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Asian Treasure Found At Kempton

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Travel

A few weeks ago a very important Asian antique was purchased at the Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Held on the second and last Tuesday of each month at Kempton Park Racecourse since 1979, Sunbury Antique Market has become one of the UK's best and most popular antiques venues Up to seven hundred stallholders may attend on any market day...

Vintage Plastic Jewelry

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Arts and Crafts

Vintage Jewelry made from non-precious metals and glass or from plastics, sometimes called costume jewelry, if it's stylish, is expensive It doesn't matter what material is used in it's manufacture, if it's cool it's going to cost money Plastic vintage and retro jewelry used to be cheap and could usually be found in thrift shops for a few pence...

The Old Shack

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Short Stories

Findhorn is the end of the world At low tide, a mixed colony of grey and common seals bask and sing on the sands of the north shore Atop a small rise, amongst the dunes and marram grass, stands The Old Shack, windowless and silent...

Sunbury Antique Market

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Arts and Crafts

Although I write regularly about the world famous Portobello Road vintage and antique market in Notting Hill, West London, it certainly isn't the only hunting ground in London for all things vintage One of the best market for antiques and vintage; vintage clothes, vintage accessories, vintage textiles, vintage homewares and vintage furniture within easy reach of London is the Sunbury Antiques Market usually held on the second and last Tuesday of each month at Kempton Park Racecourse Sue Cruttenden's, bi-monthly, Sunbury Antiques Market has been held at Kempton Park since 1979...

Stop Me and Buy One

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Womens Interest

I was walking in Notting Hill, West London about four years ago when I was stopped by one of those extraordinarily trendy Japanese women who seem to look good, no matter how ridiculous their outfits I thought she was going to ask for directions, but, in charmingly Japanese accented English, she asked if I would sell her the denim jacket I was wearing I wasn't offended, or surprised by her request...

Japanese Scotch Triumphs

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Food and Drinks

In 1975 a friend asked me if I wanted to become involved in the marketing of a new whisky, from India A few days later he arrived with a brown bottle in the shape of an eagle and poured me a glass of amber liquid, which looked like any other whisky I had ever seen It smelled like whisky too...

Vintage Lace

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Womens Interest

Lace is a fascinating fabric, beautiful, intricate, delicate yet deceptively strong and sexy too When I'm out hunting for vintage I am always delighted to find an interesting piece of vintage lace or a vintage lace garment When I was young, I enjoyed some of my summer holidays in the country, where I stayed with a fat auntie who suffered from narcolepsy...

Little Masterpieces At Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Arts and Crafts

The International Art and Antiques Fair is held each year at the Olympia Exhibition Hall, Kensington, west London I attended, as I do every year, excited, hoping to find some small treasure My interest is Chinese art and antiques, which I have bought and sold, and collected for more than thirty years...

Vintage Treasure Hunting in London

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Culture

There are very few places in the UK better for hunting out vintage treasures than the world famous Portobello Road, West London Fifteen minutes walk north from Notting Hill Gate underground station, or five minutes east from Ladbroke Grove station, under a giant tent beside the M40 flyover, Portobello Green Market flourishes on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday On Friday and Saturday at least thirty good dealers can be found selling a fantastic range of vintage clothing and vintage accessories...

Two Old Treasures - Picasso and Mike Cunningham

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Arts and Crafts

I am a treasure hunter I don't mean that I leave the house each morning armed with a pick and a shovel and an old map marked with an X No...

Bolly Scotch

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Food and Drinks

When is Scotch not whisky When it's 21st century Vijay Mallya, head of United Breweries Group, owner of Whyte & Mackay has caused consternation in the staid world of Scotch whisky production by suggesting that he wants to spice-up Scotch with natural colours and flavourings to produce alcopop-style drinks...

Make Money While You Sleep

Author: Sam Scribbler

Category: Internet

There is no better feeling than earning money while you sleep Some lucky people have money on deposit; others own buy-to-let property or equities All very good investments, but you need to start with a lot of money to get a decent return...