Shelbourne Park Vintage Treasure Market

Photo by Geneva Pattison

By Geneva Pattison

On the 5th of May, Shelbourne Park played host to the Vintage Treasures Market. The ground floor bar area was transformed into a bijou trove of collectables and classic pieces. The jewellery stall was packed with high quality mid-century items, perfect to express your inner Liz Taylor.

To spark the interest of the historians of the family, there was army regalia and medals from different periods of time and various countries – a re-enactor’s dream. Interesting handmade table lights made of copper piping and wooden blocks were being sold, keeping with the current resurgence of industrial feeling in interior design.

On the same stall there were small mounted animal skulls available for quirky and alternative wall adornments too. 

While having a chat with one vendor, he showcased a classroom biology flip chart from the 1910’s and beautiful Victorian style silhouettes from a current artist, one of a only a few still practising the art of silhouetting professionally today.

Treasure hunting in markets can be a tiresome venture, so thankfully some self care options were on the table – literally. The wonderful ladies from Starosel Honey were selling their handmade beeswax products. Natural soap, lavender lotion bars, beeswax candles and of course, organic honey varieties were on sale.

The calming aroma of lavender was too difficult to resist, so I had to pick up a solid lotion bar. The wonderful thing about beauty products like these is that they contain vitamin E, which is a natural essential oil preservative and does wonders for the skin. With such a wide array of unusual delights to behold, the Shelbourne Park Vintage Treasures Market was undoubtedly an enjoyable day out and a great success.