Lovely Lava, Gorgeous Glazes, Perfect Pots…

Here are some of the photos from the collection we brought back. We’ve taken out ones that we want to keep, now we just have to find out how to sell the others. Probably not going to be an easy task! Some we’re keeping:    Those are some of my favourites; there’s plenty more to…

Back from Germany – pots ahoy!

Well, we got back on Sunday afternoon feeling tired, dirty and utterly thrilled with our haul of pottery!  We’d had a fantastic second week in Germany, staying with another of the Pottery and Glass forum members near Nuremburg, before heading back up to the Essen area to look for more pottery. One of the best…

Ransbach-Baumbach and Jopeko

After Essen, we had to make our way South towards Worms and Speyer. Before we set off, we trundled around a few more Trödelmarkts, filling the car up even further. Once Tina was fit to bursting yet again, we began the next leg of our journey. We spotted that our route was going to take…

Part Two: The Ruhrgebeit

Another thing about me and travelling: map-reading. I’m pretty shocking at it. I have a tendency to send us off a junction or road too early, can’t seem to orientate the map and find it really difficult to follow where we are on our route. This hasn’t helped us being able to find Trödelmarkts which…

German Road Trip: Travelling, Tongeren and Trödelmarkts

It probably wasn’t a good sign when I got us lost in Britain.  Our first stopover was to break up the journey to Dover, staying at Aidan’s brother’s house in Letchworth. Unfortunately, I managed to direct Aidan off the motorway a stop too early and we spent a good half an hour trundling down some…

Aidan’s Guest Blog 2: Carstens Candle Holder

  Guest blog number two from Emma’s other half. This one is about a rather unusual little candle holder which I treated myself to from a certain online website (Ebay) a few months ago. Predictably its West German and this one is made by Carstens, identification made easy by a little cloth label on its chest…

Birthday and Booting…

Well, last week it was my birthday and now I’m another year closer to thirty… I don’t mind so much, but it is a slightly strange feeling. I keep expecting somebody to stop me and say, “Right, the game is up. You’re not really [insert age here]; you’re really sixteen. Stop pretending to be an…

Newark International Antiques & Collector’s Fair

Bit of a bumper Friday Find for this entry! On Friday 9th April, Aidan and I trundled on over to Newark in Tina (the Ford KA).  This was before the excitement of Little Owl Ski at the Car Boot Sale took over – and subsequently the blogging has been put back by the usual back-to-school-therefore-I-have-no-life…

Aidan’s Birthday Presents

Confession time: Aidan’s birthday was in February…  Admittedly, he was given these a couple of weeks after the event, but still that is fairly slack of me to only just be posting them up now.  As they were his presents, Aidan has taken the pictures himself: The Scheurich one is my favourite of the two….

Penny’s Pretty, Potty Pots…

These are some new purchases by my parents: Watch out for the cat appearing…   Tyler, the cat, was obviously getting a little bit jealous of the attention the pots were getting! I know that these are Scheurich and the form numbers; however, I know nothing about the glaze as I’ve never seen ones like…

Scheurich 553 – 38

I’m trying to do some catching up in terms of retro things that I’ve got to blog about; this is next on my ‘to-do’ list. I can’t quite remember the antiques shop this was bought from, but I seem to remember paying about £18 for it. At the time, it seemed like lots! Actually, I’m…

New Scheurich 414

I’ve been exceedingly slack on the blogging front recently. Usual excuse: work. I’m not going to comment any further as it occupies too much of my mind as it is.  On a more interesting front, I recently received this: Shocking picture: I do apologise!! Another Ebay purchase; I was a little disappointed when it arrived…