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

carnelian trade beads

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.

starting my blog again.....

At last I finally decided to work on my blog and add photos of all the beautiful textiles I have bought and seen in the last few months . So hope fully this time i will make myself keep this up.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The Parrot and us.....

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..

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Ready for sunday

All ready to go. Bath was heaving with shoppers today so we are hoping for a good fair ....... such friendly staff at the assembly Rooms ... see you all there .

Bath Fair sunday Assembly rooms

Lots of great dealers from the west country and surrounding counties , super stock , great for the pre Christmas rush ........hope to see you all there .... lovely and warm shopping as its horrible outside.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bath 21st November Assembly rooms .......

A must . Bath Assembly rooms , Textiles and Vintage Fashion Fair,,,,21st november... sunday .......