Wednesday, 27 June 2012


The weekend saw me at the Town Hall in Bridport for a craft fair, over 10 stalls were said to be there, in fact there were 4 yes 4, I kept thinking somebody else will turn up surely but no nobody did, so all set up and ready to go, people slowly started to drift in and out again, set up time was 8 and opened at 9 which I think was slightly too early... anyway I didn't do to bad, made my money back on the table price, the most asked question of the day  was 'where is the toilet'.  But the Town Hall was lovely inside and had been done-up well and worth a look round when its open...

Beautiful Spirit of Bridport

desparately trying to get out into the outside world

it was a long day

So with that behind me I thought I would show you something that I have started to collect, strange things they are, but have now become quite obsessed in trying tyo find them, Friendship Hands...

 there are lots of variations of them and they come in alsorts of disguises from vases to brooches and postcards.  All the ones I have, have been found here in Bridport at the chairty shops and I havent paid more than a pound..

this was the first one

from the charity shop, on purchasing this, the assistant asked me what I intended to do with it, I replied I just liked it and would put it in my little display cupboard, assistant replied strange thing isn't it, I'am glad its gone, it rather scared me!

next was this little one, from the same chairty shop, same assistant, I wondered whether she would remember me, she did, oh she said they still scare me...

this one was from the market, its a vase a bit knocked, but it must have been the most lovely creamy white colour when it was first made

Last up is the latest addition, found last Sunday at the car boot at West Bay, not many there as a bit rainy, lots of rubbish in boxes, lots of horrid clothes that would have been better in the tip, but I heard a shout, eccentric daughter bellowing, theres a hand, a hand and there was a hand tucked right down at the bottom of the box under a disgusting nest of smelly old wool, I was brave and put my own hand in and pulled it out and it was this

taken in the car, my daughters hand holding the hand, were being engulfed with hands who will drag us away into the unknown, this one was 50p, I think the stallholder thought he had got two nutters here, but I am getting rather attached to these hands and will have to enlist hubby to build a special cabinet for the hands, so they can have their own space

so now on the lookout for more, did see a necklace today in a Weymouth jewellers, now I think its becoming an obsession, I'am looking at everything through hands!

Bye til next time


  1. They are a bit peculiar, but rather engaging! Good luck to your collection! xxx

  2. How disappointing re craft fair
    Well that's different! I have never seen that sort of thing before
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  3. how interesting, I wonder what is the thinking behind "friendship" hands, any idea? I have one of those palmistry ones, but not as pretty as these. I shall keep my eye open for you now, you never know what you will see when you're rummaging do you?

  4. Haha, you've really made me laugh Julie! I like the hands and I too have an eccentric daughter who yelps when she discovers something! I have to tell her to keep her voice down or they'll put the price up! Glad you did ok at the fair, sometimes customers panic when there are so few stalls, and buy everything! Have a lovely weekend, Claire xx

  5. Hi Julie,
    I have never been in the Town Hall it looks so interesting. What a shame there wasn't many stalls. What a great name for those hands and such a nice collection you are accumulating.
    Sarah x

  6. Hiya Julie,
    Its a long day, when this happens(been there)...
    Glad you made the most of it though!
    Interesting those hands!
    Thank you kindly for popping over to mine...
    Maria x

  7. They do look lovely hands,not heard them called 'friendship' hands.
    How disappointing so few people turned up to the craft fair, excellent venue.
    Carol xx