I always have a good look for "useable" crockery at the boot sales/junk/charity shops - by useable, I mean plates and bowls. Tiny house = no storage space and no room for unused items!
I see so many really nice Mid Century coffee sets in fabulous patterns in great condition - but they are not practical to buy, so they stay in the shop. Over the years I have picked up some cool crockery bits like some Midwinter 'Sienna' bowls;
And some Myott 'Malaga' plates:
But to be honest - I never really see any nice vintage plates and bowls around. Im not even bothered about a set - bits and pieces would do but they are so hard to find! So, I turned to Ebay and got myself a brilliant bargain this week....
Some Iconic Ridgway 'Homemaker' plates. I love this design. For one - its a British design. It was created in 1957 by Enid Seeney for Ridgway and it was sold exclusively in Woolworths (RIP) for just 2 and a half pence a piece. They are obviously collectable and if you ever do see them in antique shops, they are about £10-£15 for just ONE dinner plate. I managed to get 6 plates (2 dinner, 3 side and 1 saucer) for just £11 the lot. The auction finished at a really random time so I didnt have much competition for my bids - hooray! Can't wait for them to arrive :))
I also love this range - Franciscan Starbust. Sadly - only available in the US. All of it is amazing, the pattern, the shapes of the crockery. I'd love some of it but shipping is too high and it would probably arrive in bits!
As are these starbust serving plates
And these amazing plates - again US - Boo.
The hunt continues!