I hope you'll forgive me if I write a quick post about my up-coming stand at the Battersea Decorative Antique Fair in London.
In my other life- that is when I'm not dreaming or thinking about food, I'm an antique dealer specialising in quirky "Country House" stuff: old globes, Directoire backgammon boards, 18th century racing mezzotints, library steps, convex mirrors, Gothic furniture, tinplate toys, Mahjong sets, gamblng antiques, 1920's fortune telling machines, 1950's Fu Manchu books- quirky and amusing things like that. Oh, and a large (and splendid) 1930's shop display model of a Goodyear Zeppelin.
I spent today putting down the floor for my stand, which is open to the public next Tuesday. The distressed reclaimed floorboards are from an old house in London's East End- and they look great- the stand's going to look fab. Asparagus green walls from a 50's paint range, bookshelf wallpaper from Andrew Martin- the idea is to re-create a Country House library with a "London Edge", if that makes sense.
I would be delighted if you can join us for a drink and Venetia's (aka Mrs Aitch) home-made canapés on Tuesday evening. Please click on the link below (which will take you to my newsletter) and you will be able to print out free tickets to the Fair: