Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Uh oh. I've been at it again. Spending a few days in the UK, roaming through my favourite antiques centre and car boot sale.
So what did I find ?
A little bit of everything. British, Scandinavian and a whole lot of West German pottery.
Böttger studio pottery planter (10£), Bay planter (5£) and two Scheurich vases (13.50£ and 7£ respectively).
Midwinter 'Plant Life' tureen (37.50£ incl.shipping) and Finel Kaj Franck / Esteri Tomula hob kettle (13£).
I've already professed my love for the Plant Life pattern. Boy oh boy, was I over the moon when I spotted this tureen for a reasonable 45£ 'buy it now' price on ebay. These things have been known to fetch between 100£ to 120£.
But best of all, the seller had added the 'make an offer' button. Very cheekily I tried my luck at 30£, all the while convinced that the seller would haggle to 40£. But to my utter amazement, he (or she) actually accepted my 30 quid offer ! SCORE !!!
Let this be a lesson to us all.