Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Potty Time.

Pots of all sorts are featuring strongly in my life at present.Firstly, Princess OTW is undergoing the ordeal known as 'potty training',with often hilarious and sometimes messy results. Secondly my frenzied quest for materials for my new project continues, with this weeks hunt focusing on chimney pots to match the ones pictured above. It is quite easy to find the odd one in a salvage yard but I need twelve of the buggers! That means lots of calls to salvage yards,places I love to visit but they do tend to be run by bloody spivs....I'd much sooner deal with Steptoe.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seen someone come out of Ellesmere Port tat market with two of the clay ones in an Asda trolley(rear right one), well very similar type,will have a look tomorrow,Thursday,also seen some in a garden centre being used for flowers but can't remember which one,if they don't have a computer part stuck to them,then I don't really take any notice,just the oddity.



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Vinogirl said...

Yes, thanks for including me in on the potty training (with the 'number one') Skype experience!

Anonymous said...

Spoke to someone who knows someone etc who has some chimneys will get me a phone no next week,nephew says Cheshire Brick and Slate is a good place A54 by Tarvin just past Chester but then your in the business and will pobably know the place also one in Cleveland st Birkenhead, Birkenhead Slate co.

Thud said...

Any help is gratefully received, I was down at cheshire slate last week looking at sandstone and they areq uoting for making up some doors...not too bad a place.

Anonymous said...

Used to be one next to the A548 Bagillt on the coast road.

phlegmfatale said...

Sorry to say you can't have it, but I HAVE the chimney pot on the right. It's my umbrella stand. [you knew I have great style, yes?] I saw it in an antique market in Dallas and threw a screaming strop until then-husband got it for me for my birthday. Well, not a screaming strop, so much. I slobbered over it at the market one day, and a month later at my birthday, there was this really big, really heavy box. It's quite lovely. Good luck finding more of them.

Thud said...

Ah!...so thats what happens to all the pots....they are nice though.

phlegmfatale said...

Yes, it's quite lovely, I think. Oh, to have a house which needed so many chimney pots!

Thud said...

phlegmy...you have an open invite if ever in need of some English countryside and history..plus Mrs OTW needs more shoe talk than I can ever provide.

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://toddlergirls.net

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://toddlergirls.net

Thud said...

Always a pleasure to hear from someone new.

phlegmfatale said...

omg omg omg!!! I'll totally come visit y'all next time I'm in England. I'm squeeing!

By the way, I just moved this chimney pot into my little house this past weekend, and I'll be posting it on the blog sometime soon (probably tomorrow). I need more umbrellas and walking sticks for it, but for now, my paltry two will have to do.

phlegmfatale said...

Hope it's alright, but I used the photo from this Potty Time post on my blog, and gave credit with links. Post's going up a minute after midnight Texas time. Cheers, m'dears!