Dallas Simpson Print

A burgeoning collection within the house is that of the ‘Big Eyed’ mass market prints. They’re definitely an acquired taste! I was pretty pleased when Aidan brought this Dallas Simpson print home from the last trip though: I haven’t been able to find any similar prints to this one by Simpson, but she was a…

Scandinavian Glass

Yesterday, I posted up a few pictures of our fledgling glass collection. The wonderful folks over at the Pottery and Glass forum have identified a few of them for me. Vase 1462 Designer: Tamara Aladin For: Riihimäen Lasi, Finland This was identified by Sticknobills at the forum – seemingly a real font of knowledge on…

Glass: Blue and Green Must Never Be Seen…

One field I know virtually nothing about is that of glass. We’re starting to pick up more and more pieces on each of our trips; this time, I think we got some of our best ones. We must have an eye for greens and blues in glass: virtually all of our pieces are in varying shades….

Daily Pottery Pic: Scheurich

I’m planning to do some Easter/Royal Wedding specials today and the rest of this week. However, as there is also a GIANT West German Pottery collection just itching to be posted up, I’ll put up a few pictures each day of the latest finds. I love this Scheurich glaze. It may not be ‘Fat Lava’ or even…

Charity shopping and Cawthorne Antiques

Last night we went to visit our friend John, who has finally moved into his house eighteen months after buying it! This meant that we were in Barnsley for today and, what with the glorious weather, we took the opportunity to visit the charity shops and Cawthorne Antiques Centre. Unfortunately, the pickings were fairly slim…

Big Pot, Little Pot

I’m not going to ask why, but Aidan is finally coming round to the beauty of ’50s pottery. Not so long ago, he proclaimed, “I just can’t see what you like about it…” Now, these are two of his favourites: I love the huge one but I’m not too keen on the small, pink one….

Bernard Buffet: Mass Market Art?

We found this on our last trip: It’s a print by Bernard Buffet, a French painter. Once again, we appear to have found something that, despite not knowing anything about it, could actually be quite interesting. To me, this seemed to be an example of mass market art; standing quite well alongside the Tretchikoff and…

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…