“Show me another” is a well-trodden phrase in the antiques world when a spectacular or uncommonly rare item appears for sale. It’s a saying that adds value normally, but not in every case.
House & Home
The sun is blazing down, bouncing off the whitewashed sides of the houses on Pittenweem’s shorefront.
Following on from Strathmore Homes’ extremely successful development at Wetherby Place, house hunters have the chance to snap up one of their new properties at their latest development.
It seems the garden flowers from rock garden plants to trees are trying to make up for lost time.
Charles Whitaker Auctions has not appeared in this column previously. They caught my eye by offering the private collection of costume and textiles formed by Helen Larson, who, with the help of the American Costume Museum, built a remarkable collection over five decades.
Anglian Home Improvements have a showroom conveniently located at Dobbies Garden Centres in Dundee at Ethiebeaton Park, Monifieth DD5 4HB. It is open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Some may wonder where it went. Others say it never went away. But whatever your opinion, the record player has returned.
David Semple points to a moss-covered square of ancient stone tucked into a secluded dip in the land beside a stream a few yards from the shore of Loch Tay.
Weather on Tayside has been perfect for gardening these last few weeks. We have had enough rainfall to moisten the soil, followed by some dry warm days to catch up on planting and sowing.
You may have read the news about the Jack the Ripper postcard which sold down south for £22,000. The card had been received by Ealing Police Station in 1888, written by someone claiming to be the Ripper. It was estimated to reach just £600-£900.