Lourmarin , Provence

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This summer sees us head back to Provence, where we spend so many hours squirrelling around brocante markets looking for silver to bring back to the workshop. It’s been a couple of years since I had my first pop-up events … Read More

Wells Artisan Market

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I really fell in love with Wells when we had our first trip there at Easter for the West Country Events Craft Fair in the Town Hall. Not only is Wells just an incredibly beautiful city, but when I arrived … Read More

Blandford Vintage

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Last weekend I had my first stall in Dorset at the delightful The Dorset Brocante http://www.vintagebrocante.co.uk/ I’d forgotten how lovely the area is and so am delighted to be heading back to the pretty town of Blandford for the Blandford … Read More

The Dorset Brocante

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As you know I am rather passionate about truffling around the Brocante markets of Provence, squirrelling out pieces of silver to use in my jewellery, and often being tempted by other wonderfully unique bits that find their way into the … Read More

North Devon Show

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Every summer Devon comes alive with regular one-day Agricultural Shows, celebrating its local rural communities, farming, food and crafts. The North Devon Show takes place this year on 7th August and the Showground at Umberleigh covers 50 acres offering a … Read More

A productive snow-day by the fire.

Looking at the weather this weekend you’d easily think it was December rather than mid March with the Spring Equinox just around the corner. Snow at this time of year seems so out of the ordinary – the daffodils are … Read More

Salt, Mustard or Tea? A spoon for each finger!

One of the reasons that I first started to work with old silver was that I wanted to make myself a piece of jewellery from an old spoon and I quite fancied a new ring. I had seen some before, … Read More

From a French table to your wrist

I have always loved pottering around the Brocante Markets of France, seeking out new things for the house and garden, but more recently have been ferreting out old silver and other unusual items, creating new pieces of jewellery with them. … Read More

The Old French Buttons

As a child I remember the delights of squirrelling through my Grandma’s ‘Button Tin’, which back then seemed to hold a vast collection of brightly coloured buttons, many with beautiful patterns or shapes.   The ‘Button Tin’ seems to be … Read More