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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Blues

What's It Wednesday #174

This summer I am embracing the blues with a Staffordshire collection that was designed by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson.


Hugh Casson was a brilliant 20th-century British architect, interior designer, artist, author (I have one of his children's books), and broadcaster. 
These pieces were designed in the 1950s and are meticulously hand engraved.


This earthenware teapot is very difficult to come-by. I fell in love with the French cafe scene called the 'Riviera'. 

I also love the 'Cannes' collection. The colorful boats are detailed by the hand-coloring which cleverly enhances the beauty of each piece. 


With this collection of historical British pottery, I am happy to say I have the summer blues. 

Do you have a favorite piece of pottery?

xoxoxo
Paula

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45 comments:

xinex said...

I love the color and that tea set is just gorgeous....Christine

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for hosting this fun link up. So happy to be joining in.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your Cannes collection is just gorgeous....thanks for sharing it with us...hugs...

Doreen@househoneys said...

Just beautiful collection!

Thank you for hosting!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Paula,
Lovely table...........love that table runner, so pretty and goes great with you pretty
tea set pcs. with those great french scenes. I love french looking pcs. of any kind.
Thanks for hosting this fun party hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Little Vintage Cottage said...

What a beautiful table setting, love the little cafe scenes! Thanks for hosting such a great party!

Tania

One More Time Events said...

I love these colors! Beautiful Table! Thanks for hosing!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I am in love with this dinnerware! Thanks so much for sharing.

fabulosa said...

What a beautiful table. The dinnerware is amazing. Love it!!.

Trish Martin said...

Your tabe looks incredible. Thanks so much for the party.

Deanies Stash said...

Paula, I love both the Riveria and the Cannes pieces. I think it is great you have the "summer blues". Thank you for hosting!

Teresa said...

This is an AWEful ;) post. I can't get over each wonderful detail to take notice in the subject and main attraction of it. There are so many beautiful pieces that I have difficulty to move on and appreciate just one.
From that wonderful fabric, to the lovely chargers and magical plates you really pulled a table worth of a Louvre exhibition.
Bring on the Summer Blues! They're lovely, fresh and full of the expectation all Summer should start with.
Have Fun. Be Happy,
Teresa

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

Always such a delight to visit your page. Thanks for the wonderful blogs that you feature every week Lots of blessings
Sandra

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Those dishes look wonderful with the paisley runner. What a pretty tablescape. I can see why you have the summer blues! You must have been so excited to find that teapot! Thanks for hosting the party!

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Your table display is absolutely stunning, Paula! Thanks for hosting another fabulous party!

Jenn said...

Wow! I don't usually get excited over dishes, but these are amazing...love them! Thanks for hosting!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Thanks so much for the great party. So many wonderful posts. Love your Summer Blues tablescape.
Have a terrific weekend.
Hugs,
Mary

Stacey said...

Those dishes are wonderful!

Why oh why do they make so many pretty dishes? It's a little bit of torture. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are timeless...so elegant and pretty! Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Curtains in My Tree said...


very pretty dishes that I have not ever seen, which I thought I had sen every vintage set of dishes available.

Lisa@hooplapalooza said...

thanks so much for the invite! very pretty dishes :)

Caroline shabby hideaway said...

I love your dishes....thanks for hosting the party.Have a splendid day.
Hugs
Caroline

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Paula, thank you for hosting this week and that is really a gorgeous set of china, a very collectible item..Happy Thursday..Judy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I always love your party! Thanks for hosting. Jo

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a fun party. We would appreciate it if you would stop by our party. We would love to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

Alessandra said...

Your tea set is such beautiful. I love especially the cafè scenes
Hugs
Alessandra

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I love how you paired the vintage pottery with the runner ... the whole table looks lovely! Thanks so much for hosting! And yes, I love vintage LuRay Pastels from the late 1930's through early 1950's. Been collecting them since 1992!

Susie said...

Hi Paula, I love your cute dishes. I really like those chargers too. Hope you are enjoying your summertime. My has been too wet and too hot. :0 Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your tablesetting is beautiful. what a unusual set, but gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by to visit..I have been bad about posting AND not reading my friends wonderful blogs.

thel day said...

I love your table setting. Beautiful blue dishes. xo

Jay (Divachyk) | Relaxed Thairapy said...

I love the beautiful setting! Thank you for visiting my blog and having me post here. I'd love to join you weekly. I'd even love to co-host if a spot came open and it worked out. I'm definitely wanting to branch out and linkups are perfect for that.

Maria Brittis said...

Thanks for a very pretty party! I love the color of the runner on the table its one of my favorite colors, like a turquoise color! Take care Maria

Patrick weseman said...

I love all of those pieces. Very nice.

Christina Paul said...

Your tableware is so charming and couldn't be more perfect for summer! and you set them off beautifully with your runner and tablescape!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

What adorable cute tableware...such fun pieces for a summer table!!! Enjoyed your post and party very much. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

Karren Haller said...

Hi Paula, thank you for taking time to visit Oh My Heartsie Girl this week, I love your table setting, everything is perfect!! And thank you for hosting!

And I would love if you would stop by and share on the Friday Features Linkup this weekend!!

Have a great weekend!
Karren

Ann said...

I really enjoyed seeing that beautifully and artfully designed table service. I love learning about the people who design the items we use in our homes every day (not that I'd want to use that gorgeous collection for every day use!

Carolyn said...

I am so glad to be here, Paula! Your pottery is absolutely beautiful and your tablescape just makes me smile. Thank you for hosting this party! Have a great week!
~Carolyn @ Our Gilded Abode

Dee said...

What a lovely table setting and that beautiful blue makes it even more charming. I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far... :)

Stephanie said...

Suc beautiful dishes, my dear! The blue is so soft and refreshing. Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

SOOO pretty and such a fun table! Love the blue! It's too hard to pick a favorite for me! Thank you for sharing.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Paula, thanks for sharing your beautiful table. Those dishes are so beautiful and timeless, love the blue color with the white, so elegant. Loving that gorgeous peacock picture, so nicely framed in the back, perfectly beautiful. Thanks for hosting another great party.
Sending blessings,
Marlene

Have a Daily said...

Hi Paula, this is a very beautiful collection! I have never seen it before. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Linda Bouffard said...

i LOVE the table setting. So summery!! Hope you are enjoying the summer. I am. Your friend in Connecticut. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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