Merry Vintage Christmas

With a few ideas about get to started on how to begin celebrating the season; here it is. It is all about gathering family and friends, staying at home and sharing the best Christmas yet!

I will be featuring a few of my favourite table collections (which I think you’ll love too) that encourages you to create a relaxed food sharing experience this party season.

Under the Christmas tree, place thoughtful gifts for loved ones to open on Christmas morning – from popular and meaningful Vintage collectibles for gifting like a piece of Bone China, a Victorian tea sets and lots of blue and white and coffee mugs. Place candy and sweets in a cup, a candle, Ceylon Tea, or even a gift card.

It adds to the classic gift. Use a vintage; mix and match. You never know when someone’s vintage might be the gift that makes a difference in someone’s Christmas this year!

Pictured Above

One of a kind Vintage tea set by Baker Bros Meir bone China. A Victorian Floral Gilded 10 piece Tea Cup trio’s with extra Tea Side Plates. Made in England from the 1920’s. Back stamped.

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Infinity

Infinity

The state or quality of being infinite.”the infinity of space.”

Endlessness, infinitude and infiniteness, Boundlessness, limitlessness and unlimitedness,

Infinity is extensiveness,

The vastness, immensity; its the distance.

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Royal Doulton has created Infinity in their China. Throughout their history, Royal Doulton has introduced various luxury bone China collections at a value relating to specific elegant Tableware. Infinity is one of these elegant collection in these specific ranges of wares even for the most discriminating taste.

For more info and prices visit:

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O Swallow

from The Princess: O Swallow

BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON

O Swallow, Swallow, flying, flying South,

Fly to her, and fall upon her gilded eaves,

And tell her, tell her, what I tell to thee.

O tell her, Swallow, thou that knowest each,

That bright and fierce and fickle is the South,

And dark and true and tender is the North.

O Swallow, Swallow, if I could follow, and light

Upon her lattice, I would pipe and trill,

And cheep and twitter twenty million loves.

O were I thou that she might take me in,

And lay me on her bosom, and her heart

Would rock the snowy cradle till I died.

Why lingereth she to clothe her heart with love,

Delaying as the tender ash delays

To clothe herself, when all the woods are green?

O tell her, Swallow, that thy brood is flown:

Say to her, I do but wanton in the South,

But in the North long since my nest is made.

O tell her, brief is life but love is long,

And brief the sun of summer in the North,

And brief the moon of beauty in the South.

O Swallow, flying from the golden woods,

Fly to her, and pipe and woo her, and make her mine,

And tell her, tell her, that I follow thee.

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Vintage Brass Swallow bird Wall Hanging. Very detailed. Made in England. The bird has a registration number. In Good condition with patina. The hanger and hardware in the back in working condition.

The sparrow bird measures 5.5 inches in length x 4 inches wide.

Shows some signs of ageing to the surface.

Delightful vintage collectible decor.

My Minton

In 1870, Minton opened an art pottery studio in Kensington, London encouraging both amateur and professional artists to become involved in pottery decoration and design.

From the mid-1890s onwards, Minton’s made major contributions to Art Nouveau ceramics with a fine range of slip and majolica ware.

Above is a Beautiful Minton bone china covered bowl in the ‘Haddon Hall’ Pattern. This stunning lidded sugar bowl with gilded edge has a little branch handle.

The size 9 cm x 8 cm in diameter. In very good condition. No chips, cracks or crazing. A focal point that will look lovely and decorative on any seasonal holiday table.

Peony

Peonies are outrageous

Beautiful in bloom,

Such lush foliage,

They last all summer long.

A perennial no doubt

They live longer than we do;

So they have been known to thrive,

Living more than 100 years.

A peony requires little maintenance

With roots that are planted firmly,

Given a chance to grow,

They will establish their ground.

And to their life; it is to be worthwhile;

It is to the peonies only purpose;

Is that to be beautiful you know;

They take my breath away.

What is a Peony’s rule for success…

It’s is simply this; Given to full sun,

A well-drained soil; of course; water,

And a little bit of love.

What is it?

Vintage Japanese Marked Gilded Elegant Peony Rose Mid Century Accent Bowl. Beautiful pinks, yellow and pink enamel heavy gilding. The style is a rare square shape scalloped edges with a round base.

This vintage bowl is stamped hand painted. It has gold gilt with scalloped edges.

The bowl has the Japanese stamp is known for imports Marked on the backside. These pieces all date to the 1930’s, so I am assuming this to be in the same age range. There are flowers painted on both sides of the bowl.

Brand: Unknown

Color: Deep Gilded lined Flower peony buds over the edges wIth pink peony flowers on a Yellow background with Gold Gild.

Size: Measures approximately 6 x 6 in.

Material: Porcelain

More photos at

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Colclough Pink Roses

A Sandwich plate made by Colclough (England) Bone China. The plate is scalloped shape and id decorated with pink roses and small yellow flowers with a gilded rim.

The Sandwich plate is marked on the base ‘Colclough Bone China.’ Made in England. This printed mark dates to 1945-1948. The pattern number is CLC67.

The plate is in very good condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing, and very light signs of use or wear. The gilding on the handle is very nice.

Includes:

1 Sandwich Plate

Dimensions: 22 cm x 21 cm

Shelley My Love

“I have drunken deep of joy,

And I will taste no other wine tonight.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Shelly My Love

Rod Stewart

Lyrics

Shelly my love

I only long to be where you are

Shelly my love

Now and forevermore

Shelly my love

When I see you I catch fire

And soon I’m all aflame

I feel it start

Whenever you call my name

All around I feel a passion

That thrills my very soul

I put it down

To that I love you so

Shelly my love

I only long to be where you are

Shelly my love

Now and forevermore

Shelly my love

Oh Shelly my love

All around I feel a passion

That thrills my very soul

I put it down

To that I love you so

Oh Shelly my love

Percy Shelley Potter (1860 – 1937) was an English potter and a major force in developing Shelley Potteries. He was born in Longton, Staffordshire. He attended Owen’s College, Manchester and then London University, where he gained a B.A. degree.