Reviving a great tradition

March 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm 1 comment

For many years, my friend Yolanda and I would go op shopping almost every Saturday afternoon and find all kinds of terrific clothes and dress patterns and kitchenware and furniture. Somehow life got too busy and the tradition faded – but we revived it this afternoon and I did very well!

I’m getting quite a collection of Australian Home Journals – love the symmetrical coral-coloured shift dress on this magazine from 1963! Even better, the pattern is still inside.

And in another shop down the road from my house I got this bowl for $15. It turns out it’s from the Royal Doulton ‘Rosslyn’ set, which was made some time around the late 1930s/early 1940s. I can’t find the exact bowl online, but the matching coffee pot recently sold for $293! It’s quite deep (about three inches) and about 9.5 inches in diameter, and during its next phase in life it will be a fruit bowl.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. coldcomfortcrafts  |  March 5, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    That bowl is so pretty- and I love the little girl’s dress on the magazine, adorable! Gotta love a bargain…


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