Here is a link to an interesting blog about Jane Austen and if you go to the links to the blogger's other articles, especially the link nearest the bottom of the page, you'll learn more about the Wedgwood china and this blogger's commentary on Wedgwood & Sons. This blogger has great insight into the subject of Jane Austen, and the Wedgwood connection adds interest for those of us who treasure every pearl of Wedgwoodiana we can spot!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Here is another article, with links to more, on the subject as a reaction to Alison Wedgwood's interview with BBC.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Wednesday afternoon - 13th October 2010. A dull grey day over London.
Dear Lovely people;
Yesterday very early in the new day [10/12/10] (0110hrs) my brother Martin died as a direct result of prostate cancer discovered a year ago. He was taken into the East Surrey Hospital last Wednesday when a very large cist/growth was discovered beneath his lung. The cancer had progressed at great speed to his lungs. He died very peacefully in his sleep. Please contact those who would like to know. Many thanks to all. Julian.
Go here to read Sir Martin's obituary in the UK Telegraph. May you rest in peace Martin and know you are missed.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Click the title of this post to read the full article about the upcoming reopening of the fabulous Savoy Hotel in London, one of my personal favorite hotels. It sounds absolutely fantastic and for us Wedgwoodians, a new china pattern to explore! I am not sure I'll like it as well as the most recent pattern, Royal Barge! But it does make me wonder where all the "old" china went, if you know, please do COMMENT and let us know!
Above is a quick glimpse of the new Wedgwood for the Savoy, 146 shape sugar bowl and Peony shape cups - it can't be all bad! What better combination than Wedgwood, high tea and The Savoy!
Below is the old pattern, I have some that I've bought as souvenirs of London trips, I guess now I'll hold on to it! 'Royal Barge' was designed by Lady Robertson in 1939.
"Rosa ‘The Wedgwood Rose’ (Ausjosiah) – Approximately 70 petals. Repeat-flowering. A charming old rose-style beauty with medium to large blooms and soft rose pink petals that have a delicate, gossamer-like quality. The flowers have a lovely fruity fragrance on the outer petals, with a clove-like scent at the center. Its ample foliage is dark green and glossy. This rose particularly excels when trained as a climber but is also lovely as a flowering shrub. The bush is exceptionally robust with luxuriant, healthy foliage, sending up plentiful shoots from the base to form a large arching shrub that trains readily on trellises and arches to climb upright or in arching or fanned positions. Named for the famous English pottery company founded by Josiah Wedgwood in 1759. Grows to approximately 5 feet x 5 feet. Will grow to 10 feet high as a climber. Hardy in USDA zones 5 – 9."