This week there has been a brilliant 30 minute programme on BBC2 every evening called Antiques Roadshow Priceless (and yes, even as I type this I am aware that I’ve aged myself by a good 15, maybe 20 years). It’s been a sort of round up of some of the best bits of Antiques Roadshow over the years, with some new features thrown in. On Wednesday evening the show featured collectible kitchenware from the 50s and 60s that, while currently worth little, could potentially become collector pieces in the near future. Particularly notable was the decorated milk glass pyrex, with which I grew up and to which I have a strange attachment.
To the bewilderment of many of my friends, I have been collecting this stuff from charity shops for the last few years, along with other “hideous” odds and ends which I personally find myself inexplicably drawn to. I now have the beginnings of quite a pretty collection, to which I can’t wait to add as and when I find more “bits”. I thought maybe you’d like to see some of the odds and ends I actually have here at the flat – a large number are, admittedly, currently still in Nat and Elena’s attics!
Pretty painted tumblers
Milk glass pyrex – “Carnaby” design, cups, saucers and side plates
Duck egg blue tea pot, milk jug and sugar bowl
Behind: larger, daisy pattern tea pot
60s patterned enamel saucepans/frying pan
More painted glassware
My much beloved 49p thermos lemonade jug!
And this is what I wore on Wednesday.
Yesterday I wore my Ghost Town outfit – worn so often I didn’t feel another phtotgraph was necessary! But Wednesdays was the 70s dress I picked up on Saturday. I felt so ladylike in it – the skirt had real fluidity to its movement, and I really wish I could have created a Farrah flick to finish the look!