A display of hourglasses

For VERY naughty children

We have a range of sand timers, these are all made from recycled bobbins (from English wool mills) The wood is at least a couple of hundred years old, with beaten pewter around the rims. The smallest is 3 minutes, the rest on the lower shelf are 5 minutes, including the taller ‘bubble’ timer where the sand-glass itself raises to the top, whilst dropping sand. On the top shelf they are all hour-glasses (with black…
A selection of polished wooden pebbles

The story of a little wooden pebble and it’s trip to the smoke

We had a lady phone us: “Do you still have any of those wooden pebbles, only I’m going to London and I’ve lost mine!”  After assuring her we had plenty she finished the conversation saying she’ be straight in. Slightly bemused, we waited and sure enough about half an hour later a lady came in, “I’ve come for a pebble, my train’s at 4 “.  After rummaging1 through our pile of pebbles, she deferentially placed…