Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wedgwood blue

As most of you know I hail from Stoke-on-Trent, home (whilst I was growing up there) to Wedgwood and a whole host of pottery companies. Stoke was booming in the 1980s and kids leaving school at 16 could easily get a job in a Pot Bank (that's what they were called)..... some talented artists went on to be lithographers and gold leaf applicators... they were the highest paid jobs!!! Unfortunately nowadays most of the pottery industry has died, leaving ghost-like factory ruins and many, many job cuts!!!

While I was checking out House Beautiful on line, I came across these gorgeous rooms - all in blue and it made me think of Wedgwood and just what a gorgeous soothing colour it is: