Tuesday, 20 March 2012


The Anglo-Saxon Church of St Marys

The Duck Pond and Green

I have lived in Norton for over 30 years and love it. Although it is now a suburb of Stockton-on-Tees it has retained its' rural character. It has a picturesque village green with a duck pond overlooked by the 11th century church of St. Mary the Virgin. The Georgian High Street boasts a good selection of shops and restaurants.

14 Harland Place

The lovely deli
Fairly new among these is a lovely deli and dining room called simply 14 Harland Place. Formerly an antique shop with traditional tea rooms it has been completely restyled by its' current proprietor Kelly, who was previously an interior designer in London and it shows.During a chat with her about the decor and the art work, that featured canvases of both the Transporter Bridge and the Angel of the North, I mentioned my "Cosmic Shower" cushions and I'm delighted to say that Kelly was keen to purchase four of them for the sofa next to the bar.
Transporter cushion

Angel of the North cushion
At the other end of the High Street, among a selection of speciality shops, is Good Taste and this gift shop now stocks a range of my linen brooches.

A Selection of Linen Brooches


  1. Love the top photo of the Church! I must explore Norton more it's not that far from me!

    1. I'm afraid I can't claim it as my own. i downloaded it!

  2. Congratulations!!!!!Good luck with your brooch sales and the cushions should look brilliant in such a great contemporary setting.

    The Angel is my second artwork choice for my extended essay (as I have to be able to view one of the two I choose to discuss twentieth century art issues....) You have some lovely pictures of it, as well as the Transporter Bridge. I have not seen it close up but will have to visit it soon. It always looks impressive in all the imagery I have seen so far, as well as your lovely print.