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Very pretty vintage Art Deco cup and Saucer set, "Springtime" by Standard China.  Handpainted and in good condition for age.  Spring image of blossom covered branches above daffodils and woodland flowers.  Gold edge to rim and handle detail, image repeated on saucer too.  Wonderful display item and perfect for afternoon tea collection.

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Very pretty and collectable set of 4 cups and saucers produced by Grindley in their Lupin range of Petal Ware Crockery.  Produced in the 1940s and 1950s, this range of china was extremely popular as utility ware.  The cup and saucer is in beautiful soft  blue  with distinctive handle to cup and in  good condition for age.   A lovely sunny addition to the breakfast or tea table, putting a smile on early morning faces!

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"Cooking In War-Time" by Elizabeth Craig, published by The Literary Press, 1940s.  Published during WW2 when rations were introduced and people struggled with the reality of food shortages. "Specially written to solve the food problems created by the war". Written to encourage women to produce healthy nutritious meals on the Home Front, there are sweet and savoury recipes from mock wild duck to Trench Cake, doughboys to wartime barley broth.  With advice on how to use rations, eke out the meat, preserve butter for winter use, make a hay box, cooking without fire, your store cupboard and even feeding your pets in wartime.  As a footnote the author says "Never allow it to be said that we British women, whose job it was to cook in the war, failed at our post.  Armed with wooden spoon, basin and saucepan we'll keep the pots boiling whatever happens". Book is in good condition for age too! Wonderful piece of social history full of interesting and useful recipes.

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Gorgeous Royal Albert Crown China tea setting for two including a milk jug, in the lovely "Dell" design.  Produced in 1920s/early 1930s, this beautiful floral design china is in excellent condition for age.  Colours remain bright, no nicks or chips or glazing.  Gold rim details to each item with lovely floral design. Hard to find design and very collectable. Perfect for afternoon tea in a summer garden or adding a touch of summer florals at the kitchen table.

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"A Calendar Of Country Receipts" by Nell Heaton, published by Faber & Faber, 1950.  Wonderful vintage book full of recipes in a week by week format, so allowing reader to use seasonal and obtainable produce. Collection of hints, reminders, scraps of half-forgotten lore and recipes for food, drink, lotions, floor polishes etc, showing housewives, rural and urban, that nothing need ever be wasted. From Aniseed cordial to sweet almond honeycomb, elderflower ointment to limeflower bon-bons, rough-weather lip-salve to freckle cures, crab and geranium jelly to roseleaf pillow.  This is an absolute delight.  Book is in good condition for age, there is some wear to dustjacket.

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A set of four vintage tea plates and one larger cake plate in stunning Swallow design.  Beautiful china set Made In Czechoslovakia in good condition for age.  Wonderful addition to a tea table, breakfast table or dresser.  Just the thing for afternoon tea in the summer garden.

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Beautiful vintage Carlton Ware Foxgloves Jug.  In lovely condition for age.  It has the words Carltonware Handpainted Made in England, trade mark registered Australian design on the base.  Lovely colour combination of pink foxgloves against a buttery yellow background and green foliage.  Stands approx 11cm tall.  Vintage florals at your table all year round.

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Delighful vintage handpainted floral jug c1920s/1940s.  Beautiful painted flowers in a lovely colours against green foliage and green rim detail.  In good condition for age, there are two hairline fractures which have not cracked through and on rubbing the surface cannot be felt.  Perfect for posies, milk, cream or just admiration.  Lovely floral touch to the table or dresser shelf. Stands approx 8cm high.

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Beautiful 1930s Crinoline Lady Teapot produced by Sadler, with the words "Ye Daintee Ladyee Teapot" imprinted on base. Beautiful duck egg blue bisque finish and very pretty hand painted face details.  In lovely condition for age, however there is a tiny nick to the bottom of the lid (see photo).  The teapot stands approx 20cm tall from the top of her bouffant to the base of her crinoline.  Marvellously captures the spirit of the 1930s.

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Lovely teatime cup and saucer produced by Wood's Ware in "Beryl" range. These were produced during the war and directly afterwards and were used as utility crockery.  Very popular at the time and very collectable now.  This cup and saucer is in a beautiful shade of jade green and is very distinctive. .  Offered in very good condition.  Cup measures approx 7.5cm high and 9cm across. Very pretty. Perfect for the teatime table or as a gift.

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Lovely 1 pint jug produced by Wood's Ware in "Beryl" range. These were produced during the war and directly afterwards and were used as utility crockery.  Very popular at the time and very collectable now.  The jug is in a beautiful shade of jade green and is very distinctive.  Offered in very good condition. Measures approx 11cm high.  Perfect for a shelf or table.

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Lovely vintage c1950s aluminium ice cream scoop produced by Bonny, USA.  Gorgeous apple green plastic handle and some original green paint remaining on scoop.  Wonderful piece of vintage kitchenalia, perfect for summer too.  One scoop or two?

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Lovely teatime cup and saucer produced by Wood's Ware in Jasmine" range. These were produced during the war and directly afterwards and were used as utility crockery.  Very popular at the time and very collectable now.  This cup and saucer is in a beautiful shade of soft buttery yellow and is very distinctive. .  Offered in very good condition.  Cup measures approx 7.5cm high and 9cm across. Very pretty. Perfect for the teatime table or as a gift.

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Very pretty embroidered white cotton linen  tray cloth in good condition for age. Hand embroidered with lovely design at each end of Crinoline Lady with parasol strolling amongst the flowers with home in the background.  Measures approx 41cm x 62cm.  This could also be used as a decorative chair back or adapted into a cushion cover.

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Stunning pair of vintage Art Deco Grindley hand painted cups and saucers.  Gorgeous textured floral design with lovely vibrant colours and floral detail to handles too.  There is a thin green border line painted below the inside of the rim too.  These are very collectable and rare, however they are not in perfect condition.  There is a small hairline on the inside of one cup which has not gone through to  the outside and is visible near inside rim (about 2cm), on the other cup there is a small nip on the outside of cup below the rim above the blue flower.  There are also two little chips on the underside of the saucers not visible when right side up.  Please see third photo for more detail.  Beautiful floral additions to the table and afternoon tea.

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Gorgeous white enamel vintage jelly mould with pretty fluted design around edges.  A lovely display item for the kitchen, in overall good condition for age, although it does show some signs of its age.  There is some slight enamel loss marks on inside and on the outside edge.  Measures approx 18cm in length and stands 9cm high.  Pretty piece of vintage kitchenalia.

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Lovely vintage Tala Cook's Measure in good condition for age.  These popular measures make great display items in the kitchen as well as being very useful.  With measurements marked inside for various items, raisins, flour and custard powder, lentils etc, sugar, rice, oatmeal, almonds, cocoa and much more.  There is also a conversion table on one side from imperial measures to metric.

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Very pretty handmade vintage embroidered peg bag c1930s/1940s. The peg bag comes complete with its original hanger.  In overall good condition for age, some slight wear to binding around hole which could easily be repaired with a couple of stitches should you wish.  Lovingly sewn years ago with rows of pretty daisies to cheer the laundry chores.  Measures approx 30cm (from tip of hanger) x 31cm at widest point. Charming addition to your kitchen, laundry, utility room or washing line.

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The "Andy" Clothes Line, unused and in original packaging.  Wonderful piece of 1930s/1940s laundry/household ephemera and a great display item for the vintage kitchen or laundry room, if you could not bring yourself to use it.  As it says on the label "A troublesome part of Washing Day is "hanging out the line" but if you use the 'Andy' you'll save a lot of time". "A Boon To The Housewife". 12 yards of line with hook attached to one end as in the diagram.  Wonderful packaging too. Some slight wear to the back of the label.  Perfect piece of vintage utility.

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Lovely tureen produced by Grindley as part of their Petal Ware collection, in very pretty and delicate pale soft green from the Almond Petal range. Produced in the 1940s and 1950s, this range of china was extremely popular as utility ware. In overall good condition for age, the tureen has some light crazing to lid but no cracks or chips.  Lovely display item as well as practical and collectable too.

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Six very pretty 1940s vintage tea plates produced by Adderley.  All in very good condition for age.  These lovely plates would make a very welcome addition to your tea table or Easter setting, perfectly bringing some Spring floral goodness to your home.  Wonderful display items too.  Each plates measures approx 15.5cm.  Pretty pale yellow primroses with green foliage against a white background and soft green trim.

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Lovely vintage original wraparound housecoat apron c1940s/1940s.  These aprons became very popular in the 1940s and are very much of their time.  This is in a very pretty green floral design with daisy with orange centre and green sprigs.  Apron has orange edging to sleeves, pocket etc.  In overall good condition for age, however there is some wear to edging on pocket about 2cm and the apron has been darned at the back where there was a tear, this has been done well and on first notice is not visible.  Apron has obviously been well loved and used over the years and remains bright and cheerful. Should fit size 12 but can be adjusted. 

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"The Stork Wartime Cookery Book" produced by Stork Margarine Company, 1940s.  Original wartime recipe book produced by Stork full of sweet and savoury recipes addressing the issues faced during wartime rations and emergencies etc.  Chapters on cooking in times of emergency (how to save your dinner if air raids come), cakes with less fruit and sugar alternatives (including wartime Christmas cake), puddings with less sugar, stretching and shrinking family meals, making most of veg, rice and tinned food, sauces to make wartime food more interesting.  In overall good condition for age, contents tight.  There are also three cuttings from wartime publications with recipes etc.  Very collectable and useful slice of life on the Home Front in 1940s.

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"Good Housekeeping's 200 Household Hints For Wartime", published by Good Housekeeping.  Wonderful WW2 booklet, 40 pages, with great cover, full of hints, tips and advice for maintaining and cleaning the house during wartime in spite of lack of resources. General cleaning hints, preservation and protection, repairs and renovations, storage and miscellaneous household hints, useful household recipes, extermination of household pests and laundry hints included.  In very good condition for age - a household equivalent of "Make Do and Mend".


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Five very pretty crocheted vintage silk doilies in various sizes.  Beautiful salmony pink and light teal blue doilies. Perfect for afternoon tea with a pretty floral cup and saucer, cake plates or milk jug.  These would also look good on a dressing table etc.  In very good condition for age.

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Very pretty and collectable set of four cups and saucers and matching milk jug  produced by Grindley in their Peach  Leaf  range of Petal Ware Crockery.  Produced in the 1940s and 1950s, this range of china was extremely popular as utility ware.  The crockery is in beautiful soft peachy colour with lovely soft pea green/jade handles  and in  good condition for age (there is a tiny nick to the base of the jug which is not visible when jug is standing).   A lovely sunny addition to the breakfast or tea table, putting a smile on early morning faces!  Very pretty indeed.

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"Elizabeth Craig's Enquire Within", published by Collins, 1952.  Lovely vintage edition of this very popular book intended to help with household problems and crammed with hints and advice.  A reference book with practical ideas for all areas of household concern - housework (laundry, cleaning, shopping, home-made cleaners etc), Home Repairs & Emergencies (painting, household fires, cracked dishes etc), cookery (pastry making, leftovers, cheap foods, recipes for roasting, baking, stewing, cakes, jam-making), looking after the family, diet, health and beauty, social etiquette, needlecraft, gardening, pets and home doctoring.  A wonderful book for the shelves in good condition for age too.

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Lovely vintage cotton flour bags in very good condition for age.  Wonderful graphics on one side and plain on reverse.  These look great framed on the kitchen wall or filled with herbs, spices or even flour (500g)!  A simple drawstring could be added and they could be hung from a kitchen hook too. Measure approx 12cm x 22cm.

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"War-Time Cookery" by Mrs Arthur Webb, published by Dent, 1942 (first published 1939).  This hard to find wartime cookery book is in very good condition for age, with unclipped dustjacket and decorative board covers beneath in very good condition too.  The book is inscription free and offers help, guidance and many recipes to help the housewife maintain as much of a healthy and varied diet as possible with the limited resources available.  Recipes ranging from sweet to savoury, fresh to canned.  Food for children and invalids, preserves, pickles, puddings and pies.  Haybox and casserole cookery, the housewife's garden, meatless meals and meat pies for the worker.  A rare opportunity to buy this wartime cookery book.

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"Food Facts For The Kitchen Front" published by Collins during World War II.  This very collectable and hard to find book comes with a foreword by Lord Wooton the Minister of Food.  "A Book of Wartime and recipes and hints" - it is a collection of recipes, advice for eating healthily and cooking in a way to make the most of resources and rations.  From war and peace Christmas pudding to carrot beehive, potato pastry to pickled nasturtium seeds, sugar saving hints and packed lunch ideas - as Lord Wooton says in the introduction "housewives are war workers ... and I hope that they will find this a serviceable weapon".  Very collectable, in overall good condition for age, some slight foxing to pages due to age.

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Lovely vintage teapot produced by Woods Ware as part of their Jasmine design.  Beautiful trademark soft buttery yellow colour.  This crockery was produced as utitilty ware in the 1940s and 1950s.  Teapot is in overall good condition for age, it is free from chips and cracks but there is some light crazing hence the lower price.  The teapot stands approx 16cm tall. Perfect touch of vintage sunshine to the kitchen table. Shall we be mother?

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Lovely vintage enamel flour bin with lid.  Traditional style white enamel with black lettering and rim.  The tin is in overall good condition for age with the only enamel loss to top of handle on bin lid about 2cm.  The inside of the bin is in very good condition with no rusting and would therefore be perfect for storage and display.  There is some slight browning to base handle area but this is not rust and is not visible front on. The bin measures approx 21cm tall plus approx 2cm for lid handle.  A lovely vintage addition to  the kitchen, perfect for display or storage.

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Very pretty and collectable cup and saucer  and sugar bowl produced by Grindley in their Laburnum range of Petal Ware Crockery.  Produced in the 1940s and 1950s, this range of china was extremely popular as utility ware.  The cup and saucer is in beautiful soft buttery yellow blue  and in  good condition for age (somr slight wear to centre of saucer).   A lovely sunny addition to the breakfast or tea table, putting a smile on early morning faces!  One lump or two?

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