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Everything stops for tea - a painting of vintage teacups and teapots

Everything stops for tea - a painting of vintage teacups and teapots

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"Everything stops for tea" is a painting of some classic, vintage crockery - cups and saucers, and teapots - that many Britons will recognise.

  • An original painting in watercolour on 600gsm paper, size 560 x 760mm
  • Digital file for you to make a print at a format and size of your choice
  • A2 size signed poster prints
  • I also have greetings cards, tea towels ,and coasters of this painting

Recognising these vintage crockery designs, and the and memories that they evoke, is the true intention behind this painting. It's actually not a painting about vintage china at all - it's about nostalgia.

Seeing something familiar from our past can be a portal into the comfort and security we felt at the time. And if you had a happy childhood, as I was lucky enough to have, that makes the memories sweet. So actually the painting is about love, support of family, friends and community, and memories of happy times. Perhaps your Granny had one of the vintage crockery tea sets I've illustrated?

In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, something as simple like a cup of tea from a familiar cup can be an anchor and a comfort. And in my world, tea makes everything better.

Perhaps you will recognise - or even use - some of the vintage china I have illustrated in "Everything stops for tea"?

Top row, left to right

  • Cornishware teacup and saucer
  • Brown Betty" teapot
  • Royal Albert "Old Country Roses" teacup and saucer

Second row, left to right

  • Hornsea "Heirloom"
  • Eternal Beau" sugar bowl
  • Emma Bridgewater "British Birds" milk jug
  • Biscuits: pink wafer, Bourbon cream, Rich tea
  • Wood & Sons "Beryl" teacup and saucer. Created in the 1940s, this classic utilityware was in every village hall, school staff room and canteen across the land - and is still going strong!

Third row, left to right

  • Gaudy Welsh Blue teapot
  • Denby "Arabesque"
  • Price & Kensington "English Cottage" teapot

Bottom row, left to right

  • Clarice Cliff "Honolulu" teacup and saucer
  • 1953 Queen's Coronation mug
  • Willow pattern teacup and saucer

Shipping and delivery

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If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

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