Monthly Archives September 2019

Portmeirion History & Gallery

Portmeirion History & Gallery I have known about Portmeirion for more than 20 years and regularly find pieces in my bargain hunting. Portmeirion Pottery was founded in 1960 by Susan Williams-Ellis and her husband and the company is still operating today.  Their most successful ranges are the botanical ones, including Pomona (1982) and Botanic Garden (1982) that are decorated with a variety of floral illustrations adapted from Thomas Green’s Universal or-Botanical, Medical and Agricultural Dictionary (1817). Susan Williams-Ellis’ early designs
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Green Capri Canisters destined for a new home – Serendipity

Green Capri Canisters destined for a new home – Serendipity About 2 months ago my girlfriend was helping her mother de-clutter her cupboards. Among the items were a set of 4 fantastic green Capri canisters with white lids and gold lettering (made by B. X Plastics Melbourne).  Her mother no longer needed them so home they went with my girlfriend to remind her of her childhood and be used again. My girlfriend knows that I love old things so she
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Villeroy & Boch History & Gallery

Villeroy & Boch History & Gallery I have known about Villeroy & Boch for over 30 years and regularly find pieces in my bargain hunting. I have collected the Narelle Wildman Australian Scene Naif Plates, some Botanica jugs and some trinket boxes. Now Villeroy & Boch Group.  In 1748 Francois Boch started a ceramics business and in 1791 was joined by Nicolas Villeroy. They manufactured in France, Luxemberg and Germany. They have provided services to European royalty and Popes. They
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