Thursday, 26 August 2010

Holidays ~ Ironbridge Blists Hill Museum

Yes, more pics from our hols, please let me know if your getting bored!!

This is the fabulous bridge in Ironbridge and our favourite place in the whole world to be. We have visited Ironbridge many times now over the years and never tire of it. Maybe one day, we will get lucky and have enough money to buy a house there... now where are those lottery numbers?!!

Ironbridge has 5 Museums and one of those is the Blists Hill Museum. It has just undergone a 12 million upgrade and they have added new houses and a whole new street. If anyone watches the Victorian Pharmacy on BBC2, it is filmed in Blists Hill.

So pictures.... it was difficult to get pics without people in, so bear with me if I have chopped a corner off a building, I didn't want anyone chasing me for using their facial image without approval!
This is the famous chemist...

The Cobblers

Looking down the road towards the Bakers shop... lovely fresh bread sold here, it smelt delicious and my tribe said it tasted wonderful :0)

The Squatters Cottage, this was small inside and was home for 10 people.. what a squash!

And... one of my favourites.... the Drapers.

I loved the inside of the Drapers and it has inspired me. I have an empty miniature shop which I had intended to make into a post office cum general store. I also have a few of  Kat's lovely Edwardian hats which I have collected over the years because I loved them but alas they had no permanent home to call their own and I have recently done a swap with her for two more. So.... when I saw this........

.... you can imagine the flash of inspiration which popped in my head ;0)

The lady in the shop was lovely and I explained how hubby and I made things in miniature and she let me take loads of pics to use for reference.....

Isn't it lovely? :0) This will be my little project for over the winter months, dressing my shop like this, I hope it will inspire some of you too :0)

Have a great day,

Julia xxx


  1. Julia I can just imagine he Drapers in miniature. I Love the way they have displayed all their wares on the dressers.
    I'm not getting bored seeing your pictures, especially ones like this..LOL xxxx

  2. Ooooooooooo I watched that programme and loved it :-). I love the photos of the drapers shop(thank you for mentioning my hats)I have saved these photos to inspire my hat making. What a wonderful place I would love to go my kind of thing tee hee! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos I have added a link to my facebook for my friends to visit your blog page :-). xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Thank you so much for sharing these pics. Lovely!!!

  4. Hi Julia, we have been to Ironbridge last summer and it is truly a lovely place.We had a yummy lunch there and strolled around and watched at the gardens. I'll go there again sooner or later in my life. Have a nice day, Rosanna

  5. Thanks for such great pics Julia, certainly inspiring with me doing the Hatters hat shop at the moment! Great hat shop, loads of detail to take notes on! Kate xx

  6. Wunderschöne Bilder.... vielen Dank dafür.

    Liebe Grüße PuNo/Monika


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