Thursday, 8 April 2010

London Life, new stock and Sandersons

What a cold Easter! And only the last day got slightly warmer. Still, we will get a beautiful warm weekend now.

A lot of the items listed last week have been sold! They are off and out into the world and now belong to other people. The wonderful red enamel kettle has gone and the lovely teacups and saucers and plates.

This Limoges teapot is still available. I really love this pot. It's clean and bright with a beautiful folk art design on both sides of the pot. As it is Limoges the china is of a high, transluscent quality. A beautiful find. 

We still have the coffee bean grinder for sale. This is a wonderful piece of history. It has bags of character as a piece of decorative kitchenalia and you can still use it to grind coffee beans.

We now have a number of other items that we are preparing to list. One find that I'm very excited about and sadly no photos yet, so watch this space, we have a lovely dinner set of J & G Meakin Studio Riverside which is pure 1960's. Some of the items are cracked and so we are trying to sort out what to keep and what to offer for sale.

We try very hard to offer china that is in the best possible condition even though it is all preloved and preused. Some of our stock does have the odd tiny chip or small crack. If it's hairline or simply visual rather than structural we will offer it forth as something that has been through the world and is still with us.

The Sanderson's exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London is intriguing me. It celebrates 150 years of Sanderson fabrics. This is an amazing company that has been creating classic textiles that have really stood the test of time. Their latest collection is still to die for, while vintage fabric continues to turn up, worn but still durable and still effortlessly elegant. My favourite from their new collection is the beautiful Early Tulips but maybe my favourite is Grandiflora or Anemone.

Luxuriate in the Sanderson options here:

Meanwhile, as soon as I get a moment I'm off to the exhibition over at SE1:

Bye bye ...

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