Fat Lava Bowl

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Love this flame red Fat Lava bowl. It has no backstamp but likely to be of West German origin.

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Melamine Egg Cups

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How do you like your eggs? I like mine soft boiled in a Melamine egg cup and depending on my mood I choose between pastel and bright. Love the colours, the shape and the fact that they can’t break (well nearly). Produced by Melaware in the 60s.

Bargain: £1 each on Camden Market and a set of 4 for £10 at the Ally Pally Vintage Fair

East German Loveliness

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Who says it was dull and grey behind the Iron Curtain? This patterned loveliness produced by VEB (Volkseigener Betrieb – The People’s Factory) Haldensleben instantly became my favourite ‘Fat Lava’ piece. I only regret that I didn’t buy the second, slightly smaller edition as well.

Spitalsfield Market for £20. Thank you people!

‘Flower Power’ Coffee Storage Jar

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Manufactured in the 60s by Crown Devon this pattern was adapted from the 60s fashion designer Mary Quant‘s ‘Carnaby daisy’ design. Painted in the era’s most popular colours of reds and oranges this jar is a perfect example of the 60s ‘Flower power’ spirit.

Bargain: Kentish Town charity shop for a couple of £.

German Threesome

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Christmas came early this year in the shape of this ‘Fat Lava’ trio from Spitalsfield Market. A Steuler ‘Zyklon’ and a Bay vase and a gorgious lamp base of unidentified origins. All together for £40.