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Past Times. Sad times

bjs

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Have finished painting The Tailor of Gloucester to add to my Beatrix Potter collection which will move into the garden in spring.These as you may remember came from Past Times unpainted,it had been my intention to purchase a couple more in particular Jeremy Fisher to go by the pond.The Sad bit is that Past times is in Administration and most if not all the shops are closing.They are selling them off I understand but dont have shop close by,the four i have were bought on the net and they have stopped trading.

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he's lovely. I remember Past Times well....pity they can't just keep a few open...

17 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Bjs, I've just found Jeremy fisher on Past times half price at £22.

http://www.pasttimes.com/garden/shop_by_type/garden_statues
Hope this helps. Les

17 Jan, 2012

 

Get on eBay quick, before the prices start shooting up?

17 Jan, 2012

 

Nicely painted. I hope you can acquire more from the series.

17 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Stripes
That is the site i have used previously but when I tried this morning the bank blocked my card which I understand as I could pay but not receive the goods the bank would then have to reimburse me, And they would be out of pocket. Ohh

17 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

He is lovely Brian , what a shame you can't get the Jeremy Fisher to go by your pond, keep on looking you might strike lucky somewhere ........

17 Jan, 2012

 

That's a pity Brian. There is a shop in Dundee. When I get home I could pop in for you to see if they have Jeremy Fisher.....sad it's closing down as I've bought some pretty things there and always enjoy a browse. It was a good shop for birthday presents...:((

17 Jan, 2012

 

Love Jeremy especially the purple cotton reel.
There is a Past Times in the Mall Brian.... did you know?

17 Jan, 2012

 

That is a shame used the shop many times over the years, I am sure some will appear for sale, but the price will go up now. Love the way you have painted Jeremy.

17 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Come on Val get it together The Tailor of Gloucester is sat on the cotton reel
Jeremy Fisher is the Frog (Water-Fish-Fisher)thats the one you can get from the Mall for me before it closes down.lol
B x

17 Jan, 2012

 

Is the Tailor also interested in ferns?

18 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Linda. If he lives in my garden he will have to be,he may have to sew up a Fern Frond Bonnet for Val to wear when she is out on her witches broom.

18 Jan, 2012

 

I can't believe Past times is going out of existence! I used to spend many a happy hour in there. What a shame.
I used to read "The Tailor of Gloucester" over and over to Daughter when she was tiny. It's a fairly long book for Beatrix Potter, and I used to try skipping bits of it, but she knew it off by heart, and I had to read out every word! Maybe you should have painted the cotton cerise instead of purple, Brian, I remember something about "Cherry coloured twist"......

18 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Gattina
Yes very sad,there is a slight possibility of some one taking it on.However a lot the shops have been loosing money for some years,
As for the cherry coloured twist that could be done.
Look out next for Mrs Tiggy-Winkle she will have her own set complete with baby and washing line.!

18 Jan, 2012

 

Hey hey Brian what's this you been saying about me ? lol, ok so I got a name wrong, Gattina says you got a colour wrong, so there !
Watch out or I may pay a visit to your fern garden on my broomstick, and whoosh down and steal Mrs TW 's washing line ! Hee hee !

18 Jan, 2012

 

I think you and I should join forces, Val - someone the other day (an Italian), when I told her that my OH looked like Father Christmas, said "Ah, then you must be Befana". Befana is the very ugly old witch who comes on Twelfth night to give Italian Children their presents. I wasn't very enthusiastic about that one, as you can imagine!

19 Jan, 2012

 

You've done a nice job there Bjs.

What a shame about Past Times - I hadn't heard the bad news.

19 Jan, 2012

 

Things have never been the same Gattina since I hung my broomstick on the wall, everyone has a go at me especially that Brian ! LOL !
I best not tell the tale of Befana otherwise I will be called that too !

19 Jan, 2012

 

I got it wrong too......lol

19 Jan, 2012

 

I like people like you, Brian. Will not tell you why.

20 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Katarina
You mean you have joined my fan club (hope that translates right) that makes two now, you and Jamie Springer Spaniel.

20 Jan, 2012

 

I have joined your fan club, for sure. I am looking forward to other characters of Beatrix Potter collection. By the way, who was she? Some writer of fairy tales? Sorry I am not English.

21 Jan, 2012

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