Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's In The Details



Ah Boxing Day, time for a palate cleanser between the orgiastic feasting of Christmas and the champagne doused  nimbus of chiffon  which will draw apart on New Year's Eve  to reveal the tabula rasa of a New Year 
Time to read and sip tea; lapsang souchong and Nicholas Haslam's, Folly de Grandeur for me and spend an excessive amount of time  playing on Pinterest and skittering around online.


I just stumbled onto London designer, Richard Brendon's cornucopia of delightful things  this morning and  now my emergency neon want button is flashing at full warp speed.
He takes orphaned antique saucers and re homes them with modern cups gilded in platinum or gold, the pattern reflects onto the cups and hey presto they are wed again.


I raise my cup to his  dedication to finding beauty in the everyday.


Rockingham Works c.1830.









c.1890







29 comments:

  1. That is really quite brilliant!

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    1. Columnist, I know, it's such a clever idea and they are so beautiful.

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  2. Impressive. Love the three of them but the yellow one calls me...

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  3. Lovely, all of them! Loved your Christmas party outfit and the lovely china- gorgeous.

    Happy Christmas. It's boxing day night here and I cannot and will not eat any more Christmas food!! x

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  4. Porcelain is a weakness of mine and these hit many spots. If I weren't living around boxes I would not be reasonable but I will start pinning some of those cups however. Nicky does have the best coach house in England for sure...happy boxing day Tabs!

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    1. Naomi - Iam going to curl upend read the book today, ooh the silver leaf at the side - loves.

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  5. Steph, yes he has oodles, but these three are my favourites.

    FF: your house looked fabulous

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  6. Fab! Tabs - number same? Know you have email issues and called about 6 times yesterday for hearty halloo! Round today?

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    1. WMM- yes but it's not working either because of the storm, no TV, no phone, hubs is at his parentals and mum wouldn't come over because the TV wouldn't work!
      Christmas farce!
      On Saturday, I should have email again, fingers crossed because I have a big thank you for you!

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    2. Oh darn! If cell works, have hubs email it to me - if not will wait till weekend!

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  7. These are lovely! The blue is my favourite.

    - Rachel
    Suppose Anything Goes

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  8. Those really are gorgeous. I like the c 1890 cup & saucers the most but they are are all exquisite. I'd love to see how it's done.

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    1. ....He looks like he's about 14!

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  9. I missed your post yesterday which was lovely. Those pictures just oozed Christmas and your outfit was stunning! I love the cropped fur jacket.
    These teacups are so pretty, how clever and beautiful. I've never gone in for fancy tea cups but now I've changed my mind.
    Enjoy Boxing Day, I always like this day for the leftovers and the nowhere-to-go feeling!

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    1. Dani, I drink out of a giant mug but these are just wonderful.

      GSL- he does, we are getting old!

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  10. Oh, those are fabulous! That blue willow-esque one is my favorite too.

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  11. just when i think i've quieted the want monster in me...i want i want i want!

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  12. I missed your post yesterday as well. What a nice treat t wake up to a double dose of B&P today though!

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  13. As my blogger name suggests, I am enchanted!

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  14. Belated Christmas greetings,RB superb idea.

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  15. My obsession is crockery, so this post has me salivating. Too beautiful for words!

    Red

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  16. Beautiful, as I get older, I can appreciate the workmanship and quality of proper antiques, makes Ikea even more over-priced and transient. You are back in your blogging mojo I see, a couple of weeks out of the loop and I have loads to catch up on!

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  17. RE-MATCH Tabbers, the previously missed perfection of BHH ornament and Mara clutch are only topped by those teacups. None round at ours, mugs only thanks to the leftie, butter-fingered hubs. (We also largely eschew stemmed glasses except for champers.) But, inspired by your post I am snaffling myself a Limoge one from the dusty familial stacks. (Apparently people used to give teacups to my Nan, a teach, now replaced by the gift card or candle I guess.) Happy official hols day 2.

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  18. So pretty!! I'm spending the day lazing around on Pinterest myself. Starting week four of antibiotics for Bronchitis. Such fun. Now going back to check your outfit gorgeous one.

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  19. Fabulous tea cups: once again that need/want line shifts...

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  20. I'm fancying the yellow one. I you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Bonnie

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  21. The Spode New Hall has got my name on it !

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  22. Thanks Bonnie, Curator, I should get it in for you then.
    Jennifer - oh that's awful, has it lifted at all?
    Get Fresh - Merry Crimbo!

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  23. Beautiful, I would agree! I am adoring the gold cup and patterned saucer in the third group!!!!!!!

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