Cottage Violets

Monday, August 3, 2009

Why English Fine Bone China???

I love English china. So, I went back through the archives to find this post and put it out there again. First posted in February of 2008, it still is timely today. I love English china!!!!! Enjoy!!!
Why English Fine Bone China, you might ask. There is nothing as lovely as English china. With outsourcing the way it is, English china has become the new collectible of the 21st century. The patterns are works of art. The beautiful ring when tapped lightly with the finger. The exquisite colors. The light and ethereal quality of the china. Lately our cozy cottages are all about staging. Some are minimalists, some are plain old pack rats, lol. A beautiful tray on the coffee table with that beautiful piece of Hammersley fine bone china, a doily, a tussie mussie, or small basket of flowers. It is all about elegance. It is all about a gentler life. The patterns lend themselves to still life. Once you become accustomed to the touch and feel of fine bone china you won't be satisfied with any old substitute. Yes, you may use your fine bone china, but due to the collectibility of the china I would suggest enjoying it as art, as arrangement, as still life. And don't forget to have fun with your English China. Set the stage in your home for the genteel life, the cozy life, the life that English china speaks to. From candle snuffers to tennis sets, to strawberry baskets, to syrup pitchers, to sugar sifters, let English china sweep into your life with all the grace and beauty of another era. You will be glad you did.
To err is human, to have fine English china: divine, lol. Sorry it was so long between blog posts, life kind of got in my way for a moment.
Kind Regards, Theresa @ Cottage Violets


Anonymous said...

Wow Theresa,
What a great post about the bone china. And the photos of Joyce are delightful. You really did a great job with your blog.

Georgia said...

Hello Theresa!
Love your blog...violets are lovely!!
Great article on bone china, too!

Grandma G's

Eileen & Karen said...

Hi Theresa!
I love this post about bone china, and especially your tribut to our Queen Joyce at MMP! Thanks for helping me toast her on my blog too!
Forget Me Not Dreams

Debbi said...

Theresa, what a great and informative post! I love your collection too.

Hey I tagged you over at my blog!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Theresa, You sure do know how to paint a beautiful description. Now tell me...what is a tennis set? I feel the need to have one. :)

The Muse said...

Hugs! and a warm hello! :)

yes indeed...every cottage must have a few pieces of bone china~why goodness, can it really be a cottage without it? (wink)

Vicki said...

Hi, Theresa,
I am glad I found your blog. I see we have the same weakness: fine china. Doesn't coffee just taste better in a china cup? Your blog is beautiful. Come visit me at Bunny Cottage. I am new to blogging and love to have visitors. Vicki

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

There is something very special about English bone china, I agree !


blushing rose said...

What a super writing on bone china ... love your pics also. TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon