2013… Green Style Tableware. The New Old

2013年的新舊貨. Another year of practising “green house”.

1. Wedgwood, pale blue Jasperware

生日收到Jasperware 70年代製的茶壺, 後來又買進半打Wedgwood Jasperware (隆全老師雅譯之爲碧玉浮雕系列) 70年代聖誕紀念盤, 都是倫敦標誌性建築. 剛好前兩年在舊貨店淘過一對Jasperware的燭臺, 偶然湊成一系列. 品牌一貫的穩重大方, 茶壺用起來得心應手, 只是因爲材質關係較重, 也容易燙手, 需要用茶暖(tea cosy)包著斟茶. 聖誕紀念盤因爲浮雕關係,平時不太用,只在聚會最後拿來作過奶酪碟,還算般配。

Jasperware最早由Josiah Wedgwood在18世紀末設計的石陶系列, 因為用了碧玉/鉄石英 (Jasper)這一材質而得名. 早期的式樣由英國新古典主義彫刻家約翰·斐拉克曼(John Flaxman,1755-1826)設計, 圖案多用希臘神話主題. 這一系列中粉藍色(pale blue) 最爲常見, 其實黑、粉紅、青、鵝黃等也玲瓏。

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聖誕紀念盤1973, Tower of London

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聖誕紀念盤1976, 倫敦Hampton Court

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聖誕紀念盤1979, 倫敦Buckingham Palace

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聖誕紀念盤1977, 倫敦Westminister Abbey

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2. Royal Stafford, June Roses

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皇家斯塔福德郡的“六月玫瑰” (June Roses, Royal Stafford)。半打無碟,杯外白色鑲金底,杯内是綻放的玫瑰。配了也是今年入手的皇家哥本哈根白色茶碟 (white elements Royal Copenhagen tea saucer)。托盤是過去淘的寳之一,土耳其藍描暗金,來自一家已經倒閉的慈善店。可惜有人不理解古董頹敗的美,曾用鋼絲球擦拭,結果毀了一半的圖案。好在古董,就重在故事……

3. Royal Copenhagen, White Elements

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Royal Copenhagen white elements soup bowl and saucer. 純白,更顯出上幾任人家留下的划痕。what’s my motto again? stories make vintage interesting…

4. M&S, Roses

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something from Oxford Oxfam: M&S roses tea saucers, 6 for 99 pence. 半打不過99便士!

5. Royal Copehagen, Blue Flowers

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皇家哥本哈根的手繪藍花餐盤。配老友送的藍色描金水瓶/ 醒酒瓶

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Christmas party, all the festive old things: cocktail glass from Shelter, Edinburgh, Morningside; old silver teapot from Anteaques, Edinburgh; vintage RC Blue Flowers 聖誕聚會上的雞尾酒杯和餐盤都是淘來的二手舊貨。

6. Old and new, various

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vintage silver teapot: Anteaques, Edinburgh; cake stand: Christmas gift, Royal Albert, Old Country Rose; tea set: charity shopped

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Old and new: peony cup from Zen cafe, shanghai; RC white elements and old silver tea pot from Anteaques, Edinburgh

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慈善店淘到的至寶之一:手繪茶杯配茶碟四組,可惜搬家時打碎一個。朋友搬家時留給我的shot glass,剛好拿來作奶杯

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在愛丁堡morningside區淘到的Wedgwood Euphoria系列湯盆。

photo 4 table cloth from Thursday Antique Market, Oxford, Gloucester Green; 而且說實話,紅色餐巾也是二手店找到的,絕對乾淨喲。

小總結:今年嘗試網購,結果發現包裝太過囉嗦,一個盤子需要無數紙盒、泡沫塑料等填充物,太過浪費,決心杜絕。牛津定期有古董賣品會非常豐富,也算離開慈善店遍佈的愛城的補償式驚喜。對, “always look on the bright~ side~ of~ life”. 英國charity shop和vintage fair大有寶尋, 大可既環保又酷.

“每天看到的器物会影响到你的心情,眼神,表情,体态,天长日久甚至你的视野与人生方向。所以我们一定要让自己被美物环绕,并让此事成为一个信仰。”

Indeed to keep using secondhand items is just a tiny personal effort of environmental resolutions, but as David Mitchell said in one my favourite 2013 books Cloud Atlas, “my life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”

Happy new year, Be Stylish, Be Green.

附:

More green style see my previous posts: https://ting902.com/2013/12/18/a-very-green-christmas-tree-and/

https://ting902.com/category/green-style/

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愛丁堡古董茶室Anteaques: http://anteaques.co.uk/

Major British charities:https://ting902.com/2014/01/02/%E7%B6%A0%E8%89%B2%E8%A1%A3%E6%AB%83%E4%B9%8B-2013%E5%9B%9E%E9%A1%A7/

The vintage fair official website:http://www.thevintagefair.com/

Edinburgh second hand shops:https://ting902.com/2013/12/19/%E7%B6%A0%E8%89%B2%E8%A1%A3%E6%AB%83%E4%B9%8Bvintage-trench-coat%E5%B9%BE%E5%BC%B5%E8%87%89/

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