Sunday, 15 November 2009

Shopping Anyone?

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 ...
GREEN!

For more delicious vintage pics from 'Ants', click HERE.

11 comments:

CurlyPops said...

What a lovely place to spend the day!

twiggypeasticks said...

Fantastic!! glad you enjoyed your day !!
twiggy x

Fancy Elastic said...

oooh, barnacle bowls... I like those! x

Daisie said...

I want to share a shop too, how brilliant!

Loving the new banner too (has it been there ages and my poor brain has only just noticed)!!

xxxx

dottycookie said...

Oh, what a treat to spend the day in such a fabulous place! Don't spend all your takings at once though ...

knitaddict said...

Wow!! now I'm really annoyed I missed out on coming over to Oxford!!! (Nasty Case of Flu I'm Afraid!!!)

Hope to get the chance to get over there soon!

Fingers crossed for your sales and like dottiecookie says, don't spend all your takings!!!!!!!

Indigo Blue said...

Sounds like you had fun! It is nice to be surrounded with eye catching items even if you do to re-mortgage to buy it. Like your new style blog, especially the shaped pics you have uploaded. I like this very much, the little star touches too.
xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Wow I am loving the new sparkly look to your blog.

It looks like you could spend anything you make from your shelf before leaving work! lol. and then some. Lots of lovely things. Well for some of it we can dream......


MBBx

darkpurplemoon said...

What an amazing shop, its a great idea to work co-operativly.

I hope you sell some of your beautiful corsets soon

Jen

Billie Jane said...

Great new look to the blog Julia, I like it very much! Very red... and festive. I am planning on making all my xmas pressies this year, but I do like the look of those cups and saucers - I just might treat myself next time I'm in Oxford - so long as they are not too expensive - the silver duck is way beyond my purse.

Dragonfly said...

I LOVE the wine glasses!
Glad you had a fun day!