Posts by traceym

Carnival Capers!

Carnival Capers!

How did a German enamel badge end up in a Kent junk shop? I regularly find intriguing objects that take me on a journey of discovery and this badge has to be one of the best so far. Consisting of a large enamel pendant on a chain, it features a man carrying something on his shoulder, with the legend ‘SEIDEN WEBERS LACHPARADE 1976 CHARLY I LYDIA I KREFELD’ around the outside.

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A font too small to read?

A font too small to read?

Where is the church with a font like this? One of the really fun things about buying and selling vintage is the thrill of picking up a rarity in amongst the bric-a-brac.  I came across this little marble curio one day last summer and nearly left it on the shelf because of the extensive damage where it appears to have been dropped from a great height, but something about it spoke to me and I was excited to discover that it is a mini church font and that they are very collectable.

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Stuff I’ve been reading!

Stuff I’ve been reading!

How progress against a New Year’s Resolution has me living, learning and lighting up! Those of you who read my New Year’s blog will recall that I was looking for a magazine that I might subscribe to and had picked up the January/February edition of Landscape magazine to give it a try. Filled with stunning photography and articles about gardening, cooking and crafting, as well as features about pottery, collecting, architecture and old industry, it seemed right up my street!

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Life’s a beach – do what you love!

Life’s a beach – do what you love!

Are you living the life you love? A number of events have converged over the first three weeks of this new year to bring about an opportunity for taking stock and stopping doing something that I don’t enjoy and which has been causing me stress for some time now. The first was the death of David Bowie, followed in quick succession by those of Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey.

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Countdown to the Festive Top Ten!

Countdown to the Festive Top Ten!

Of an evening you will often find my whole family sitting in the kitchen with the TV turned on to sport with the sound off whilst we play our favourite music. I’ll be listing or updating things in the shops, my sons will be on their laptops and smart phones, and hubby will be cooking the dinner (tip: for a happy home life, marry a chef!).

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