"Today's a nipping day, a biting day;
In which one wants a shawl,
A veil, a cloak, and other wraps…." Winter: My Secret
After an unusually mild October and unseasonably warm weather we sit at the door of winter. We know it's coming, but September and especially October, lulled us into a false sense of security. Now, we see the night's drawing in, the blustery storms shaking the trees and we draw ever closer to the fire.
We can do nothing more now than look forward to the spring, but winter can be fun - we can enjoy it if we allow ourselves to. As the autumn month's draws to a close, it's a time for resting at home with loved ones, gathering strength before bearing the brunt of Christmas shopping and the crueller colder months of January and February.
Winter comes closer and closer and the nights are drawing in and by the time you've read this, you may have already celebrated Halloween. If you have children then you may have paid even more attention. Halloween is certainly gaining momentum as a time for celebration, fancy dress and plenty of fun. This is a lesson that perhaps we've learnt from the Americans, who've always enjoyed celebrating Halloween.
WITCHES CAULDRON HEAVY CAST IRON GENUINE VICTORIAN ITEM
Comes with its genuine lid and fire holding tongs superb condition will still retain what needs to be cooked, holds over 4 gallons.
SOVEREIGN ANTIQUES & MILITARIA
Are they really worth it?
As the owner of www.antiques.co.uk over the years I have seen many things change in the market place. Currently every city has an antique fair or art fair and each week we are asked if would we like to exhibit at one. On each occasion I ask the same question: "Are they really worth it?" Having researched the prices I came to the conclusion that they can cost a seller from £500 to over £50,000!
What I really try and understand is, after accounting for the additional cost of transporting their antiques to a fair, often in return for very few sales, how sellers can continue to outlay such vast sums and remain profitable.
Antiques.co.uk is a portal where you can list as many items as you like from as little as 1p per day per item. With over 25,000 visitors each week 24 hours a day, it has all the benefits of an antique fair, with a much improved return on investment.
So do away with the early morning starts, the lugging around of expensive and damageable items, the cold hands and plastic cups of cheap tea and instead see improved sales from the comfort of your favourite cosy fireside armchair!