I know I’ve shown you my Carlton Ware birds and some of my Hornsea Pottery in the past.
But I finally braved the cold and the shed (so filthy, so spidery – ugh!), got the compost out, and re-potted a couple of my neglected succulents. They fit nicely into my Hornsea planters.
As they looked so pleasant I thought I’d pop a few of my other Hornsea bits out with them, for a change.
They sit quite nicely with the birds.
My problem with houseplants is that they are just too uncomplaining.
I’d never get away with neglecting any other living things in the house the way I’ve neglected these two!
Hopefully I’ll remember to water them a bit more often now.
I thought I would share one of my favourite collections.
I don’t know anything about these bird dishes, other than that they are ceramic and were made by Carlton Ware in the mid 1960s.
Despite exhaustive internet research (well, ok, I googled Carlton Ware plus various descriptions) I haven’t been able to find a single reference to them.
I picked up my birdies on eBay over the last few years. They don’t come up very often and these days I can’t really afford them when they do.
I think my little flock is big enough now anyway.
If you look carefully, you can see that the one above got broken in the post – one of the drawbacks of eBay.
Thank heavens for superglue.
Bird of a feather, stuck together.