Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Answers on a postcard please....London W12 8QT....

Thank you for all bird cage comments - weather all gone Pete Tong again today I notice! Will get myself going once the weather picks up I am sure. Also just to say that I cannot comment on a lot of blogs at the moment - or indeed access them.  Any ideas?

Just posting this to see if anyone in the blog world can help me to identify the maker of this tray please?  I bought this from Sweden so I think it is Swedish (call me Sherlock!).  Any other thoughts?  I remember seeing the same design in fabric form on Ebay once - a long time ago - maybe it is Ikea?

Can you name this tray?
Have you seen this tray in your local area?
Have you seen this  pattern in fabric form?
Do you know this fabric's name?
Are these BIRDS?????
Any information would be treated in strictest confidence and your photograph would not be required for the final line up

Call La Cootard - on: 12345 cake, cake, cake.
Terms and conditions sadly apply


'Jenny liked the juxtaposition of old and new.  In places this was indeed quite old and not really in the slightest bit new...'



Tea in the coffee cups of course

No cake sadly... .should have made a Battenberg I think.


 What will Kc7, Ka8, Ra6  give you?  I think that this is right....


..it will of course be..... CHECKMATE !!  Ho ho - a little chess/vintage china joke from me to you! Not something that you are going to read in any other blog in the entire universe!!!

I look forward to the deluge of answers

PS: Did you ever write to London W12 8QT?

...I did!

41 comments:

  1. Wow love the tray its a very 50s pattern I am afraid I can't help with the designer but good luck with finding out who it is. As for blogger I find that signing out of blogger and then signing back in sometimes works. Have a lovely day, dee x

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    1. Hello Delia and thanks for your top tips
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. I found I have trouble leaving comments too, I also do what Delia suggests that works!
    Sorry cannot help with the design.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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    1. Many thanks Julie and thank you for calling in
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Yes I wrote to that address. Often!
    Regarding the fabric - no idea, but I have just spent a happy while meandering around the Husandhem site, and think they have the curtain fabric to go with your china![ http://www.husandhem.co.uk/green-blue/949-spira-jaffa-light-turquoise-swedish-fabric.html]

    Have a lovely day x

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    1. Many thanks Angela - I have come across that site before, a bit pricey but nice to look at.
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. Seen it ...Oh Oh ....on tip of my tongue.....ummmm no its gone again..

    yep i wrote to that address when I was 13... sent 'John McEnroe' a letter telling him he was wonderful and a misunderstood genius...got a reply too..

    Bestest
    daisy

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    1. A reply from John McEnroe - my oh my - I only managed a photograph of Petra the Blue Peter dog!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. No idea whatsoever.....but I like it! :) x

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    1. Ha ha - many thanks Ada Bea
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. ~ I have sort of seen it , Jenny and quite desired it too...but alas no suggestions to where and who and names....well not my best assets...I do love it though...I do also wonder WHAT is going on with the blog comments issues...I don't like change and I hope it all gets sorted, with out to much messing with! Enjoy your Wednesday! Jenny. Love Maria x

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    1. Dear Maria
      For blog that I can comment on there are about two that I cannot - sometimes the publish button disappears!
      Worst things....
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. ...don't talk to me about blogger...i can't post pictures from my computer at the moment so have to do it from my mobile.......aaargh.....LOVE the tray but sadly have no answers on a postcard..looks fab with the coffee set and now i need a coffee after seeing that!X

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    1. Hope that your blogging issues are sorted soon and have a lovely weekend
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. I quite often have problems leaving comments, it just seems to freeze and won't unstick so i end up giving up! Love the tray...habitat maybe??? Want some battenburg now at the mere mention of it, with proper canary yellow marchpane!! Catx

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    1. Mmmm - Habitat...now you mention it it does have a Habitatty sort of feel about it - I will give Google a go!
      I like a bit of marchpane!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. Love the tray but sadly cannot assist with its providence. At the moment my posts are not updating on followers reading lists so my blog looks a bit sad with comments and a few days ago some bits were in French! I know what you mean about the freeze - it happens to me too. I sometimes type the word verification knowing that I've done the right words and numbers and it says otherwise - so frustrating! Rant over!
    June

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    1. Subconsciously writing in French - you should be able to patent that! Those words and numbers drive me mad - as a test I deliberately put in the wrong combination and that then works!!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. Would if I could but I can't........help that is either with the tray or blogging. Pretty useless me. But I do love the tray. Philippa xx PS Just seen the subtitles on dear Margaret Thatcher's funeral - apparently she has gone to "hire a judgment" rather than higher judgment, and, best of all, she didn't leave office she "left coffees"! Perhaps she is on her way round to your place Jennie. xx

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    1. Oh dear! Or should that be Owww deer.....
      Have a lovely weekend
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. I love the blue color. They look like boomerangs or hammocks to me. ;-)

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    1. Mmm - yes, I hadn't thought of that
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. It looks like a Swedish design to me. I have a towel designed by Louise Fougstedt with birds on it that look a lot like these crescent shapes! xo Cindy

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    1. Hello Cindy - lovely to hear from you and thank you for that tip.
      Best wishes
      Jenny
      PS - I see that 'my' fabric has sold....if you ever have any more....

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  13. Hello Jenny darling, thank you for flattering me with a personal invitation to this little 'name the fabric' party! I had popped over earlier but got interrupted (by child or dog - can't remember which, happens so often!) before commenting.

    I am distraught to admit that (whisper it)...I don't know! Horrifying thought that a fabric as wondrous as this isn't emblazoned across my brain, selvedge and all. I will keep my eyes peeled for you though, it's gorgeous and now I've seen it I won't forget it - so I will let you know if I ever see it again, be it in 20 minutes or 20 years! It has a whiff of the wondrous Stig Lindberg about it to me, but who knows - and ARE they birds? Well, I do love a challenge...as long as it's a pattern recognition/research one, rather than some exhausting physical triathlon type thingy! I do have a few books that I want to look through to see if it's lurking in their pages, but these damn/delightful (delete as appropriate) children do insist on being fed, so I intend to sit down for a proper peruse later when I have discharged my maternal duties. Toodle pip for now! Rachel xxx

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    1. Dear Rachel
      Delighted to hear that you have risen to the challenge! I wish that I had kept a picture of the fabric now...it will turn up again one day. Of course it might have been made yesterday and I am barking up the wrong tree!

      Have a lovely weekend with children and dog!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. I've no idea but it's lovely. Super mix of colours and shapes.
    Ellie x

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    1. Thank you kindly Ellie
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. I do hope you find the name of this pattern Sherlock, it's quite cheeky! I so enjoyed the blossoms in your previous post as I too am awaiting spring here in the Midwest. Please, please let it come soon! Elizabeth

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    1. Dear Elizabeth - we need as many of those positive signs of renewal as possible right now I think. I hope that you have a lovely weekend
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. Can't help with the tray but it is lovely. And yes I remember writing to W12 8QT, a long time ago though!

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    1. Thank you
      Thousands of us must have written to that address I think - ever hopeful!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. Definitely havent seen this design before let alone know what its called.It reminds me of boomerangs?!!However I do rather like the colours and it all looks wonderful with your coffee set Jenny. X

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    1. Thank you kindly Anne - it will turn up eventually!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  18. Lovely tray, it reminds me of Marianne Westman's prints, but I don't recognise it. Did a google for vintage ikea birds tray... guess where I ended up! I wonder if Swedish junk shops are full of vintage ikea cast-offs (fantasy charity shop day dreams!)

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    1. Ah yes - I hadn't thought of her....that gives me a new strand of investigation! Imagine an Ikea charity shop! Goodness...Habitat circa 1976 too....Biba.....
      Best wishes and thank you for calling in
      Jenny

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  19. I agree with Anne (of Marmalade & Catmint) the tray design reminds me of boomerangs. Growing up in 1950s Australia, I clearly recall my mother's kitchen curtains were in a very similar fabric, and many of the laminex tables and vinyl armchairs of the Eames era were of these designs. I think it was a Scandinavian design influenced by Aboriginal art which was popular at the time.

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  20. Hello Susan and thank you for that idea - I hadn't thought of that. I think that this tray has a feel of late 50s/early 60s about it. I will do a bit more sleuthing!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  21. The tray is lovely Jenny....sorry I can't help with the sleuthing etc but hope your other friends here on the blog come up with the goods :)
    x

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  22. The tray is lovely Jenny....sorry I can't help with the sleuthing etc but hope your other friends here on the blog come up with the goods :)
    x

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  23. I do wish I could help, but sadly I don't know any more than you. I do think they look more like boomerangs than birds, however. If I ever see that pattern anywhere I will think of this post and let you know!

    Gillian x

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