Tin Tea Set

Now this must surely be a case of  ‘Every little girl should have one.’ This miniature sized tea set comprises of 4 cups and saucers, 4 plates a teapot and a tray. Made of tin with ever so pretty flowers and spots. And it all fits into its own rose floral cardboard case. It is…

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Bedside Posies

It’s a favourite trick of stylists for lifestyle magazines to put flowers into every shot. It seems that a bedside just isn’t complete without a flower or two. And far from being a poncey idea too far, a small, simple posy of scented blooms really does make a difference. The fragrance permeates the still, night air. It…

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The Smallest Village in Britain

    Another Bridport Market find, and definitely a case of ‘Why don’t they make them like this any more?’ A small and battered cardboard box chock full of painted wooden cottages, houses, a church, trees, vehicles, people. In fact an entire village in miniature. The church is the tallest building at all of 3″ high. Hours…

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Tate Cattistock

Tate Cattistock is part of the 2011 Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios, which will be running from 21 – 30 May. It is a group of four artists from Cattistock, West Dorset: Liz Somerville (prints),  Merrily Harpur (paintings), Nicola Butler (botanical watercolours) and Virginia Day (stone sculpture). It will also include invited artists: Mark Somerville (photography),…

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Summer Frocks

At Girl’s Own Store the criteria for a good summer frock is that it should be pretty enough for a garden party whilst also being practical enough to wear with wellies when feeding the chickens. These print wrap dresses, now in the shop and also available on the website, more than fit the bill. Find them here – http://www.girlsownstore.co.uk/acatalog/Ladies.html The floral prints…

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The Lion and the Unicorn

Amidst all the Royal Wedding celebrations this is Girl’s Own Store’s small contribution towards the festivities. The Lion and the Unicorn are, of course, symbols of the monarchy. They are the heraldic supporters of the Royal crest. This particular pair are of unknown age and origin, they stand just 10cm high. In a very dainty way these…

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The Norwegian Twins

  This book was found, as is so often the case, in a Bridport secondhand shop and what a good find it turned out to be. There is always the risk (even for a price of just £1) that money will be wasted on a piece of twee nonsense best left to gather more dust. …

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