Good afternoon all. Today's post is a good look around at what is new in and a quick apology to all who were looking forward to our visit from the BBC last week. Unfortunately one of the experts on the BBC's Antiques Road Trip, which was scheduled to be filmed here last week, had a family emergency. As a result their visit to us has been postponed until another day. Such a shame, but at least if you thought that you had missed it, you haven't as it is still to come!
So, on to what's new. By some strange fluke I have noticed that we seem to have accumulated a good number of nudes amongst the new stock. The first being this lady of Phil's lounging by the entrance. Phil has a good choice of pictures at the moment and it would be wrong of me to suggest they are all nudes, this lady is but one of his various subjects, most of whom are clothed, like the young lady below.
Keeping with the pictures, but on a sporting theme this time, there is a fabulous large racing picture on Brian's stand this week.
I like this because there's lots going on, lots of movement. It's interesting.
But to show we have more than just pictures there is this detailed jacket on the stand next to Phil's.
This is beautifully detailed, very Edwardian.
Opposite the jacket are these two almost life sized Spaniels.
and next to them is a folk painted cradle cradling a vintage fishing rod. And almost out of the picture, but not quite is a gorgeous leather gun case which I didn't notice until now.
Moving on down the left is this tall figure group, finely detailed and about 26 inches tall
and this very pretty Royal Albert china tea service.
On the same aisle next is some 'proper furniture' as my dad would say.
He would be right as well, and there are two fantastic buttoned leather chairs amongst it all.
I like the wallpaper on this stand too, the furniture looks how its supposed to in someone's home.
And I like this Art Deco coffee set, have you seen the tray?
On to Maria's stand and she has a gorgeous crocheted dress in.
Fantastic detailing again, this week is all detail!
Sadly this one is a size 12 and therefore beyond me.
The shoes may fit me though!
A bit further on and we get to Simon and Julie's stand. I like this bit, its always interesting, always changing and sometimes a bit wacky. This week they have this fabulous weather vane
This is quite big, I saw Simon carrying it in over his shoulder and it looks impressive, but I suppose it has to to be seen clearly from below. Back to nudes and Simon has acquired a few...
this one shares space with a fur coat, not that I'm suggesting she should be covered, but the fur is fox and is beautifully soft and well made, it would suit her.
And another nude, this one in the sunshine so def not in need of a fur coat.
Apparently there are more nudes to come, Simon has bought a collection, so watch this space!
For those with more glassy tastes they also have a collection of glass. I love this 60's wavy coloured glass and its such good value still.
Just around the corner in the end room there is this carved coat stand
with lots and lots and lots of other things, handbags, books, pictures, signs and lots more.
Moving on, on the back wall we have a pretty china tea service with roses.
And in the far corner another scantily clad lady picture.
I really like this one, it would be my buy of the day today I think, its very atmospheric.
Also in this stand is this watercolour of fishing boats.
and opposite that a choice of summer dresses.
Then on the last aisle there is this pretty painted plate rack
and upholstered bedroom chair.
And then there's me.
Next to me is the Chair Man. He has a lovely long settle at the back, it has painted details which I love, very Gustavian.
And then finally, just before the till, there is Kate.
Kate moved stands recently and has taken Phil's old stand which gives her more space.
It looks really good. I like the eclectic mix, the Peonies in a huge glass jar and this
a stone bust with a crown atop, priced separately but made for each other!
I like the straw boater too
and this delicate tray, so pretty.
Well, thats it for today. A longer look this time so I hope it has given you a good taster of what we have in at the moment. But it isn't all of it by a long shot so come along and have a look for yourself.
Harrogate Antique Centre is open Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 and Sundays 10 to 4.
We are easy to find on the main Leeds Road, the A61, just outside Harrogate town centre at Pannal.
Find us just before Pannal Golf Club and opposite the Mercedes dealership.
We have lots of FREE parking and a great Cafe/Bistro.
And we are nice, I promise.
If you have any questions about anything shown feel free to ask, our number is 01423 872463.
We hope to see you again soon.