Victorian Settings

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Christmas dinner is perhaps the most important meal of the year in most houses. It is a time for family and friends. They all return from the four corners of the world to be with their families for Christmas.

There are few occasions during the year when families are so fully reunited, hence the importance of the Christmas dinner table; when most of the chairs at the table will be filled.

Setting the perfect Christmas dinner table is different to setting a table at any other time of year, however formal the dinner, as the occasion calls for seasonal touches and decorations to make the meal festive and special.

Before you even begin to set the table, you should think about what colour scheme you want for your Christmas dinner table as this will help you choose the dinner plates. Having the right table cloth, crockery, cutlery and decorations.

Most people know that red and green are Christmassy colours, but if you want to do something a little different, you could go for purple and green, red and gold or even black and gold.

Setting the Table

So what will you need on the table? From a practical point of view, everyone will need a charger plate, side plates, a water glass, a wine glass, cutlery, a napkin and a soup bowl (if you’re serving soup!)

You’ll also need crockery for the table, serving utensils and placemats for hot dishes, Butter pat dish and bread plates. Mix and match your table, each person’s soup bowl does not have to match their charger plate.

Regardless, the most important thing about Christmas Dinner is….that you have enough plates and forks; that each guest should have at least two plates; a dinner plate and a side plate. That is your gift to them. It shows just how much you care you’ve taken.

Happy Holidays!

Dainty by Shelley

Up in Staffordshire, England at the Foley’s it was a place where they first made the Dainty. It is a teacup pattern by Shelley. One of the most beautiful and amazing pieces of pottery I have ever seen.

This is just one pattern incredible beauty was earlier known as Wileman & Co; a name they had been originally known as. Then they became the Foley Potteries originally before they were acquired by Shelley.

The first Shelley to join the company was Joseph Ball Shelley in 1862 and in 1896 his son Percy Shelley became the sole proprietor.

In the late Victorian period the Art Nouveau, The Foley potteries began making this style of pottery. Many other potteries were to make this design. It was so extremely popular, that Foley had to Patten the name Shelley.

Others potters follow this design like Paragon, Queen Anne, Melba and Aynsley. But Shelley is probably best known for this very fine bone china “Art Deco” ware of the inter-war years and post-war fashionable tea ware.

Rowland Morris was a ceramic designer who actually created the Dainty cup shape for Percy Shelley.

This shape became the popular, especially in the USA after the 2nd World War, remaining in the Shelley family continuing in production until the takeover in 1966 by Allied English Potteries.

Over the years Shelley Pottery has been the icon of English Fine Bone China even though the Dainty has not been made since the 1960’s.

Its china and earthenware products were many and varied with the major output of tea ware.

The Shelley pieces remains to be quite a collectible as well as sought after with those who want to take their tea with refined discerning Victorian decadence.

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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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Hot Chocolate Pot

Vintage Farmhouse Stoneware Studio Pottery. Is it a Tea / Hot chocolate/ Coffee Pot? It is a very versatile set for 4.

The set includes a footed pedestal tea or coffee pot, 3 footed bowls to hold tea or coffee and condiments with 4 cups and 4 saucers.

A hand crafted and finished stoneware Studio Pottery Set. A Pottery of earthenware with an embossed floral base in hand crafted earth tones and faint pumpkin colours and clay swirls.

The cups, bowls and pot have a Pedestal base. The saucers are daisy shape with scalloped edges and floral embossed wreaths.

Good condition with no chips, cracks or restoration.

Measures 18 cm high and 19 cm from handle to spout. 13 cm in diameter.

Includes:

1 Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate Pot

4 Cups

4 Saucers

1 Café bowl

2 Condiment Bowls – for sugar & milk

Lovely Harvest colours to get set for Autumn and Winter. Bound to keep friends and family warm.

Old Aynsley

Aynsley Tea Set In Fine Bone China “Old Aynsley” Pattern 3074 Art Nouveau. The favourite of Queen Elizabeth.