From January 27 until February 8, 2011, we were traveling around the midlands of England in search of obscure treasures. This was our third trip to Europe on an antique buying trip since we made the decision to add an antique showroom to the art gallery. And we had a great time, again.
We traveled with our friends from Texas in a 9 passenger van and filled a large container full of carved furniture and smalls. The container cleared the UK customs and is already on the water, traveling from England to Houston and our purchases will arrive in Springfield to be revealed on April 2.
From Manchester, on the west side of England to Lincoln on the east side, to the fens near Norwich to the Peaks National Park, we shopped in:
Shops in church buildings
Show in a hotel ballroom
Tiny shops in very old historic buildings
Medium size fairs
To find unique affordable English treasures from the 1800’s
And we promised our daughter not to buy too many chairs-like this guy.