|Aw, inne cute? This little piggy is wee-wee-|
weeing all the way to Australia.
But before I go on, let me mention that we’ve gotten back just in time for the next Collectorama Antiques Fair, the biggest in south-east Queensland. It is only a tiny fraction of the size of the Newark International Antiques Fair in the north of England (more on that below), but it’s the biggest we’ve got and it has a good variety of dealers who come from all over to attend. We took a double stand at the September Fair, and that went really well so we’re taking another double stand. It’s on this coming Saturday, 2 November, so if you’re able to come be sure to visit us to say hello.
|These pieces of copper came back in our hand |
luggage but are all sold already. More great
pieces are on the way, though.
|This is one of the hand blown glass birds that|
came back with us and will be offered at
Collectorama on Saturday. Those brown spots
are actually glittering aventurine inclusions, so
this little fellow is much prettier in real life.
|Tim Wonnacott walking towards the cameras|
as he does his opening spiel for Bargain Hunt.
I was in Take 2, but he did 7 Takes so good
luck seeing me on't telly any time soon.
|Doug said this was the ugliest|
Buddha he had ever seen.
She was Not Amused.
|The weather was starting to|
turn at the Newark International
Antiques Fair just as we got
to our van. Shopping at the
Fair is great fun, but not in
|The stylized fox is my favourite|
of Lea Stein's brooch designs.
I caught up with my main supplier
at Newark and bought some
lovely pieces. One fox brooch
has sold already, but this piece
will get his first showing at
|This was a momentary break in the crowd at Portobello Road. Way too many people and way |
too expensive prices to enable any serious shopping.
|Don't leave your guests wondering where|
you got your afternoon tea supplies from.
Harrods bakes all its cakes in its own
kitchens every day, and they're all delicious.
|The different halls in Harrods have signs over the|
doorways telling you what you can expect inside.
I want to talk to my local supermarket about getting
something similar installed rather than the
standard aisle signs.
|Nice looking wooden crates at the Newark Fair, but what a pity they are all fake.|
|More fakes. Many dealers don't declare when things aren't real, but seeing the same thing again and again is a bit of a give away.|