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

Krups Electric Coffee Mill


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

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.