Whitefriars addict

Ok, I confess, I have a ‘thing’ for chunky heavy Whitefriars glass… I keep buying it!

I line it up on my windowsills – it catches the light beautifully – but there does reach a point where I can’t fit anymore on. My kitchen sill houses all my green glass (including a few Murano vases, a uranium piece, and a bunch of bowls). The bay window in the lounge has my ruby red collection – but it’s overflowing! The spare room has the Sklo vases. The bedroom has anything purple. The bathroom is everything teal. It’s quite a glass collection (predominantly WF and Murano)!

I’m moving house in 2 weeks – I don’t fancy lugging it all around and risk breaking any of it so I have some pieces for sale on my website and on ebay, so I can minimalise and de-clutter (and then collect more!)

Whitefriars glass - all mine (some are for sale!)
Whitefriars glass – all mine (some are for sale!)

Back to School

Thankfully the pesky 5-year-old is now back to school. It’s been a tiring and frustrating couple of weeks torn away from my work and shopping – I’ve been trying to entertain rather than do website work, photographing products and compiling online listings. He has been very patient but I wasn’t a very fun mum.

The five-year-old has taken to playing table sales/boot sales/jumble sales – I wonder where he got that from? He creates little Lego ‘vases’, puts them all on display on a table and then sits behind the table ready to sell them. They’re quite expensive!

He’s also taken to Sellotape. Obsessed with the stuff. Oh, and bubble wrap – he insists on cutting it up and destroying it. And drawing on my hoard of cardboard boxes for my parcels. And playing with permanent marker.

Kids certainly learn from their parents and surroundings! Thank god he’s back at school now and I can get back to what I do best!

A little bit about me

I’m Coco, a young 40-something mum and part-time magazine art editor (and an avid bootsaler and charity shop addict).

I’m from a mid-century and retro inspired background… My dad’s an architect and we’ve always been surrounded by amazing collectable stuff from the 50s/60s/70s which I’ve only come to truly appreciate over recent years. Everything was always so design-conscious, desirable – but even more so now! Thankfully my dad still has much of his hoard and I’m now busy building up my own collection.

All my findings live around my house – I have window sills crammed full with vintage glass, shelves overflowing with retro ornaments, kitchen cupboards hiding my secret purchases. Some of my personal collection is for sale online at www.coco-collectables.co.uk, pop by and have a look around!