Monday, 31 December 2012

A nautical picture for New Year's Eve

On one of our visits last year to the Malvern Flea Fair we picked up a menu dated Wednesday 14 December 1949 from the famous Cunard-White Star liner SS Queen Mary

The cover features this beautifully simple design showing silhouettes of Cunard's fleet. The inside is also interesting for the vast range of food available on just one day of the voyage.

Just before Christmas we ventured to Habitat on Tottenham Court Road and finally found a frame for it which is almost a perfect fit.

Hoping that 2013 will bring many more good finds. Happy New Year!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Our Christmas tree

I have just finished decorating the tree with my ever growing collection of vintage baubles. Here are some photos...

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Stavangerflint pottery

I have recently bought a couple of small pieces of Stavangerflint and I realised that I have a mini collection of these small pots and dishes.

I bought the spoon rest for 20p after finding it at the bottom of a box of old saucepans at a car boot sale.

Here are some photos..

Sunday, 9 December 2012

New piece of Rorstrand

I haven't been out and about doing much buying recently as all of our time has been occupied in trying (and so far failing) to buy a flat. I know I should also be trying to concentrate on selling rather than buying things as the thought of packing up to move house is already making me panic slightly.

Anyway, despite good intentions I have made another purchase, but as its an addition to my Rorstrand collection I thought I should make an exception.

This is also a pattern 'Fructus' that I have never seen before. Very exciting. Here it is..

I bought it from a shop called Odyssey Twentieth Century in Camden Passage. Worth a visit if you like mid-century ceramics, glass and homewares.