Chazzers, Hats and Children…

A good rummage around the charity shops has long been one of our favourite ways to spend a Saturday afternoon, particularly on a soggy, miserable day. With two kids in tow now – oh yes, we had another. There is a legitimately good reason why I’ve hardly been around for the last two years. So,…

Back into the Selling Swing of Things

You know, I made a promise to myself when I wrote my last post that I would really try to write a blog once a week. Once a week, I thought to myself, that’s more than do-able. It turns out that’s not really the case when you have a very active baby who rarely naps during…

Posing the Pottery

Aidan’s been getting more elaborate with his West German Pottery displays over the last two weeks, thinking up more unusual ways to show off the items for sale on his Ebay listings: From L-R starting at the top: Hutschenreuthe​r, Italian Bitossi style vase, Jasba N Series ‘Moon’ vase, Scheurich 267 Prisma, U Keramik, Scheurich 231, 1950s Jasba, and Bay Keramik  From top to…

Selling Some Stuff

Before anyone asks: no, I’ve not lost my mind and yes, I’m feeling fine… I’ve actually listed some things on eBay. There are quite a few banana boxes of stuff lurking around the garage, attic and most likely my rather large built in cupboard; things that have been bought in the past to purposefully sell,…

Weekly Sales: West German Pottery

The latest batch will be ending tomorrow night. I say this every time, but there really are some gems amongst this lot. See if you can spot what they are: One of my favourites ending tomorrow night is this unusual Roth pot: Despite what it says in the listing ( I did it…) it is…

Pottery for Sale

There are some stunners amongst the latest batch of West German Pottery for sale on Aidan’s Ebay (if I do say so myself!). Scheurich glazes, even the most simple ones, deserve some appreciation. Last week I looked at the Scheurich Lora glaze; there’s one for sale here which is a particularly striking piece. I also…

Wallpaper Madness

Have you ever done up a house? Today, we realised that B&Q had an offer on Dulux paints that was ending this weekend, forcing us to examine our wallpaper choices and make some decisions. Easier said than done.  So far, we’ve narrowed it down to these: The ‘Squirrel and Dove’ wallpaper by Sanderson is going to…

Fish, Wallpaper and Plates

Is it me or is it getting more and more difficult to find good items in charity shops nowadays? Yesterday, we went up to the Emmaus charity warehouse in Mossley (near to Staley Vegas…) and we also stopped in at the YMCA in Ashton. The Emmaus did have some interesting bits and bobs in it,…

Pottery for Sale

As it’s now the (and I hate saying this) run-up to Christmas, we’re having a big push on Aidan’s Ebay, selling lots of West German Pottery. There are all kinds of pots for sale: As with all of his Ebay listings, Aidan takes a lot of time to ensure that the pictures are truly representative…

Kitsch Deer Barometer

I imagine when the designers thought this one up their thought processes went a little like this: “Hmmm, everyone wants a dead deer’s head hanging from their wall nowadays. But what about the vegetarians? Perhaps they want to share in this experience too! And what about the people who want a barometer on their wall…

’70s and ’80s Magazines for Sale

Regular readers will know by now my love for all things of yesteryear. My decade of choice is the 1950s, though I will go to the ’60s and late ’40s at a push. I do have some magazines from the ’70s and ’80s but they never get read, so I’ve made the decision to sell…

Sorting Out the House

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,…