Sunday, August 14, 2016

Blue Calico by Burleigh

Good morning everyone!

Hope you've all had a restful weekend and are ready for the week ahead.  

We had a busy weekend and enjoyed the downpour of rain, which was very badly needed here.  We had just enough to make everything green and gorgeous looking again, as our lawns were beginning to look a bit pale.

I think I have run out of moodboards for now.  I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed the research and putting them together. They may come back another time, but for now I'm on to other things.

I found this article in the current issue of Victoria magazine last week about these lovely blue calico ceramic dishes that are produced by Burleigh in England.

Burleigh is the last pottery plant in England that still employs the 200 year old skill of applying the pattern by rubbing patterned tissue paper onto the bisque, firing it and then adding glaze and firing it again, which ensures the pattern will never fade or wear off......click here to see how the process takes place.  I found it really interesting and it's worth the peek.

I am embarrassed to admit I had never heard of blue calico, Burleigh, or this process before last week and I have to tell you, I am completely smitten with it all.

This calico print is also available in red and pink!!  

You must check out Burleigh's website and look at all the other colors and patterns including a blue chintz that looks pretty special, too.

And don't forget to check out Victoria magazine here.  I always find something gorgeous and interesting in this magazine.....

Enjoy and have a fabulous day!

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6 comments:

  1. Had two pieces of this beautiful pattern for about 3 decades. Laura Ashley did similar patterns which are nice too.

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    1. I don't know how I missed this, but finding it now was a treat......love it! I was an avid follower of Laura Ashley in the 80s/90s, but rarely see it now.........still don't remember it. Thanks for dropping by!

      Kay

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  2. Please, excuse my ignorance, I have never heard of this or seen it. I have a wild and crazy LOVE for dishes, bowls, glass and napkins among many other things, lol. I don't know where it came from; however, this really stokes that fire...I have to go check it out, NOW. TFS.

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    1. Isn't it fun to discover something new? Have fun checking it out! And have a fabulous day!

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  3. Hi Kay, what excitement when I saw this post. I am positive I have a jug that belonged to my husbands Mother that is A Burleigh. It is timeless and much admired by those who see it. I usually put white daisies in it in the summer so it is not always on display. The shape is straight-sided as in a pale version illustrated.
    I would send you a picture but it is in Beach Grove near Vancouver while I am on our boat cruising the canals of the Netherlands for the next few months.
    I always appreciate the research android posts you do. Thank you.
    Regards Janine

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    1. Hi Janine,

      What luck to discover you have a gem you weren't previously aware of! Enjoy! And luckier still to be travelling the canals of the Netherlands.........sounds wonderful! And thanks so much for your note, Janine.......it's always motivating to hear from my readers and know they are enjoying the posts! Have a fabulous trip!

      Regards,
      Kay

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