Magpie Monday: Beryl Ware | Modern Mummy

Monday, 20 August 2012

Magpie Monday: Beryl Ware

You may or may not know that I am a lover of pottery. (My first Magpie Monday post may have given the game away if you're not a regular reader of this blog!). 

My addiction started with (non-vintage) hand sponged Emma Bridgewater pieces about six years ago and more recently I have started collecting vintage one offs. I love and collect any pottery that catches my eye - plates, platters, bowls, teapots, cups & saucers. I particularly like bold colours and patterns, like the stripes of vintage Cornish Blue from the 1930s and 40s, and I tend to go for chunky pottery rather than the delicate stuff, like then Stonehenge ware of the 1970s. Himself thinks I am completely and utterly mad as I'm forever coming home with odd bits and pieces and none of our crockery matches. To be fair he's probably right. But an addiction to pottery is better than an addiction to crack or plastic surgery right?!

My bargain of the week (which didn't turn out so bargainous in the end) was when I won two Woods Beryl ware cups & saucers on eBay for the princely sum of £3.99. 

I'd been looking for a set for ages - I love the pale greeny turquoise colour of Beryl ware so much. And when the two came up together I knew it was meant to be as I would be able to give the second set to my Mum, who is also a fan.

Sadly, though, the eBay seller didn't package the cups at all well and one arrived in pieces. I was totally gutted! Being the wonderful daughter that I am *smiles sweetly and polishes halo* I gave the intact one to my lovely Mama..... and my search for another bargain for myself continues! 

What vintage loveliness have you found in the past week? I'm linking up with Lizzie at Me & My Shadow, see you there xoxox
Me and My Shadow



  1. Oh noooooo!! What a shame.

    But what a lovely daughter you are :0)

  2. Oh bless you, how lovely you gave the intact one to your Mum. I hope the seller has reimbursed you? What a shame they didn't package it well. My parents have some bowls and plates from this range! x


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