Saturday 18 July 2015

Dishing Up Some History

On the 20th of July 1588 the Spanish Armada set sail for England from Corunna and, as the
427th anniversary of this attempted invasion approaches, I thought I might tell you a little about
Armada dishes.

Saturday 11 July 2015


We are probably all familiar with the two bottle cruet set with a bottle each for oil and vinegar. You might also see the addition of a spot for your salt and pepper.
However, if you look around, you may stumble across a set that consists of several different sized bottles.

Saturday 4 July 2015

A Magnificent Beast

Here in our shop we come across some weird and wonderful things, and, this superb cigar lighter certainly counts as being one of them.
Many people ponder what it is when seeing it for the first time. What at first appears to be simply a bizarre sculptural piece turns out to have a practical use as well.