Back home now and shattered after 4 hard days at the festival. Thursday we travelled down from Yorkshire and in the evening went to the Town Hall and set up most of Bob's stand. Nikki arrived a little while after us with masses of stuff to fit on her 3 foot stand. When we saw how well it looked she'd finished it we were amazed. As we looked at all the treasures she had made we just knew she'd have a fabulous fair.We helped with bits of advice where we could and tried to calm her when we saw panic starting. There's nothing like 'In at the deep end' by doing Kensington - one of the worlds largest dolls house shows - for a first show!!! Friday we went into London very early to beat the dreaded congestion charge, then off to the Hall again to finish set up. Once we were ready I began my much enjoyed walkabout. I am always looking for new things to offer on my website. This time I bought lots of wonderful real silver miniatures. Just a selection shown below.
I am so pleased with these. The photos don't really do them justice. Not a set, just shown on the tray are a delightful cake basket and detailed ewer/jug.
A customer has been wanting a nice champagne bottle for ages. I found this one for her. I know she'll be happy with it. She already has fabulous champagne glasses so this will complete her set.
I have known and bought from Angela and Laurence St Leger for over 20 years and love their detailed work. Here are some of the items I got from them this weekend. Long handled Tilt dustpan and brush and fabulous brass pan and brush. And look at the tiny tortoiseshell (substitute) hall brushes on brass stand. Exquisite!!
I am a real enthusiast of miniature shops and have xxxxxxx of them in my collection (daren't tell you the number!). So it follows that the shop accessory section on my site will be one of the biggest.
Even so I had to have more new ones at the weekend didn't I!!??
Will be getting all the new items on line as soon as possible.
And finally........did I find any wedding cakes (as in previous posts). No........so the hunt continues!!!!