Merry Christmas from the 1950s!

There are some beautiful covers and images from the 1950s contained within the pages of my vintage Woman’s Own magazines:  There are so many gorgeous images in these Christmas specials that I just can’t show them all. I took nearly a hundred pictures! So, I will choose my favourites to wish you all Merry Christmas…

Big Pot, Little Pot: Scheurich and Jasba

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a ‘Big Pot, Little Pot’ post, but thanks to the powers of my wonderful other half, I’ve got not one, but two sets of BPLP to share with you. He’s even made these lovely pictures for me to show off the vases in their best light. These…

Adverts from ‘Woman’s Own’

I’ve been up early today. Having managed to catch my dad’s cold, after my parents’ visit earlier this weekend, I woke up about seven feeling a bit bunged up. So for the past hour and a half, I’ve been catching up on X Factor ( I know, I know… it’s a guilty pleasure!); whilst writing a…

Woman’s Own Magazine: September 9th 1954

A few weeks ago I bought a stack of 20-odd vintage French magazines, all from the 40s, 50s and 60s and I was beyond excitement. Or excitement in a French sounding way… This morning, I bought forty four – yes, forty four! – Woman’s Own magazines, mainly from the 1950s but some from the 40s…

Hidden Beauty of Blackpool

A few weeks ago, I was teaching a lesson on poverty in the Victorian era (for context to ‘Great Expectations’) and I said to the class,  “Imagine what it would be like to visit a place where you genuinely felt horrified that people lived in such a state.”  A little voice from the front asked,…

Scheurich Galore! (Well, nearly…)

We have recently discovered the wonders of purchasing West German pots from their country of origin. Via the medium of Ebay and some badly advertised listings, we received these in the post today: For the life of me, I couldn’t get the pictures right of the label. However, to describe it: it’s a pale gold…