Ceramics, china, pottery, glass... bowls, plates, cups, vases... from antiques to retro to modern pieces. Love it. From when I was little Mum would take me to the china section in Myers to admire the dinner sets, tea pots, vases. I learnt quite early what patterns were Wedgewood and which were Royal Doulton and I have always been surprised when people don't know the difference between 'good' china and the not so good. It's just so much nicer to eat off, drink from... feel, look at. Not that my cupboard is full of expensive dinnerware... but I'd love it to be.
So, this post is called 'Onions' and you may be asking why? Well, I've started to collect vases made in the 1960's and 1970's in a West German pottery factory called the Scheurich factory and the name of the pattern is ONION. So there you go, all explained.
I've only got five, but it's not about instant accumulation. It's about the search, the thrill of the hunt, seeking, finding, gathering.
Rod is quite pleased about this collection as it's MUCH cheaper than my plan to collect Moorcroft vases. He thinks two will do.
No onion vases. But these things caught my eye...
I won't, however, be going back for this fellow...
And then there's the hand embroidered and crocheted doilies and table linens.
All that scouring for onion vases was tiring. We needed refreshment.
My search continues. Hello, ebay.