As we entered the yard for the antiques place we were met by this very majestic gentleman – I bet he’s freezing under all that snow.
This treasure trove was established in 1973 and I think some of the things have been there since then.
There are several sheds full of antiques and outside there are all sorts of salvage goodies and totally bizarre things as well. As you can see the snow made everything look a little magical.
Nice archway leading to their garden, and an old red telephone box.
Amongst all the ‘stuff’ there were quite a few metal eagles,
We found this bear in the shed that would look perfect in the corner of the living room – we only need a spare £5000!! The Phrenology head is actually something I would love to have somewhere in the house – maybe on the landing of the stairs for people to see as they go up and down.
Phrenology was popular in the mid 1800’s and was developed by the physician Franz Joseph Gall. He believed that the brain was the same shape as our heads and that the bumps and indentations on our heads matched emotions and personality attributes. I just love how quirky they are.
A shelf full of character jugs – some people would call these Toby jugs, but they haven’t got bodies and that’s what a Toby jug has.
Cute metal pig. If you had a big garden there are lots of things that you could buy to hide around your space.
Loved these two buddha heads.
We haven’t done this for a while, put my beloved in a silly hat. Here he is looking very distinguished in his bowler hat.
By the time we finished looking around I couldn’t feel my toes anymore so our next stop was a local garden centre for coffee and cake and to warm up. I had a very scrummy piece of banoffee indulgence.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this visit to the antiques and salvage place, and hope you’re enjoying yourself whatever you’re up to in this time between Christmas and the dawning of the new year.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and we hope that you’ve had a really lovely Christmas.
Pamela & Ken
4 thoughts on “Snowy Antiques in the Highlands”
Nice photos, everything looks better with a little snow on it.
I love antiques but have reached the point where I now need to be the seller, not the buyer. The phone box would be great in the garden, especially if painted blue. I have a buddha in the garden whose head has fallen off. I need to glue it back on to the body.
Thanks Ellen, and yes, everything looks so pretty until the sludge sets in.
I agree, the phone box would look lovely repainted and placed in a garden – I picture it with plants growing inside and all around it.Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.