....yep, I know...a very tenuous Jubilee link....but it was a happy holiday weekend find. I spotted it at the bottom of a tatty old box.
|Goebel 1963 milk/cream jug|
I don't often get to look in tatty old boxes at car boots because the kids never stop for long enough. But I was with my mum so I strolled behind the gang, stopped for a rummage and there it was.
There's something about this little milk jug (and it is little, only 4cm high) - the shape, design, colours and the abstract patterns - it just ticks all the boxes. Not even a small chip could dent the moment of discovery. And only 50p!
Seriously, I can feel a collection coming on...
It's got Goebel, W.Germany 1963 stamped on the base. But when I googled it, up came pages and pages of porcelain Hummel figures. Turns out this is what Goebel is best known for, and their popularity seems to have made it harder to find examples of other ceramics, like my jug. I didn't see any exactly the same, but came across a few similar ones - all equally as lovely.
I'd love to know if anyone has some Goebel tableware, or recognises the pattern?
I did find a few other second-hand treasures when I was doing some ahem, research for Lulastic's Charity Shop Blog Hop, which you can see here.
And of course there are plenty of top bargains and thrifty things to peruse over at Marvellous Magpie Monday.