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Friday, 4 November 2011

Patchwork with Pots

Collecting Emma Bridgewater is addictive.  Over the 25 years of manufacturing, hundreds of different patterns have been made.  There has been long runs and trial runs, sample pieces and "specials" and there are some very avid collectors out there, all keeping a more than eagle eye on eBay and prepared to pay high prices for the current "must have" shape or pattern.  

Actually "avid" is a mild word to describe them, perhaps obsessive or just plain bonkers is nearer the mark.  If I told you of the recent "Mince Pie Plate" saga, you would scarcely believe it!  I think a social historian or psychologist would have a field day if they tuned in!

I follow this all on the EB Facebook page and enjoy it  immensely, but though I laugh and tut tut about the antics, the virus spreads and my Emma Bridgewater collection is growing steadily.  Here's some of it -

and here are some I would love to own but never will because they are rare and would break the budget.

Why do I like them so much?  Well it's as the title says - its "Patchwork with Pots"!


Anonymous said...

I am a new convert to Emma Bridgewater pottery, and have recently bought a few products. You have some gorgeous items.

Wieke van Keulen said...

They are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Quilt it and Dotty said...

Since I own a quiltshop, I became a dealer of Emme Bridgewater too! So much fun, and you drink your tea or coffee out of a EB-muggie when you have class with me!

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...

I would love to come to your shop and take a class and drink from your EB - it is on my list of places to visit. I also love your blog.

Jeana said...

Thank you for sharing Mary. Your enthusiasm for all things quilt and china inspire me!