Monday, 24 September 2012

Susie Cooper My Inspiration

My mother in law offered me the choice of two family tea sets to use, keep, display.  I instantly fell in love with the wonderful cups & saucers in the Gardenia pattern by the treasured ceramics designer Susie Cooper. 


My collection grew and grew and is still growing.  It lives in a large victorian glass fronted dresser in our dining room and although my most treasured possesions, we use our Susie Cooper china and enjoy it.  I don't use it for everyday but I use it when people come round for dinner.  I love serving up my vegetables in a beautiful tureen and having matching dinner plates, side plates and cups & saucers. 

I am now fascinated with all things Susie Cooper.  Born in 1902 she is one of the most important figures in the history of 20th century pottery and a truely astonishing woman. She designed an array of styles and her career lasted from 1920's to the 1980's.  She revolutionalised commercial ceramics in Britain, creating everyday tableware that was modern, stylish, practical and affordable.

The Queen Mother presented her with an Obe and confided that her first Tea Set had been a Susie Cooper.  It is rumoured that 'Glen Mist' is used at Sandringham.  A 1920's Tea Set can be worth well in excess of £1,000 today.  I often put the odd special piece of Susie Cooper for sale on my online shop I currently have some Susie Cooper Dresden Spray cups & saucers and a gravy boat in the same design for sale for some lucky customer.

My collection of Susie Cooper introduced me to the world of vintage and inspired me to create my website.  Today is Monday and it is special blog reader discount day for my online shop  Enter the voucher code 9797 at the checkout when purchasing more than one item and receive 25% discount on the cheapest item.

Enjoy, Nostalgic Vicky xx

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Nostalgic Kitchen Blog Discount

Hip Hip Horrrraahhhh it's time for my first blog exclusive discount for items purchased on my website 
It's so exciting! 
Just enter the code 170912 when you reach the checkout to receive an exclusive blog reader 10% discount on your order total.
I have decided to offer a special discount or giveaway every Monday on my blog.  As well as these fantastic offers I will be writing about all things kitchenalia for all fans of vintage kitchenware.
Recipes, facts, stories and inspiring ideas to help you enjoy your very own Nostalgic Kitchen.

Next Week I will be writing about Susie Cooper and how my collection of her china inspired me to set up my website