Wednesday, June 01, 2011


I was delighted with this pair of vases that I purchased a few months ago - deco period Bisto chintz. The undoubted masters of Chintz ware of this period was Royal Winton, but Bisto were making a good attempt at it too and I think they now sit very well with the current trend for all things vintage and floral.


Back in 2009, I posted some picture of Cheese covers in the form of wedges and I said that I had yet to find a dome shaped one from the Powell Bishop & Stonier factories. Well, the wait is over! here are my two latest finds, joined together for the time being in a mixed marriage. The dome is Oriental Ivory, decorated with high Victorian motifs of Acanthus leaves, laurels and a Greek Key band. The base plate is a white earthenware body, decorated with a cross-reeded pattern and a gothic text motto: "MAY GOOD DIGESTION WAIT ON APPETITE", a quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth.

OMG! you must be having a laugh

saw this today and nearly fell off my chair laughing! You wouldn't pay that kind of money for a Moorcroft cup and saucer or hand painted Minton come to that. It's nice to know that Bisto is on the Up, but i think it's got a way to go yet before I'd consider paying that kind of price for a transferprinted cup&saucer.

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Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.