Sunday, 8 April 2012

Antique Alert!

From a very early age, I developed a love for Antiques. But not just any old antiques, my love centred around Bakelite Canisters, Fenton (Milk White) Glass and Cornishware (see below). Why? Because these three things remind me of the good times, walking around a local Flee Market with my Mother and her Father, Grandad Frank. Always on the lookout for that rare 'Speckled Bakelite Measuring Cup' or that exquisite 'Fenton Serving Platter'... then turning it over and seeing the 'Fenton' imprint/sticker. It was like striking gold.

Eon Bakelite Canisters in Cream & Green

Bakelite Canisters (1950's)
Fenton Milk White Glass Serving Platter

Fenton Milk White Glass Nut Dish

Blue & White Cornishware

Blue & White Corinishware Milk Jug

Still surrounded to this day with some of those purchases, I'm consistently amazed by Antiques and the role they play in the common home. Whether it be an heirloom from Great Aunt Mildred, or a piece in an Antique Store you've had your eye on for what feels like an eternity, only to finally purchase it and see it take centre stage in your own home (yes, this has been me on several occasions).

Never overlook the humble Antique Store, I can't rave about them enough. They house some of the most sought after pieces in design today (and some horrible creations that should have never been made in the first place). So why not stop next time you're passing by? Who knows, the next family heirloom you pass onto your children could be lurking inside.