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What is that Green Vintage China you see in films?
Woods Beryl china cups and saucers really ought to be up for an Oscar they appear in so many films! Whether you've watched 'Lady in a Van' about the lady who lived in Alan Bennett's driveway for 15 years, the new "Dad's Army" film or The 'Theory of Everything' about Stephen and Jane Hawking, this pottery gets a look in.
Woods utility tableware was made during the war and beyond until manufacturing restrictions ended. It came in three colours, the most popular being the green Beryl ware (above), then yellow Jasmine ware and finally Blue Iris ware. The stipulation with utility-wares were that they were plain to save on materials, and it was one of the few choices of china available to buy during war time. Used by people in their homes, by schools, hospitals, church halls and any number of other organisations, nearly everyone knows of this tableware; thus it regularly makes appearances in films relating to the 1940s, 50s and early 60s.
Woods ware is so hard-wearing that even today it is used in homes up and down the country. Many, many thousands of British families recall their parents and grandparents having these cups, saucers, plates, teapots and dishes so they remain a very popular choice with yay retro!'s customers. You can take a look at our current stock here. More being added regularly why not bookmark yay retro! ? blog comments powered by Disqus