In with the old

1 Feb

Out with the old, and in with the… um, old. This week has seen a whole bunch of surplus chairs get shifted out of the garage {thanks eBay}, to make way for several dazzling discoveries.

First find turned up on a random visit to one of my regular haunts. I couldn’t believe my luck when I spotted a few pieces from the iconic Wood’s Ware Beryl range. Even more good fortune when I discovered there was another entire box of the stuff sitting out the back. End result was a huge swathe of the sea green crockery washed and drying on my draining board. The ubiquitous, Utilitarian range from the 1940s is enjoying something of a revival. Not only did Paperchase’s home collection recently feature Wood’s Ware cakestands made from up-cycled  pieces, I also spotted the Beryl range used as tableware at Jamie Oliver’s retro Chiswick restaurant Union Jacks.

Drying up time

Drying up time

wood's ware set

Wood’s Ware Beryl cup, saucer, side plate and dining plate set

wood's ware teacups and saucers

Wood’s Ware Beryl teacups and saucers

Next stop was the local auction house. Our mission was to find more picture frames {successfully bid on and won a beautiful assortment}, but we couldn’t believe our luck {again} when we picked up the perfect vintage bathroom cabinet for a tenner.

With this run of good fortune I’m seriously tempted to try my luck at a car boot sale this weekend. Now, if only I could get lucky with the weather.

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