Sunday, 5 June 2011

More 'stuff'

I am dashing off a quick post as I have got a lot to do today.  Open Studio is looming and I want to finish labels and print a few more cards.  I have finished off next Friday's postcard as I don't think I will have time in the week, and planning the next one. I won't have time to report on Postman's Knock  next Saturday morning but at least my postcard will be in the post.  Mean while here is another of my collections.  This one all mine.  I started it to claim a space on the dresser before Mr T's tins and packets took over. My china collection really started with jugs (another time) but then I moved onto fruit and veg themed pottery. I started with a little Carlton "Australin Design" redcurrant dish about 25 years ago, and eventually collected a shelf full.  The large one came in its original box, which I stupidly threw away!! 

 I then started collecting this strawberry basket Shorter ware. My sister bought me several bits as birthday presents.  
 The tea pot has to be one of my favourites, and I love the strawberry cruet set.
I have also got a miscellaneous collection of bits, these are the best of them.

I stopped collecting when things started to get too expensive and I had filled up the dresser - it is only small.  I probably collected most of these in the mid 80's, early 90's. However now e-bay is awash with Carlton and Shorter ware, and very cheap it is too.  However I am fond of my little collection, but have no desire to add to it.
Now I really must get on....
hope you have a good week
Jill


11 comments:

Jee said...

Lovely collection, Jill. I'm beavering away on your postcard so, hopefully, it will get to you on time.

Joanna said...

Sweet collection, Jill. I am particularly fond of Carltonware, with it's pretty colours and detailing.

Aaahhhh! I haven't even started my next postcard ('Tea'), but I do, at least, have an idea.......

I hope Open Studio goes well.

Eileen said...

It is a lovely collection - a real treat to see. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cynthia Eloise said...

love your collection, some beautiful pieces.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Have a good week too Jill - hope that Open Studios proves to be lucrative and rewarding. Lesley x

Jane Housham said...

Ah, lovely collection. It reminds me that we used to be avid collectors of Shorterware -- weirdly, I'd completely forgotten. Have you got the book, The Shorter Connection? That used to be our bible.

Ticking stripes said...

Looks as if you have noticed the same as me with the 1930s stuff. On e-bay for peanuts right now. But it will pick up again and in the meantime enjoy - its a lovely collection.

Melanie said...

I LOVE that teapot!

Menopausalmusing said...

Wish you well with your Open Studios.......... and loving that teapot with the bow on its handle. What a lovely piece.

Chrissie said...

What a joyful collection.
Hope to make it to the Studio next week...

Printed Material said...

Jill,
What a lovely teapot. I'm familiar with Shorter as we have a fruit bowl by them but I've never seen this strawberry ware before. I really like it, especially that bow on the handle but I am NOT going over to Ebay to check out things.... I'm not... no, I'm really not....