I must confess, I’ve been extremely slack at blogging my retro escapades for the past month. Usual excuse: far too busy with end of term assessments blah, blah, blah. Nevertheless, a catchup is in order.
This amazing dish is one of our latest auction finds. We bought a box full of stuff, mainly because this was in it; though Aidan has since sold many of the other objects from the box. This dish is going nowhere though! It’s made by a Swedish potter called Mari Simmulson – very similar stuff to Bjorn Wiinblad, which is what I thought it was when I first saw it. Chuffed to bits with this, but alas, our last visit to the auction was fruitless. Perhaps after Christmas, it will pick up again.
At the start of December, as well as visiting the auction house, we had a little trip down to London, courtesy of free first class Virgin travel… I didn’t take too many pictures as we’d been only a few weeks before. However, I did take one of the supposedly ‘retro’ Christmas decorations on Carnaby Street. Note to the council: try harder.
Using stereotypically swirly-whirly-psychedelic fonts DOES NOT make for authentically retro decorations. Though top marks for the giant pink reindeer – I’ll pretend it’s a little lost roe deer…