Two of my girls.

Both these figurines are made by Coalport China makers. Happy Birthday on the left is dressed in a light blue dress. Lace detail is shown at the neckline. Lily on the right, is contemporary with a pink dress and and short hair style. She holds her hat behind her back. Both of these figurines are for sale. If you are interested please email me on mka@netspace.net.au

Blackheath Antique Fair

My next antique fair is this weekend coming at Blackheath. Bring your winter woollies if you intend coming along…you might even see snow if this cold weather continues.

I have many new items to show you. One special arrival is a Shelley coffee set in the Wildflower pattern. It is beautiful, has six cups and saucers, creamer, sugar bowl and coffee pot. It is pristine.

Royal Albert and Shelley duos and trios are also amongst the new pretties.

If you like silver, then maybe a coffee and tea service may be of interest to you.

Some beautiful crystal will also be on my stand. Come and have a look at Stuart crystal glasses, decanters and vases.

The antique fair is at the Memorial Hall on the Great Western Highway, Blackheath. Maybe I’ll see you there.

Maggie

What a Weekend!

The rain didn’t seem to keep anyone away on the weekend at the Springwood Antique Fair. There might not have been the usual number of people attending but those that did come seemed to enjoy themselves and many went away with a little something to cherish. I met some lovely people and there were some of my regular customers who came to visit and have a look at the new antique pieces on display. The beautiful Shelley tea set shown in a previous post has gone to a new home and the lady who bought it just was overjoyed with her purchase.

My Fenton glass was very popular as were Royal Doulton figurines. There was a lot of interest in my silver pieces and the Beswick dogs. Thank you to everyone who popped by. We had a lovely weekend meeting and chatting with old and new friends.

Maggie

 

 

Royal Doulton

Look what has arrived for the Springwood Antique Fair I will be attending next weekend! My items from England are here and this is just a few of the beautiful things that will be on display at the fair.

Isn’t she lovely? She is a Royal Doulton figurine and is named “Happy Birthday”. Her dress is beautiful with insets of lace and is off -the-shoulder. She has a matching bow in her hair and is holding her birthday bouquet of flowers. She would make a wonderful gift or keep it for yourself. I just love her!

This is another of my newly arrived Royal Doulton figurines. This one is called ‘Bedtime Story’. A mother is reading to her children. This would make a beautiful gift from a husband to his wife, a mother to her daughter or son , or grandmother to her daughter or grandchildren.  These are the gifts that people remember.

I also have some newly arrived Beswick dogs including the “Character” dogs. I’ll post these in the next few days for you to have a look at.

Maggie

Springwood Antique Fair

We had a great fair last weekend at Kembla Grange. There were many visitors and we met some lovely people who were very interested in our beautiful antiques we had for sale. All of my new silver items were sold at the fair. A beautiful etched glass and silver claret jug was bought by a gentleman who fell in love with it, a crystal perfume bottle with silver mounts was the delight of a lady who bought it and a 1930’s silver plated tea set complete with tray went home with a very happy man. Shelley cups and saucers were very popular as well as antique glassware.

Oue next fair is the Springwood Fair held at Winmalee High School during the first weekend in June. I am expecting a shipment from England and I’ll post some of these new items once they have arrived. For the dog lovers out there a large selection of Beswick dogs is among the new pieces. Maybe there will be something among them you would like.

i will also be taking some of my exquisite antique linen and lace items, including linen tablecloths, an Edwardian Christening gown and some Italian cloths all handmade and very hard to come by.

Remember if there is anything you would like me to bring along to the fair for you to have a look at just email me on mka@netspace.net.au

Until next time

Maggie

 

 

 

 

Do you like Shelley China?

If you said yes to the above then you you will probably love what I purchased recently. It’s a beautiful tea set  named Blue Rock by Shelley.The porcelain is so fine you can virtually see through it when you hold it to the light. It is very difficult to find complete sets like this anymore. Can you imagine your table set with such beautiful China?

Shelley (formerly Wileman) until the early 20th century has produced China since the 1820’s. Shelley used names for each of their designs including Bute, Dainty and Ovide. This design is ‘Dainty’. The Blue Rock design was made between 1940 – 1966. It has the green shield Shelley back stamp and the words fine bone china.

I will be taking this set to the Kembla Grange Fair from the 20th – 22nd May. If you are interested in taking a look at this beautiful set the fair begins on the Friday night (20th) and finishes on Sunday (22nd).

The set is shown second from the left in the photos below.

The other items shown are just a couple of pieces I have also bought recently. A Shelley trio in the primrose design, an antique cut crystal decanter with a pointed stopper and a Crusader 5 piece silver plate tea service.

Don’t forget if there is anything you would like me to bring to the fair or you would like me to source for you then just email me mka@netspace.net.au

Hope to see you at the fair. Come by and say hello.

Maggie

Antique Fair at Kembla Grange

I’m getting ready for the Kembla Grange Antique Fair near Wollongong, NSW on the 20-22 May. Some new arrivals of antiques have just arrived from England. Would you like to start a collection? I have just acquired the ‘Kate Greenaway’ collection which consists of Victorian figurines depicted in the childhood stories written by Kate Greenaway. They are charming, all have lovely names and are dressed in Victorian clothes. These are a delight and would certainly be lovely to collect.
Some Royal Doulton dogs, made in England, have also arrived and I will be bringing along quite a variety to the fair. Come and see if I have the perfect one for you.
I  also have a wonderful collection of crystal including decanters, vases, bowls and glasses There might be something here you are looking for. They include Stuart and Waterford crystal as well as other many fine pieces with beautiful rings to the crystal. They are all very reasonably priced.
Some antique linen cloths have also been acquired lately in my searches for all things beautiful. If you love fine linen cloths, fine lace and/or fine embroidery then there will be surely something in my collection that you will want for your own, to keep and treasure. Many of my linens I have purchased in both Italy and England. If you love quality linen then come by and view the beautiful handwork in these antique pieces.
If there is anything in particular drop me a line and I can photograph it and/or bring it to the fair just for you.
Please email me with any requests at mka@netspace.net.au

 

 

The things I love

I thought I would introduce myself by telling about some of the things I love. You probably have guessed by my domain name that I love antiques, antique linen and antique laces. I have been collecting these beautiful and tactile things for most of my life. I've sourced most of my items from overseas,  collecting them on my many travels with my very patient husband.  In the last few years I have been selling at Antique Fairs in New South Wales, Australia. 
On this blog, I'm going to upload photos of some of these beautiful things and tell you a little about them. I'll also let you know what fairs I am going to display my antiques, in case you have an opportunity to come and visit and have a look at some of these beautiful antiques, linens and laces.
Maggie