Thursday, 3 March 2016

Mother's Day

This Sunday, 6 March is Mother's Day, when we celebrate and honour our mothers and grandmothers, as well as the concept of motherhood. Another celebration of the female is International Women's Day, taking place next Tuesday, 8 March. Hurrah for women! 

International Women's Day is an annual celebration of women in both history and society. The focus of the day differs throughout the world, from a general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women, to a discussion of women's economic, political and social achievements. There is also a tradition of choosing a theme for each year and this year the theme is; "Make It Happen - Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality".

Throughout March London is playing host to an event called "Women's History Month", which is a diverse programme of events and exhibitions centred around female artists, activists, performers, writers, community groups and organisations, and is curated by Alternative Arts

Here at Alfies we have a fantastic array of stock that would make great gifts, whether you're shopping for Mother's Day, or simply spoiling the woman in your life.

Gilt bronze photo frames c1880, from Nadine Okker.

1970s enamel abstract brooch, from Gloria Sinclair.

Jade Opaline Glass Murano Trinket Box, from The Moderns.

Late 19th century mercury glass gilded interior, with flora and fauna etching. From Louise Verber Antiques.

Ostrich egg lamp with gilt metal in pineapple design, MidCentury or earlier. From Louise Verber Antiques.

Antiques lace hanging decoration from Sheelin Lace.

Still life flowers, oil and pastel, signed Nigel Lyyton. Offered by Nadine Okker.

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