I've been collecting vintage children's games like this for illustration inspiration for a couple of years now. Galt has a wonderful collection of these things including this lovely "Remember Remember" memory game with many tiles by the wonderful Kenneth Townsend, as also seen in these small dishes I have here.
My two Hornsea bird ashtrays (although sometimes referred to as spoon rests). I absolutely love the simple graphics designed by John Clappison. Clappison did lots of other designs for Hornsea including owl/cat/fish cruet sets and these bird ashtrays. As far as I know, there is one more design that is a chicken. As much as I'd love to have the cruet sets too - I'm restricting myself to the birds (and they have to be in blue!)... for the time being ;)
Can't believe its been 2 months since we lost Little Wind... we've tried to get on with life and have been trying to photograph and document the nice things we've been up to so I can blog about them ... but only now am I finally managing to pull those together. I've been making up some draft posts but backdating them to when they happened. So bear with me as the last two months are going to appear a bit oddly if you get my rss feed. Please come back periodically over the next few weeks while I try and get them all up. Will also update this post to say when I'm done.
Running away to Gower My birthdaydone Wau flyingdone Visiting Miche Vintage velo ridedone Norfolk Broads Sunshine's birthdaydone Spike Island open studios