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Cabaret set from 1893 - so very desired

When it comes to fine bone china antiques, one of the most desired items from Victorian times is a cabaret set. It usually is a tray with four small cups, a teapot and a milk jug and sugar bowl. 142 more words

Porcelain

English buttercups the Chinese way - Wileman 1893

In the year 1893, Wileman hired a new artistic director and this resulted in a huge output of new designs (have you noticed? Many of the items I feature are from that year). 110 more words

Porcelain

'Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know...'

England, in 1819

An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King;

Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow

Through public scorn,—mud from a muddy spring;

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Pristine white - Wileman Tea for Two 1889

Sometimes it takes me a while to collect a set of matching items. I am proud to offer this little teapot from 1889 with two matching demitasse cups. 96 more words

Porcelain

Sharing Shelley's moonbeams...

My poor neglected blog – again. There are no excuses, but there are reasons, this time anyway. My mum died two weeks ago now. The funeral was less than a week ago and frankly, it is all still too raw to write about, and I am not sure you would want to hear it anyway. 519 more words

Writing

The unexamined life is all that's worth living

“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; Look on my Works, ye mighty, and despair!”   – Percy Shelley

Which is better: ignorance or awareness?

As of late I have decided it is better to be ignorant. 796 more words

Philosophy