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
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
1960’s electric coffee mill by German manufacturer Krups. The motor purrs smoothly and is quieter than most of it’s modern day cousins. Making coffee in the morning has a brand new appeal and it grinds the perfect icing sugar too.
Deal: Found at the Arena Antik Markt in Berlin for 12 Euro
Little did I know about the ‘Orange Tree’ design as we picked this tea pot from a cardboard box on Golbourne Road, North London. Some chip on the rim, but a bargain for £1. Only much later did I find out this pattern is a highly sought after Art Deco collectable. Continue reading
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.