Oct 12th, 2011
I have been collecting Ridway Homemaker crockery for about two years now and my collection is almost complete, so I thought it was high time I took a few photos of it.
You can find more about the history of Homemaker here. But for my part I just love the black and white vintage furniture icons, the simple rounded shape of the items and their overall durability. I have dropped a cup and it didn’t break! I kid you not.
I don’t have every single Homemaker item and probably never will. Some of the rarer items swap hands for 1000s of pounds. The most I have paid for an item was £215 (teapot above) but some items were as litte as £7.
But I also don’t have every single item because I just don’t need it. There are three different sizes of coffee cup available, but I only need one size (big!).
Above are two recent additions, the coffee pot (Metro) and the Scottish sandwich plate. The coffee pot is fast becoming one of my favourite items as it’s perfect for making large batches of tea!
Confusingly there are two Homemaker designs Metro and Cadenza. Most of my collection is Metro except this little milk jug that was just too stylish to pass up.
I currently have only four soup bowls so I’m on the lookout for two more to complete the set. They are quite rare and only pop up maybe once every six months.
I have two vegetable tureens, great for those family Sunday dinners.
And not forgetting the gravy boat, essential kit for a Northerner like me.
These are my dinky fruit bowls complete with rims for the stones.
And lastly here you can see my 10 inch plate, with 7 inch side plate and bowl. And that completes my little trip down vintage crockery lane. The big question is, when the collection is finally complete what shall I collect next?
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