The Penzance range of tableware is part of The Caravan Trail collection from Churchill China. The Caravan Trail was founded in 2012 when designs for the initial collection were first sketched. Inspired by 1960's holidays in the UK, the Penzance range and The Caravan Trail collection hold a great nostalgia for all things outdoors, the British Countryside and a love of travel. The Penzance range is where flora and fauna combine to create a classic collection of blue and white tableware with a modern spin on folk design. Let the shared kinship put you at one with nature's friendliest creatures. Penzance is a complete range which showcases two mix and match pattern designs for a truly unique look. The Penzance range includes 2 different dinner plates, 2 different side plates, tea plate, 3 different sizes of bowl, cup and saucer, mugs, teapot, 3 different sizes jugs, placemats and coasters and more. The Penzance range is microwave and dishwasher safe.
Blue Willow Collection
The Legend of Blue willow is depicted on this classic collection. Without doubt one of the world's most famous tableware designs it is currently experiencing a resurgence as the trend for nostalgia embraces the classic style for contemporary interiors. Originally hand engraved in the 19th century onto copper plates, great skill was used to achieve the utmost detail and clarity. Blue Willow has since become a timeless classic, collected all over the world. So the story of Blue Willow goes that once in ancient China, there lived a rich mandarin, whose beautiful daughter was betrothed to a wealthy old merchant. Her affections, however, lay elsewhere and on her father's poor but handsome secretary. When their secret meetings were discovered the girl was imprisoned in her father's pagoda. From there, she concealed messages in coconut shells and floated them downstream to her lover. The mandarin, sensing something was going on, hastened the wedding arrangements, but the secretary and daughter promptly eloped. In a small boat, right in the middle of the sea, the mandarin caught them. In his parental wrath he was about to beat them to death, when divine intervention caused them to turn into a pair of turtle doves. The mandarin, his plans foiled, returned to his pagoda, whilst the turtle doves flew freely above.
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 hirsuit 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.
Our other ranges and designs from Churchill China include Hooker's Fruit, Collier Campbell, RHS, Fifties and more. Hooker's Fruit is one of Churchill's most enduring designs, prized for it's botanical accuracy and beauty, which remains as popular now as when it was first introduced. A newer collaboration for Churchill China is with Collier Campbell. What distinguished Collier Campbell is that every design is hand-painted which gives a fluidity and freshness that computer generated designs can't compete with.