Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Recent Finds

On our last holiday to Norfolk we went to A LOT of car boots. These stylish cast iron pans were our best find. They were made in Denmark by Copco. Definitely on a par with Cathrine Holm kitchenware for looks and are probably a bit sturdier as they are very heavy.

Sunday, 31 May 2015


I will be at the next North London Vintage Market at Hornsey Town Hall on 6 June. I am very excited as the venue looks amazing.

As there will be plenty of space in the hall I will have a few larger items for sale including a red formica topped kitchen table, a G-Plan dressing table stool - perfect for a re-upholstery project and an unusual tiled coffee table.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Norwegian Figgjo pottery

I'm always looking out for Scandinavian ceramics for my own collection and I also often have a few items for sale on my stall at the North London Vintage Market. Here is a selection from a market I did last year:

At next weekend's market I'll be selling a couple of nice pieces of Figgjo pottery from my own collection, both in the 'Market' design. This one is a square lidded dish, probably intended for use as a butter dish but it would make quite a useful trinket box for bits and bobs.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Kathie Winkle and Broadhust ceramics

The memorably named Kathie Winkle is one of the most underrated mid-century British ceramic designers. She worked for Broadhurst pottery from 1950 until her retirement in 1992 and was responsible for over 120 designs. We have quite a few pieces in one of Kathie Winkle's earliest designs for Broadhurst which is called 'Petula'.

The later 1960s geometric designs such as this one which is 'Rushtone' are more typical of her work and still very easy to pick up cheaply.

I will be selling these cereal bowls and plate at the North London Vintage Market at the weekend. They are in a design called 'Palma Nova'. Behind these is a teapot in 'Woodland'.

Architectural Rescue

I do love a car boot sale. On a visit to Chiswick car boot last year while rummaging around in a box of junk we uncovered a bundle of architectural drawings, possibly the work of a student or trainee. I think they date from the late 1950s or early 1960s. They weren't in great condition. One of the largest had a big muddy boot print on it!

We have now mounted and framed a couple of the smaller ones, which we are reluctantly selling. They seem to be from a series of studies showing city - possibly London - streets.

Friday, 24 April 2015

T G Green ceramics

Best known for their blue and white striped Cornishware, T G Green produced some updated versions of their classic tableware in the late 1960s with fresh simple designs by Judith Onions.

I'm selling these nice storage jars in cornflower blue and pale lemon yellow with a textured white band around the base and wooded lids.

Another range featured large white spots on a darker blue glaze. Here is a tureen in this design, shown with a couple of Ridgeway cups and saucers.