Monday, March 12, 2012

A New Beginning for a British Classic and a Giveaway!

**Update! The lucky winner of the set of four Cornishware by T.G.Green striped mugs is #12, 
Live Simply by Annie!  Counting down from comment #1, each participant got one entry for each step that they followed and #12 landed right on Annie :) Congratulations!!





I stumbled across these magnificent British stripes when looking for ways to incorporate this season's trendy stripes into my serve ware for the spring and summer. I was immediately taken by the tradition and story of the Original Cornishware by T.G.Green and had to get my hands on some to share with you. 

Cornishware was first produced in 1926 in Derbyshire, a county named for its pottery. The range of kitchen and table ware, from the hooped plates to the iconic storage jars, was an immediate success and remained popular from then on. Unfortunately in 2007, like so many of our favorite brands, Cornishware closed as it became to difficult for the Victorian potters in Derbyshire to compete with the modern age. 

Fortunately, Cornishware had fans in the right places and the brand was brought back to life. Lifelong admirers Charles Rickards and Paul Burston, teamed up with designer and branding consultant Perry Haydn Taylor to restore and revamp the classic pottery line :) 







Could they be more spot on with today's trends?! Pieces can come personalized or plain and in a wide variety of colors. My favorite is the blue which reminds me of a striped beach umbrella:







Are you in love yet? 

Thank you to Cornishware for donating to the readers of Shorely Chic a set of four of these 10 oz mugs {pictured below) !!  



To enter:

1. Become a follower of Shorely Chic
2. Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post
3. Share this post on facebook by clicking the "like" button below 
4. Pin this post! 
5. Add Shorely Chic to your blogroll

Make sure you leave your email in the comments if you do not have it in your blogger profile :) 

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday at 6:00 PM EST

Good Luck my Shorely Loves!

{images and text from T.G. Green}

41 comments:

  1. oh my goodness i need a set of these pretty little stripes in my life!!! (following!) :)

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  2. tweeted, pinned, shared, and so glad I'm already following! Love the stripes - so beachy. I'm a pottery addict, so I'm glad to know about this line. LOVE IT!

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  3. I love these! Gpc490[at]gmail[dot]com. I'm a follower (of course!)

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  4. My breath has been taken away. I love the Cornish pottery. My husband is actually from Cornwall. Would love these for my morning coffee. I'm a follower.

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  5. Absolutely love these!!! Pinned immediately.

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  7. I am a follower of your blog.

    graceongkx[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. Absolutely tweeted this post! Love, love, love the stripes, color, and history!

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  9. oh these stripes are insane!! I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!

    xoxo, Paula

    http://www.treschicmama.com

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  10. I follow Shorely Chic


    tess(dot)olson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. thanks for the heads up Liz and what darling cups! As you know I am a long time follower!

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  12. tweet tweet : https://twitter.com/#!/sealaura/status/179312902099046400

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  13. & I just added you to my blogroll too! :)

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  14. love the the blue & white Cornishware, would totally work in my kitchen! evenstarocks(@)hotmail.com

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  15. think i've done it all! i'm @katscreamy

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  16. Shared on Facebook to all fans! Great giveaway!

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  17. Following vis Google Reader and have Shorely Chic featured on the ArtSea Chic "Coastal Blogosphere" list :)

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  18. Pinned to Oceanic Dining @artseachic

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  19. Love these...emailed a friend about them as well. I already follow you on Facebook/Pinterest! Big fan!!

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  20. Love these...emailed a friend about them as well. I already follow you on Facebook/Pinterest! Big fan!!

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  21. Ooh yes these are fun! I am a long time follower and have you on my blogroll.

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