez Rowe, but always space for some extra drill bits, brackets and spanners ‘just in case’…)

Vintage tools antiques fair

Vintage jars antiques fair       Cricket bats vintage tools antiques fair       Cars vintage tools antiques fair

In truth, the visit was most enjoyable and the next big event at Newark is this very Thursday and Friday, June 1–2, here are the details.

So if Trota’s favourite porcelain pooch is still looking for a home, there’s a real bargain to be had. Failing that, it’s a great opportunity for a nice day out, and new friends to be made…

Small dogs antiques fair      Ah…and Fidget, haven’t we seen these two before?

Porcelain dogs pair antiques fair