Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Midwinter Queensberry

This is a nice Midwinter soup tureen and bowls, all with matching saucers. The design is Queensberry and it dates from the 1970s.

This is another piece for the market next Saturday

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Poole Delphis dishes

This week on eBay I am listing a few nice pieces of Poole Pottery from my collection.

These three dishes are from the Delphis range from the late 1960s and 1970s.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Kathie Winkle teapot

I will be having a stall at the next North London Vintage Market in November. I will be posting photos of a few of the bits and pieces I'll be taking along.
Here is the first one, a nice Kathie Winkle teapot or maybe coffee pot.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Rorstrand Polka dish

I have a few things for sale on eBay this week, including this nice Rorstrand dish.

The design is called Polka.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Car boot finds

Here are a few of the bits and pieces I picked up at the Chiswick car boot earlier this month.

My favourite piece, find of the day for £3! a Wedgwood sugar bowl with a design by Eric Ravilious

Two vintage olive oil tins which I am going to use as plant pots

T G Green 'Fleur' storage jar with a design by Berit Ternell

Rare Hornsea slipware pin dish from the 1950s

Saturday, 21 September 2013

My stall at the last vintage market

Here are a couple of photos of my stall at the North London Vintage Market earlier this month. It was great to be back and it was a really busy day.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Furniture for Sale

As we already have seven tables in our flat, I have accepted that it might be time to part with some larger items.

Here is a picture of one of the pieces that I am selling, it's a 1960s tiled top table.

Pictures of the others can be found here

Email me for further details..

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Finds from the Flea

Here are a few of the interesting papery items we picked up at the Malvern Flea fair on Monday

Vintage school posters - sweetshop, fruit stall and grocers

Vintage Australian fruit lables

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Bits and Pieces for Vintage Market

Here are a few recent finds which will be making an appearance on my stall at the next North London Vintage Market.

1970s retro M&S tray

Danish style teak planter

Figgjo 'Lotte' egg cup

Taunton Vale blue daisy pattern storage jar

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Rorstrand finds

Here are two nice pieces of Rostrand pottery, latest car boot finds:

Monday, 12 August 2013

Vintage paint chart

Here is one of my recent car boot finds, a vintage American paint chart. I like to imagine it featuring in an early episode of Mad Men..

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Vintage market in September

I will be at the North London Vintage Market again next month. I am hoping to have lots of nice new (old) things for sale. Pictures to follow ....

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Fruity glassware

At the last car boot I bought a vintage glass jug with a pear pattern (I can't resist anything with a pear print - blame Orla Kiely). When I got home I realised that I have a few other fruity pieces. I think they might all be French.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Car boot finds

I returned to the Chiswick car boot this month for the first time since I moved to North London. Its not as easy to get to now I don't live round the corner but definitely worth the journey.

Here are a couple of the things I bought.

The Poole Delphis plate I think was painted by Angela Wyburgh in the late 1960s. The cup and saucer are Midwinter, they are in the fashion shape but I haven't been able to identify the pattern.


Sunday, 9 June 2013

Tip Top Table Sale at The Step this week

Last Saturday was the last North London Vintage Market till September but this week I will be selling at a new venue, a lovely bar called the Step on Myddleton Road.

The Tip Top Table sale takes place every second Thursday of the month. It's on this Thursday and starts at 7.30pm.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Monday, 20 May 2013

Vintage market

After what seems like ages I will be returning to the North London Vintage Market for their next sale on 1 June.

I haven't sorted out exactly what I will be taking yet, but these are a few bits and pieces of ceramics that might be appearing.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Ally Pally finds

It was the giant Ally Pally antique fair this morning. I was quite restrained and only bought these three things!

small blue Rorstrand jug

Figgjo Maya sauce boat

Apple ice bucket

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Dartington daisy bowl

This is another one of my Rye finds.

It is a large Dartington glass 'daisy' bowl designed by Frank Thrower. I have had quite a few of these before but this is the first one I have seen in the grey coloured glass known as 'midnight'.

I am told these are quite rare and I think it probably dates from the 1960s as the colour was discontinued from 1967.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Cinque Ports Pottery

It would be wrong to go on holiday to Rye and not buy something from the Rye potteries.

I bought this little pot in a junk shop in Hastings on our minimoon. From the back stamp it looks like an early piece made by the Cinque Ports Pottery between 1956 and 1960.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Wedding flowers

Its just over a week since our big day. I managed to salvage a few of the wedding flowers as a reminder and they were just about still alive to cheer us up when we came back from our mini-moon to Rye.

Its a bit odd not having anything to organise now its all over.. I will have to start focusing on the blog again and hopefully get out and about to some carboots if the weather continues to improve.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Vintage bird fabric

Unpacking continues at the new flat. This weekend we have been hanging pictures. Two have already fallen off the wall!

I found a few things I had forgotten about which have been left languishing since I last moved house and I rediscovered this ususual fabric place setting which I had put in a frame.

I don't know who the designer is and would love to hear from anyone out there who might know.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

New home

After many weeks of online inactivity I have finally come back to my blog. We have now moved to our new place so have spent the last few weeks settling in and exploring the local area. I have gradually been unpacking all of my ceramics, though the glass is all still boxed up.

We have more space here so I have been able to display things that were all hidden away before.

Here is a photo of some of my Cathrine Holm pots and pans.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A flowery pot

I have been neglecting the blog of late as things have finally picked up with our prospective move. We have started the epic task of packing and I have been trying to force myself to sell off some more bits and pieces.

I have just listed a glass spotty handkerchief vase on ebay which I have had for quite a few years now so I think its time for it to go.

While packing I also found this nice little lidded pot which usually sits on my bookcase. Its made by T G Green with a design called 'Blumen'. The designer is Colin Haxby. I have done a bit of web searching but have not found many other images of pieces from this range or much information about the designer.

Does anyone out there know anything about Colin Haxby or his work for T G Green?