Meet ‘Clemence’ by MAIO

We found Clemence in a Belgian street market for two Euros. Two Euros! What a bargain. Well, she did come with a filthy, broken, sprayed-gold frame that we subsequently ripped off in The Great Unpack of Tina ’10. Clemence made it all the way back from the Continent to Glossop lying face down under half…

Car Boot Sale Finds

Unfortunately, it has decided to bucket it down with rain today. We had planned to do a car boot sale this morning; car was packed and ready to go. However, waking up to rain at 6am put paid to that idea and the usual Sunday morning lounging was resumed! I do have some bits and…

Stuart @ Bygone Times: Fat Lava Galore!

On Tuesday, we set off from Aidan’s dad’s house in Barnsley to make the not inconsiderable trip up to Bygone Times near Chorley.  The reason for the visit was this: How amazing is that? And that’s not all of it… Not only was the stall itself absolutely amazing, but Stuart was lovely and imparted some…

Tretchikoff Style Metal Cast Heads

I was just having a think about all of the amazing things that I’ve seen over the year in a variety of places: charity shops, markets, shops, Ebay, car boot sales… and I remembered about these amazing things that Aidan bought at the start of December.  We’d been down to Stafford to see my parents,…

Vintage Prints by Tretchikoff and Others…

We’re starting to amass a fairly substantial collection of vintage prints in the house now. As well as this collection of ladies, we’ve got a few of the miniature Soulet prints, which no doubt will be making an appearance on here in the future! About two years ago, we went to a car boot sale…