I collect – and love- Carlton Ware, as you know from all your avid reading of my posts to date. Carlton Ware produced ‘Walkingware’ teapots, cups, salt & pepper shakers – you name it – in 1973. Very beautifully crafted crockery items on two legs, often with jaunty socks or stockings or with great shoes. Some static, some running.
I don’t have any Walkingware. It’s now far too expensive for my meager budget.
So – when I came across these plastic ‘Shoe Shoe’ [fabulous name, no?] egg cups from Hong Kong – I had to collect them. I have now have four black, four red, and four blue egg cups – one in its original box. It is my love of kitsch, and my appreciation for a good knock-off when I see one that led to this collection.
And they are practical to boot! Won’t break when you wash ‘em. That sturdy plastic will outlast us all.
This set of four is for sale: $AUD30 [but let me know if you’d like more!]