Friday, 31 August 2012

Jugs, glorious jugs!

Hi there everyone or just one! I'm definitely back home now for a few months. Scotland was wonderful and I did actually manage eventually to find a fair few great items. I always seem attracted to jugs of all shapes, sizes, colours and materials. Here are a few of my finds. One is made by Swinnerton's - a very simple, plain creamy colour, the gravy jug is a lovely shade of green and the rose one is lustreware, with a faint sheen to the glaze. The first place you'll see these finds will be at the North London Vintage Market on Saturday 1st September starting at 10 o'clock. It is in St Mary's Hall, Cranleigh Gardens London N10. It is a lovely market with lots of unique stalls including vintage clothing, lighting, furniture, homeware, textiles and of course kitchenalia! Do come along if you can. There will be refreshments too.
I've also found some of my favourite type of kitchenalia - Enamel! I've got a lovley pale blue colander and a white jug just right for a bunch of garden flowers. I've got some more great pie dishes in various colours and a couple of colourful coffee pots. I'm always on the look out for utensils, especially the lovely painted handle variety. They're getting so hard to find in good condition but I've managed to find some lovely ones. Some are very unusual and keep customers guessing for hours about what they could possibly be used for!
These fruit sets are in perfect condition and have six small bowls and a large bowl. There are two sets. One is by Meakin and the other by James Kent.
The other bits of china I've brought back with me are blue and white, similar to T G Green. There are four cups and saucers witht the milk and sugar bowl, cereal dishes and side plates allin tip top condition.  There is a fab jug in dark and light blue. I can't list all of the items but these are a few tasters. I'll try to list some more with some photos when I've finally unpacked them all. I'm frantically trying to get ready for the market tomorrow and change over some of my existing stock to the new stuff. It's always good to unveil the new bits for existing customers who come regularly to the market. I've got so much to write about from my visit up North. I went to a great event last weekend which happens every year in Argyll. It's called Artmap and it involves local artists who open up their homes and studios to the public to look at their work and chat about it. It is always so interesting to meet  people in their own environment and find out what inspires them. We met some very interesting friendly people. More of that to come. I must go and rise to the challenge of getting my stalling head back on, which involves looking in boxes and deciding what must stay and what must be replaced for tomorrow. When stock is replaced I then have the unenviable task of trying to find somewhere to store it all until it goes back to market again some time in the future. It's a constant juggling act and I dread doing it but here goes................................

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