Presents: Pottery and Pictures

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Merry Christmas!

It’s been a lovely Christmas – and it’s still not really over for us. The weekend before Christmas, we had the early one with my family. Then we’ve spent Christmas Day in Glossop, had friends over on Boxing Day. This week, we’ll be seeing Aidan’s family as well; all before we have to start thinking about going back to work… Ah well, we knew it couldn’t last.

Anyway, how else to celebrate a wonderful Christmas than by sharing pictures of the retro and vintage goodies we gave and received?

To kick things off:

Carstens 'Ankara' Pot

The one on the far right was a present from Aidan to me. I love it! It came from Pop Boutique in Manchester. This is yet another collection I’m getting going now…

Zulu Girl - Tretchikoff

I absolutely love this. Another present from Aidan, and it’s probably one of my favourites. If you’ve not visited the site already, it’s worth another trip to the Tretchikoff website to have a look at all of his prints.

Luckily for me, I got lots and lots of presents! A green Casio watch, a Spirograph, a Tamagotchi… yes, I am a grown woman, if you can believe it?! I also received three new Scheurich 414 pots, but unfortunately the pictures have come out quite blurry. I’ll take some more another day; maybe even attempt to take some vaguely stylish ones… you know how that normally goes.

Here are two things I got Aidan:

Just Above the Mantelpiece - Wayne Hemingway

A book all about retro and vintage prints by Tretchikoff, J.H. Lynch, Shabner, Maio and those 70s big-eyed children pictures. It’s fantastic, even if I do say so myself. Aidan seems to quite like it too. I bought his copy from Ebay (and America, no less) but you seem to be able to buy it on Amazon here. Review of the book as well. Even if you’re not a fan of these types of prints, it’s still a gorgeous book to look through.

I also got him one of these:

'Lava' Teatowel

The teatowel, not the pots! It’s pretty good. I’m not sure if we’ll ever actually use it though; it’s a bit too swanky for wiping pots and pans. The seller, skinnylaminx, is on her holidays at the moment. When she returns you should definitely have a look at her shop on Etsy.

So, what’s the best retro or vintage thing you got this Christmas??

4 Comments Add yours

  1. lavalotti says:

    Merry X-Mas! I am very envious of your gorgeous Ankara collection. Like that Tretchikoff print too.

  2. Cinna says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Emma!
    Will be exciting to follow the growth of yout WG Pottery collection:)

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