Monday, 31 January 2011

A shoal of fishy dishies

Mr J and P came home t'other day very pleased with himself indeed.  He'd bought, from the charity shop close to his work, a set of 9 (yes, 9!) fish plates for the princely sum of £1.50!!  That's a bargain and a half isn't it? 


Made in the 1960s by Arcoroc of France, a firm which produces glassware for restaurants.




Luckily, we had friends over for the weekend where they could be shown off at every opportunity.  The problem is that we are awash with plates and there is no room for our little fishy dishies in the plate cupboard. So they are cluttering up our work top at the moment together with our jars and trays as well as the regular sort of kitchen paraphernelia.  What is a body to do?

I, too, am feeling v pleased with myself.  I've finally made something from the 1950s piece of material that I blogged about here,  Not one but two cushion covers.  I even added some pompom trimming which has been festering (not literally, I hasten to add) in my sewing stool for over 10 years!

Here they are nestling together on the armchair.



Here's a close-up of one:

And a close-up of the other.  They're subtley different, I'll have you know!


Now folks, there's still time to enter the JUMBLES AND POMPOMS VINTAGE TAT TREASURES GIVEAWAY.  Go on, you know you want to....... Just see my previous post or click on the Giveaway button on the top right of the page and voila! 

Finally, inspired by my reasonably successful attempt at cushion cover making with pompoms, I've joined the fabulous Felt Fairy's monthly make pledge.  Yes, little old me, making things once a month (we'll see how long that will last shall we?).  I'm off now to look at some of the wonderful makes on show.  Byeeeeeee.

34 comments:

  1. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. The plates are such a bargain, I can see why he was so chuffed with himself : ) xxx

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  2. I can't believe all those plates for £1.50! What a mega find. Linda x

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  3. ....When the boat comes in! I love that song! Those cushions are gorgeous!

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  4. I like those cushions I think they are absolutely gorgeous
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  5. Those cushion covers are fab, I love the pom pom's ~ my kids would pluck them off though so I dare not go there!
    Your plates are wonderful, clever Hubby!
    Kandi x

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  6. Those cushions are magnificent and I love the fishy plates, too. Good luck with the makes, I'm tempted to join but feel I'd let all the other creative girls down. xxx

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  7. They are lovely and cheerful looking cushions. I love pom pom trimming, just been pricing it up ouchhhh....you did well to buy yours 10 years ago, leaving it to 'fester' away for a future project (can it now be classed as vintage?) xx

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  8. Those dishes are wonderful and what a bargain; loving your handiwork on those cushions too xxx

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  9. Love the fish plates and that seems like a great price. That fabric is so fun and great pillows!

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  10. Great cushions, I also have crafting items awaiting to be used that I have had for years. See, the trim was just waiting for the right time to be used, even if it was 10 YEARS.

    So many plates, such a great price, no room, AHHH!!

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  11. I love glassware like this. I'd try and have some kind of display with a few coloured lights behind them as I'd be to scared to eat from one in case I broke it! Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog as well, I'm glad to have found you too! Rachael Xx

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  12. Your cushions are fab, I love them. The fishy plates were a great find too but I know what you mean about piles of plates and kitchenalia taking over the kitchen.
    Ann x

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  13. Loving those plates and what a bargain! Well done that man. ;)

    Your cushions are lovely, so cute with the pom poms x

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  14. Fish totally freak me out but those plates are so amazingly kitsch I love them. Well done on the cushions. They've came out really well. Good luck on the challenge. x

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  15. The cushions look wonderful, the poms poms are a great finish.
    Good luck with your next project.
    Lisa x

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  16. LOVE the cushions you have done a really great job and the fabric is great
    xx fee

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  17. Love the fish dishes and think they look very handsome all lined up on your drainer like that (not a practical place to keep though obviously!) and your cushions are brilliant, I love the pompoms! x

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  18. love the fishy plates!!! i have an entire cupboard full of plates and bowls and things which don't match, and have to stop myself from buying more, as there are only so many plates one girl on her own can use!
    and i can't have any more as the other kitchen cupbds are full of shoe-boxes ;S

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  19. Wow, what an absolute bargain!!! Love those fish dishes, and your cushions are lovely :) xxx

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  20. What a great find and so cheap to!
    Your cushions are fab, I love the pom pom trim.
    x

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  21. Well done on the fish plates - great bargain, and I love your cushions.
    x

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  22. awwww i love your cushions and those pom poms are soooo cute what a great idea ;-)) Love those fish plates to what fun ;-), Enjoy your week, dee x

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  23. I'm amazed that your Mister bought these. Mine would never dream of buying anything for the house! I think I'd fall of my chair if he did!!!

    What a bargain! He obviously has 'the eye'!!

    Sarahx

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  24. LUUURRRVVV the fish dishes! What a great find! xxx

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  25. Thanks for your comment, so glad you agree! I sometimes wonder if I'm just taking it all a bit too personally. The dream was amazing, but such a shame it was only a dream lol.

    I love those fishy dishes! Fab find xx

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  26. What a bargain! The fish plates look great! Love your cushions too! :-) x

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  27. Those fish plates are amazing anxd at what great value! My mum has some blue and white ones at home so she would be very impressed.

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  28. Loo, I went over and joined Annie's party too. Now I just have to think of the things to make!!

    Thank you for saying about it.

    Sarahx

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  29. so awesome!!! :) love it! :)

    nice blog!!!

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  30. Fab plates, what a fantastic buy. Loving your cushions!

    Shirl x

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  31. We have those same plates! We too have vintage fabrics that we need to start using in projects. Hopefully soon, lol. Your cushion covers turned out lovely.

    Laura and Michele

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  32. those plates were such a bargain! Love the cushions. I love 50s fabric x

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  33. Those fishy dishes are fab! Even though I'm scared of fish, they are pretty incredible as I adore glass.

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