Ebay Craze

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Ok. I went a little crazy on ebay this month. Of course, it goes without saying that my shopping spree was purely West German pottery related.

First on the list, this massive Scheurich floor vase. The tallest I have - 47 cm !

I think it looks fabulous in the hall. Fits right into the little ceramic decor thing going on out there: Italian wall plate my grandma bought on one of her first trips to Italy in the early 1950s, and a Ruscha plate I bought on ebay years ago. Long before I had ever even heard of West German pottery. My wallet thinks those where the good times.

Weekend find

Monday, 27 June 2011

No, I never tire of buying more West German pottery...

Real fat lava by Bay Keramik. For a sweet 7 eur, brought down from 18. The seller said I had a lovely smile. No kidding. Such a beautiful find always brings a smile to my face.

Ever more red vases. Can you guess ? I'm smiling right now.

Kitchen peek

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The biggest job I tackled so far this year, has been repainting the long neglected hall, loo and kitchen.
Once I got going, the painting in itself was done pretty quickly. Documenting the process however, taking photos, editing and finally posting them - that's a whole other story... One that is paintstakingly slow...

Here's the best picture I managed to take so far of the kitchen. This room is a pain in the ass to capture - odd size, too much light, reflections everywhere, notoriously the messiest space in the house, with the ugliest floor tiles ever, window and door frames still not painted white... But enough with the excuses !

It's at least starting to come together.


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Is one allowed to mix metals in one's interior ? Any ideas ?

The reason I'm asking ?

Case study.

I recently ditched my valiant Ikea Tranby mirror in honor of this thrifty 1950s specimen, which I picked up for about 20 eur (can't remember the exact amount right now).

While I still think the size and shape of the mirror are perfect for the space, I have however started to obsess about the less than perfect mixture of the mirror's brass frame and the stainless steal casing of the light.
Also, now that I'm taking a closer look at this photo, I'm thinking the different shapes involved - organic & rounded and very neatly rectangular - don't go so well together. I guess, I need a new light.

Suggestions ? Anyone ?

Fleamarket finds

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fresh from this morning's fleamarket expedition. Ladies and Gentlemen. Drum roll. Collective uuhhing and aahhing, etc. etc.

I thought the Brussels fleamarket was all tapped out as far as WGP is concerned. But fortunately I was proven wrong...

Behold! One hell of a sexy, flashy and busty beast. And only 8 eur (haggled down from 15). Irresistible. At least by me.

This old camera isn't something I would usually pay much attention to. Being totally illiterate as far as photographic technique and history is concerned. Point and shoot is about the extent of my knowledge in this area.
But my dad spotted this little fella. He had exactly the same model when he was a kid - somewhere in the early 1950s. So he bought it and promptly gave it to me...

I don't know if it's still functioning or if you can even still buy film for these cameras. But anyhow, it works very well as a decorative object as well.

And finally the new vase in its new suroundings. As you can see it's the perfect big brother to this ebay find. And in light of today's score, I'm already kind of regretting paying 23 eur for the litlle one...

The white collection

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Besides specialising in vast amounts of West German Pottery, I've been known to indulge in the occasional porcelain buy. Case in point...

I'm particularly fond of these German (again...) mid-century vases. This one is marked Krautheim Selb Bavaria Germany, a manufacturer totally unknown to me.

So far I've only been collecting unglazed bisque vases, but after seeing this blogger's amazing collection, I might just widen the search.

Thankfully, there's a tiny little space left to just about squeeze in any future finds. Of course, I'm aiming to fill up that shelf with more vases. Because leaving some white space in your vignetting ? It ain't gonna happen around here !

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