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Buy Woods Beryl Wartime Tableware at yay retro!
It seems no matter which vintage styled film or TV programme you watch these days, you'll see Woods Berylware featured. This is no surprise since practically every home and organisation had this tableware from the 1940s onwards.
The china was made during and after the war under the government's restrictions on manufacturers to use less materials during the period whilst rationing was still impacting the country. The china has an Art Deco feel which can particularly be seen on the cake plate. Simple embossed stripes encircle the edges of each piece and in the case of Beryl the glaze is a pale green. (Woods also made the same shaped china in different colours - Jasmine in yellow and Iris in blue)
Many schools, village halls, work places, hospitals and other places where people gathered together had these durable and affordable cups, saucers and plates. This means that for many of us they are part of our childhood memories. My Gran and Gramp had this and so for me and lots of other grandchildren of the 60s and 70s, it is extra special!
Now a whole new generation of people are wanting to use this this china in their home, their cafes and restaurants. It is super strong, long lasting and can cope with all aspects of the modern kitchen making it one of my best sellers. Right now at yay retro! I have tea cups and saucers, the larger, harder to find breakfast cups and saucers, tea plates, side, salad / small dinner and large dinner plates, dishes and bowls, cake plates and jugs! Search Woods at yay retro! now.