Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Practice makes perfect

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Well maybe not perfect, but practice certainly helps if you are standing at a fair that you haven’t done before, so this was my job on Monday. I decided to try and cut down on props so have used the back of the van as a table rather than some where for the staff to sit!…….Tuesday after a 3am start and a 1 3/4 hour drive we arrived at Kempton, Sunbury on Thames.

After unloading quickly my lovely salesman was ready to go…..

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What is handy is that as trading starts at 6.30am it is mostly finished by lunchtime, which means that our M3/M25/A40….journey home is not at 5-6pm.

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folded on this rail is the most beautiful linen cover, single bed size or double bed top, or large table, it is hand embroidered with beautifully faded styalised flowers and birds in silk, probably by a memsahib in turn of the century India, and handed down through the family.

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the WW1 campaign bed caused much interest but alas came home, at one point I thought that it may have been off to Japan!

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Oh and of course lots of fabrics.

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Vintage vs High Street

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original vintage 1960's armchairs (pair) £345 vs. one new High Street chain store £439 (for one)

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ps I would like to apologise for my lack of posts recently, I do hope to be able to get back into the swing of things this week, and have some eye candy lined up for a post on Tues/Weds.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

The Old Pill Factory today

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In the window today my vintage cushions and an old bench and stool painted in Annie Sloan.
In my unit I have moved things around and have added 2 chandeliers and the 2 beautiful crystal table lamps.
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Sorry, phone photos again! Although I think you get the picture!

Saturday, 13 August 2011

The Old Pill Factory today


The shop was packed with customers today so I just took a couple of pics to show you a few new pieces in my unit, the lovely formica topped table is pale yellow with a black flower design and 70’s teak lamp with original shade.


beautiful little dressing table with pale pink/stripe/floral curtains,pelmet & top under glass, very pale wood underneath, 3 fold good quality mirrors.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

What do you do with your tea cosy?

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With a freshly washed tea cosy, what else would I do with it than put it on Flo!
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I think that it’s made for her!
(When Tom was a toddler and Mum and I used to take him to the fairs in the snow and cold, there were occasions when he ended up wearing a teacosy!)

Monday, 8 August 2011

Remember this?

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Poor Flo remembers last winter, at some times the ice balls that collected on her legs were so large that at times she was walking as though she was wearing four splints.
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After such exhausting exercise she would come back and dream of warmer times…
cream teas and exploring
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ice creams and boating (car ferry)
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rock climbing and paddling
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sunbathing and snoozing
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Flo’s dreams have inspired me and although she is off to Whitstable soon, and I will then be off to travel through Russia, I think that M deserves a holiday in January again, so I have my thinking cap on, I bet you can’t imagine where I am dreaming of???