Yesterday we all went to Wollaton Hall in Nottingham, there was a Valentines Craft Fair being held. We love Wollaton, its a fabulous place, it reminds me of my childhood, walking around the gardens and making the obligatory trip to see George the Gorilla. It’s not just a place of summer. It is open all year round. Crowds gather as soon as there is any snow, as the sledging is legendary!
I only bought one thing, but I love it. It’s from Nice Nosh (Posh Pots) which sold brightly coloured spansh terrocotta cookware.
I loved the colours of the pots that were on display, but I especially loved, the rustic cream ovenware, they sell on the website.
Then I spotted this and I just had to have it.
Its a terracotta egg rack, I just think its so cool. Apparently a potter in Stafford has made them for many years, and in all the events and fairs they have done, they have never seen them reproduced by anyone else.
I do love my little egg rack, but the thing I love the most are the memories that Wollaton Hall evokes, the laughter and colours as the children and adults speed by sledging. And the husband and wife team who sold me my little egg rack, their banter and stories (aparently Jean-Christophe Novelli is a big fan of the egg racks) and who as I paid my money and left I felt like I knew….just a little bit.
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