Makes my heart go boom
Posted on 26 June, 2014
We are back in the land of the sunny south east again and I’m following some roads I haven’t tried before. One such road is a tiny side road just outside of Wellingtonbridge in County Wexford. The small brown painted sign saying Antiques has been tempting me for years now. I have passed it often and never ventured down the road. If i was on holidays abroad I would have careered down the road with reckless abandon but there’s something about the thought that it’ll be there the next time that lead me to put it off.
Well not today. After winding down the path with grass in the middle of the road, in the rain I was greeted by a barking dog, a nettle sting and this….
Places like this make my heart skip a beat. Oh the possibilities! Why do I only have one set of eyes and hands!! I want to see everything they have instantly while also wanting to spent the day there. When you go in, it’s not a huge space but there are nooks and crannies that scream with promise.
Stuff dangled from the ceiling, lay in boxes on the floor and found a home in any space it could. If you’re anything like me you’ll be combing the pictures looking for treasures. If you are like Ewan you’ll be trying to leap from my arms to find an escape to go and play with the barking dog!
I left empty handed despite the fact they had a lovely Arklow Pottery set. The price was just too high for me, it was missing some saucers and in the back of my mind I wondered if the owner could be the Arklow Shark from the car boot sale. The shop is just a short spin from the car boot sale and this shop knew it’s Arklow. I need to let that go!
Even though I left the Arklow set behind me I still LOVE this kind of place. A world of wonders, some dodgy things, many neglected things and always a prospect of something amazing!