Here are a few other homeware-type things that I've acquired, lately as a follow up to the last post. I have even more to blog about but I think I need to space it out a little bit.
This Bristolite canister was given to me with the Gayware set - it originally would have been one of a set (as the biggest, used for flour) but it happily matches the colours of my other canisters. I've decided this shall be used for biscuits because it's nice and big as a biscuit barrel ought to be, I think.
I like the art deco style details (though it was made much later) around the lip - this is where you insert your label for whatever it may be. They originally came with their own labels but this one's is long gone. I'm planning on making one up with some kind of neat '50s style font.
A set of four TV snack plates in different colours. These were dated as 1960s when I bought them and I couldn't guess any better than that. I love the colours and the shape reminds me of an artist's palette. Bought from a stall at the Fishermen's Wharf Market. You can also see the kidney shape of my little coffee table in this shot. While it's very '50s in terms of shape, I think it might be a bit later.
This Nallyware biscuit container is a bit worse for ware - the knob is missing from the top of the lid and the 'i', 't' and part of the 'u' are gone. But it didn't cost me much and it's the perfect size for my smaller craft supplies. I'm also thinking of trying to restore it a little but I shall tell you how that works out when I get around to attempting it. Bought from a stall at the Fishermen's Wharf Market.
Andi B. Goode