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