Oh how i wish i'd seen this a bit earlier!!!! This stunning tea set by Powell Bishop & Stonier is being sold at Gildings auction house in Market Harbourer (they have been on Bargain Hunt many times so may be familiar to you). I have 'borrowed' their pic with no malice intent, but to show you this wonderful item and direct you to their catalogue. The estimate seems like a come and buy me, but it's hard to tell about condition without having seen it.
In this festive season, I got to thinking about ribbons and bows (as you do), and thought i'd share these pics of jugs with moulded ribbon decoration. Very kitsch and smultzy perhaps, but of their period. I've also seen a version with a pink ribbon.
I've already blogged images of the Turkey plates and fish plates produced by Bishop & Stonier, but I don't think i've ever seen this wonderful design of a bull. So, if you're not all that keen on turkey for Christmas, how about serving up your roast beef on this corker! You'll have to be quick as the ebay auction ends soon and is already over £70. I think this is a rare and wonderful thing.
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.