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Things I Would Have Bought…..

February 6, 2009

………… at the The Big Art, Design & Handmade Sale last weekend.

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It was a bitterly cold weekend all the brave folks that made it to the sale put on a wonderful display of winter woollies, some great beanie hats, and wonderfully warm looking and stylish shawls over big winter coats……

As usual the talent and temptation from other stall holders was immense, so here is a list of what i would have come home with had I not the steely nerve and determination NOT to buy more than I sold!

The lovely cheery Rachel at Wonki-Deco had the most adorable Warthog that was begging to be taken home.

The Automatic Crystal has the most exquisetly beautful and poetic pieces, her peanut broach, peanut necklace and peanut decoration left me in a quandry…. Her website is stunning in itself!

Sannapanda had just the thing for the cold, gorgeous felt waterbottles with printed fairytale woodland scenes, and lovely eyemasks – a must if like me, the merest hint of light keep you awake!

Original Noodle kept me entertained through Saturday and had a lovely aray of beautiful bespoke bangling.

Eclectic Eccentricity had the most lovely whimsical jewellery pieces, so many I could have gone home with, but the piece I did succumb too was the aeroplane necklace I am planning to wear at my father’s 70th birthday dinner at the Dambusters Bar in April…..

More jewellery loveliness was to be found at Dainty Pretty Things the dog breed bracelet had obvious appeal and was very very tempting indeed…….

Eskil had set out a lovely stylish stall, and it was their illustrated trays that almost got me…..

And long time favourite Nadia Sparham’s wonderful ceramics and prints, especially the characterful dog portraits on mugs, should have come home with me…..

And last but not least were the most delicious and truly tempting organic fair trade chocolate truffles and decadent brownies by Susan Kench and master Chocolatier Anthony Ferguson

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Thanks to Jessica from Of Cabbages and Kings for organising the weekend. There are plans for more sales throughout the year in this great venue on Stoke Newington Church Street, which has some fab unique little shops and some great cafes and deli’s, making it well worth a detour off the beaten track.

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