Sunday, 11 January 2015


It has been a very long time since I showed you some Cloth Shed purchases... Miss Ottie and The Bastle seem to have featured more often in recent posts rather than my stock.

So, first up ... a collection of straw filled, handmade dolls with no faces. 

3 with undergarments and little hands 

Worn clothes....

Charmingly simple and naive....
Unfinished, but I like them that way.


Continuing on the doll theme,
2 tiny "frozen Charlotte" glazed, china dolls....

Often used as charms in Christmas puddings, they get their name from an American folk tale about a young girl called Charlotte, who, having refused to wrap up warmly for a winter sleigh ride because she didn't want to cover up her pretty party dress, consequently froze to death.... That's the Victorians for you.

An equally tiny lead cat, perfect for a dolls house... NOW SOLD

And a napkin ring with a seated hare,

It would make a lovely Easter gift with a French linen napkin rolled inside. 


Finally, love it or hate it..... Vintage Fur.

A beautiful 1950's /60's fur cape. Scalloped at the back with two hidden arm holes at the front allowing the wearer to drop it it off the shoulders for a more daring look.


The other a 1930's stole.... Beautiful back and front....

So very Downton Abbey don't you think?

I hope you all had a lovely festive season....and I must say I am looking forward to getting back into the work swing after a long Christmas/New Year break... I think I miss the buzz of the buying and selling!
My next Fair is this Tuesday at Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, Northumberland. Open 9.30-3.30pm

Till next time,
Julie x