Snooping for Salvage at the Salvo Fair

On Friday I headed over to the Salvo Fair in
Maidenhead. It wasn’t the best weather but the field hadn’t quite dissolved into the muddy quagmire that the Isle of Wight Festival had.  Donning the appropriate wet weather
gear my colleague and I made our tour of the stalls. Unlike last years visit I
didn’t have quite the same laundry list of items to look out for. Quite a few items
caught my eye and a couple of things were purchased. We also spotted Will Young
(winner of 2002 Pop Idol) and I really did wonder what he was on the look out
for – he seemed quite taken with some library stairs.

Hopefully the below will sate your appetite. 

I am always drawn to religious iconography and paraphernalia. I previously bought some pictures of saints that my husband absolutely detests. So nothing like this will make it into my home. 

Loved the eagle – nearly bought a huge brass eagle last year in France. I also wanted the shield below – loved the rust on it.

 A favourite – lighting. Wasn’t as much lighting as last year. 

This gnome really tickled my fancy. Never been drawn to them ever before but he had a great pointy hat and was from Mannheim in Germany (he was also VERY expensive). 

We’ve all seen lots of this about but I prefer vintage over repro any day. 

Isn’t this packaging fab? Would any of the these items have made it home with you?



  1. June 26, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Liking those vintage white lamps and chemistry apparatus bottles. Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

    • July 3, 2012 / 1:05 pm

      littlebigbellstyle my husbands grandfather was a chemist and he is drawn to chemistry set type paraphernalia. It could all just be a bit too Damien Hirst if I left him to it.

  2. July 3, 2012 / 12:13 pm

    I think the white bistro chairs may have made it to mine, perfect for our balcony šŸ™‚

    • July 3, 2012 / 1:11 pm

      Annie the chairs were really good value as well. As they'd come from a cafe they were reasonably compact and most still folded well. They might have come with their own garden attached though as it was very muddy

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