Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Pumping Station, Cardiff

Yesterday myself and my partner decided to go for a random drive in and around Cardiff, We were looking for places we'd never really seen or been to before as we were getting a bit bored with the usual. We drove past this one place called the Pumping Station, I knew this existed for a while but I never actually went in. The building is lovely, It is a Victorian Pumping Station which was once owned by Welsh Waters. It consists of 35 individual Stalls, which sell an array of items, mostly vintage but there are some modern finds too. It's spread over three floors and the thing I loved most apart from the little stalls, was the old cobble stones on the bottom floor. Its just a lovely building to go and visit.

As I was wandering around I came across a few Beautiful items such as these...
I've been looking for a certain clock for such a long time now, and found something quite similar to what I want. I'm aching for a clock that looks like its from an old train station. Don't ask me why I'm craving for one. I just LOVE them! Something a bit like this only bigger and a bit more original.
You can find this clock here.

Another item I really wanted at the Pumping Station was this clock, I have my eye on this, I think it's so beautiful with the iron detail around the clock face...Stunning.
I love it!!!!!

Here are some more photos I took of items that caught my eye.
I really liked this print, It's made of metal so it's quite a sturdy structure.

This Jewellery box really stood out to me, I love it. I think the legs on it give it a simple elegance and it has a leather finish to it too.

I also found a lot of furniture units that I really liked. I really wanted these two units for my bedroom, I love the country-like style to these. Just beautiful, I'm a bit sad to have left them behind to be honest.
(Please excuse myself in the picture!)

I also found some other interesting bits and bobs, Like these little notice boards, I thought they were a really good idea, so simple but so effective. And they're a good accessory for tidying up those loose bits of papers which you can't throw out.

There were also some eclectic pieces regarding the Royal Britannia theme, this chair was beautifully constructed and looks the part.
But, My Favourite thing I found in the whole Building was...
This Beautiful Singer Sewing Machine! I could not believe my eyes when I stumbled across it. I instantly fell in love there and then. I'm not sure why but my brain told me that I couldn't buy it as I didn't have any room at home to put it. But my heart said that I had to have it! Anyway, my head over ruled, (I think my partner had something to do with that too!) so I left it behind.

This morning I woke up and the first thing that came into my head was the sewing machine. I just knew that I had to go back and get it, so guess what, I did. I am the happiest women on the planet right now! I cannot believe I own this little gem! Wow. I'm going to polish it up and sort it out as soon as possible, because it still works really well. Nothing is missing and there's nothing wrong with it. Plus for £22 what a Bargain!

So I think what I'm trying to say is, Get down to the Pumping station if you can. It is amazing for special gifts and furniture, (basically everything) modern or vintage. Just get down there!!!

Visit the Pumping Station website here,

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