Monday, May 3, 2010

What I bought at the fair....

I am the first to admit that I have an addiction to the beautiful work by Margaret Crosswell. These are (some) of the stunning pieces I bought from her at the Sydney Miniature Fair on Saturday....

This is the little doll that I selected from the work by 'Win Garside'....she measure exactly 1" high.
My photo does not do this basket justice. It is made by Lidi Stroud, she had some fabulous pieces for sale, picnic baskets, laundry baskets, shopping baskets etc..... have a look at the web-site at http://www.intominis.com/ she is a very talented lady.

These little hats were made by Catriona Hall of Launceston Tasmania, the smaller of the two hats Catriona actually platted the straw herself before making the hat..... I had to have it, it's so cute!!!


....and this is the lady that feeds my addiction. This is the wonderfully talented Margaret Crosswell from Tasmania. Her work is outstanding and I am so pleased to be the proud owner of several of her amazing pieces....thank you Margaret!

31 comments:

Patty said...

Linda, What a wonderful assortment of treasures you purchased! Does Margaret sell online anywhere? I would love to buy one of her pieces.
They are wonderful!!

Patty

Merry Jingle said...

Wonderful things you've purchased :)

Ira

Vane said...

So many wonderfull pieces Linda!, Its a pity Margarets work is so hard to find outside fairs! I find it marvellous! You are so Lucky!.
You had a lovely time at the fair!.
Hugs
Vanesa
(Preparing my Paris trip! only 3 days and a half!)
:D

Jean Day said...

Everything is so wonderful, what treasures! It looks like you had a great time at the show.

TreeFeathers said...

Wow, beautiful finds! Looks like it was a great show.

- Grace

sylvia said...

Wonderful things, I love the basket!!!! Looks like a great show.

X Sylvia

vicki archer said...

Such sweet things Linda....xv

Caro said...

Wow - what lovely little treasures - that basket is amazing!! And I wish we could see Margaret Crosswell's work more...it is stunning!

Josje said...

Beautiful little treasures, the china and the doll are gorgeous, but that little basket -oh wow! Thanks for the link!

rosanna said...

Everything beautiful!!! I know Margaret's china which is wonderful but the basket shines on its own. Linda you've added wonderful goodies to your collection. Rosanna

Lucia Gabrieli said...

I'm absolutely in love with Margaret's vases and that tiny doll! And the hats are just so cute! You've given me so much inspiration I'll try and go back to a bit of hat making :)
Lucia
PS. I've emailed you regarding Margaret and the other supplier at the Sydney fair!

Ascension said...

Has hecho unas buenisimas comras, todo es precioso.
Gracias por los enlaces
besitos ascension

christine said...

thank you for showing us the lovely pieces that you took home!
its wonderful to see the talent and patience that goes into making
these little treasures! not only do we get to enjoy them, but i'm sure with some care they'll be heirlooms for the future.....
christine :-))

Carolina said...

Linda, I'm in love with the picnic basket!!! it looks like a real treasure to me. Thank you for posting Lidi Stroud's link :-)

C. xxx

Debbie said...

Beautiful Treasures that you brought from the fair Linda... xxx

Liberty Biberty said...

Margaret's work is fabulous! Lucky you!
So many beautiful things! But where are they all going???
Mercedes

miniacollection said...

everything you bought is beautiful,.Margaret Crosswell's work is exquisite. The doll is too cute and I like the basket.
A very good choice.
Geneviève

Gypsy Purple said...

What lovelies!!!!

Margaret said...

You certainly bought some gorgeous little pieces, I loved the baskets too and the little doll is so sweet.

Flora said...

Shopping fabulous, Linda. I see you are very romantic, like me. Little rosebuds are a poem written on the porcelain. Mrs. Margaret is an artist and poet :-)
Flora

Maia's Twinkle Miniatures said...

Beautiful new treasures! :) I wonder where they will go... Will they be part of the new project you are planning?
Maia

P.S. Is there a place online where Margaret sells her wonderful pieces?

Sabiha Barkey said...

Looks like you have had a wonderful time at the show Linda!
You have purchased beautiful minies as well, have fun with them!

Sabihax

Arantxa said...

Beautiful goodies, i like so much work of Margaret,may be some day i can buy some one of her Vases..

Hugs!!

synnøve said...

You picked some amazing items...but then again your taste is impeccable!!!! The MC stuff is my favorites!!!
Synnøve :)

Catherine said...

Linda you sure chose some wonderful pieces.

The basket is my personal favorite. I tried to make a basket with waxed linen embroidery thread. I would be ashamed to show it to you. I didn't find it easy at all. I think I pitched it in the bin actually.

Cottage Rose said...

OH I love the set of gorgeous china piece's the dainty flowers on them,, sigh,,,,,,,,,,,,, that picnic basket is so cute... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Sans said...

The Basket!!! Shrieks! I have seen truly beautiful ones but this one takes the cake. Thank you for the link, Linda.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Bonjour Linda, thank you so much for your comment on my blog, really appreciate it. I can't believe all your pictures are of miniatures...amazing! Glad to have found your blog. Love from London x

Tallulah Belle said...

What treasures you have....all so beautiful.

I love Margaret Crosswells work and that basket is amazing....you can see how much work went into it.

Anne said...

Just kenw you'd love to know that today (Wednesday, May 12) Lidi Stroud received confirmation that she has been accepted as an Artisan in IGMA (International Guild of Miniature Artisans). Congratulations, Lidi !!!

Anne ~ GSOLFOT

Nishant said...

They are wonderful!!
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