Bring on the Summer Holidays Part One: Corsica!

One of the massive perks of being a teacher (pretty much the only perk?) is the wonderful holidays we get. Yes, we work hard, but yes, we also get lots of days off during the summer to do what we want with. Last week, Aidan and I visited the island of Corsica. And it was…

Glorious Glazes

I’ve just been looking at our vast collection of pots and thinking about how varied the glazes can be. Now, these┬ápots are not necessarily my favourites (though some of them definitely are!) – it was more a case of what was close to hand! Like I said, not all of these are favourites but they…

The Latest Delivery from Germany

I know I’m fairly easily pleased, but the latest batch that Aidan’s brought back from Germany contains some of his best finds yet. Here’s a quick ‘preview’ of some of it: Check out the plastic bin at the front! We’ve got a book on Plastic Collectables, so I’d asked Aidan to keep his eyes open…

Green, green, green…

My favourite colour ever! Yet for some reason, many people don’t like it; particularly in their retro pottery. I love it. So this is a Green Feast of West German pottery, just for me: I had many grand plans of what I was going to accomplish this evening. Driving lesson went relatively well. It’s my…

Car Boot Bonanza

Yesterday I went to the car boot sale in Stafford. Without a doubt, Stafford is the Mecca for car boot sales. Every time I visit my family there and we go to the boot, I always come back laden down. Yesterday was no exception: Some of it will be Ebayed, most of it I appear…

Bits and Bobs from Wowie Zowie

One of our favourite places is Wowie Zowie in Chorlton, and not just because they buy West German Pottery from us! They stock a wide and amazing range of mid century, retro and vintage bits and pieces. Virtually everything that is in that shop, we either already have or covet madly. If we ever open…

Vintage Woman’s Own Magazine: July 1952

Greetings from 1952. This week, we have some ‘Romantic Fiction’, ‘Vera Lynn’s story’ and ‘Two Gay Summer Jumpers’; goodness only knows what Google Search will make of that last feature. There are going to be some very disappointed visitors to this blog… “Gone with the wind: We have all heard of flying saucers, but have…

Striking Steuler

Now the regulars of the WGP world who frequent my blog will┬áprobably think, “Finally!” when they read that heading. I asked aeons ago if anybody had any fantastic Steuler pieces that I could share via this site, as I wanted to do a post to show off the fantastic variety of pieces that Steuler created….

All Creatures Great and Small…

No, you haven’t accidentally gone to the wrong blog. Nor have I had a religious experience. But it did occur to me this morning that many of the more unusual retro items we have appear to have an animal theme. So, here are some of the beasty bits and bobs lying around our house: I’d…