Christmas since 1938

Today my Spode order arrived I only placed the ordered on Saturday so I was very pleased with the delivery service.  My order placed was for the design Christmas Tree to add to my new collection which began on my recent birthday last week. 

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It was packaged with copious amounts of bubble wrap. 

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My ordered consisted of two beautiful mugs and one sculptured footed candy dish. 

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The mugs are similar sized to the IKEA glass mugs which we tend to prefer using as they are a perfect size. 

The other two items were four tea plates and six pastry forks. 

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The pastry forks came in a wonderful box with the most interesting history to the Spode Christmas Tree pattern which was designed in 1938 by a younger designer named Harold Holdway in Spode’s office in England.  The design was originally for the American market.  The history goes onto say that Harold Holdway had difficulty as he had never seen a decorated Christmas tree.  The Christmas Tree pattern by Spode is not only appreciated by friends in America and indeed England but all over the world. 
What I find most charming about the design is the tiny Father Christmas at the top of the tree.  The design is really rather sweet and does feel very Victorian in its appearance which details to Christmas tree even though it is clearly American inspired.  The green trimming around the edge adds a nice alternative to the popular Christmas red. 

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They are nicely deposited in my Christmas China draw ready for a couple of weeks times!

Happy Tuesday Friends! 

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About The Life of a Housewife

Abigail is married to a wonderful man. They have a very fabulous Mini Dachshund her name is Tinkerbell and now a very beautiful son. Abigail's absolute favourite time of the year is Christmas it has been since she was a little girl. Abigail' enjoys being creative, enjoy cooking, making and especially fond of organization.

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