Tuesday, 8 May 2012

New at Black & Spiro


This beautiful blue and white dinner set stops me in my tracks when I see it because my grandmother has had this as her dinner set for ever.  I have eaten off this pretty blue and white pattern since I was a very little girl at family dinners, lunches and the like.  So what better reason than to sell this in my store.  We now stock this range at Black & Spiro so if you are in need of a pretty dinner set or tea set or even just a bowl or a jug then this classic, timeless pattern could be perfect.  Could even be a good idea for a mother's day gift!!xx

Here's a note from English Novelist and Playright, JB Priestley about the collection;

"Out of original Victorian buildings, the clay is moulded, shaped and decorated to produce works of art...cups and saucers and plates and teapots rush like magic out of the clay.  May the ovens never grow cold, may Stoke-on-Trent, the pottery town, still continue to be the heart of British craftmanship."

xx
Anna

16 comments:

pve design said...

But of course your love for all things blue and white runs deep. I love that sweet pattern. Love a jug!
pve

Bumble at home said...

How divine to have a big dresser full of this pretty Birley pattern, and the tea pot looks the most adorable shape,that's always important,don't you think?

two hippos said...

its made in a fabulous victorian pottery beside the canal and in the winter the factory shop has a roaring wood burning stove to sit by with a beautiful cup of tea. Its brilliant that they managed to rescue the old pottery buildings as so many have been lost.

miss b said...

I have a few pieces like this which were my husband's Granny's - mainly serving dishes which look pretty with our white china.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Sheri said...

what a beautiful set. love all your ideas :)

Vintage Living Magazine said...

Those are very classic. They remind me of a set of blue and white ironstone bowls I have from England. I'm sure your customers will love them! :-)

Shannon at Vintage Living

Mrs. Sutton said...

Beautiful quote to suit beautiful china!

Ritu Dua said...

The awesome blue and white combination of the crockery is truly an artist's delight! The quoted lines suit the theme so well!!

Helene said...

This set is so lovely! I could imagine having a tea party with all my girlfriends dressed in chic outfits.

Helene
Bon Vivant + a Budget

Heidi said...

It is such pretty china - my best friend has it, and it always makes me think of her when I see it. It's so much more interesting to have your everyday set of china with a pattern rather than the plain white phase which everyone has been in for such a long time now.

Roxanne said...

I own a large set of Arden by Burleigh which is very similar to this but is a blue pattern on a white background. It was my "good" set of dishes for my wedding--stoneware rather than china. Crate and Barrel was selling it at the time. When they decided to no longer import and sell it, my mother-in-law finished out my service for 12. Still--there are pieces of it I would love to have. I also have a set of French Countryside by Mikasas--so when needed I mix and match the white with my Arden. This pattern is just SO GORGEOUS as well

Calico Child said...

So Beautiful!! :)

vicki archer said...

This was the pattern I ever bought... and I still love it... The blue and white... hard to fault it... xv

Debra Turner said...

I'm a blue and white addict too. As you might guess from my blog. I don't know what it says about my personality. Blue is such a vivid color. Crisp and clean. And white helps blues satnd out.

Kate said...

Anna! Your team of girls are divine - Claire helped me out with my order for Mother's Day and it arrived all the way down here in time to spoil Mum on Sunday.

Love love love the teapot, Mum was over the moon (and I can't wait to borrow it!)

Thank you for having such a good eye for 'absolutely beautiful things' and sharing it with the rest of us mere mortals!

Kate xo

Mel said...

I've been looking for a wallpaper in this style/pattern - your 'round and round the garden' comes close - at least in colour. Beautiful.