I have a real love for handmade home-wares. I can spend hours in op-shops scouring shelves for stoneware, glassware. Sometimes I can get very lucky by finding the odd designer piece that has been over-looked by a stylist or collector.
If ever you are lucky enough to own a piece of the lovingly handmade Bison stoneware, make sure you hold on to it forever because these pieces are sure to be collector’s items.
Bison Julie bowls
Bison milk jugs
Bison pinch pots
Bison sugar pots
Their colour palette is beautiful, certainly it has got to be part of the reason I am so drawn to Bison.
Dinosaur Designs are an iconic Australian brand. The bold and vibrant colours are so gorgeous it’s hard to pick out a favourite.
It was instant love for this Colombian black clay cookware when I saw Nigella Lawson using it on one of her shows. I was hooked, I couldn’t get it out of my head. Turns out La Chamba cookware is handmade in Colombia and thanks to the internet, I can buy it online, but it is also widely available in good kitchenware stores.
Has anyone else been lucky enough to find an exceptional piece of home-wares in an op-shop or flea-market?
Have specific dreams. Even if you fail, experience is what you get out of chasing them. Don’t be deterred when obstacles come between you and your goals. “The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They let us prove how badly we want things.” Never lose your childhood sense of wonder. Being earnest is better than being hip which is trying to impress with the surface. Don’t complain. Just work harder. Anytime we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. Don’t obsess over what people think. Take time out: it’s not a real holiday if you’re reading emails or calling in for messages. Time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think.