Friday, 11 December 2009

One ceramic for another!

During the winter months I find myself collecting rather than selling! At the moment the loft, garage and spare room are full of beach things! I can't wait until next summer as I have some great swimsuits now and lots of deck chairs and picnic sets! On my vintage beach collecting travels I often come accross other interesting vintage items. They are hard to resist and some of the items end up on ebay which then helps fund the beachy collecting! This week I sold this slightly spooky looking Father Christmas toby jug.

It was originally something that was given away in the 1960s with Birds Custard. I sold it to a local couple and the man who came to pick it up told me that it is going to be a Christmas present for his mother in law. Apparently she had had an original one since the 1960s and had used it every Christmas Day to serve custard. Unfortunately earlier this year it had got so badly damaged she couldn't use it anymore. So this lovely couple have decided to surprise her this Christmas! A lovely story that made my day!
The other good thing is that it meant I could buy these instead!

They are actually salt and pepper pots! They were made in Japan and I think they date from the 1950s. I know what ceramic I prefer!

I also just wanted to say thanks for the comments. I do read every single one and love to hear from people. It's always nice to meet new friends in the blogging world!


  1. You have such adorable things. I can't wait til summer to see all your cool stuff.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. He's not a very jolly Santa, is he?
    But that is a lovely story.

  3. I purchased this same santa jug at vintage soul ! he is on my shelf as we speak! It's nice to know a bit of history, are you selling the ladies they are lovely x