Sunday, 13 January 2013
Magpie Monday - Denby Arabesque sugar pot
This little sugar pot was hidden amongst other pottery items on the crowded shelves in a local junk shop.
It is from the Denby Arabesque range, originally designed in the 1960's, and has all the attractive features that I associate with Arabesque. The shape of the sugar pot goes with the other items in the coffee set and the hand-painted markings are really beautiful.
The shop owner told me the least he was prepared to sell it for was £6, but that seemed like a good deal to me as they go for at least twice that on eBay. I'm not planning to sell this on because I love it too much.
After washing off the dust and sticky gunk that was inside, I am now using it as a sugar pot. It is much prettier than the old plastic container we were using before.
Linking up with Magpie Monday at Me and My Shadow.