27th November 2012

Somewhere between the continuing (non) arrival of the builders and work in general, we are hosting our Pop-up Shop. I couldn’t let Christmas pass without a little foray into retail therapy. This year, more friends are joining Pascale and her wooden decorations, Sue and her pots and Martin Pammant and his driftwood furniture for our sale here on December 9th.

Marilyn Phipps from the Battery makes amazing embroidered and beaded jewellery and this is a rare chance to buy. Marilyn’s sense of style and colour sense are legendary. Embroiderer Hiroko Aono-Billson will be selling a wide range of embroidered toys, bags and showing antique Japanese fabrics. Some of you will have seen the gorgeous yellow bag that I commissioned last summer.

I’ve been out scouring the bootsales for vintage bits and bobs, and have some leather French posties’ bags - great for blokes who carry laptops, embroidered curtains, vintage glass and kitchenware, plus the usual Christmas decorations, plus garden and henkeeping paraphernalia.

Quite a few friends from Suffolk are making the trip down to Whitstable. There are lots of great places to eat (if you book early) and the chance of a bracing walk along the beach. Do please get in touch if you’d like more information on 01227 264 707.