Elayne Fallon Circus

Vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

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!

Detail of a lion from a vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

They’re from the ‘Circus’ range designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries Ltd in the 1960s/70s.

Base stamp detail from a vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

This little set comprises mug, cereal bowl, egg cup and plate – everything you might need!

Vintage 'Circus' breakfast set designed by Elayne Fallon for Staffordshire Potteries | H is for Home

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!

Staffordshire Potteries trio

Vintage Staffordshire Potteries trio with orange flower design | H is for Home

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.

Base stamp from a vintage Staffordshire Potteries trio with orange flower design | H is for Home

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.

Collection of vintage Staffordshire Potteries mugs | H is for Home

We’ve come across storage jars, mugs, soup bowls, plates and tea sets in the past – colourful and fun would sum them up.

Pink vintage Staffordshire Potteries mug set with plastic lids and carry tray | H is for Home

We’ve handled lots of their stuff over the years and it always proves popular in our shop.

Green vintage Staffordshire Potteries mug set with plastic lids and carry tray | H is for Home

Artists such as Elayne Fallon were responsible for the vibrant designs.

Four vintage Staffordshire Potteries lidded storage jars designed by Elayne Fallon | H is for Home

The pottery is not only attractive, but very robust too – so perfect for heavy use in the kitchen , dining room, garden or camp site.

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Green & white Staffordshire Pottery lidded mug set | H is for Home

We picked up a lovely little item this week that we wanted to share with you.

Green & white Staffordshire Pottery lidded mug set with carry tray | H is for Home Green & white Staffordshire Pottery lidded mug set | H is for Home

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!

Green & white Staffordshire Pottery lidded mug set with carry tray | H is for Home

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.

Bottom of a vintage Staffordshire Potteries Ltd mug | H is for Home

We normally come across these Staffordshire mugs singly – here are a few more examples that we’ve picked up.

Collection of various vintage Staffordshire Potteries mugs | H is for Home

Vintage Staffordshire Potteries mug | H is for Home

Vintage decimal currency Staffordshire Potteries mug | H is for Home

Vintage Staffordshire Potteries mug with orange & brown op-art pattern | H is for Home

They’re only humble everyday objects but wonderful all the same!