MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES

Clare Antiques will be open all over the Bank Holiday weekend beginning on Saturday 29th May 2010 at 9.30am to 5pm.

Sunday will be open at 11am to 5pm as normal.

Monday will be open from 11am to 5pm.

Join us for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

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The hottest day of the year so far 23rd May 2010

bringing home the goods

 

A customer has purchased  heavy stone plant containers and transports them home in a wheelbarrow.  Michael is helping the lady to load up her barrow.

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LOOKING BACK ON 2009

It was a hectic year at Clare Antiques with many and varied furniture and gift items being purchased and delivered to homes up and down the country.   People came in search of  statement pieces for every room in their house. The warehouse got busier and busier as the end of the year approached with November being the busiest month.  The staff were scurrying about shifting furniture in and out, up and down, backwards and forwards.     

Busy period at Christmas time

    

shifting furniture

 

 Then came a quieter period as our customers braved the snow and ice on Malting Lane to buy their last-minute Christmas gifts.        

Earlier in the year, we had plenty of fine weekends from the May Bank Holiday onwards with many visitors exploring the Clare environs and browsing through the old Mill building.   One could have a rest and a chat at a table on the verandah outside, relaxing with one’s purchases, and watching the comings and goings.        

cake and chat      

     

Genteel refreshments in the shade on a summers’ day    

well-earned rest in good company

 

Family time

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OUR DEALERS ARRIVING IN THEIR VEHICLES

Lady in Red Arrives

 

Meeting and Greeting
Period Style

Clare Antiques and Interiors dealers come and go throughout the week, restocking their areas in the building.        

Meeting up at Clare Antiques

 

The Jag Set

 

Rollercoaster Ride

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OUR BIRD AND ANIMAL FRIENDS AT CLARE ANTIQUES

Doves on roof of Clare Antiques

 

Our resident doves fly in and out from their windowsill perch high up on the façade of the Mill.     

Doves perched at one of the windows of The Mill

 

Swan family outside Clare Antiques

 

Swans on the Lane

  

A complete family of swans, penn, cobb and cygnets waddle up the bank from the River Stour beside us and stop the traffic on Malting Lane 

Many visitors bring their dogs for a walk in Clare Country Park and afterwards wander in to Clare Antiques, where they can sit outside on our verandah on a fine day and enjoy refreshments.  We have a trough of fresh water for the dogs.

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Christmas time 2009

Christmas scene

Dancing and cavorting in the aisles

A good time was had by all

Uniformed and ready to serve the warmed mulled wine and mince pies

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David and Michael helping the visitors


David and Michael man the counter

Are you being served? David and Michael at the counter

Christmas 2009 brought snow and ice and The Clare Antiques Experience, taking us back in time to Christmas past. Gentlemen in Dickensian frockcoats traversed through Clare Antiques Mill. Butlers and maids were waiting to serve hot mulled wine and mince pies.

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTION?

Find the most beautiful and unusual jewellery in gold, silver and precious stones at wonderful prices. Seek out unique furniture to enhance your home and browse through our vintage clothing on the top floor for designer dressing. Give yourself an hour to browse in peace.

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