Balloon Vases: No Clowns Allowed

Yet another collection has been started as a result of the tripping to and fro from Deutschland: The Balloon Vases. The latest one is this: I wouldn’t recommend trying to tie these together on a piece of string, or popping them. However, you can try to make some good-looking displays: I did say try to…

San Marino Pottery

I’ve had a few pieces of San Marino pottery in the past, a few vases and dishes. Aidan’s selling one of the vases from the last trip on Ebay at the moment. (Check out penguinaidan’s stuff here). I love the little pin dishes, but I’m still not so sure about the vases themselves. They are…

Present Parade: Scheurich 414

A couple of weeks ago, I bought another massive stack of vintage magazines from the same man I bought them from last summer. When we got gome, I excitedly grabbed a magazine off the top of the pile and flicked through. Imagine my amazement when the page above appeared! Proof that in 1967, West German…

Scheurich Lora ‘Flame’ Glaze

The next trip to Germany is booked! We’re going during February half term and I can’t wait already. This time we’re going to expand our search area a bit further East; venture out of the Ruhr and Rhine areas! This Scheurich beast was bought on the last trip and I think it spent some time…

Scheurich Balloon Vases

It has been a very strange start to the term to say the least… flooded classroom, mouse about the house… oh well, let’s forget it all by looking at pictures of pots. Lots and lots of pots. Looks like they all need a dust, eh?

Vintage Christmas Wrapping Paper

The last time we went to Germany, along with a thousand and one pots we bought a great big stack of retro wrapping paper. The idea was that with Christmas approaching, it’d be easy enough to flog it on for a small fortune. Small fortune has not appeared. I’m not sure why: I think the…

From Germany to Glossop…

..Deutschland to Derbyshire. We’re back. The house is full. Aidan has just pointed out that I don’t really have time for a blog but I just can’t resist: the sheer scale of what we have returned with from this trip is phenomenal. Observe:   Note the glass head back right; at the moment, we think…

Autumnal West German Pottery

[Left to right: Possible Carstens, Scheurich,  Scheurich] There is definitely a change in the air: the nights are drawing in and our garden is becoming covered with leaves of various red, brown and orange shades. If I was any kind of interior decorator, I might start changing my house to reflect the autumn season. But hold on,…

Wowie Indeed….

The lovely couple at Wowie Zowie have been round again and bought a few bits and bobs. I didn’t manage to get the orange and purple D&B onto the site previously; it’s now residing in Chorlton. So, good people of Chorltonia, keep your eyes peeled for the pot to appear in the shop. It’s a…

UK Public Information Films

I’m supposed to be working… I’m currently putting together a powerpoint on a competition for writing a script for a bus safety DVD, and trying to find examples on Youtube. Unsurprisingly, I’ve become distracted… I think I’m going to show that one to my year eleven class who are studying ‘Educating Rita‘.

Scheurich 414: Orange Swirls

My new favourite Scheurich 414… it came from Germany 2: the Remix trip. I genuinely can’t remember the cost of it now; it wasn’t a lot. It’s now sitting pretty with the other 414s in the bedroom.