The Appeal of a Candlewick Bedspread.

There was a time in the mid 20th century when candlewick bedspreads were ubiquitous in British bedrooms. They could add a touch of luxury and glamour whilst being washable (and therefore the ‘sensible’ choice). It’s the soft pastel colours and their fluffy, tactile quality that makes them so comforting and appealing. Vintage examples still turn…

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That Scarecrow Character

Over the years Mr Scarecrow has turned up a number of times in various guises , this one is in the shop at the moment. Mrs Scarecrow is also a regular visitor. Those patterns must have really done the rounds at some time.  Love him or hate him, you can’t deny he is a ‘character’. Having…

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Hobbies for Girls

  ‘The Girl’s Book of Popular Hobbies’, edited by Ursula Bloom – it doesn’t look much.  This plain little book has been sitting for ages, quiet and forgotten, at the back of the shop and was rediscovered during the general new year sort out. It gives nothing away on the outside, having lost its dust jacket, but inside it…

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