Emma Bridgewater pottery we love
It was quite a few years ago now (8 to be precise), that we spent an inspiring morning with Emma Bridgewater at her Staffordshire pottery factory. It was the Queen’s diamond jubilee year and we decorated our own jubilee-inspired red white and blue mugs. You can read the full post here: Behind the Scenes at Emma Bridgewater.
Emma Bridgewater pottery designs have cheerfully – and colourfully – grown from strength to strength in that time. My tastes, to be honest, changed somewhat and I found myself only wanting plain, textural ceramics or vintage creamy white pottery. That all changed when I recently received a press release from Emma Bridgwater pottery, letting me know about the new garden flowers designs. I felt myself falling in love a little bit.
I spend many of my happiest hours pottering in my flower garden, often with a cup of tea in hand. (I’ve shared how I created my cutting garden along with lots of photos here: How to Start a Cutting Garden) So, this new collection of sweet peas, daffodils, roses and buttercup designs made me want to add their hotch potch of colours to my mug cupboard. I find myself being drawn to their cheerful colours and joyful design. The simplest of everyday objects can bring moments of happiness can’t they? And heading up to my flower garden early morning, with a large, beautifully decorated tea-filled mug definitely ticks that box for me.
I found myself browsing the Emma Bridgewater pottery website and found lots of other loveliness too. So, I decided to share a few of my favourites with you. Just in case you’re also tiring of ‘greige’ a little too… Maybe fancy a hand-painted flower, heart, swallow or even just a rainbow dot or two…
Now your favourite bloom can become your favourite mug too. The selection of Flowers Mugs is wide including a few of my favourites: sweet peas, roses, daffodils and dahlias…
Buttercups and Bumblebees
For me the joy of being in the garden goes hand in hand with noticing the birds around me. So I do love the idea of mixing a few of my favourite feathered friends in with the flowery mugs.
Love the Robin mug in particular – and not just for Christmas. I have a particularly brave and spirited robin that lives in and around my herb garden. He eyeballs me through the kitchen window waiting for me to throw out seeds or scraps. Which I always do. I’d quite enjoy watching him, robin mug of tea in hand.
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For a peek behind the scenes at the Emma Bridgewater factory, read our blog post here: Behind the Scenes at Emma Bridgewater.
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