Saturday, 9 June 2012
Off tomorrow to the Hilton London Antique Textile Fair . This is like visiting and being part of a museum. In one room you have never seen so many fantastic things most of which you can pick up and touch. Its always difficult choosing so I have packed a vast collection from Ethnic embroideries to silks and crewel embroideries from 18th century europe. I will post images on Monday of the fair.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
I have had great fun with a large collection of artisan and trade beads which I bought as a complete collection recently . They are really beautiful in their own individual shapes and sizes. Many of these beads are carnelian which is the most wonderful colour , rusty reds and browns, needless to say many have not gone for sale but have ended up in my own collection . S ome of these beads have considerable age and where used as trading beads , many are almost worn with use which makes them particularly special.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
We thought we had experienced everything but no........ we had a parrot stall holder . a beautiful turquoise macaw spent the day with us ... unfortunately not everyone loves birds ... We imagined how long it would take us to repay the regency chandaliers if they became broken ... at that point we had to have the bird escorted out . An eventful day but a very good fair, some wonderful stands , well done everyone..