The statue of Greyfriars Bobby is the peg from which Candlemaker Row is hung like a scarf winding down to the Grassmarket.
The street's name reminds us of far-off times lit by candles. Tallow candles were made here centuries ago.
You can amble down from Greyfriars Bobby to my shop, "STILL LIFE", 54 Candlemaker Row, the current home of Desirabilia.com.  

STILL LIFE is closing down so visit in before it is too late.


While the shop is subject to Probate, I am continuing to trade until that is settled. People keep asking me when the final date will be but I don't have it. However, clearing out the shop is my priority; I am making progress and "regulars" are noticing the difference with some regretting not buying things which have now gone.

At long last, after spending enough on online advertising, I'm seeing the buyers I need: the value-focussed trade buyers, the keen-eyed vultures who look for items at rock bottom prices which you only find when a business is closing down.

I've been isolating with coronavirus but plan to be open again on Saturday the 8th of January, 2022. Come along and help me clear the shop before the end of January. If you like the mismatched dinnerware trend, I have a terrific vintage and antique selection, so stock up.