HOT SHOP: Vandalized Vintage

September 6, 2010

Trixie Delicious (possibly not her real name…) of Auckland, New Zealand, likes to ‘up-cycle’ vintage china in her own, very special way. If you like Lou Rota’s beetles and birds, or you’re a fan of RE’s macabRE plates which are plastered with skulls, scorpions and other spooky oddities, then the chances are, you’re going to like this. Note that ENVY is green and GLUTTONY is the biggest!

Trixie’s ‘naughty’ china (there’s a warning on her Etsy shop that some items might offend – you have been warned!) is cheeky and charming and never, EVER twee. Forget ‘LOVE’ and ‘PEACE’…here are some of her classics:

Imagine the bun fight at tea time as you argue about who gets to use which cake plate!

This one’s the perfect gift for that friend you have who thinks raiding a World of Warcraft dungeon counts as socialising.

Yum, yum, yum. These plates look fab arranged on a wall in holders. If I had to choose a favourite, I like the ‘Poison’ trio below. The words ‘Cyanide’, ‘Arsenic’ and ‘Belladonna’ clash so wonderfully with the pretty pink rose plates they’re splashed across! Just pray that your scones are safe to nibble…  – Ellie