Saturday, 24 November 2012
You might remember the cat and her newborns that my friend Laura and I rescued back in Auguest ?
That cat family has been living quite happily at Laura's lovely home all this time. Laura is going to keep most of them. Bless her ! One kitten is going to another friend of mine. And of course, being the total cat sucker that I am, I couldn't resist adopting one of the little ones.
So here he is. Woody ! An almost three month old, fluffy little rascal.
Woody has had a few busy days since arriving at the Fat Cat residence on Tuesday. He has discovered a favourite new chair.
He has made lots of new acquaintances.
He has a new BFF.
And he's clearly into West German pottery.
And seems to enjoy it as much as I do, if not more ! He's certainly put it to an unexpected use.
And in case you're wondering. Yep, that now makes a total of five cats. FIVE ! I know, crazy right ?
Does anybody know what the next step after hoarding is ?
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Uh oh. I've been at it again. Spending a few days in the UK, roaming through my favourite antiques centre and car boot sale.
So what did I find ?
A little bit of everything. British, Scandinavian and a whole lot of West German pottery.
Böttger studio pottery planter (10£), Bay planter (5£) and two Scheurich vases (13.50£ and 7£ respectively).
Midwinter 'Plant Life' tureen (37.50£ incl.shipping) and Finel Kaj Franck / Esteri Tomula hob kettle (13£).
I've already professed my love for the Plant Life pattern. Boy oh boy, was I over the moon when I spotted this tureen for a reasonable 45£ 'buy it now' price on ebay. These things have been known to fetch between 100£ to 120£.
But best of all, the seller had added the 'make an offer' button. Very cheekily I tried my luck at 30£, all the while convinced that the seller would haggle to 40£. But to my utter amazement, he (or she) actually accepted my 30 quid offer ! SCORE !!!
Let this be a lesson to us all.