Since acquiring my French souvenir I have been taking a little look-see at other things vintage and French.
And hence I discovered the wonders of Arcopal.
A bit like French Pyrex, Arcopal is not actually ceramic, but white, break-proof, tempered glass, five times stronger than china.
More to the point, it exists in some fabulous funky floral patterns.
I vaguely recognise the next one. I’m sure my mum had a plate in this Scania design, lurking within the depths of a kitchen cupboard, at some point during my childhood. I wonder what became of it?
If we weren’t already more than fully equipped in the crockery department, I could foresee another obsession brewing…
Washing up. I do a lot of it. I’m not keen.
Tea towels. Love them.
Well, they’re pieces of fabric! With the potential to be lovely.
Vintage ones can be amazing, can’t they?
If you don’t use them, that is.
Just thought I’d share a few favourites.
I’d happily give any of this lot some drawer – or wall – space.
Apologies for the awful pun. But I do love my tin trays…
Functional, durable and good looking, I love that you can carry your drinks on them and then pop them out on display on the kitchen shelf.
An instant gallery.
I adore the designs.
I think mine all hail from the 1960s and 1970s. They were picked up here and there, most for less than a fiver.
There are a few scratches, but that’s to be expected if you spend your life being useful, as well as beautiful.