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The Thursday Three- The Newark Antique & Collectors Fair

If you are at all serious about antiques, collectables, architectural salvage or vintage then you really should take time to visit Europe’s largest antique fair at the Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground in England’s East Midlands http://www.iacf.co.uk/newark   I met a … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three – Chinese Demi-lune lacquered table

Today, in deference to repeated hints by Ms Poshbirdy I am finally posting this lovely table. From my favourite internet auction site, this was a “collect only” job, but everytime I win a special piece like this , my day … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- more essential textiles

In deference to WBFM who thinks that my textile buying is out of control (debatable) I will now justify these three entirely necessary purchases. Right and left- My very long crochet and cutwork detailed salon second layer curtains. I will … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- In which I actually make a critical curtain decision

Yes I know, I am obsessed. In my defence, having survived years of dust, dirt, demolition, rubble & squalor in our French village hovel , I think I am entitled to think about lovely fabrics and finishes. Longer term visitors … Continue reading

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More on the contentious curtains conversation

I am having my usual ongoing debate with myself re curtains, even though I would be better employed… 1) Earning enough money to pay for the final work at French village house 2) Thinking about filling, plastering and painting (ditto) … Continue reading

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