Saturday, 24 November 2012

You might remember the cat and her newborns that my friend Laura and I rescued back in Auguest ? 

That cat family has been living quite happily at Laura's lovely home all this time. Laura is going to keep most of them. Bless her ! One kitten is going to another friend of mine. And of course, being the total cat sucker that I am, I couldn't resist adopting one of the little ones.

So here he is. Woody ! An almost three month old, fluffy little rascal. 

Woody has had a few busy days since arriving at the Fat Cat residence on Tuesday. He has discovered a favourite new chair.

He has made lots of new acquaintances.

He has a new BFF.

And he's clearly into West German pottery.

And seems to enjoy it as much as I do, if not more ! He's certainly put it to an unexpected use.

And in case you're wondering. Yep, that now makes a total of five cats. FIVE ! I know, crazy right ? 

Does anybody know what the next step after hoarding is ?

UK goodies

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.

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