We are delighted to announce that Godstone Emporium is hosting a series of Christmas Fairs on Saturday 19 November and Saturday 26 November from 10am to 6pm. Please pop in and join us for a glass of complimentary mulled wine and a selection of nibbles.
It’s also your chance to meet some of the sellers, browse the diverse array of shelves and cabinets and pick up that perfect present. Within the shop you will find everything from crafts, vintage clothing and furniture to unusual antiques and collectibles.
Remember the Godstone Emporium is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm throughout the winter season (apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
May we take this opportunity to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and prosperous new year!
Claire currently has a couple of lovely-looking items in her section of The Emporium.
First up is this beautiful hand-painted cranberry glass jug. There is some dispute as to when cranberry glass was first manufactured (some believe it has its origins in ancient Rome) – but it was certainly created during the 17th-century Bohemian period and became very popular during the Victorian era.
The distinctive ‘cranberry’ colour is created by adding gold chloride in the blowing or moulding process. Claire’s Victorian jug, which has a little damage to its feet, is on sale for £35. Featuring a white flower design it’s a very attractive object.
Meanwhile, this lamp base from the Gwili Pottery features a wonderful autumnal oak leaf design.
Gwili, which is based in Pontarsais near Carmarthen in South Wales, has been producing domestic pottery for more than 25 years. A large range of hand-made and hand-decorated items including vases, plates and jugs can be viewed on its website. Claire’s piece, which has a hole for a flex to run through, is on sale for £22.
Elsewhere in the shop, Maria is displaying this very unusual hand-painted camel-hide vase. Maria bought it in Pakistan during the 1960s but it may date from even earlier. It is surprisingly light and yours for just £25.
At the front of the shop Jacqui’s window dressing skills have come to the fore in her 1950s/60s themed display. Taking centre stage is a stunning black chair with sprung seat (£65). It’s ‘bucket’ shape and the sweeping lines of its backrest give it a classic retro feel .
Also on show you can just see a Bush TR130 radio from 1965/6. When it was made it would have cost you £16 – it’s now a design classic and Jacqui is selling it for £19.50!
Cecilia is selling this beautiful settle for £135. Painted in light blue/grey, it features a handy storage box underneath the seat and would look great in a kitchen or conservatory.
Pod has an Oriental flavour to her window, the highlight of which is a striking papier mache vase. At just £8, it would make a fantastic talking point.
Continuing the Eastern theme, Pat is displaying this glazed ceramic horse figure. Although it has no great age, it’s highly decorative and yours for £28.
John is selling this swing-mounted group of four Second World War medals (£45). On the far left is the 1939-45 Star. This was awarded to British and Commonwealth personnel who completed at least six months’ service overseas. Next is the Italy Star which means this recipient probably took part in actions on land in Italy at some point between 1943 and 1945.
These two medals are followed by the Defence Medal, the ribbon of which comprises two green stripes (representing ‘this green and pleasant land’), two narrow black lines (the black-out) and a central orange band (fire-bombing). Finally, we have the War Medal 1939-45 which was awarded to those in the armed forces who had served for at least 28 days between 3 September 1939 and 2 September 1945.