Tuesday, 21 May 2013

It's been too long!!

 Hi anyone who is still reading this. I promised I'd write more regularly but life gets in the way. I've been doing Spitalfields  as usual, buying and selling and generally enjoying myself. It's a great place not only to work but just to be there. Since last writing, I've been up to Scotland where it was snowing all around us but not actually where we were staying! Strange! I managed to collect a few goodies to sell and some of them have already gone. T.G. Green pots and a nice mixing bowl went very quickly. I bought three lovely tobacco tins from another stall holder. They were such amazing colours. One was bright yellow and blue, one brown and yellow called 'Brown Beauty' and the one I have left is called 'Nosegay'. It's a fab combination of bright green and red. They are big enough to store items other than tobacco in! The other day I bought a wonderful collection of items from a man who used to own a lighthouse in Ireland. All the items came from there. It's a really interesting collection including TG Green plates, bowls, cups and jugs. This blue and white cornishware is so fresh and reminiscent of the coast, always popular and sells quickly.Also included in my haul are a pile of patchwork quilts together with Figgjo Flint Norwegian plates decorated with prawns, mussels and vegetables in such beautiful realistic colours that they seem to be coming alive on the plates! Gradually these things will be appearing on my stall at Spitalfields and also at Crouch End Vintage Market on June 1st. This will be the last market until September so do come along. More news about it nearer the time. I missed the last one as I was away in lovely Whitstable for my birthday treat. We had amazing weather and spent lots of time on the beach eating fish n chips n sipping champagne!! It's such a lovely town with lots of interesting shops. We also visited Deal which has a lovely row of shops in what I think is the old part of the town and includes a great furniture shop with a cute cafe at the back. I was very spoilt!
Cornishware plates and cool blue enamel
I've been meaning to post this photo for a while. A young woman came to my stall and bought this basket. She promptly popped her little pooch inside and walked off very happy with her new doggie carrier/basket!

A happy pooch in his new basket!

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