Monday, 20 April 2009

Fagin's Antiques, Devon

We have just spent a morning browsing round a rather interesting antiques emporium. On the hunt for an old oak refectory table, we went to Fagin's, at the old Whiteways Cider Factory at Hele, between Cullompton and Exeter.

This place is stuffed full of antiques - pine, oak, beech, all sorts of furniture, collectibles, memorabilia, taxidermy, bric-a-brac, architectural salvage- and junk, all over several floors.

It's worth a visit just to have a nose around this place which has grown like topsy from a market stall. But you won't find a bargain. On the top floor are musty old prints inside broken frames. The cost? About £20 each.

We found two tables that were suitable - one with a £700 price tag and another at £2,200. So we have decided to join together the two pine tables we already have, sand them down and put a dark stain on them.


Faith said...

Sounds like the sort of place I'd like to rummage in though.

Sally's Chateau said...

You need the Vide Greniers in France for bargains !!

Calico Kate said...

Did you bump in to Kirstie Allsop while you wre there? She did a fair bit of shopping at Fagins if her new Channel4 prog is too be believed. A bath, empty picture frame and some bottles I think, doubt she saw a lot of change! Sounds like somewhere to have a look even if you don't come away with anything.

Maddie Grigg said...

She bought a house near an old aerodrome up in the Blackdown Hill and then threw a paddy when she learned Nigel Mansell was planning a raceway there. She led the charge against it. You would have thought she would have discovered that from the searches, before she bought the house.

Pondside said...

Wouldn't I love to have a poke around a place like that. The trouble with living in a place in which Europea settlement didn't truly start until well into the 1860's is that there's no accumulation of 'old stuff'.