Monday, August 10, 2009
We really subscribe to Martha Stewart Living to see how she's using her Wedgwood collection to illustrate her articles, and this month, unlike several recently, she hasn't disappointed us on that score - today arrived the new issue, gee how can it be the September issue already??? Check out the gorgeous decorator ideas, especially the fabulous array of terra cotta pots on page 121 - you too can achieve that look, just use your imagination, hit some garage sales or go to the title of this blog post, click and voila, you'll see some of the fabulous English terra cotta pots Martha recommends (see the article on page 21). AND if you are lucky enough to live in New England, be sure to take the Cabot Farms tour! See their great ad, and awful sounding recipe, on page 97. Their cheese is wonderful and the tour is tres interesante. Oh, the Wedgwood, hmm, see the lovely dark green glaze cabbage leaf plates on page 131 - and please remember, these are Josiah's Green Glaze Ware, he invented this lovely dark green glaze, and it's NOT Majolica - no matter how many eBay sellers try to convince us it is. Majolica and green glaze wares are not the same...do a bit of reading and you'll see the difference! Cheers!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Click on this blog post title to go to a recent UK Sentinel news article about Wedgwood current events. The following news was found on Kovels Komments, the Kovels blog, from an email link today. I can't seem to verify it in the UK papers we monitor, but if it's true it will be a big boon to the Spode and Royal Worcester brands. We'll keep looking for more new! "The Spode and Royal Worcester brand names and trademarks, patents, etc. have been purchased from Royal Worcester Spode by Portmeirion Potteries for $5.27 million. Portmeirion plans to continue making the brands' products and some patterns. Portmeirion's chairman says some of the brands' patterns, including Spode's Blue Italian and Christmas Tree and Royal Worcester's Evesham, will be "reinvigorated." " Send us an email or contact us through our website if you have any information that we could share on the buyout of Spode and Royal Worcester and we'll post it!