French Artisans found, vintage polished and New Arrivals are here!

Wow where did time go?

The Summer has gone and I spent an amazing time in the South of France, part of spent scouring markets and boutique shops for eye catching and 'must have' items.  Of which some I have forced myself not to keep and sell instead on here so that you my lovely customers may get to enjoy them.

Wonderful artisans were found selling jewellery, pottery, silk scarves and more, all handmade, all captivating.  

Watch out for the New Arrivals section at the front of the shop which will be regularly updated with what's fresh and now.  

Not everything is there quite yet, my photography bulbs are hot and props are out, items being drip fed slowly to entice and tickle your aesthetic taste buds! 

Here are a few visuals just to keep you going on some of the items from new artisans found and vintage pieces.

Handmade jewellery, pottery, textiles and vintage pieces

I am still behind or denial that Christmas is being thought about, but have no fear, it will arrive here, at this shop in time but at a decent time :-D

Have a great week!

A date for your diary!

A date for your diary!

Exciting news is that this Saturday I shall be exhibiting at Barnes Fair.

Here are the specifics of the event:

Barnes Village Fair 

Saturday 11th July 2015

9.30 – 5.30pm

Where it is?  It is being held on Barnes Green.

I will be inside the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, the address being:

49 Station Rd

This is a big event, attracting in the past over 25,000 visitors.  There is a wealth of activities and things to do, see and buy.  Having 300+ stalls, you will find arts & crafts, vintage, modern, food, home wares, jewellery, everything basically, many from local artisans, some from further afield.

More importantly if you have seen something on my website, don't live a million miles away and have some free time this Saturday coming, please come and visit, make sure to pop by my stall and make yourself known.  There will be special discounts on the day.

If you wish to read up about last years Barnes Fair to get a feel you can read a write up here:  Barnes Fair 2014

On a side note, the online shop will be closed for the day.

I hope to see some of you there.

Sunny regards

Justine x


Sunny days & updates!

Sunny days & updates!

One of our 4 tier planters has found a happy home and customer in Chichester.  It looks great being planted up.  This item is so versatile, it fits wine bottles, plants, cutlery, for stationery, anything really and has a rustic country feel to it.

It looks great here though, happy it found a home!

You can find the rackss here:  4 Tier Rack

Though the weather is a little on and off at the moment, I am still hopeful that we will get our warm bouts back again and it's then time for picnics, it would be a shame to go through the Summer without one, don't you think?

With this in mind, why not use one of our Bashew crates which makes a very sturdy low slung table upside down (as shown below), or a tray the other way.  I have many other uses for it and it displays things beautifully.

You can also use our Itawuli Towel as a picnic blanket (shown below).  It is bath towel size, can used as such or it is dense enough to be taken out in the sunny weather and can be used like a sarong wrap to, very unisex, both colour styles.  I personally think it makes a great table cover, you don't find many items so versatile.  This is limited stock!

You can find the Itawuli Towels here:  Itawuli Towels


Let's not forget it is elderflower season.  Are you out there picking the delicate white heads?  There are so many recipes out there, so far we have made cordial, ice cream, liquors, ice bowls and also had an explosion.  The taste is divine of the cordial, but be careful with glass bottles and any left out, as they build up pressure and we had a thick glass bottle explode.  Though the children thought it cool there being this loud bang and mess everywhere, I realised that a word of warning might be appreciated.

Explosions aside, we have though enjoyed our cordials in the Babushkups in the sunshine laid out on the summer vintage trays, both of which you can find here:


Vintage Hand Painted Trays

Wishing you a warm and happy rest of the week, Justine at Eclectic Odds n Sods