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!

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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!