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Royal Grafton China 1876 – 2007

The Jones family went on to use the trade name “Grafton”. Grafton China then became Royal Grafton after being given a royal warrant by Queen Mary. Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years. Warrants have always been regarded as demonstrating excellence and quality, and are highly prized. Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On A Cottage Industry

Over the last few years or so there has been a resurgence of the British World War II slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On”. It is a design that was inspired by the world war II poster commissioned by King George VI in 1939. Continue reading

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Ceramics and Pottery of Boleslawiec, Poland

The patterns and stampings that are used by the manufacturers in Boleslawiec make their products easily identifiable the world over. Continue reading

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Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too! (and Eeyore, Owl, Piglet…,)

With the holiday season quickly coming upon us there are a number of new ways to enjoy your favorite hot drink. One of those ways is with Disney’s Pooh characters. Continue reading

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Jack Skellington is Coming to Town!

I also found a great mug of Jack with his jack-o-Lantern in a beautiful orange and black color scheme. I especially like all of the detail in jack’s art work and the lyrics in the background. Continue reading

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Coffee with Disney’s Tinkerbell

One of the great things about Disney is they are constantly changing their products and product designs. It gives the Disney artists an opportunity to express the Disney characters in new and different ways Continue reading

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French Roosters and their Mugs

I have since found roosters adorning all manner of home and kitchen items. A multitude of rooster variations abound on mugs, platters and plates with paintings lovingly drawn. Continue reading

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Walt Disney’s Peter Pan

One of my favorite rides at Disneyland is the Peter Pan ride. As a kid and now as an adult I enjoy the flying over London at night part of the ride. It was fantastic when I was young and … Continue reading

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Black Friday with Jack

Jack Skellington has been popular since hitting the screens in The Nightmare Before Christmas¬†in ’93. This time of year his popularity starts to rise at the beginning of October and carries through to Christmas. There is always a demand for … Continue reading

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