In the excitement of sunshine on the outside and potion bottles on the inside I had forgotten to post the photos of the other items I was lucky enough to buy at the Kensington Festival. Here goes.....The super hatstand and pumpkins are by Nikki of course, aren't the flasks fab. The gardening tools and sleepy mandrake will be at home in the potting area of my witch house.
I also got a selection of bottles and flasks from Nikki. The dragon skin ones will probably go in my shop but they are so great I really want them in the witch kitchen fully on display. Below are a dragon crate complete with bones, eggs and dragon blood, a frog dissection board and one of the packets of dragon skin I bought. I am so pleased that Nikki had so many smaller items on her stand because it meant I can add her pieces all around the house. I think Michelle already spied one in the bathroom. My wish list said 'anything from Nikki Rowe' so that's another tick for me.
The next items should have been on the list don't know how I managed to forget them, David Ward's super cast iron cats. I bought two sets for different houses they have such friendly expressions.
Now what about this great set of wood working tools for my dolls house maker in my toyshop, not on the list again but in my defence they are a necessary purchase. I will probably add some paint and sawdust but they were a good price and will provide a base for the wood working table. They are from Pride of Plaice who specialise in food but always have a few extra interesting items.
These fun items are all from Sally Reader Miniatures who specialise in tiny figures of all different types. I couldn't resist these for my toy shop as they bring back happy childhood memories. They have a lot of detail considering how tiny they are and will stand out brilliantly on the shop's shelves. I can see myself collecting a few more of these for the toy shop.
And characters from the absolutely best programme ever - The Magic Roundabout.
Lastly, when I posted my lists I received a comment saying that there should be one surprise item that I should buy because it called to me, well this is it. I saw him earlier in the afternoon but my budget was tapping me on the shoulder saying, 'Wait and see how many pennies you have left' So I was a good girl and did what I was told, which surprised me and would certainly have surprised my husband had he been there!
So after I had made all the previous purchases I counted my very depleted cash and discovered I had enough with £2.00 to spare, fate I thought. And here he is.....
How fabulous is he?! The photos really don't do Sarah's wonderful artistry justice, her cats really do seem to move they are so beautifully crafted believe me he is cat royalty personified, I know he is looking down his nose at me. I have put him in the house at the moment but I think he will live in the shop as I can see him looking down on all the customers who have the cheek to enter his shop!
I know Julie of Bellabelle also purchased a lovely sleeping cat from Sarah of Pocket People who is just purrfectly at home in her Toy shop.
On another subject, 'Going Postal' by Terry Pratchett on Sky 1 next weekend. Hmmmm, haven't enjoyed the others so I will be interested to see how they deal with this book.