Feels like a while since I posted some toot photos, so here's a small haul for you:
A flirtatious fox mask, I think it's the eyelashes that do it.
This black pot is basalt ware - it looks like metal but is in fact pottery. Basalt ware is made in a mould and doesn't have a glaze, which makes it perfect in my eyes - nothing clunky or gloopy about it - just nice imposing black shapes. Black basalt fell was produced for many centuries until it fell out of favour at the beginning of the twentieth so I'm struggling to put a date on this one. It's spent one precarious week on the stall and now I'm moving it to the permanent collection - I know I must like it because every time someone picked it up to look at it on the stall my stomach jumped.
What's this then?
Oh, it's a pocket coat hanger, handy should an emergency arise and you need to hang up your coat at short notice.
A hokey wire hanging basket - would make a nice drawing or basket in the kitchen or lampshade.
Party decorations for grownups.
An egg, the kind you put in a hen's bed to make it lay. Not sure why that works but apparently it does - silly hens.
Dirty filing drawers for all your dirty filing needs.
And a wartime games board, with two markers that slot into an ingenious holding device on the end.
There you go. I hope you like the bits - I'm at Spitalfields on Thursday and North London Vintage Market on Saturday, hope to see you there.