Kirkham Egg Cups


Matching companions for the Kirkham sugar bowl and admiral additions to the breakfast table, though the wooden rack tends to be left in the cupboard most of the time. Classic 50s design.

Bargain: £8 on eBay

Midwinter ‘Cassandra’ Plates


Lovely breakfast plates produced by Midwinter in 1962 in the ‘Fashion Shape’. The pattern, based on a pleasingly 1950s abstract display of stylised leaves, was created by Midwinter‘s top designer Jessie Tait and is known as ‘Cassandra’.  Continue reading

50’s Kitchen Scale


This slightly battered kitchen scale is another find from the cheap end of Portobello Market. Admittedly it’s not ultra precise but working nevertheless, it might not be useful though for a fussy ingredient list.

A bargain for £10

Damage done

I broke boyfriend’s vegetable tureen. The lid slipped off and fell behind the fridge. The sound on landing was unmistakable. I had to promise to find a replacement – which turned out to be a 60s Meakin tureen in the ‘Maori’ design. As a Kiwi, he can hardly complain.. Again, Golbourne Road Market didn’t let me down and for only £4 damage I got away lightly.