Bath Vintage & Antiques Tuesday Market
Alice Roberton pays her first visit to the new Tuesday offering
Armed with a flask of hot tea and the warmest clothes from my wardrobe, I braved the Bath Vintage & Antiques Tuesday market along with a handful of other hardy vintage and antiques traders last week. Over the past year and a half Bath VA has made a huge impact on the revival of the historic, Georgian city as a centre for vintage and antique shopping and, as of this April, in addition to the Tuesday, you can expect two Sunday markets a month too.
Jane Andrews popped by to see what H&A had on offer and was delighted to find me selling this china dog dish. ‘I’m going to use it as a food bowl for my dog Daisy,' said Jane. 'She’s a black and white cockapoo, it’s perfect!’
Having a bit of a liking for swans, I was rather taken with these SylvaC vases. They brightened up a chilly day sitting among the Toby jugs and cabbage green Carlton Ware.
Dave Hillier from nearby Frome sells a range of what he describes as ‘practical use objects’. This gorgeous TG Green collection would certainly be useful in any kitchen.
I met Weston-super-Mare trader Cath Herriot, who describes her wares as: ‘All things vintage for discerning chaps, gents and dandies.'
Cath’s mother, Diana Herriot, was next door, doing her bit to keep Bath warm by selling cosy coats to shoppers.
Coco The Clown, although not exactly dressed for the weather, was a jolly sight sitting on a tabletop of brightly-coloured books and glassware.
Be sure to visit a Bath VA Market during 2013, there’s always such a great variety on offer. The next Sunday market is on 24th February. Entry is free. Bath Vintage & Antiques Market, Green Park Station, Green Park Road, Bath.
H&A will be attending the following fairs in February:
Sunday 3rd February, 11am-3pm - Guildhall Boutique Market, The Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Tuesday 5th February, 10am-4pm - Honiton Textiles Fair, Mackarness Hall, Honiton, Devon
Saturday 9th February, 10am-4.30pm - Tavistock Vintage & Textile Fair, Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock, Devon
Saturday 23rd February, 10am-3pm - Vintage & Handmade Textile Fair, Chipping Sodbury Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire