Week 44 Bobbetts Blog, Local crafty finds and inspiration
We have all been past that interesting place and said I will stop there and never do, well again I did this the other week and I decided to stop, The small sign for the art and craft supplies kept on catching my eye, every time I drove on The Old Portsmouth Road towards Godalming from Guildford.
It looked very out of place behind a petrol station and with a large Harley Davidson dealer to the right of it.
George Weil fine art and craft supplies., was located in a storage unit with plenty of parking and once I got in and said hello to the friendly Manager Simon, it was a mouth open and wow not what I was expecting moment.
The rambling rooms seem to be a bit warren like with an upstairs and back rooms.
The entrance seemed to house all the paints you would need for the more traditional artist.
Then I went through to the adjacent room, loads of craft material, from fimo to silk scarves, lots of interesting items that I just wanted to play with, such an Aladdins cave filled with my
kind of treasure.
Upstairs there were even more treasures for the soft crafter rows of wool fabric and thread, it look like Repunzel lair with spinning and weaving machines.
This place seems to have everything from hobbyist to professional Artist crafter.
Of course I didn’t come out of there without purchasing some oil card for stenciling, I know I will be back in the future, I would highly recommend a trip Tonia wasn't with me on this trip but she’s itching to pay a visit so it won’t be long until we are back.
You can find the address details at the end of the blog.
After seeing all that wonderful treasure my creative juices were flowing and I needed some inspiration so I decided to pay a visit to a couple of local businesses as I hadn't been in a while, Tonia had already been to one, the Vintage Frog in Gomshall and said I needed to pay a visit as it was really cool and had lots of
interesting pieces. Larger than life flamingo heads, brass monkey lamps, unusual chairs, giant gnomes and resin sheep is all part of the display very eclectic.
Again you can find the address at the bottom of the page, I stopped off at the Gomshall mill as their lovely autumnal window display caught my eye, This has given me a few ideas for our Halloween blog
I also had a peak inside the coach house which has fabulous interiors and eclectic mix of glamour and natural pieces, very much keeping up with interior trends and unusual pieces.
This beautiful dining table caught my eye I love the beauty of real wood especially when it is used with it's natural form, so simple yet so effective.
The dining chairs used with them were beautiful almost looking like something from a 1940’s war plane, bullet aluminum chairs with leather upholstery in a khaki war time uniform colour.
And to tie it all in the coach house has a couple of pieces using our wonderful national flag
An unusual egg shaped chair with the same metal effect and Union jack covers and a fascinating old cobblers moulds painted in our flag and arranged around a mirror, love it quirky traditional and fun, just what The Best of British Boutique ordered!
Well that’s all for this week, Tonia and I will be back with a visit to our favourite recycle centre and a start of a project and ideas.
Have a great weekend Cas and Tonia the Bobbetts (Angel and Rose)
Places mentioned in this blog
Old Portsmouth Road