Google Keep shopping list the other day. The boyfriend that Louis added when I talked about this before is no more. I've decided that he's a thing that can't be shopped for even though Mr Metrosexual met Ruff Stu in the ice cream section of Tesco.
I needed a replacement for a red Murano vase that I smashed whilst flailing my arms around, a hazard of being clumsy. Honestly Lou and I must break a couple of things a week. It's an expensive old business. Luckily I wasn't particularly attached to the vase: it was a £3.50 charity shop find. If you look at the pictures that I posted back along of my bedrom you can see it on the mantlepiece.
So I was very pleased that I spotted this in the Air Ambulance shop, a bargain at 50p. It had a very retro feel but I guessed it wasn't particularly old. I turned to Ebay for advice. I've find it wonderful for object identification. And what do you know? I was right. I must be getting a feel about vintage finds.
My little glass was designed by Dutch artist Selwyn Senatori. I've pottered over to his website and discovered his happy, quirky designs. It's of no great value and I'm not going to make my fortune selling it but 50p was a good price. It's now above my fireplace in its intended home. I might pot it up with a little cactus or something. Then when I knock it on the floor there'll be soil to clear up as well.