Not really, but I felt the need for some uplifting colours today. Not only has Britain gone a little bit crazy over the events of the past few days, the weather today is truly horrendous. Oddly though, it might be this rain that dampens down the rioting for today so fingers crossed that for once we might be grateful for the awful British weather.
Luckily for me, I had some pictures that Aidan had prepared earlier:
When you look at the colour of these pots, you can well imagine how the 1960s must have looked. At the moment, I think most people would wish we were harking back to the ’60s, rather than this ’80s re-run that Britain appears to have turned into…
On Thursday evening, my parents and my nan came to visit us in Glossop. Fortunately they seemed to bring the glorious weather with them. They stayed at the beautiful Allman’s Heath Cottage, where they stay every time they come to visit. My mum and Julie, the owner, can natter away about growing their own veg and baking cakes whilst my dad takes pictures of the flowers in the garden. He’s very manly like that.
Anyway, since we started buying and selling West German Pottery on a more business like basis, my mum has bought a couple of pots from us each time they’ve been to visit. This time, both she and my nan bought some. Makes it seem like a real business, if even your family will buy them from us!
Here’s what they bought:
That one came with some free stickers…
I can pretty much predict my mum’s taste now – anything orange and floral tends to be popular with her. Dad sent me these pictures last night:
I think they were quite happy with them!
Thankfully, the beautiful weather they brought with them has continued into today. I think there may be some sunbathing and cider-drinking in order later… Enjoy the sunshine, everyone!
Not that I’m particularly fashionable, but I do love this ‘latest’ idea from 1952: fruit inspired costume jewellery.
“Gay, colourfully cunning arrangements of little cherries, oranges, red currants or plums give us the newest, most amusing idea for costume jewellery and emphasize [sic] the colour importance of our Spring clothes.”
So there you go.
Why would you not want to look like you’d got lost in an orange grove? I think if you tried to do anything other than the ‘I’m a little teapot’ dance (as she seems to be doing here), those oranges would definitely get in your way.
I think we should have some kind of caption contest with this one. The grimace, the choker, the pink glove covering her armpit… there’s definitely a joke in there somewhere.
I’m thinking that vintage jewellery inspired by fruit (especially oranges) could be the way to go for the rest of spring. Might steer clear of the plums though: not sure I fancy those dangling from my lapel.
Pictures from Woman’s Own, Thursday February 28th, 1952. Article written by Suzanne Grey, Woman’s Own’s Fashion Editor.
The lovely couple at Wowie Zowie have been round again and bought a few bits and bobs. I didn’t manage to get the orange and purple D&B onto the site previously; it’s now residing in Chorlton. So, good people of Chorltonia, keep your eyes peeled for the pot to appear in the shop. It’s a good ‘un.
They’re hosting a gig on Saturday night which looks pretty good:
More attempts to take slightly better photos of pots:
This is what I think of as being as ‘Aidan’ style photo – put it on a jaunty angle and see what happens!
Love the glazes on these. They’re extremely bright and look fantastic with our other red and orange pots in the bedroom.
We’re off to Germany again this evening! I still have *a ton* of things to blog about from the last trip, so I’m going to try and do some catching up on it today. Really, I should be doing some work but I know what I’d rather do…