Tuesday, September 21, 2010

it's Teacup Tuesday again and for the longest time i have been wanting to do a post on english cornishware.  having grown up in england and spent many a summer in cadgwith, cornwall, i naturally grew up with this tableware.  i still remember my mother making us soft boiled eggs for breakfast in our cornishware cups,

although we later insisted on getting the noddy cups, a cartoon character very popular in england during the 60's.  if there is any middle class tableware par excellence, it is cornishware.  simple and yet beautiful with that english country cottage feel.  it looks gorgeous on hutches when you put all the pieces together. ironically i have not one piece of cornishware in my home although i've bid on a few milk jugs always having lost to a higher bidder.  so most of the photos here are from Flickr. maybe it's time to renew the search in spite of my vowing to do with what i have for the moment, trying desperately to de-clutter the house.
Cornishware, as it is correctly known, has been in production since the 1920s when Tom G Green bought a pottery and started making breakfast ware. Now, there are collectors all over the world and rare and vintage pieces trade for hundreds of pounds. The factory had closed down in 2007 but was purchased recently and production is in full swing again with innovations; cornishware will now also come in red and white.
 
 
 
 
 
 
hoping martha is feeling better and thanking all my blog friends had  a happy week in expectation of an even better one coming up.
and the person i'd most like to have tea with today: julie arkell isn't she a doll?

12 comments:

maría cecilia said...

Me encanta lo que muestras Connie... haz abierto mi ojos hacia otras maravillas que no conocía!! Voy entonces a conocer a esta dulzura de mujer con la que quisieras tomar el té.
abrazos miles amiga mía!!!!

xinex said...

Wow! This dish set is amazing! I love the stripes and the blue and white color. The last photo is so sweet and adorable!...Christine

Princesa Nadie said...

Encantada de encontrarme de nuevo contigo para tomarnos un té
Un abrazo

Terri said...

Thank you so much for such an interesting post. I did not know about Cornishware.
Your photos are beautiful.
Hugs,
Terri

ale said...

por favor connie invitame a tu té con julie arkell! es lo mas tierno que conozco! sus muñecos,sus creaturas con papel y telas son adorables y cuando la vi a ella...entendí!!!divina!un sol!!
y esa vajilla es lo más lindo que vi también!!!qué colorido!qué alegría!!besos connie con todo mi cariño y mi corazon!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I have learned alot today, thank you. Your set is beautiful. I love it. Thank you so much for thinking about me. I am so grateful. I am still in need of prayer, but my heart is at peace. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Mette said...

I agree, it is absolutely lovely. I didn't know it existed so am happy to enlightened. Simple y elegante, perfecto para tomar te.

Deb said...

I adore Cornishware! I have a similar photo I clipped from a magazine and put in my gluebook. Would love to have some of this.

Patty said...

I have always loved cornishware and have managed to find a miniature piece for my dollhouse made in England. A jam jar! Love it!!

Choclette said...

Ironic isn't it. I also grew up in Cornwall (I'm still here) in a cottage with loads of cornishware including egg cups. My mother still has them all, much chipped now, but like you I don't have a single peice.

parTea lady said...

That cornishware is really nice - I love the blue and white color and the shape. Couldn't help but notice those yummy looking scones. Your photos are great.

Gunnels blog said...

Beautiful photos here ! I love blue and white together !