We bought these two lovely vintage Paris side plates this week – what classic 1950s designs!
They’re quite similar, both featuring French café scenes, but were produced by different makers – namely Ridgway and Alfred Meakin.
The illustrations are gorgeous – café society, stylish ladies and gentlemen, parasols, hats… and poodles!
They display very well – catching your eye and drawing you in for a closer look – something different to notice each time. Available to buy in our webshop now.
We thought that we must have written a post about this range of crockery before. Having looked through our blog archive, it’s had a few mentions, but never a dedicated post. Surely, it deserves one!
This set was featured in yesterday’s Forthcoming Attractions post – and as we commented on there, we love this eccentric, crazy pattern.
Psychedelic, multi-coloured, stylised bulls – what’s not to like?
Some of them just about manage a passable bull hide look, but then this guy just goes completely wild with his pink & turquoise daisy splodges. Fabulous!
As you can see from the base marks, the range is called “Beefeater” and was produced by English Ironstone Pottery Ltd. They date from the early 1970s era. In addition to these oval main course plates, we’ve also come across side plates – and there’s also a more monochrome version of the pattern. They display really well and look great on a long shelf or mounted on a wall.
Here’s a selection of this past week’s vintage buys – quite a blast of colour!
We’ll start off with the West German vases – in gorgeous, vibrant shades of orange. One has the classic bubbling, fat lava glaze and the other a more uniform pattern of impressed marks. We like both styles – and they look great together.
Next up, we have a set of psychedelic bull plates – not exactly subtle shades either! We do love this fun and eccentric range of dinner ware.
This bright red clock is wonderful too – both functional and beautiful. Produced by Metamec in the 1950s/60s it would provide a real flash of vintage style & colour to a kitchen or office wall.
We’ve also picked up this trio of waste paper bins. The one with flowers is marked Worcester Ware – a company who produced some fabulous, everyday metalware. They’re perfect for kids bedrooms or nurseries.
Less bright, but no less attractive, is this collection of garden and laundry items. Last week’s Get their look post featured a lovely traditional laundry area. It had a couple of the vintage washboards on the wall which looked great. We’re big fans of painted and galvanised metal, in general – our own garden is full of old dolly tubs, wash baths, florists pots, dustbins and watering cans. They look attractive, weather nicely – and don’t shatter in the frost!
We’ve just received some lovely Sienna patterned tableware from duckydora.
It was put straight to use that evening as we were having pasta with some garlic bread and salad. It was absolutely perfect for serving.
This range is pared back, clean and simple with a modern, rustic feel. The bowl & plates are glazed terracotta in a lovely, soft baby blue shade – hand decorated with a repeating raindrop pattern. It’s photographed here with the complementing Florence tea towel which adds pretty stylised flowers to the scene.
This Sienna tableware is just one of a range of products available at the duckydora website.
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Sense currently has listed two lots of these fabulous vintage Aquarius fish plates – this set of three pictured and another set of four. A couple of the plates are duplicates; so, if you wanted to bid on both lots, of the seven plates you can make a set of four and have two spares.
The going rate for one of these plates is about £12 to £25. This set of three is currently £8 and the set of 4 is £6.99 – so bargains!
They’re a great way to glam up your Friday fish & chips and mushy peas – or should we say sole de Douvres et pomme frites avec purée de pois? 🙂
*Sense is a national charity supporting and campaigning for children and adults who are deafblind. They provide information, advice and services to deafblind people, their families and carers. Their eBay stores aim to maximise the profits from items donated to their charity.
What a lovely lot of bright, cheerful Rice melamine dishes! And I’m in love with the yellow dishwasher. I’ve looked on the internet to see if I could find it but the closest I came to it is this compact model available at John Lewis.
This photo makes me almost look forward to tackling the washing up… almost!