Hoy Töpferei…

I put the ellipsis in the title because there’s a sad tale to these two pots: After the very first German Road Trip, they were rejected not only by us, but by Wowie Zowie. We all thought they were lumpy, badly thrown pieces of purple-painted clay. It turns out (while they still might be all of…

Üeberlacker Twin Pots

That title makes it sound like yoghurts. It’s not yoghurts, I promise!   Üeberlacker Keramik make some luvverly pots (I’m getting my Masterchef style voice ready for tonight’s show…); bright, unusual and original… Yep, I like them. These are a pair we decided to keep from the original German Road Trip. For once, I’ve attempted…

Auction Viewing: The bids are in!

Well, I’m back from my first foray into the world of auctioneering. While the other half wraps up his Ebay parcels (I await to write the addresses on them), I’ve looked over the pictures I’ve taken and decided on some to share with you.  A is convinced that if I put pictures on of the…

Do I see £5 anywhere?

In approximately sixty minutes time, I am venturing off to my first ever auction! I literally cannot wait. I’ve got food on the go as I type so we can scoff it down, then jump straight into the car.  It’s at Sykes Auction House in Holmfirth (near Huddersfield).  According to our antique-expert neighbour, Jim, it’s…

Retro Goodies through the post!

Ooooh, how I love to receive a good parcel, or two, or three! Actually, I only received one parcel this week, but my other half received two.  One was a Wade Skip the Dog and the other was this lovely Carstens vase: Underneath, it reads W.-Germ. E.4-25.  I’ve never actually seen that notation before: the…