I've mentioned this in passing before, but this Hornsea vase reminded me of the strange happiness found in the not-quite-perfect thrift find.
The glaze is slightly "crazed", meaning it should not be used to hold water but is fine just sitting there being pretty. Most importantly, it frees me from the need to check prices on ebay and feel that I should sell it on.
I can keep it and enjoy it myself!
I have found that items in thrift shops fall into one of three categories :
- Good enough to sell, even if I really want to keep it
- A bit manky - mine, all mine!- Lovely item, but way too damaged to buy, I recently had to leave behind a badly crazed Stavangerflint casserole and serving dish, and another Hornsea vase.