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 £.
I felt the need to add a companion to the original tea pot, so here is another little fellow in the beautiful Orange Tree design.
Deal: £13 on eBay after a couple of failed attempts to secure a bargain. This is serious collectors territory so I’ll stay clear in the future for budget’s sake.
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.
Crown Ducal’s ‘Sunburst’ pattern in a typical Art Deco shape with vibrant colours and cheerful design. Less sought after than the ‘Orange Tree and therefor at a bargain price of £5
Berlin has a fair amount of ‘Troedel’ markets. ‘Troedel’ means ‘Junk’. The junk they sell in Berlin would often pass as ‘Antiques’ in London. Continue reading
The 50s might not be to everyones taste as we think back in shock and horror of abstract, geometric patterns in primary colours, new materials – PVC, fibreglass, rubber, melamine, vinyl and plastics. Continue reading
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