Archive | January, 2014

Buchan Portobello Scotland Thistleware, Stoneware Coffee Pot & Soup Bowls

23 Jan

Buchan Scotland dishes

Beautifully handmade and handpainted under the glaze stoneware dishes from Buchan Portobello Scotland. The background colour is a beautiful sky blue and the pattern is a thistle amidst heather and bluebells.

The thistle pattern was the most popular of the Buchan Portobello Company patterns, to the point where the goods were known as Thistle ware from 1946 on.  In 1949 the thistle trademark was officially registered and the works were known as the Thistle Pottery until the company closed in 1972.  The company relocated to Crieff from Montebello and continued with the Thistle pattern and a few others until its closure in 1999. Apparently the company was registered again and survived with one lone potter and a single decorator who continue to make the Thistle pattern to this day.

The above information is attributed to the following web site of Portobello Heritage Trust. You can read more information on this pottery company at

These items will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON


Coffee pot with lid $45(SOLD)

Onion soup bowls $15 each (Please note these bowls are now SOLD)

Flower Pot $15 (SOLD)

Denby Regency Meadow Dishes, ca. 2000’s, England

23 Jan


These are very nice, subtly patterned Denby plates, in the Regency Meadow pattern produced between 2002 and 2006.  This pattern compliments their Regency Green one which is the same colour scheme, with no pattern in the center.

There are 8 dinner plates and 7 lunch plates and 7 side plates.  The dinner and lunch plates show utensil marks and wear, but no major scratches.  The sides are in excellent condition.

These will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $8 each dinner plate, $6 each lunch plate, and $ 5 each side plate.

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!!!

Denby Serenade Dish Set, ca. 1970’s, made in England

23 Jan

Denby Serenade

This set of stoneware dishes was produced by Denby sometime between 1976 and 1982 when the pattern Serenade was discontinued.  This is an incomplete set: 6 dinner plates, 6 lunch plates, 4 side plates, 3 soup bowls, 2 cups and 3 saucers, creamer and sugar.  The creamer is chipped  on the outer lip but I couldn’t bring myself to toss it.  It is still functional.

The dishes are in very good condition, with some minor utensil marks. Surface glaze is still nice and shiny.

The individual  pieces will be sold on ebay soon.


Vintage Beaded Purse, Ca. 1950’s, Hong Kong

19 Jan


Made in Hong Kong, probably mid 50’s to early 60’s.   Just the right size to fit your lipstick and kleenex.  In nice condition with all beads intact. Brass coloured closure and serpentine style chain handle.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $ 15.00

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, 1957 Corvette, Classic Cars Series

19 Jan



1957 Corvette Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, First in the Classic American Cars Series. Copyright date 1991. Handcrafted. Authentically modeled after the original classic.
Box is in decent shape, some minor scuffing on the back.
Ornament in very good unused condition.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!


Vera Neumann, Island Worcester Sunflower Plates, ca. 1960’s

19 Jan

vera sunflower

I love all things designed by Vera.  These plates make a statement!!  They are the Sunflower pattern designed by Vera Neumann for Island Worcester.  All handpainted under the glaze, in Jamaica ca. 1960’s.

I have at least 10 dinner plates available.  They will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $10 each dinner plate and $ 6 each side plate.

Please note all these dishes are now SOLD!!


Pink Kitchen Canister Set, ca. 1950’s

19 Jan

pink canisters

Straight out of a 1950’s kitchen, this lovely pink canister set has some wear to the titles on the tins but otherwise in very nice vintage condition.  Insides are fairly clean with some minor erosion along the lower edges.   Outside surfaces have some slight scratches and paint loss.  Lids are in good condition.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Please note this set is now SOLD!!!!

Priced at $45 for the set.


Franciscan Ware Floral Pattern, England ca. 1980’s

19 Jan



As you can see, I like bold, bright coloured dishes for the most part.   They just look so cheerful.

They are Franciscan Ware made in England.  A very kind friend researched and found out the name of the pattern was Floral.  All Franciscan ware was made in the US until 1984. After that, Franciscan ware production was moved to England. The Franciscan brand became part of a group of companies known as WWRD, an acronym for “Wedgwood Waterford Royal Doulton.”   So these would be dated after 1984.

There are 4 dinner plates, 4 luncheon plates, 4 soup bowls and 4 dessert bowls, one covered sugar and one vegetable bowl.  All the dishes are in excellent condition, with little evidence of usage.  Nice shiny surfaces.  Some of the dishes have slight crazing in the glaze, but really not that noticeable.

These will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte, ON, just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa

Priced at $ 85 for the set.

Please note these dishes are now SOLD!!!

Pyrex Small Green Casserole in Cradle ‘Vintage Grapes’

12 Jan

green pyrex casserole

I really like this little pyrex casserole.  It sits in a transparent green plastic cradle for carrying.  The top has a grape pattern and is named, appropriately, Vintage Grapes .

This one is in very good condition, with minimal wear evident on the surfaces.  This is the first one I have found that was actually in its original plastic cradle.

Will be for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $18

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Fitz & Floyd Bunny Rabbit Tea Pot

12 Jan

F & F Bunny

Fitz and Floyd was founded by brothers Pat Fitzpatrick and Bob Floyd in Dallas, Texas in 1960.  The company started out as an import company, but then moved into designing ceramic giftware as well. They moved into tabletop products and accessories in the late 1960s.  The collectibles like teapots, cookie jars and ornaments were introduced in the 1990’s.

Most collectors of F&F will recognize a piece from across a room.  They are very distinctive and full of imagination and colour.   This is a nice whimsical teapot, adorned with a lid shaped like a rabbit, with a decidedly Easter theme on the pot.

For sale at my booth soon at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.   Just 30 minutes west of the city of Ottawa.

Priced at $ 45.00

Please note: This teapot has now found a new home!!!!