Sunday, 14 October 2012

Busy, busy, busy!

Apologies for not posting for a few weeks now but I have been busy with buying and selling (and with family stuff!).  I have had some contacts lately through this blog and through Ebay that have proved interesting in a number of ways. Someone (you know who you are!) contacted me from a town up the Northumberland valley - Haltwhistle - to ask if I would like to look (and buy) some textiles that they had accumulated. 

Although trains still go through the station at Haltwhistle, the name "Haltwhistle" is not derived from the railway line but it is thought that "Halt" probably means high point of land and "twistle" relates to two streams or rivers. It is a pretty town not far from Hadrians Wall - probably the best known tourist landmark in the North of England

           Haltwhistle also has a spectacular bridge for the trains to travel over!

So my invite was to look at some textiles at "J's" house.  And what an interesting collection! From blankets and eiderdowns to  tea towels and top hats. And a lot of eiderdowns and quilts that weren't for sale - maybe another time?

So on Ebay this week and next are some of my haul

                                                    Collapsible top hat.

                  Some beautifully hand embroidered tablecloths and cushion covers

One eiderdown, but I do have some more in my stockroom to list soon too. They are perfect for the winter.