Summertime! x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A little bit of history.....the 'Penny Lick'

Yesterday I uploaded some new items to the website, including a victorian glass 'penny lick' glass, now I didn't actually know what this little glass was at first and had to be told, so I thought it might make an interesting blog post......

I looked up penny lick on Wikipedia and this is what they say....

A penny lick was a small glass for serving ice cream from the mid nineteenth century to the early twentieth century. Street vendors would sell the contents of the glass for one penny. The glass was usually made with a thick glass base and a shallow depression on top in which the ice cream was placed. The customer would lick the glass clean and return it to the vendor, who would reuse it.
The penny lick was banned in London in 1899 due to concerns about the spread of disease, as the glasses were not always washed between customers....

Enjoy your week!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Bright and cheerful......New Stock

Not such a nice day here today, very cloudy but at least it is dry! I have added some new items to the website this morning, which gives a bright and cheerful look to the website.

To view the full selection, please take a look over on the website....

One item that I bought recently but I couldn't part with is this lovely perpetual calender, I remember my Grandma having a smaller one on her mantlepiece,,,,,,,

Have a great week!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Four Great Movies for 2012 and some New Stock..

Whether you are a regular movie goer or like me, you wait for the latest movie to be released on Dvd and watch it in the comfort of your home, there are four great movies to catch this year......

It would be great hear any reviews.......

I have added some lovely bits to the website today, including Coronation souvenir tins, a floral Vernon Ward and books for fans of the Bloomsbury set.......

Have a great week!

Thursday, 2 February 2012


Morning all.... February has arrived and with it a smattering of snow

I caught these popping their heads out and braving the chill

Perfect excuse for keeping warm and enjoying a good read!

Lovely article in this months Homes and Antiques on Mdina glass
Our little bit of Mdina glass, bought on holiday a few years ago in Malta

Something pretty to look at,

the flower on the Christmas Cactus is so delicate and beautiful!

Have a good week..