U: Utility China

“In the 1940s china production in the UK continued but anything ornate was exported abroad. If anyone bought these styles they were usually factory seconds. Utility tableware was plain, nicely glazed, came in pretty pastel colours and was the choice of millions of Brits. Woods Ware made the classic pale green Beryl which was the most popular, even used in schools and hospitals. They also made the lemon yellow Jasmine and pale blue Iris. Meakin made the pretty pink Glamour Rosa and Johnson Bros made the grey/blue Grey Dawn. They were practical, durable and can be easily found today.”

utility china woodsware“These pastel shades look great out on display. Attach a plate rack to your kitchen wall and mix up the colours along the rack. Alternatively, if you have more space display them on a dresser. Add the teapots, milk jugs and trios plus any other pretty vintage treasures you have. The blue striped Cornish ware from TG Green looks fantastic with it. Remember to use them though; they look even better with a slice of cake on a pretty, embroidered, linen tablecloth!”

-Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Vintage utility china coutesy of Simon Whitmore

image courtesy of Simon Whitmore for FW Media, Style Your Modern Vintage Home

And here are some of our favourite images found on Pinterest to make you drool more and go out to buy some!

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