Yesterday was my first shift at Antiques on High in Oxford, where I have a shelf in the Craft Gallery selling my wares. The shop is a 'co-operative' where antique dealers and crafts people pay a small amount for space to sell their treasures and work one day per month per 'shelf'. It's a great way for people to 'share a shop'.
I thought you might like to come to work with me! No? ... OK .. you do some shopping, I'll show you around...
What about starting the day with some sewing ... there are buttons, and pin cushions, equipment and thimbles, but you might need deep pockets! that little duck down there is made of silver and costs £395!! Worth every penny i'd say!
Fancy a cup of tea? Perhaps there's some cake in one of the tins? Lots of pretty cups and plates to choose from ..
Need some party accessories for later? Choose from bead encrusted bags, divine vintage stones, funky enamel brooches, even collars for the gentlemen and spats for the ladies ..
Glass of wine anyone?? Pick a glass...
Or perhaps just another cup of tea, in a teapot found at the bottom of the South China Sea ... Can you see the barnacles?
When you're Christmas shopping this year, remember, that all antiques and vintage treasures are ...
For more delicious vintage pics from 'Ants', click HERE.