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May Madness Sale - 50% off all lines

Posted by Mike Eley on

May Madness Sale - 50% off all lines

Are you ready to spring into a tableware shopping frenzy like never before? The 50% May Madness Sale is here to ignite your passion for amazing deals and incredible savings on your favourite discontinued china lines. Get ready to experience a shopping extravaganza that will leave you breathless with excitement! What is the 50% May Madness Sale? The 50% May Madness Sale is not just any ordinary sale - it's a spectacular end of Spring event that offers you a whopping 50% off oof our entire range. From tableware, decorative ware and giftware, this sale has something for everyone. What's more, we are still offering...

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Pottery Focus: Poole Pottery

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Pottery Focus: Poole Pottery

It is doubtful that when Jesse Carter bought up a broken down pottery site in Poole, Dorset in 1873, he had any idea of the impact this would have on the future of UK pottery. In the early years the business was tough and concentrated on architectural ceramics but also became well know for the quality and design of its production of decorative tiling. By the 1920's, now under the direction of Jesse's son Owen Carter, the pottery had become established in the production of innovative and colourful ceramics. In 1921, two established designers John Adams and Harold Stabler joined the Carter family business...

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What do your dogs eat from?

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What do your dogs eat from?

Have you ever wondered what bowls or plates pampered, dare we say posh, dogs eat from? Well, get ready to be amazed by the extravagant world of canine dining! (Yes, you read that right, we're talking about fancy dog dishes here.) What are the options for pampered pups? When it comes to dining in style, pampered pups have a plethora of options to choose from. From designer ceramic bowls to personalised stainless steel plates, these pups are living the high life. (Who knew dogs could be so bougie?) Do pampered dogs have a preference? Believe it or not, posh dogs do have preferences when it comes...

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How the Tableware Industry Changed in the Last 50 Years

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How the Tableware Industry Changed in the Last 50 Years

The tableware industry in the United Kingdom has undergone significant changes over the past 50 years. From advancements in manufacturing techniques to shifts in consumer preferences, the industry has adapted to meet the demands of a rapidly changing market. In this blog post, we will explore the key transformations that have shaped the tableware industry in the UK. 1. Technological Advancements One of the most notable changes in the tableware industry is the introduction of advanced manufacturing technologies. With the advent of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), tableware manufacturers can now create intricate and precise designs with ease....

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An Open Letter To Charity Shops And Those Who Manage Them

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An Open Letter To Charity Shops And Those Who Manage Them

Dear Sirs As a retailer of discontinued tableware, you will appreciate that we are only able to source our goods from the second hand/pre-loved market. For us this includes private individuals, car boot sales, antique fairs, flea markets, auctions and of course, the high street charity shops and the more recent addition of out of town charity warehouses.  Every year we spend thousands of pounds across a variety of charity shops, some local to us, and many more around the UK as our procurement team travel the length and breadth of the country.  On the whole we enjoy great relationships...

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