Lunch amongst the antiques
Over the weekend I visited Lassco, just outside of my hometown of Thame in Oxfordshire. They, as their website tells you, are a prime resource for architectural antiques, salvage and curiosities. Sounds like my kind of place!
The two acre site is stuffed to the brim with exciting, unusual, gorgeous and in some cases downright weird objects. From Spitfire tyres and old maps of England to prison doors and salvaged parquet floors. I was in my element. There is something inspiring round every corner and I have marked (not literally, don’t panic) many, many items that I will be finding a place for at home, once I’ve worked out how to smuggle them in. What?! Some women tell the “what these? I’ve had them for ages” lie about shoes, I do it with enamel lampshades!
They also have a fantastic cafe where we had a delicious lunch – slow roast pork sandwiches, with the most delicious, salty, crispy cracking and one or two bottles of something chilled, white and wet! Lovely.