Thursday, 9 April 2009

Keeping it in the family

I mentioned in an earlier post that my grandfather was a pottery designer in the 1930s. I always keep a beady eye on eBay for any of his pieces so I was delighted when this came up:
It seemed serendipitous as I had just decided that I needed a tea set in my life. I also love the simplicity and intense colour of this particular design. I think it was one of his favourites as well because he chose a service in this pattern to give to my Aunt on her wedding day. I had quite a battle to win it as there were two other very eager bidders and it went up to more than I had hoped to pay but suffice it to say that I am now the proud owner of this piece of family history. It turned out afterwards that one of those eager bidders was none other than my cousin who also collects Jack's work off eBay! The teaset was delivered to my parents and they will be bringing it round on Easter Sunday so we can all sit down to a slice of homemade simnel cake on the family china.


  1. aww how lovely, a piece of family history. enjoy your tea party x

  2. Oh, that's lovely - what a lovely find. The tea set is great too!

  3. PS Do you mind if I post the before and after photos of your telephone table on my blog? Email me at - I love the makeover!

  4. Hi Lynne
    I am extremely flattered that you would like to feature the pictures - absolutely, please feel free to use them. I have salso sent you and email.
    Meg x

  5. Your grandfather's pottery is beautiful! I adore the green. So nice to have something so special from him! I have several pieces of very nice modern furniture that my grandfather made in the 50's. They mean so much to me.