Thursday, 30 August 2012

Weekend finds - part 2

Here are some more pictures of my latest finds. These all came from the Kempton Park antiques market on Tuesday.

1950s fabrics

Scandinavian glass

Plastic and pyrex

Blue plant pot and casserole

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Weekend finds - part 1

I can't believe that its nearly the end of August, where has the summer gone?? I have been making the most of the last bank holiday weekend in a big buying spree. It started with a carboot and an auction on Sunday, then a giant flea market on Monday and Kempton Park Sunbury antiques today. I am exhausted now and (almost) looking forward to going back to the day job tomorrow for a rest!

Here are some pictures of my finds from Sunday and Monday.

Miwinter 'Sienna' soup tureen and bowls

Alfred Meakin 'jivers' plate

Rye pottery mug, pyrex pots and retro tray

Vintage metalware including Finel 'animals' mug

Midwinter 'Cassandra' tea plates

Vintage Irish linen tea towel

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

More vintage glasses

Here are some pictures of yet more vintage glasses from my extensive collection, and some other interesting glassware. I will be selling all of these at the next North London Vintage Market on 1 September.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Ebay surprise

Most of the time when I sell bits and pieces on ebay, I know roughly what they will sell for. Sometimes they sell for less that I hope and I think that someone got a bargain! Very occasionally things do a lot better than expected.

That happened a couple of weeks ago when I sold this Robert Welch fruit stand. I thought it might be pretty rare but it was not in great condition and it had been languishing in the garage gathering dust for a couple of years after we bought it at a car boot sale for £2.00.

The proceeds will be going towards the wedding/moving house fund!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Stavangerflint 'Opaque' ceramics

When hunting through one of my boxes of ceramics I found a small Stavangerflint pin dish. It is from the 'Opaque' range - a series of ceramic vases, plates and other items in a creamy white matt glaze with simple floral and figurative designs in blues and greys designed by Inger Waage. I think they date from the 1950s or early 1960s. This is my favourite range Stavangerflint range and I have a few other pieces. Here are some pictures...

Saturday, 11 August 2012

New Rorstrand dish

Here is a picture of my latest ebay purchase - another addition to my Rorstrand collection. This is a shape and pattern I hadn't seen before. It's called 'Canaria'.

There was no designer identified on , which is my usual reference source for Scandinavian ceramics:

But interestingly it shows the same dish as mine so maybe this pattern was only used on this shape.