I thought I'd start a new thing and share some of the things I love in my home and how they came to be there. I know we all like a good nosy at people's homes and treasures. So first up is my collection of Maling Cobblestone.
"Cobblestone" was a popular range of Maling kitchen wares produced in shades of brown, green and blue between 1931 and 1939. The range included not only storage jars but items as diverse as teapots and rolling pins. I first saw it in edition of Country Living magazine and fell in love with a kitchen that had a few pieces dotted about. It was designed by Lucien Emile Boullemier an English footballer and ceramic designer.
By chance a few months later I came across all these jars in one lot on ebay cheap as chips. I remember that my husband drove up the motorway for me and met a lady in a service station. He exchange cash for a box. They stayed in that box for another few years until the kitchen was finished.
Ever since they have lived on the shelf above the cooker and they still make me smile. I love that they are obviously well loved and well used. Unfortunately since they have become a little bit too expensive for my budget but I do love my little collection.