Cheese Please

It’s the night before Christmas

and all through the house,

There was a mouse stirring.

The people are laughing

Eating cheese and good festive food;

Christmas is fully planned,

The food on Christmas Eve

Is all about sharing.

This year, transform your table into a laid-back setting and encourage family and friends to tuck into a culinary free-for-all. Prepare big couscous salads, meats, stuffed courgette rolls, houmous, dips, olives and griddled bread and serve it on your vintage platters.

Vintage plates are perfectly suited to relaxed the dining experiences. Mix and match novelty plates, serving bowls, nesting jugs and serving trays in an array of blue porcelain patterns and pair with wooden sharing boards.

Don’t forget an after dinner Cheese, piled with your guests favourite blue, hard and soft cheeses, crackers and festive fruits like grapes and apples as accompaniments on of Cheese on vintage plates and Platters.

Pictured above:

Charming Ceramic triangle shape cheese serving plate with a mouse hiding in the corner. Made by Bassano from Italy.

Available at:

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bassano-Ceramic-Cheese-Plate-Serving-Dish-With-Little-Mouse/263354793357?_mwBanner=1

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.

*****

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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Windsor Rose

Windsor Bone China tea service. A beautifully presented 21 Piece complete Tea Set for 6.

This set is in excellent condition, a beautiful scalloped gilded rim trim in fine bone china with elegant Windsor pink roses. Gilding on the Cup handles, bases and a gold line inside each cup.

Wonderfully presented with the 1950 backstamp on the base; each marked with numbers and series. Made in Longton, England. 1950s.

A complete tea set including cups, saucers, cake plates, Sandwich plate, sugar bowl and milk jug.

The set includes:

6 Tea Cups

6 Tea Saucers

6 Cake Plates

1 Sandwich Plate

1 Sugar Bowl

1 Milk Jug

Excellent condition; no cracks, chips, or crazing.

Melba Daisy

Melba China Daisy
Tea Set In violets pattern.
A 1921 Royal
Art Deco Mayer & Sherratt
12 Piece
A Service for 4.

Porcelain, bone and clay
Made for me and Tea
An Early 20th Century Design.

By Mayer And Sherratt
From Longton, Stoke On Trent,
England’s Old Foley Style
A Daisy Tea Cup
Named Melba.

Melba is all hexagonal,
She is fluted And Scalloped
Thin and finely dressed
Ready for high Tea.

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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

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Duchess June Bouquet

What is it.

A Vintage Duchess gilded Creamer milk jug in English Fine Bone China. The name of the Pattern is June Bouquet Creamer. Small soft pink roses on a white background. Not bold and flashy.

It’s the size of a gravy dish, but I can’t imagine pouring searing hot gravy into this lovely bowl.

The China is a discontinued platter but is in very good condition jug. No cracks, chips or crazing.

June Bouquet was one of the more traditional popular patterns Duchess ware that was produced. Unfortunately too cost prohibitive to continue production in today’s market.

June Bouquet is only available in resellers and collectors market. Discontinued in 1990.

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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