No self-respecting table should be without a mis-matched selection of crockery these days but if, like me, you have an aversion to spending Sunday mornings rummaging through car boot tat, sourcing said retro china can be a challenge. Imagine my delight therefore when I came across a road-side shed boasting shelf upon shelf of interesting vintage plates, jugs and glassware which owner Jo Griffths has unearthed, cleaned up and prettily displayed. All I had to do was decide which pieces to buy. Joy.
Vintage Home and Garden stocks all sorts of other lovely vintage things (think enamel bread bins complete with character-giving rust patches, recycled wool blankets and linen cushions) and can be found on the side of the A149 at Drove Orchards, Thornham, Norfolk, PE36 6LS www.coastandcountryhome.co.uk