Sorting Out the House

on

Massive apologies for the sporadic nature of my posting recently. We’re in the process of buying another house, and trying to sell ours. Consequently, with the usual work pressures and trying to get our current house ready for market there’s not been much time for anything else. After several weeks of sorting, charity shop trips, vising the local skips and selling like demons on Ebay, the house is looking more like a home and less like a dumping ground for ‘hoarding tramps’, as I called us on one frustrated afternoon.

Living Room
Living Room

 

Lots of West German Pottery!
Lots of West German Pottery!

Most of that on top and underneath is for sale… still, it’s quite a lot to be greeted with when you come in through the front door. Hopefully buyers won’t be put off by it.

Lots of lamps
Lots of lamps

We’ve got so many old lamps around the house now. We keep hoarding them to use in our new, bigger house; trying to find convenient places for them in the current one can get quite tricky though! Parting with any of them though… not really an option.

The kitchen has also had a big tidy up and general sprucing of paintwork and bits and bobs. Our little terrace has been redesigned at some point in the past, so we get a titchy little dining area which, naturally, we’ve filled with other things too. Mostly, my books.

Dining room
Dining room

That’s a retro, board-backed big eyed girl print on the wall and a fantastic Mari Simmulson bowl on the table. We bought the print in Germany, the bowl from an auction in New Mill. Pottery up the top is also for sale – and mostly filled with other smaller pots!

Kilner Jars
Kilner Jars

After the living room, our main bedroom is my other favourite room. Especially now that we’ve sorted it out and I can actually get into it. Again, still lots of pots – too many – but I love the feel of it in there now.

 

I’ve deliberately not taken any from the other angle, as the other corner is still a West German Pottery overload. We’ve got fiver lamps in this room in total! Not all of them light up… actually, we only ever use an Anglepoise I’ve got down my side of the bed to read with. Maybe the lamp collection is becoming more of an obsession.

Hopefully, the next ‘house shots’ I’ll be taking will be of the new one. In the meantime, I’m glad that we’ve sorted this place out so much. It makes the last few months of living here much more enjoyable.

Mass market art prints
Mass market art prints

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Freya says:

    I was doing a google search for a collector on Mid-Century ceramics and yours came up!! Whilst I was enjoying scanning through your great posts, I noticed that you are a fan of Ciao Vogue which just happens to be my blog!!! So, Little Owski, I’m going to give you a reciprocal link and continue reading about German Ceramics!! Thanks!

    1. littleowlski says:

      Hello! Fantastic to hear from you – that’s a fab coincident. Yes, I love your site. My era of choice is about ten years earlier, but I adore looking at your collection of vintage magazines. Hope that you managed to find something of interest here too! Emma

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s