bad taste pottery

I have a bit of a thing for novelty china that i pick up from charity shops. I used to collect the 1970’s green rustic looking stuff, but it has now got sufficiently expensive that charity shops rarely stock it anymore, so I decided to switch to novelty stuff instead.

Luckily I live in a part of London with really rather awful charity shops, so I don’t usually   find anything, however…two weeks ago we went to Hitchin in Hertfordshire, and I came back with this…

isn’t it fabulously ugly! It was £5 and now lives on our windowsill, scaring the blackbirds that live in the ivy behind our flat.

However if that wasn’t good enough, today I completely excelled myself…..

it is hard to tell from the picture, but it is actually quite huge! Isn’t it amazing? It doesn’t have any chips or anything on it, and the ladle is all in one piece!

It also doesn’t have any makers marks on it, so I will have to do a bit of research to find out what it actually is. It was only a tenner though, so it really doesn’t matter whether its valuable or not, though it will be fun to find to about it.

It is so big, that at the moment there is nowhere to put it, so it is going to have to live in a cupboard and only come out for special occasions…..like Christmas! We are doing Christmas at home this year, so it can sit on the table with my grannies china dinner service and hold the sprouts!  Can’t wait! 🙂

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