Its about time my blog had a bit of a 'make-over' so over the past couple of evenings I've been having an experiment with different backgrounds, colours and fonts and have come up with this new, improved VK blog. I've even re-worked my old banner photo with the obligatory cuppa of builder's tea taking prime position!
The eagled-eyed amongst you will notice that the teacup and saucer are from Ridgway's 'Homemaker' range which went into production in 1958 and was sold in Woolworths until the early '70s. I started to collect Homemaker in the 1990s when prices were cheap and built up a dinner service, which is still used for 'best'.
The price for Homemaker used to be a £1 per inch of plate but now its often double that, which puts me off somewhat. You can still find these plates at carboot sales, but if you ever see one in a red and white colourway, buy it at once as this is a legendary rare piece of Homemaker. You won't regret it!