Archive for the ‘Crockery’ Category
Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Are you a biscuit dunker and do you have a favourite biscuity tool of the trade? The chances are it could be included on this fab biscuit dunkability mug!
The colourful and fun mug design, which celebrates the highs and lows of dunking different types of biscuits in drinks.
There are 15 favourite biscuit varieties included in the chart on the mug, such as custard creams, bourbon creams, rich tea, choc chip cookies, chocolate fingers and pink wafers (the latter not being the best dunking tool, in our opinion).
A great gift idea or treat for yourself, the dunkability guide mug is £9.99 from Culture Vulture.
If that’s not enough, then you always try the good old Dunk Mug that we featured a while back!
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Mug of love
It seems to be coming around quickly this year, but it’s not long until Valentine’s Day and already the shops are promoting love-related gifts like mad.
If you don’t want to go all out on hearts and flowers, then here’s a simple design that speaks volumes. What’s more, it’s perfect to treat yourself with or give as a gift at any time of the year, not just one day in February.
The ceramic A True Love Story Never Ends mug costs £14.95 from This Is Pretty.
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Bloom mug set
If you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, then you could be in for a few bargains, as a lot of sales seem to have started early.
For a vibrant kitchen gift, we love the rich, wintery colours of these mugs in the Le Creuset Bloom Collection set.
The espresso size stoneware mugs are in the lively colours of dijon, rose, cerise and volcanic. As well as being perfect for helping you get your daily caffeine fix, the set comes with an intriguing recipe for Frangipane Apple Cakes, which you can make and serve in the mugs.
The Le Creuset bloom mug set was £30, but will now set you back just £24 at Selfridges.
Monday, December 10th, 2012
Tapas serving plate set
Are you a fan of serving tapas or canapes?
Here’s an eight piece plate set to help you serve them in style.
When we found these plates, we were surprised to find they were from the Royal Doulton collection. The rectangular plates are made in the style of mini trays, so they’re perfect for serving tapas dishes from, or for using to serve canapes or nibbles at a party.
They’re also ideal if you love colour, as each plate features a different splash of fresh colour.
The set of eight porcelain Royal Doulton tray plates costs £40 from Liberty.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Karen Grout circus design ceramics
If you’re looking for a contemporary range of ceramics featuring imaginative and fun designs, then check out the Astely collection by designer Karen Grout.
The Astely collection features black circus themed illustrations, with gold detailing, on fresh white bone china and it’s designed exclusively by Karen for Habitat.
Circus themed cake stand
The two tier Astely cake stand, with its Christmas addition, costs £40.
Carousel side plates
The Astely side plates, with their lovely carousel design, are £9.50 each.
Teapot designed by Karen Grout
And the circus themed teapot costs £38.
All these pieces, plus co-ordinating cups, mugs, a sugar bowl and creamer, are available from Habitat.
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Contemporary black plate
It’s somewhat unusual to find plates that are predominantly jet black in colour, but that’s the case with this one.
The black plate is part of a sophisticated black and white ceramic collection by Miss Blackbirdy (aka Merel Boers).
The jet black of the centre of the plate is offset by a delicate white contemporary floral border design around the edge, which adds just the right amount of colour.
The black flower print porcelain plate measures 16.5cm in diameter and is priced at £7.50 from Liberty. Other coordinating pieces are available.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
World rivers cups and saucers
These lovely cups and saucers designed by Snowden Flood celebrate some of the world’s greatest rivers.
Each of the bone china cups and saucers features a different famous river, with the design showing the river from start to finish. To incorporate the whole river, the design runs on both the cups and saucers and they’re very elegantly produced.
Here’s a close up of the Mississippi river cup and saucer:
Choose from the Loire, Mississippi, Nile or Yangtze river, or buy a set of all four.
The world river cups and saucers are available directly from Snowden Flood or via their store on Not On The High Street.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Espresso cup set
This Whitby design by Mini Moderns epitomises the best of the sea and all things nautical.
This striking design which is also available as wallpaper, has been effectively transformed here into a porcelain espresso set.
The set consists of four mix and match cups and saucers, presented in a gift box. Even if you don’t drink espresso, the cups are the perfect size for a dainty cup of tea!
Oliver Bonas have the Whitby espresso cups on sale, reduced to £19.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Cow design milk jug
Get that ugly plastic milk carton off the table – it’s time to do things properly and decant your fresh milk into a proper milk jug.
These contemporary style ceramic milk jugs are handmade in Bristol by Hanne Rysgaard. The slipcast jugs are made from glazed porcelain and decorated with a cow design – cows on grass, to be precise.
They’re fun and funky, available in two sizes (medium and large) and are safe to be popped in the dishwasher or microwave.
The cows on grass milk jugs are available to buy from Hanne Rysgaard Ceramics on Not On The High Street.
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Ship side plates
If you’re a fan of all things maritime, then then the work of award winning designer, Thomas Paul, may well appeal.
This set of four maritime side plates, with their intricate ship designs, are just part of his ship themed collection.
The plates are made of high quality melamine, making them ideal for outdoor summer dining, and are dishwasher safe. The side plate set is £29.95 from Supernice.
Also in the range are a set of maritime dinner plates, with different designs, and maritime coasters featuring anchors.