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Eras of Style

Last week I visited Eras of Style Antiques in Bexhill to take some photographs of their fabulous interior space. The shop was previously an old train station, which is commemorated with a special ‘ Waiting Room’ vintaged themed coffee lounge, serving teas, coffee and yummy homemade cakes. There is a ‘platform’ food hall, that sells locally sourced fine foods, I spotted some amazing looking cheesecakes! The rest of the old station is a labyrinth of walkways filled with quirky finds, connecting to more rooms filled with unusual antiques.

Each room has a different feel to it, from 1950’s american memorabilia to victorian oddities.

The only problem with this place is that you end up walking in and spending ages here because there is so much to look at !

IMG_Food Hall1 IMG_Fantastic Mr Fox with a texture Fantastic Mr Fox ! IMG_Cook 3 The ‘ Cook’ store which was busy when I was there with people buying their curries, cheesecakes and cheeses.  IMG_8250 IMG_Main HallIMG_Jars and vases1 IMG_Room 1 IMG_Hair pin jar final My favourite pieces were two bell jars filled with collectable hair pins, which made striking one-off pieces of art.

IMG_139 Vintage maps can be found here. These would look great displayed in a box frames.

If you like the look of this place, you can visit @

The Old Station Stores, Bexhill West Station, Terminus Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, TN39 3LR

http://www.erasofstyle.com

 

 

 

Christmas Owls

Another day and another design, Thought I would share this owl design that I have created for my range of christmas cards. I normally have a little story behind each design but for this one I just created it because …well I just like owls 🙂 .

For some reason all the widgets on my blog are playing up ! naughty widgets … but to look at more of my card designs they can be found on my facebook page , which is https://www.facebook.com/RaaKelArthouse .

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Sneak Peek at my Christmas Cards and How I designed them

Here’s a peek at my Christmas cards that I designed for shops and to be sold on my new ( as of yesterday ) Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RaaKelArthouse .

I created my cards by first hand drawing my little Christmassy characters, then scanning them, then finally photoshoping.

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Snow photos !

More snow and frost photos from this week . After my car breaking down and having to stay at work all day ( even when everyone else has been sent home ) I have not had much time to take photos of the snow . To be honest it is all grey and mushy now anyway , but here are some pics from a few days ago. IMG_frostytree   IMG_frozenlake   IMG_plant and berries  IMG_sunrise-hedge