Monthly Archives: February 2015

Off we go again into the dawning light with two dogs and an old van. We have our lists ready headed, ‘try to find’, ‘ must find ‘ and the ‘something weird and slightly bizarre’! The last category is always fun. We arrive and split up soon after, cor it’s cold – even the dogs […]

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Val st Lambert Desirability comes in all forms and when that desire is glass I think you have to consider the work of the Belgium glass factory, Val Saint Lambert as one of the best. The 1950s and 60s saw some of their most stunning art glass forms being made. The quality is exqusite, with […]

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A made to measure mannequin of one’s actual dimensions was a necessity for ladies and gentlemen of wealth and standing during the Victorian period. These were generally papier mache torsos on a simple and elaborately carved stand. Torsos would have been curved and tucked to the general look of the day, hence the wasp waists […]

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I’m always delighted and amazed when I see the fine green spikes of new beginnings emerge from the dark and frozen ground. They encase a droplet of white which elegantly unfolds to reveal the snowdrop, a symbol of hope and purity . These flowers have been a part of my life for as long as […]

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The day starts in black and white, the first sale of the year and we’re up at 5am ready to leave on a buying trip. It’s pitch black and cold but thankfully not raining. Getting stuck in traffic is always a worry, so we leave earlier than needed. We sit silently in the van, look […]

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