Inspired by the Great British countryside and it's breathtaking wildlife, the Country Pursuits mug collection from Queens made by Churchill China, features beautiful illustrations and incorporates a quirky, humorous twist on our best loved countryside friends. Churchill China is a well established family run company of Great British potters and has been since 1795. Queens is Churchill China's premium product range which encapsulates excellence in design, manufacturing and quality. This season brings three new characters to the range - Her Ladyship, the elegant deer, The Nanny, a Goose keeping her Goslings in check and The Herdsman, a happy and hirsute Highland Cow. Another new addition to the range is the Her Ladyship teapot and a boxed set of 2 mugs which feature Her Ladyship and His Lordship. The collection of dishwasher safe fine bone china mugs features 12 different designs to choose from. His Lordship is a proud stag standing in front of his manor wearing a fetching tweed gilet (from our clothing store no doubt!). The Aviator is an elegant pheasant about to take flight, having left his Biggles-style aviator helmet and goggles on the ground below. The Gardener, an adorable rabbit with his trusty garden trug and spade, is digging for tasty carrots, as per usual! The Fruit Picker is a happy little hedgehog feasts on his hamper of apples and blackberries. The Ground Worker, an intrepid mole pops out of the top of one of his many molehills to take a break, his lamplight and hard-hat beside him. The Nutcracker is a greedy squirrel gathering nuts in his basket, hopefully he's left some for everyone else! The Night Watchman is the ever-observant owl watches on from his branch, interested in your every move! The Boxers are reminiscent of the famous bronze sculptures, the two hares spar with one another. A novel twist is that these hares are wearing boxing gloves! The Gamekeeper is a cunning and clever fox carrying his quarry in a fetching game bag over his shoulder. The Poacher is an otter who looks very happy with his catch of the day, which is poking out of his bag tail-end first! The Patrolman is taking a break from his beat, the bobby badger is having a scratch behind the ear. The Fisherman is a heron who has caught a few prize catches in his net! We love his fantastic pair of wading boots!
Also included in the range are several different 100% cotton tea towels, which measure 73cm x 47.5cm and feature either The Poacher, The Night Watchman, The Boxers or the full collection of characters.