I have been having a brilliant time thrifting of late. I've been casually looking for Hornsea pottery for some time, having already acquired my first piece from my parents - a salt cellar which was an engagement gift of theirs from 1967. Then, a couple of years ago, I found the gorgeous brown and black flour barrel (below) in a local op-shop. But not much happened after that. Then, in the space of a couple of weeks, I found the wonderful blue and green owl mug (above) and, on Saturday, the cow mug. Love the rather surreal and oh-so-70s designs on them all. The cow mug is especially quirky - the cow is printed with unrelated newsprint-style words and sitting behind it is a fish?? Dali meets British pottery...perhaps.
As well as Greenwitch (see yesterday's post), I have also just started Haruki Murakami's After Dark. I have been meaning to read her books for some time and last week during another great op-shop jaunt, I found that one. Have you read her books? What do you think of them? This one reminds me so much of our trip to Japan and the slightly seedy world that was hinted at as we walked briskly past Tokyo's many alleyways at night...!