The theme of this week’s Gallery is vintage, which is something I really love. I have some some gorgeous Cath Kidston stuff, and pretty Royal Albert china. But I also have some lovely original pieces – the Real Deal, as David Dickinson would say. Not worth a great deal, but bobby dazzlers to me.
My mum bought me the Clarice Cliff Fantasque sugar bowl for my 40th – I love the colours, and the fact you can actually see the brush strokes. Man of the House gave me the Art Deco silver coffee pot one Christmas, and I really love the shape of it. Incredible to think both of these items were made nearly 100 years ago and they’re still going strong.
I love old photos, too – especially these ones of my grandparents. I was delighted when my mum gave me Granny’s sapphire engagement ring and pearls. They’re so beautiful, but too precious to wear, really.