Posts made in July, 2015

A lying down cow…

A lying down cow…

I came across this vintage ceramic farm animal in a local shop the other day and couldn’t resist bringing her home with me. When I was little my parents both worked full time Monday to Friday so our Saturdays had a pretty routine format…

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Desperately Seeking a Sale – a Boot Fair Diary

Desperately Seeking a Sale – a Boot Fair Diary

All in a morning’s work! 05.00 Up and shower, fill the flask with hot water for tea, put the last few items into the car and check I’ve got my float. 05.45 Set off on the deserted roads with only the company of magpies, rabbits and a rather straggly fox that is walking down the centre of the dual carriageway! 06.20 Arrive and join the queue outside the gates but before long I’m in and see that the field is already full of shoppers…

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The Bard, a bridge and bone china!

The Bard, a bridge and bone china!

On a recent fossicking trip I came across this little cup and saucer duo by Royal Stafford China featuring Shakespeare Cliff, Dover. My husband, who lived in Dover for a while, remembered going down to Shakespeare Beach, to the westward side of Admiralty Pier and the harbour, on a school field trip to draw the beach and cliffs, but wasn’t quite sure how to access the area now. So, on a super sunny morning this week we set off in search of the elusive pathway.

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#recentgoodreads 2

#recentgoodreads 2

From time to time I like to share good reads and stuff I’ve been reading and these are some great source books I picked up in Hythe yesterday. The first is ‘World Ceramics, An Illustrated History’ from which the photo of Bernard Leach working in his studio at St Ives, Cornwall in 1959 is taken. (Photo: Brian Seed Time Magazine). This huge tome, published in 1968 by the Hamlyn Publishing Group, was always within my sight line when I worked at my local public library, as the over-sized books were shelved just in front of the issue desk

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Truly Scrumptious St Margaret’s Bay!

Truly Scrumptious St Margaret’s Bay!

St. Margaret’s Bay – from the Crusades to Hollywood! My regular trips in search of vintage booty recently took me to the village of St. Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, a settlement known at the time of the Domesday Book as Sancta Margharita, which is situated around 2 miles from Deal at South Foreland on the White Cliffs.

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