At the same car boot as the Snoopy finds, I found this Arthur Woods pot to add to the collection. It’s got a wooden lid and looks like it has never been used. It was only £1 so I was quite chuffed.
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Last year I posted about a tea set I found in the Salvation Army shop in Portsmouth -http://sarahdobinson.com/new-tea-set/ – no idea who made it and when it was from though. HOWEVER – thanks to the excellent ‘Retroline’ website I discovered that it was made by Woods: http://www.theretroline.co.uk/retroline/WOODS.html – still not sure when it was made though!
For some inexplicable reason, I just assumed you could get this pattern as a tea or coffee set, but for my birthday this year my chum Anna gave me this excellent cork lidded pot and flour shaker with the same pattern:
I wonder what else you can get with the same pattern, getting quite excited about finding more of it!
On Wednesday Chris got a call from one of his friends saying that there was a coffee table in ‘the charity shop next to the Post Office’ (which turned out to be Naomi House) that Chris would really like. So we thought we’d pop up to Fareham on Saturday, on the off chance that the coffee table was still there. And it was!
From the way it was described we were expecting it to be a tiled surface, but it’s some kind of wood / plastic situation. It’s quite scratched on the surface so we need to give it a bit of TLC. T-Cut scratch remover doesn’t seem to have made much difference so we’re on the look out for something else, not sure what we could use though.
I was also pleased to find another T. G. Green pot, this time a large coffee pot to add to the collection:
In all, I was very impressed with Fareham, it has loads and loads of charity shops and they all had good stuff in them. We were going to go down to Lee-on-Solent and have a look round there, but it was a bit difficult with a big coffee table, so maybe next time.
I went into town last Saturday to get a spatula and some hair conditioner and came away with six heavy bags of food shopping, pet food, Wilkinsons kitchen cheapies (and no conditioner!) etc etc, so was quite annoyed to see my bus pulling away from the bus stop especially as there was a 20 minute wait until the next one and one of the bags of food had burst. However I had gone to the bus stop near to the little Salvation Army shop at the top of town, and as I walked past and scanned the window of the shop my eye drew me to this excellent tea set. Obviously I dived straight inside and it was a bargain at £3. Unfortunately there is no tea pot, but I love the pattern – I have never seen it before on my many trawls around the internet. So in the end I was quite pleased I had missed the bus.
These were from the Southsea Clarence Pier car boot at the end of May, again quite a nice little stash.
I got three of these plates in total, and they only cost 20p each! Absolute bargain, I’ve wanted some for ages (along with the fish versions).
The thermometer doesn’t seem to be working anymore, but it was only 50p and I loved the cat.
I got these off a nice lady whose Nan used to have them on display at her house. When I told the lady that they were going into Bar Reeves she said she was pleased they were going to a good home!
I found this a while ago in Oxfam in Romford, it was missing the cork lid but I managed to find one on another, poorer condition T. G. Green pot at a car boot.
Last week I went to Chichester, I haven’t been there properly shopping for a while despite the fact it’s only 20 minutes away by train. Usually I only go there for the car boot on a Sunday, but because it was a Saturday I took the opportunity to have a hunt around the charity shops in search of special treats.
Not expecting much, I was absolutely delighted to find these little beauties – for £1.50 for the pair!!:
I have been lusting over the Lord Nelson Pottery Gaytime stuff on Ebay for ages and ages, but haven’t really fancied paying the silly prices some people stick on it. Apparently it’s a copy of the Acapulco design by Villeroy & Boch, but I think it’s nicer. These are now at home on my sewing bookshelf, no doubt they should have some lids or something, but I’m not bothered about that because I just really love the pattern. Hopefully I will add to the collection over time, there were loads of items made such as storage jars, flan dishes, cups & saucers, jugs, cruet sets etc etc. Exciting!
Whenever I am feeling a bit uninspired, I seem to end up on Flickr looking for pics of other peoples vintage pottery collections, vintage kitchen stuff and any kind of exciting 1970’s inspired interiors. It always seems to cheer me up for some reason, I think it’s because it reminds me of the prospect of finding some of these treasures in charity shops, car boots, Ebay etc. Although it does seem that everyone has got wise to the ‘value’ of these items and seem to be sticking ginormous prices on anything interesting I find (apart from The Ark in Albert Road, Southsea).
Yesterday we went to the Chichester car boot and Chris had a ridiculous row with someone on a stall about a vase:
Chris (picking up some reproduction almost-Whitefriars style vase that we’ve already got) – ‘Look at this, do you want another one Sarah’
Bloke on stall – ‘That’s Whitefriars that is, worth a lot of money’
Chris – ‘Well, actually no it’s not, it’s a reproduction… nice vase though’
Bloke on stall – ‘Yes it is’
Chris – ‘No it’s not’
Bloke on stall – ‘Yes it is, it’s Whitefriars, it’s worth a lot of money’
Chris – ‘It’s not Whitefriars, believe me’
… and so on, it probably could have gone on in the same way for 10 minutes. Last year, whatever car boot I went to, if I saw anything vaguely ‘retro’ or the odd Hornsea Bronte patterned item (which is hardly difficult to find), before I’d even touched it the stallholder would be like ‘Yeah that’s Hornsea, from the 70’s, it’s retro, worth a lot of money’ etc – so annoying!
Anyway, these are a few of my favourite mugs / kitchen stuff photo pools, where I can look at things without getting the spiel:
Vintage mugs – http://www.flickr.com/groups/45432195@N00/
Lovers of Carlton Ware – http://www.flickr.com/groups/1184567@N20/
The Vintage Kitchen – http://www.flickr.com/groups/thevintagekitchen/
Staffordshire Retro Mugs – http://www.flickr.com/groups/retromugs/
The people who run Staffordshire Retro Mugs also have this particularly nice website, don’t like the gif-age of the pics but some fab mugs: http://www.topkop.dk/
1970’s Hornsea mug, bought from Ebay in 2007.
Bought in 2008 from Ebay for an extortionate amount of money!