I must admit I do love Instagram. I got back into it a year ago when Flo (www.flotography.co.uk ) suggested I link it to my blog. I now use it to advertise my blog posts, but I also follow lots of other eccentrics like myself who post charity shop finds and jugs they bought at the Car Boot Sale for 50p. This gives me hours of amusement but every now and then you find something really special.

knopf3A search for #vintagechina led me to @knopf_designs and Anja’s lovely creations. Anja uses broken, cracked, chipped and solitary pieces of china to make jewellery.


I’m a bit of a vintage china geek and I like to think I know my Hornsea from my Royal Doulton. It’s a family failing – my Mum’s the same!

knopf1If you have a favourite pattern there may well be a piece of jewellery to your taste…



Even if the jewellery isn’t your thing you can appreciate what Anja’s doing – that sense of shame and waste you get when you smash a vintage beauty is forever eradicated! I’m pretty sure she’d gratefully accept that bit of Meakin you dropped when washing up…


You can find Anja on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Knopf-Designs-Jewellery-133821480073915/?fref=ts) and on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/knopfdesigns).

I’m almost looking forward to breaking something so I can give it to Anja and see what she makes out of it!

It is with butterfingers I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

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