Friday, April 22, 2011
WEDGWOOD ON TV
I have always loved the PBS program "Upstairs, Downstairs" so was delighted to learn a new version is now airing. On a recent episode the staff is below stairs eating sweets and listening to the wireless, an orchestral concert at the Palm Court. My mind goes directly to the Palm Court room at the London Ritz, a gorgeous place to find oneself. Someone comments that a background sound is probably the tinkling of china cups and saucers as refreshments are served during the concert; Rose says it is probably glass, and the butler, in his infinite wisdom, says, "Bone china makes a very fine sound and it would be bone china at an establishment like that, Wedgwood possibly, or even Spode". I loved the reference. If one watches these episodes one will see that at least one of the family's fine bone china patterns is 'Colonnade Black' by Wedgwood...I've seen it in the first two episodes. I believe the next episode is this coming Sunday evening, Easter Sunday. Enjoy!