Posts by traceym

Deal Braderie Success 2019!

Deal Braderie Success 2019!

I am happy to report that I had another great day’s selling at the 2019 Deal Town Braderie last Sunday! I chose to stall out an eclectic collection of decorative vintage with a mix of textures and colours…

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Classical Elegance!

Classical Elegance!

Just read a great little piece in this month’s Homes & Antiques magazine about these little beauties which I am always on the look out for when on my fossicking trips. Inspired by classical Greek forms, Constance Spry designed her Mantle Vase range in the 1930s to enhance her much sought after floral displays…

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Shop smart this Christmas!

Shop smart this Christmas!

Shop smart to save the planet… I read a worrying article this morning that suggests some shoppers return up to 80% of everything they buy online as they add unwanted items to their order just to get free postage

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Another Swedish winner in 1974

Another Swedish winner in 1974

A curious little boot…I picked this piece up in a recent sale of someone’s vintage miniature shoe collection. Recognising it as a Speed Skating boot from the length of the blade, and intrigued by the affixed tile which has an image of a skater and the legend ‘EM 74 ESKILSTUNA’, I was keen to find out more about it.  

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“…the delicate, neate and thin ware of wood”.

“…the delicate, neate and thin ware of wood”.

A special find among the bric-a-brac…I recently came across this vintage Cribbage Board and recognised from its distinctive mosaic inlay that it was a piece of Tunbridge Ware. This name originally referred to general articles of turned wood made in Kent and London, but by the early 19th century was specifically applied to decorated wooden pieces, especially souvenirs, sold to visitors to the spa at Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area.

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