Monday, 24 May 2010


It's been a very busy week last week - perhaps a little too busy! I started my new job induction meeting other shop staff and travelling all over Suffolk. I have met some really nice people and gained more understanding of how their online selling works. As well as that I have been to Southwold Buddha market, two auctions, a BBQ, a birthday drink, a special trip out with my daughter and also had the photo shoot for BBC homes and antiques magazine! I was hoping they would take lots of photos of my goodies but unfortunately they wanted me in the shot! In fact this is a typical photo of me below holding some shoes to hide from the camera!

My husband often jokes that when the girls grow up they will wonder why there's no family photos of their mum! So I wasn't exactly a natural in front of the camera as you can imagine. Luckily the photographers were very pleasant about it all and we ended up having quite a nice day enjoying the sun down at the beach hut. Here are some of my favourite things I took down there:

Also this week my new book arrived. I pre ordered this back in February so I was ultra pleased to see it!

It has some amazing photos of the most fantastic dresses from the 40s and 50s. It is by Christine Boydell who has been involved in organizing this summers exhibition at the Victoria and Albert magazine. I think if Horrockses were still making dresses with their beautiful printed cotton fabrics they would still be as popular today as they were in the 50s. Actually the Victoria and Albert have designed a replica based on an original pattern and fabric which is for sale in their online shop. It is very similar to this dress below.

Thanks for all your comments. Nice to meet some new bloggers and fellow market friends!


  1. Lovely set up on the beach! I saw jane today and she is selling a Horrocks dress at VS for 15 and a beach towelling cover up . So proud of how much you have achieved!x

  2. You have been busy :)

    See you at VS on Saturday!

  3. How can you beat that?! 'A photo shoot with BBC Homes and Antiques!' Brilliant! Do you know what edition you will be in? I know what you mean about having your photo taken though, think I would be the same. Did you go the auctions locally I have always wanted to go to one?

  4. I am just the same with photos always behind the camera, never in front!
    Hope you will let us know when your moment of fame appears in the magazine.

  5. You have been a busy bee! Have a fantastic weekend ... :0)

    Shirl x

  6. Love that bottom dress! Been a busy time for you.