I had some recycling to do today, which I combined with a visit to my favourite antiques shops in Hungerford - a visit to the bright lights indeed, after two days holed up here at home, due to miserable, dark, wet and windy weather - early winter has come to North Hampshire.
As usual I visited the Arcade, which always has something to interest me, but also went across to the new "Emporium" to see what else there may be to tempt me. Quite different, and complimentary in character to the Arcade, the opening of this new gallery of antiques dealers makes it even more worthwhile to visit Hungerford if you have any interest in antiques and curios at all. I can see how one could now quite easily make a whole day visit, particularly if combining it with a visit to Marlborough, just a few miles away - that would even make a good winter weekend break, with plenty of welcoming pubs, log fires and inglenooks to sit beside in the two towns, where you could pore over your treasures while downing a pint and eating good English food.
The owners of the Emporium, who already know of my love of miniatures and dolls houses, led me straight to this beautiful item, which is on sale right now. Santa might deliver it to some very fortunate person in just a month's time - though he might have a bit of a problem getting it down a chimney!
The timber frame is individually made and infill then applied, plus a very authentic thatched roof and interior, complete with lighting. I was told that a few nights ago, all the other lights in the shop were turned out, and just the dolls house illuminated - so it's not just me that falls so easily under the magic of miniatures!
Further enquiries about the house can be made (no affiliation) by ringing (in the UK) 01488 686959 or sending an email to email@example.com
Now I'm inspired to go off to play with my own houses - I haven't done that in a while!