Since I returned from London and the Kensington Dollshouse Festival I have been so busy that I have just not had time to share some of the lovely things I saw – and bought! Here are just some of the beautiful things which were there:
First up is the work of Chris Malcolmson. I could have bought lots of things from him but sadly was on a fixed budget and these were not part of the plan this time. However, I am definitely going to keep him in mind for my next visit to Kensington Dollshouse Festival. He also had beautiful old fashioned wooden tea caddies with locks. Like these boxes - they were beautifully inlaid. Amazing work.
Then there was the incredible silverware of Mike Sparrow. The quality of his work is beautiful - I will definitely invest in the future, when I have more pocket money. Even one little piece by him would be a real treasure.
Sadly I can't remember who made this blue and white delft but isn't it so sweet. Checkout those drawer fronts!!
This galleon by Paul Briggs was absolutely stunning. If I were ever making a gentleman's study a ship by Paul would be a 'must-have'.
Then there was Gerd Felka's divine glassware. I bought a set for my new project - not the one in the photo, a different one which I will show another time. The quality of his work is amazing and he is a really nice guy. Each piece is individually blown. My spoken German is very rusty but I managed to have a very pleasant conversation with him. He was so pleased that I bothered to make the effort to speak German that he gave me a present!! A sweet little perfume bottle with stopper that is going to fit perfectly into my current project. Vielen Dank Gerd!
One of these beautiful necklaces by Miniatur Juwelier would also be most welcome and fit into my project but I did not have enough money left at that stage. Maybe another time??? These tiny delights actually have catches that open and close. Some of Ursula's pieces have real precious gems in them.
Another highlight of the show for me was to have a chat with Kevin Mulvany of Mulvany and Rogers. I used to do volunteering work in the Museum of Childhood in Ireland where there are a couple of their pieces on display. He was very interesting to talk to and of course his and Susie's work is truly magnificent.
And finally the display by Itzy Bitzy Workshop was fabulous. They have the most glorious wisteria displays as well as all the things in this photo. I love the Christmas swags and trees. Her attention to detail is really great.
All in all it was a fantastic show. I bought some lovely things which I will show once I have photographed them properly. I hope you have enjoyed these photos!