I'm afraid I'm going to mention seventies television again here. In between reading my Blytons, staring at my Sindy doll and wondering why the shampoo I'd used hadn't left her hair quite the same as it looked on the packaging but more like a Brillo pad, and falling out with my best friend, I remember one of the highlights of the week was sitting down and watching Ask the Family. It was a general knowledge quiz show where two rather well shod families would pit their brains against each other for the title. I was rubbish. Maybe instead of the above activities I should have been reading encyclopaedias and the odd atlas but I was the youngest and left the thinking to Big bro. However there was one round that I did actually enjoy. An object would be shown from an obscure angle and the family would have to guess what it was. I obviously enjoyed this too much so now I've made my own version.
Are you ready?
Do you promise not to scroll down and look?
And last but not least
How did you do?
The first was such a cute little pink teapot that for £2.50 I couldn't resist. The stamp on the back says non drip and it's true - that ingenious little spout lets your tea pour out in the perfect arc (did try to take a shot but definitely a two man job!) All it needs now is an appropriate cosy - any ideas?
Next was a bit tricky I'll admit.
Four soup bowls in a lovely 'delphatic blue'. I've got other bits and pieces of this crockery and love its simplicity. 99p for the four!
Finally skip forward a few decades and you have a completely different sort of design. Kathy Winkle was renowned for her folksy patterns - black lines filled with no more than three colours on standard shaped crockery. She was working from the 1950's through to the 1970's but I'm assuming this is some of her later work as it is 'dishwasher proof'!
Are you ready?
For the grand total of £2 we have - a stack of winkles.
So now I have a whole bunch of new crockery.
Do I need it?
Do I love it?
(Will it fit in the cupboards?
I don't think we need to think about that just at the moment.....hmmm)
If you got any of the above you need to go and treat yourself to some fruit cocktail out of a tin ( if you get the cherry you are a double winner!), pour on some evaporated milk, mop it up with a piece of bread and butter and listen to this http://www.televisiontunes.com/Ask_The_Family.html.