I met up with my super-stylish friend Caroline the other day to go to the Decorative Antiques Fair in Battersea Park and she was all ready to go, wearing the dress I made her( Bless her).
We decided to take the train and she took this pic. of me on the platform at Wandsworth Common. I've got my vintage(c. 70's) oxblood boots on and my other favourite hat, which belonged to my mum in the 70's. We had a delicious lunch there of polenta with portobello mushrooms as 'Megans' were doing the catering. Check 'Megans' out on the New Kings Road, sometime!
Here are some of my favourite things we saw. I love this beautiful mirror, from the 1920's. It is really heavy as its made from cast iron. It was from 'Quindry', 299 Lillie Road, SW6 7LL
My favourite thing of all , I think . This exquisite light would look so fantastic in my kitchen, which we're currently doing up(more of that later). It has electric light in the base and then candles around the outside. I've never seen any thing like it, nor had the stall holders themselves(http://www.antiquitiesdefrance.com/) they assured me.Oh, if only!!! But at £1950 I'll have to save up...!
This quirky mirror ( I think it must have been one of a pair origianally ) dates back to 1900. I thinks it's lovely and is a humourous version of the trend that's now everywhere for shaped mirror glass.
This fab coffee table. Just about anything you would put on it would look brilliant.I love the different levels of each surface.
I'd love a few of these in a more rustic version for my teeny tiny garden. Would help to bounce some light around and create the optical illusion of space, I hope!
These lovely rolls of thread all in my favourite shades of pink, dirty pink, sludge, taupe, beige and brown....irristible!
And I absolutely loved these! Pots made out of the tops of pillars from a church, we were delighfully informed from Jackdawes Antiques W14 8UP. £900 for a pair and when I looked there were only four left . I'm sure they've all gone to happy owners now.
There were two of these 'oiel de beouf 'mirrors. They've become a bit of an ubiquitious trend lately , but I'd rather like them in my sitting room either side of the fireplace on the wall which I would love to have circular windows on, if I could do what I really wanted (dream on Anna!)