As a self-confessed decorative arts fiend, with more than just a penchant for porcelain, I’ve developed a philosophy of surrounding myself with the things I love. To this end, I’ve quite happily been sourcing vintage, antiques and other interesting articles and titles since day dot – which, from what I can recall, was the addition of “Mrs Beeton’s Household Management” (an Edwardian edition no less) to my Christmas list, aged 12.
The things which we fall in love with can have no reason nor rhyme beyond an inclination towards the aesthetic – be it how it was made, who made it or a fancy for a frontispiece. I collect Beatrix Potter Beswick figurines and tableaus, adding Royal Doulton figurines of literary and historic women to my personal favourites. As to books, my shelves are well-stocked and a constant source of delight. Possibly to the disdain of anyone who wants to get past a heaving bookshelf. To name but a few, you’ll also find porcelain trinket boxes, woodland kitsch, tea sets, mid-century articles, old fashioned board games, prints and boudoir wares in my repertoire.
Through a store of my own, I’m hoping to bring your attention towards finds which carry with them stories worth sharing. I would very much like to celebrate those books and pieces which are capable of sparking joy on decorative or unique merit. In my carefully chosen, discerning inventory, share in collectables and curiosities worth writing home about.
I also dabble in the sale of watercolour illustrations and other charming quintessentials – as inspired by literary and historical women. If you’d like to take a look at my work, take a peak in my gallery.
I currently reside in Oxford where I write, collect, run a history blog and am studying the Country House in terms of the decorative arts and social history. I’ve a love of objects, something which has kept me very happy.