No matter how hard I try to imagine that I see Springtime unfurling around every corner, it has to be admitted that most days are still pretty wintery here - especially at the moment, with only just above freezing temperatures, bitter winds and sleeting rain. At times like this, I take more than a little pleasure in browsing through photographs of my visits to the many antique shops and emporia that I am lucky enough to enjoy in my area. I enjoy my visits twice, once in the visiting, and once more in the remembering.
For anyone else who is moderately fed up with the cold and the dark at the moment, here are a few images from my visit to Marlborough and Hungerford last week. Click on any picture to enlarge and peek more closely at all these pretty (and peculiar!) items - I hope they both entertain you and inspire you, ready for those days of spring cleaning and decorating that cannot, surely, now be that far off!
The downright irresistable - here in the Hungerford Arcade. I am constantly enchanted by the everlasting charm of beautiful Blue and White decor - glass, ceramics, interior design - and I know I am not alone.