Magpie Monday – more Meakin
I managed to get some more J & G Meakin Studio items in the local Treetops Hospice shop on Saturday. I really love this J & G Meakin Studio stuff, it is perfect for my 1960s house.
This time I found a milk jug and a sugar bowl plus a nice big platter, costing a total of £3.50, which seemed like very good value. These three items have quite a subtle print.
Having found my ‘Topic tureen‘ last week, I already knew that the J & G Meakin China and Pottery website is a really good place to find out more about which pattern is which, and it turns out that the items I found on Saturday were from the 1964 Allegro range. The shape is exactly the same, it is just the design of the transfers that is different.
I think the Allegro range looks very modern and stylish, and I wouldn’t mind acquiring more of it. But it’s quite fun mixing up the different designs rather than having everything matching. The bottom photo shows my ‘Aztec’ coffee pot (which used to belong to Mum’s grandma, Granny Cox) with my newly-acquired ‘Allegro’ sugar bowl and milk jug and I think you will agree they complement each other rather well.
And just in case you think I have no willpower, I did resist buying some rather tempting Denby and Royal Worcester items from the same charity shop. There is a limit to my budget and how much I can carry – and I guess I’m in Meakin mode at the moment!