This weekend I decided I would finally go and mooch round Fanny's Antiques - a well established Berkshire Antiques emporium, situated surprisingly in the centre of Reading. I was on the search for an Edwardian style chair or stall for my dressing table and thought I would make sure I had a look round the renowned Fanny's first...
The beautiful ground floor display, especially for Valentines Day was appealing and inspiring, and yet was quite a commercial visual display, set in a some-what unconventional leaky building which housed an eclectic mix of antiques. You need to be on aware of certain pieces and know what you are looking for in a place such as this.
For me, a relatively new antique shopper, this is slightly overwhelming, however do not get me wrong I do think there is some real bargains to be found!
I did discover a few nice pieces including a fabric wrapped chair (below), a children's christening trinket, an elaborate metal frame mirror (below) and some petite cups and saucers. Although I did not purchase any of them on the day, I am very inclined to visit there again soon, to see what I can discover, however perhaps not on such a wet and bitter day.
Apologies for the slightly blurred phone photos.
1-5 Lynmouth Road
City Centre, Reading
Tel: 0118 950 8261
After reading Sarah-Leigh's post on her exceptionally amazing Style Files blog (- worth checking out!) about her recent Antique's find, The White Lion, in Hook, it reminded me that I had not posted about the antiques Barn I stubbled across not so long ago after a trip to Blackbushe Market... it certainty restored some refinery to the overall trip.
Eversley Barn Antiques is a vintage and antiques haven; escaping inside from the cold winters day you enter a warm interior, brimming with antiques in every crook...
Set over two floors I spent hours browsing the spectacular pieces on sale, from grand kitchen work stations perfect for a country cottage, to a rail full of vintage fur and designer gowns and elegant bags and purses scattered throughout.
Eversley Barn Antiques
Tel: 0118 932 8518
Tel: 0118 932 8518