Antiques Hunting at Battlesbridge, Essex

Despite the fact I am currently sort-of-homeless, flitting between K’s and my mum’s, I have always had an interest in interior design.  I believe your home should be a reflection of the person you are and I’m forever dreaming about what my own little abode is going to be like when I finally get myself out of the situation I’m in at the moment.
I posted a little while ago and said that I would be throwing little homewares posts into the mix on my blog now I’m in the latter half of my debt clearance and that little bit closer to having my own home again.  As I said, I’ve always had an interest in bits and pieces for the home but it’s always been a painful reminder of what I lost and therefore I haven’t wanted to blog about it, but that’s all changed now!
Although I like little individual, quirky items, I can’t stand clutter so I won’t be filling it to the brim, but as and when I do have my own walls and roof again, I can’t wait to fill it with items I find beautiful and meaningful.  Once of the best places I like to go for inspiration is antiques markets; they are full of wonder and excitement for me as I walk around oohhing and ahhing and making a shopping list in my mind.


We have a fair few antiques markets in Essex and one of the best is in a place called Battlesbridge, situated in and around an old mill, it’s a lovely location.  Just recently, K and I decided to pop down there for a mooch around and to see what they had.  We weren’t going to buy anything, but just to have a look – browsing antiques markets is definitely my idea of fun!
Here are some of the things I fell in love with:








Honestly, I could have spent a small fortune!
I definitely need to start a scrapbook of ideas for my future home, just to be sure that I don’t forget anything and to keep all my inspiration in one place.
Do you love antiques markets as much as I do and love the idea of giving a loved item a new home or would you rather have brand new and modern pieces to decorate your living space?
LilliesandLove xx


  1. Katrina
    November 26, 2013 / 10:06 am

    I love Battlesbridge! I spotted the most amazing chaise lounge in there before & had to drag myself away! x

    • November 26, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      I love it too! Discovered a new one in Rettendon the other week but we went on a Sunday so most of it was shut, definitely going to pop back another day! xx

  2. Yaya Duran
    November 26, 2013 / 2:58 pm

    I love the treasures you found, they are absolutely lovely!! x

    • November 27, 2013 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you! I can’t wait to go back one day when I have some pennies to spend! xx

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