Friday, 22 June 2012

The Jewellery Cabinets

Just to whet your appetite...  baubles, bangles and beads.
So whimsical.  So boho chic.  So timeless and elegant.

Crosses embellished with glass beads and silk.  Israeli designer Ayala Bar -  I have loved her designs forever.  I got a small range into the store to see if you all approved.  I am happy to say that it has been a big success and there is more on it's way very soon.  I will keep you posted.

Simple metals, glass beads, silks, mineral stones and crystal rhinestones are used to create intricate patterns with a style that is hard to define, but created for beauty.

Baboushka Doll Pendants 

Glass bead and crystal earrings.

Inspired jewellery from Israel, Afghani tribal pieces and India.
Stay tuned more to follow.

By the way did you notice the vintage Japanese notebooks?  These were a real find and even better a lovely Japanese lady told me that they are from the 1930's and are handwritten note books from a Sake factory.
Also, the amazing hand drawn plans.  They are from the 1930's too, done by a French engineering company.  (These are for sale)

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


 art pieces encased in beautiful hand made frames - some antique, some under museum glass.  Amazing timbers, patinas, gesso and gilding.  Original art pieces and 17th Century hand coloured lithographs

Hand tinted Doberill in a hand made Wengi timber frame

An original sketch by David Henderson.  Archival framing in an antique frame.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Warm Light On Cold Days

These pendant lights come in a single pendant drop as well as this 5 light pendant.   The mirror below is an old brass one out of India

These vintage inspired lights make the perfect night light.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Simple Elegance

Tang Horses.   They are usually in either ochre colour or green.  I have to say that I have not often seen them in the black and the patina of these ones is especially beautiful.

Old Japanese cast iron teapots.  

Also managed to get a few old Japanese parasols.  There is something about these that is very special.  I think it is the construction in general - simple beauty.

Hand painted Mongolian sideboard.  The painting on this piece and the muted colours are particularly beautiful.  The glass jars on top are vintage Japanese tea jars.  I have them in 2 sizes.

Friday, 1 June 2012

One Small Section at a Time

This is just one view of the store at the moment... all the beautiful honey tones and the antique Chinese herb cabinet is such a stunning shade of red.

Antique Japanese merchants cabinet - love the Japanese hardware and the rusty old cast iron fish.

I was very happy when I found this old Japanese suitcase, it is in great condition - even the inside is pretty special.

Now you can see the amazing old Japanese tea chests.  I was excited about finding these as I have not seen a true tea chest since I was a child.  They are both lined with tin and how about the labels on the side.