Sunday, March 30, 2014
Here we have a lovely new take on Wedgwood design; we've seen many things in the past such as rugs, biscuit tins, cakes, fabrics for draperies and table linens, notepaper, and all manor of other items. In this instance it is refreshing to see a young person taking her cue from Wedgwood china patterns. You'll likely recognize the Wedgwood inspired dress right away. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
What is there more endearing than Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and his friends? And Wedgwood & Sons has produced a great deal of chinawares featuring Beatrix' characters over the years. The one illustrated here is a plate from 1959 to 1964, early Peter Rabbit Nurseryware. The pattern number is N527 and is only the second version of the pattern. The lines adorning the plate between the characters are a light green. Later versions were pink and blue, the green was discontinued in the mid 1960s. If you go here you will see other Peter Rabbit items which might delight your youngster this time of year, or the grown-ups who collect this delightful Wedgwood collectible china.
Friday, March 14, 2014
His father was William Wedgwood Benn b. May 1877 and his parents in turn were John Benn and Lily Pickstone. The name Wedgwood entered the family because Lily was a distant relative of Josiah I. To learn more about the amazing Tony Benn, google around, Wikipedia has a nice article about him. Another in a long line of Wedgwoods who have taken life by the horns and run with it, stirring up the dust as they went, just like our beloved Josiah I and our friend, the late Piers, Lord Wedgwood of Barlaston. May Tony rest in peace and love. Thank you to Lord Pulford of Scotland, really a Brit not a Scot, for alerting me to this latest death in the greater Wedgwood world.
I have just found an interesting blog entry regarding Mr. Benn which gives more biographical information about his family. See it here.