Sunday, 22 November 2009

New Finds -Margaret Tarrant

Margaret Tarrant is one of my favourite illustrators. I especially like her pictures from the series that includes 'Thoughts of Youth' and 'Summer Dreams'. In the last couple of weeks I have found a number of her pictures in local charity shops. They are some of her most well known pictures some of which were published and framed by Boots in the 1950s and 60s.

I also found a lovely pair of Goebel figures and some colourful Colclough Harlequin plates.

The next few weeks are going to be really hectic, next Saturday Debbie and I are having a bike at Northampton's Bicycle Basket Bazaar at the old fishmarket and the Saturday after that we have been invited to have a stall at the Winter Fair at Bentley Priory near London, the historic home to the Battle of Britain museum. The Saturday before Christmas I am off to New York with my lovely girl for 5 days of Christmas sightseeing and shopping. We have never been before so I have started feeling excited although a little apprehensive.
In between times I have to start adding new stock to my online shop I share with Debbie. Her clever husband has just set us up with a .com website for our American customers so I need to start adding some new items. This will also help to hopefully reduce the amount of vintage goodies which are overflowing from the spare bedroom !
Hope you all have a lovely week.


Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Ohh love those illustrations hun! you find some great treasures!!
Need to def come thrifting your way!!
Annie x

Andi's English Attic said...

The picture of the Peter Pan statue is lovely (it IS Peter, isn't it?). How strange that you find a number of them around the same time in different shops. Someone must be clearing out. So envious of your trip to New York. Want to do that myself, but it's not going to happen yet. Good luck with the US market (buying and selling!) xx

Annie said...

Yes it's called 'Peter's Friends'.
Ann x

Felicity said...

i love your finds, have a lovely time in new york! fliss xx said...

Fantastic! Have a wonderful time! suzie. xxx

Ticking stripes said...

Thank you for your comment - I needed someone to understand - although I think what you have coming up is going to be just as manic - but a lot more exciting! What a lot you have lined up!

LissyLou said...


i'll get some tips together on the things we liked in NY and i'll send you an email xxxx

Lisa said...

Hope you have a fabulous time in NY.
Lisa x

Elin said...

wow, such great finds! :) I love Margaret Tarrant too, she was such a great artist! The first picture is so beautiful!