Our allotment is on an old municipal dump. There’s bits of broken china everywhere. I’m as happy as Larry. On every trip over there I come back with these little shards that will be ideal for future mosaic projects. I’ve just got to have a think about what to make.
There’s so much of the stuff that I don’t collect any plain white china. If I ever needed some I could get enough to meet my needs in one trip. It’s just the coloured stuff I collect and any white bits that have writing on them. I’ve seen some interesting makes using these. Hot Stuff gets a bit embarrassed when I go grubbing around the edges of other people’s plots. He says that I’m like a magpie and it looks like i thieving veg. However he’ll sometimes help out I spot a particularly shiny treasure that’s just out of reach.
Bits of broken crockery aren’t the only scavenging treasure I’ve found lately in my role as a human magpie. On the way to the plot the other day a householder had put out a box of bits. I spied a very kitsch china carriage clock. The base and face can be broken up for mosaicking but it was its glass dome that I was interested in. Could it be the ideal thing to keep the slugs from eating my rhubarb leaves?