Shopping on Etsy can be tough as there are so many items to wade thru before you find items you like but when you do its amazing. Here is my latest list of favourites. Click here if you want a close look.

I love watching people make things by hand especially when you can fool yourself into thinking it looks easy enough for you to give it a try. Hmmm screen printing anyone?

Phil makes beautiful faceted vases by hand using a mould and resin.

You have to watch this video of Phil making the above vases using the set up below. Beautiful!

He also makes lampshades using the same technique.

Better late than never I say.

My mum wanted to keep the christmas table simple this year as she thinks no one really takes any notice of her fancy table settings. Not true but we usually knock something over and break it despite all being quite grown up now. Our clumsy gene seems to increase when we are all together. We all claim to have not broken a thing all year and then we get together and its almost like we are competing for the clumsy award.

So here it is – white and silver.

See the glass reindeers – I broke the antler off one of them last year but managed to super glue it back together before dinner.

Are you looking for some beautifully crafted ceramics for my going away present?

Oxford Ceramics has a stunning collection of contemporary ceramics available for purchase thru their online store.

Here are some of my favourites –

Ceramacists – 1. Mary Rich 2. Helen Beard 3. Peter Wills 4. Tim Andrews

As promised here are the shots D took while I was looking around Merci. He asked permission and they said no problem as long as it was for non commercial purposes. Which it is unless they want to pay D to put these shots on their website as they are amazing! and to my surprise they have no shots of the lovely products they sell on their website. So…….. 😉

I love this shot above. Would you believe that is the front counter?

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