Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls… please let us introduce a fabulous display of animals, carriages, lion tamers, strong men and clowns! What a lovely way to start the day – breakfast served on this cheery crockery!
They’re from the ‘Circus’ range designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries Ltd in the 1960s/70s.
This little set comprises mug, cereal bowl, egg cup and plate – everything you might need!
The pieces are dinky, but not miniature – so whilst they’re no doubt intended for children, there’s certainly no reason why us grown ups can’t enjoy our egg and soldiers served on them too!
We don’t do much charity shop trawling these days, but there’s one right next door to our local Post Office – so we always have a look through the window when we send parcels. Every now and then, something catches our eye which was the case today with these lovely orange tea trios.
They were made by Staffordshire Potteries Ltd in the 1960s/70s and are typical of the type of wares produced by the company during this era.
We’ve come across storage jars, mugs, soup bowls, plates and tea sets in the past – colourful and fun would sum them up.
We’ve handled lots of their stuff over the years and it always proves popular in our shop.
Artists such as Elayne Fallon were responsible for the vibrant designs.
The pottery is not only attractive, but very robust too – so perfect for heavy use in the kitchen , dining room, garden or camp site.
We picked up a lovely little item this week that we wanted to share with you.
It’s a set of four vintage 60s/70s Staffordshire Potteries mugs… complete with original carrying tray & lids. Not only do we love the design & colours of this set, it’s the fact that all its bits are intact – a rare survivor!
They’re great for cups of tea when you’re working in the garden – the lids keep it warm until you’re ready to drink keep the flies out (and are the perfect place to put a biscuit or two!). They’d also be good for the office – you’ll need to use the whole set when it’s your turn to make a brew.
We normally come across these Staffordshire mugs singly – here are a few more examples that we’ve picked up.
They’re only humble everyday objects but wonderful all the same!