Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Bank holiday booty.

If I don't mention now I will forget completely, but I had an amazing bank holiday weekend at the bootfairs. We have at least three near us on any given Sunday of the summer, and I most definitely have a favourite. The least professional looking with the hand painted signs and the junkiest stalls is always a winner for me - and for everyone else it seems, as it is always packed! This weekend I decided to visit the same bootfair on both Sunday and Monday morning and absolutely cleaned up! I spent £30 over the whole two days, and bought:

4 pieces of clothing
1 typewriter
1 casserole dish
1 retro tea set
1 floral tray
1 set of pyrex dishes
1 T&G green mixing bowl (favourite brand)
1 teak bureau
1 homemaker side dish
4 books
1 pair of shoes
1 teak mirror
4 embroidery threads
2 pieces of dolls house furniture (too veneer and print on - they are going to be brilliant!)
1 bacon sandwich
1 burger (thomas)
2 mugs of tea
1 festival ice cream

How good?! Get to your bootfairs people!! x

Monday, 4 May 2009

Midcentury Show - Bexhill on sea.

My next show is one week away in a seaside resort on the coast of Sussex. All info is listed below:

The Midcentury Show curated by Modern Shows
In association with Elle Decoration
Sunday 10th May 2009
De la Warr Pavilion, Seafront, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, TN40 1DP
£5, children free, disabled access
www.dlwp.com to book advance tickets
Mark the beginning of Summer and quell your addiction for design classics by escaping to the Seaside for our much loved South Coast show. Enjoy top furniture, ceramics, glass and lighting while taking in sea views, great food, a free art exhibition from one of the UKs leading artists Susan Collins and creative Lift the Lid workshop for kids. Headlining our show is exciting new designer Zoe Murphy www.zoemurphy.com who will be unveiling her first Bexhill piece of customized vintage furniture following her Margate series. Murphy was recently shortlisted for the BBC’s New Designer of the Year Award and we love her work. 30 top European dealers specialising in furniture, lighting, ceramics, glass, art, sculpture and fabrics will be on hand to sell and chat about their twentieth century design classics. The De la Warr pavilion, a modernist masterpiece in its own right, is the place to be with funky design junkies flocking from all over the country and especially from Brighton, Hove, Hastings, St Leonards and Rye for their vintage fix and snort of sea salt.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Liberty online and Elle decoration.

The Margate coffee table is now online with Liberty! I thought I'd put a link to this little rite of passage as I am very chuffed.

I'm currently working on some very special pieces for the store, some of which I want to keep for myself - and they are only on paper at the moment! ...hmm. More will be posted when they are made in time for the early summer.

Aside from that, I have managed to squeeze my way into this months Elle Decoration, jammy I know. I'm involved with a competition that Liberty and Elle Dec have teamed up to do, and the little guy below is being given away as one of the five prizes! My second ever chest, awwww. Bye bye sweetie.